June 2016 Sew Day – Join Us!

When: Saturday, June 25, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Boise Public Library, 715 S Capitol Blvd, Boise ID (Marion Bingham Room on 3rd floor)

Join us for a busy meeting on Saturday!

Shelly will be giving us a short demo on English paper piecing hexagons. Every participant will receive a hexi starter kit!

The rest of the meeting will be spent making heart blocks for the quilt we will be making for #quiltsforpulse. If you hadn’t heard, the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild is collecting quilts and blocks for victims who survived and families of victims who perished at the Pulse nightclub shooting on June 12. MQG members around the world are invited to participate. For more information about the quilt effort, read the Modern Quilt Guild post. The Boise Modern Quilt Guild will be making a quilt for #quiltsforpulse and we need your help! There are a couple ways to participate:

  • Bring a fat quarter (or more) of bright-colored fabric and your sewing machine to make heart blocks at our June meeting. Kona Snow will be provided for the block background and we will be following this easy tutorial to make 10” blocks: Heart Block by Cluck Cluck Sew. We’re aiming for quilt with a rainbow of colors, at least throw-sized but no larger than a twin.
  • Bring donated supplies (thread, batting, binding fabric, more bright fabric for heart blocks) to our June meeting that will be used for quilt assembly at our July retreat.

As always, please bring your completed modern projects and your BOM to share with the group.

If you have them, it’s always a good idea to bring a power strip and/or small extension cord as well.

Not familiar with how our meetings work? We typically follow this format:

  • Quick announcements
  • Show and share
  • Sewing on individual projects, and of course conversation (or tutorial/presentation if one is scheduled)

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