October 2014 Sew Day – Join Us!

Join us for our monthly Sew Day!

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

This month Linda Vermette will teach us a bit about appliqué – glued and needleturn. Linda will demonstrate the glued technique and will then provide an opportunity for everyone to try their hand at the needleturn method.

If you are interested in participating, please bring:

  • 10” square of fabric
  • Needle and thread for hand sewing
  • Scissors

This tutorial will not take all the allotted time for the room, so bring a project to work on too. If you aren’t interested in the tutorial, no worries. Just bring something to work on and enjoy the company!

A few other items of interest:

  • If you have them, it’s always a good idea to bring a power strip and/or small extension cord as well.
  • We have some leftover free fabric scraps from when Christine donated earlier this summer. They’re yours for the taking!
  • If you aren’t 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, if one is scheduled)
  • After Christmas Party – Mark your calendars!  The Boise Modern Quilt Guild After Christmas Party will be December 27. We will have more details as the day gets closer! Since we had so much fun last year doing a swap we want to do another one. This Christmas we will swap aprons. Something most of us can use! Should be fun!

Hope you join us!

Quilt Show 2014

Congratulations to all our members who participated in the Boise Basin Quilt show. The modern quilts were very impressive! Thanks to all that submitted quilts, volunteered at the Boise Modern Quilt Guild table and worked to make our banner quilt.

The quilt show was our debut for the banner quilt and it looked awesome! It was the perfect way to advertise the spirit of our guild and everyone’s talents. If you didn’t have a chance to check it out at the show, we will have it at our October Sew Day.

Below are some pictures of some of the quilts that were on display.

August 2014 Sew Day – A Recap

There was a lot of creativity in the room Saturday! Many people bought projects to share and it was fun seeing what everyone was working on.

 

A few items of business were also announced:

  • We will have a table at the quilt show at the end of September. We are looking for volunteers to sit at our table and chat with those interested in our guild and modern quilting. Let us know if you are interested.
  • Since the September Boise Modern Quilt Guild meeting is the same day as the quilt show there is no Sew Day in September.
  • Remember to turn in your quilts for the quilt show! You can do so on either September 13 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Quilt Crossing or September 18 at the Boise Basin Quilters membership meeting from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Boise Church of Christ, 2000 North Eldorado.
  • If you have a blog or website related to quilting and or sewing let us know and we can post it on our website.
  • If you have quilting knowledge you would like to share with the group, contact us. We are always looking for guest speakers to lead a tutorial or lecture!

August 2014 Sew Day – Join Us!

Join us for our monthly Sew Day!

When: Saturday, August 23, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Boise Public Library, 715 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID (Marion Bingham Room on 3rd floor)

Escape the heat and join us on August 23 at our last sew day before the September quilt show! This is the perfect opportunity to work on the quilt(s) you are entering into the quilt show or whatever project you have going at the moment. Don’t forget your sewing machine and supplies and as always, please bring your completed projects to share with the group.

A few other items of interest:

  • If you have them, it’s always a good idea to bring a power strip and/or small extension cord as well.
  • If you aren’t 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, if one is scheduled)

Hope you join us!

July 2014 Sew Day – a Recap

Wow, what a great meeting this month! We learned about quilt photography and enjoyed seeing tons of quilts and sewn items for Show and Share.

Vicki Francis, a photography teacher at Capital High School, gave a great presentation on Photography 101. Vicki is an excellent teacher!  Her talk was so helpful.  For more photo tips, visit:

Check out all the great projects made by our members!

July 2014 Sew Day – Join Us!

Join us for our monthly Sew Day!

When: Saturday, July 26, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Boise Public Library, 715 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID (Marion Bingham Room on 3rd floor)

This month we will focus a bit on photography. We all like to take photos of our quilts, whether we are sharing them with friends and family, or posting them online. However, photography is not necessarily something that comes naturally to a lot of us. To help us learn more about the basics, member Vicki Francis will lead a short talk on Photography 101. She will also help us take photos of quilts/quilt tops that members will be entering into the quilt show. Bring your camera! Please note that taking photos of your quilt at the library is completely optional. If you want to take your own photos at home, that is perfectly acceptable.

Everyone is also welcome to bring individual projects to work on, so don’t forget your sewing machine and supplies. As always, please bring your completed projects to share with the group.

A few other items of interest:

  • If you have completed your project for the Michael Miller Fabric Challenge please bring it so we can all see what you made.
  • If you have them, it’s always a good idea to bring a power strip and/or small extension cord as well.
  • If you aren’t 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, if one is scheduled)

Hope you join us!

June 2014 Sew Day – A Recap

We had a great meeting this month! We had several visitors who came to check out the guild as a result of the Idaho Statesman article that ran last Thursday.  We even had three new members sign up – including our first junior member.

Two members brought their completed projects for the Michael Miller Fabric Challenge. The challenge ends this month!

 

We had lots of people bring projects to share and a very energetic sew day afterwards. Check out all the great projects!

June 2014 Sew Day – Join Us!

Join us for our monthly Sew Day!

When: Saturday, June 28, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Boise Public Library, 715 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID (Marion Bingham Room on 3rd floor)

After experimenting meeting at a different location last month (at Jo-Ann), we’ve decided to go back to our location at the Boise Public Library.

We will be working on individual projects this month so bring your sewing machine and a sewing/quilting project to work on. As always, please bring your completed projects to share with the group.

A few other items of interest:

  • If you took the Spirals 101 class last month, please bring your completed block. We will collect them and eventually compile them into a baby quilt to donate.
  • Christine will also be bringing fabric scraps to share with our group. She did a massive cleanout of her stash and many of the scraps are large pieces. She’ll be there around 3 pm, so stick around if you want to claim any free scraps!
  • If you have them, it’s always a good idea to bring a power strip and/or small extension cord as well.
  • If you aren’t 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, if one is scheduled)

Hope you join us!

May 2014 Sew Day – A Recap

During our May Sew Day Connie Emmen lead us through Spirals 101, a class where we learned to make a basic spiral using RaNae Merrill’s paper-piecing technique with transparent foundation paper. I think everyone agreed that the transparent paper made the piecing much easier. Always fun to learn new techniques!

If you took the class and didn’t finish your block, please bring it to our June Sew Day. We will collect the blocks and eventually make them into a baby quilt to donate to a local charity.

During Show and Share, Lindsie shared a quilt made for her by Angela, Christy, and Lori. The quilt was made as a thank you to Lindsie for designing the Boise Modern Quilt Guild logo. The pattern was Amy Butler’s “Thea’s Puzzle Quilt.”

May 2014 Sew Day – Join Us!

Join us for our monthly Sew Day!

When: Saturday, May 24, 1pm – 4pm
Where: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft, 1085 N Milwaukee St, Boise ID (upstairs classroom)

For a couple months only, we are experimenting meeting at a different location – Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft on Milwaukee St, in a large room on the 2nd floor.  Just take the elevator that’s located at the back of the store, near the restroom.

This month we have a special treat!  One of our members, Connie Emmen, will lead members who signed up for “Spirals 101”, a class where students will make a basic spiral using RaNae Merrill’s paper-piecing technique with transparent foundation paper (see photo below).  All the blocks made in class will be stitched into a baby quilt that we will donate to a local charity.  Our first charity project – exciting!

Spirals

If you submitted your RSVP and are taking the class, please remember to bring:

  • $10.00
  • sewing machine
  • rotary cutter and mat
  • one fat quarter of a solid fabric in a pink or orange hue (to make the spiral)

Those that didn’t sign up for the class are still welcome to attend Sew Day, just bring your own project to work on.

As always, please bring your completed projects to share with the group! Also, if you have them, it’s always a good idea to bring a power strip and/or small extension cord.

Hope you join us!

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