October 2015 Sew Day – Join Us!

When: Saturday, October 24, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Boise Public Library, 715 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID (Marion Bingham Room on 3rd floor)

This month we are excited to have Lisa Flowers Ross speaking to our group about her work. Lisa is a local artist who has an art degree in drawing and a business degree. Her introduction to fabric began when her friend asked her to take a quilt class with her. Later, she realized she could use fabric as a medium for her art and created her first fabric piece in 2001. Since then she has continued working in fabric, has become proficient in free-motion stitching and hand-dyeing her own fabrics.

Lisa’s abstract artworks have been shown regionally and nationally in exhibitions. She is a professional member of the Studio Art Quilt Associates organization, Northwest Designer Craftsmen, Visions Art Museum and Boise Open Studio Collective Organization. Lisa also has worked intermittently as a curatorial assistant at the Boise Art Museum for over 20 years helping with exhibitions. Check out her website to learn more about her work http://lisaflowersross.net.

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

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)

Join Us for September 2015 Sew Day

When: Saturday, September 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 be working on individual projects so bring your sewing machine and sewing/quilting projects to work on.

As always, please bring your completed 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)

Learning Angled Improv

We learned all about angled improvisational quilting at August Sew Day. Tracy Clark graciously shared her improv expertise. Thanks for sharing your passion, Tracy!

Check out our members other projects:

 

Join Us for August 2015 Sew Day

When: Saturday, August 22, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Boise Public Library, 715 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID (Marion Bingham Room on 3rd floor)

This month Tracy Clark will show us how to do angled improv. When complete, participants will have a 12”x30” piece like the one pictured below. If you wish to participate, please see this Angled Improv Block list for the amount of fabric and tools you will need to bring.

Angled Improv

As always, please bring your completed projects and your BOM to share with the group. Don’t forget those mini-quilts if you completed yours last month. We would love to see it!

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)

Learning about quilt bindings

We had a great meeting in July! The highlight of the meeting was Carol Mitchell sharing different binding techniques with the group. We learned about double and single fold bindings, basing your binding width on the size of your quilt (who knew?) and many other tips.

We also had several members share completed projects. Check out the photos below.

Join Us for Our July 2015 Sew Day

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

If you are participating in the mini quilt project, this is the month we are binding our projects. Keeping with our theme, Carol Mitchell will show us different binding techniques for our quilts. All are welcome to participate even if you aren’t making a mini quilt. You can look into getting a quilt made of custom t-shirts if you want to have one but are not participating. However, if you want to try the techniques as Carol talks about them, please bring the following:

  • Fabric for binding your mini quilt (if you don’t have a mini quilt, just bring something to practice on) – between 2 1/2″ and 3″ wide depending on if you want a standard binding or facing.
  • If you want a pillowcase backing/binding, please bring the size of your quilt width x the length of quilt plus 4″ (In other words you will need 4″ longer than your quilt length).

If you haven’t started a mini yet, it’s not too late – check out the Pinterest board with Mini Quilt inspiration to help you find some great ideas. Check it out here.

As always, please bring your completed 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)

One more thing:
If you are interested in participating in the 2015 Boise Basin Quilt (BBQ) Show, Bloom & Sew, forms are due to BBQ by their August 20th meeting. Category 1700 covers modern quilts! All the information, including category descriptions, rules and entry forms can be found on their website Quilt Show pages https://www.boisebasinquilters.org/quilt-show/entries/.

Kathleen Probst visits the Boise Modern Quilt Guild

At our June meeting we had the pleasure of hosting Kathleen Probst. She spoke about what inspires her artwork, as well as her artistic process. Best of all she brought many quilts to share with us!

We also had several members bring quilts to share.

Join us for our June 2015 Sew Day

When: Saturday, June 27, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Boise Public Library, 715 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID (Marion Bingham Room on 3rd floor)

This month Kathleen Probst will be speaking to our group. Kathleen is a self-taught artist and has been exhibiting her work in national exhibitions for the last 3 years. While teaching high school mathematics, Probst discovered art quilting and found the freedom to create her own compositions. She works in her home studio in Meridian. At our meeting she will describe her journey toward minimalism and bring quilts to share. Check out her website to learn more about her work.

If you are participating in the mini quilt project, this is the month we are machine quilting our projects. If you haven’t started yet, its not too late – check out the Pinterest board with Mini Quilt inspiration to help you find some great ideas. Check it out here. In July we’ll bind them.

As always, please bring your completed 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)