We have made the very difficult decision to cancel the Sept. 11 Quilt Walk, and instead plan for it next season. The reason for this stems from the recent and drastic increases of Covid transmission in our area. Our top priority is the safety of our members. By postponing, we lose very little and can best protect the health of our members and help slow the transmission of Covid.
This postponement, while very disappointing, follows CDC guidelines and recommendations from local health experts. Our county is an area of high Covid transmission, mixed use of masking, and overburdened healthcare facilities.
We give our biggest appreciation to all of you who have planned, sewed, gathered and readied yourself for the event, and we know it will be a wonderful way to show off our guild’s many talents when we are able to hold this event. Thank you for being willing to jump into new things and stepping up to participate. You make Boise Modern Quilt Guild the dynamic, welcoming, creative group it is!
Please feel free to contact us with questions.
Lindsie Bergevin, BMQG President
and Board Members
Lynne’s Gees Bend quilt
Lynne’s other Gees Bend quilt
Elizabeth’s kit from Quilt Xng
Delanie’s first quilt!
Elizabeth’s Halloween quilt
Linda’s small quilt
Kathy’s gingham quilt
Linda’s hand stitch on her Ray Quilt
Delanie’s tshirt quilt
Our first in-person meeting in more than a year was a welcome change to Zoom! Here’s a look at what happened:
Announcements & Upcoming Events
- Summer Club Mod: We’ll take a break for July, and then you’re invited to join the Friday night sew party at Club Mod, August 13, 7-9 p.m. on Zoom. Sew on your projects, chair dance at your machine, and maybe win a prize!
- July 24 Summer Quilting Day Camp: Fewer than 10 spots remain open for our all-day Quilting Camp. We’ll start with morning treats (first things first!) and then a few fun activities throughout the day and lots of raffle prizes. Plus, an impressive collection of quilting swag for each registrant, and a few surprises. Lunch included, and feel free to bring something for the snack table. Sign up by filling out this form.
- Sisters of the Hex: We’ll sew hexi blocks together at the July 24 day camp to make two quilts. A few folks will plan to dedicate their time to sewing on this project and you’re invited to help out as the quilt tops take shape.
- Get ‘Er Done: Our first project is complete (a big THANK YOU to Millissa, Cathy R., Gwen and Darla for working on this quilt). More scraps and orphan blocks were shared at the meeting, so stay tuned for more ways to participate in our effort to get quilts from start to finish before giving them to community organizations. So, if you’re only interested in making quilt tops, this is the place to let others know, and they can take it to the next step or to the finish. Check out this list on our website for local organizations you can donate them to.
- MQG Challenges: If you’re up for a July project to benefit a good cause, check out this MQG Make-a-Difference challenge. The theme is TREES, the submission deadline is July 21, and quilt entry fees will benefit Trees for the Future, whose mission is to end hunger and poverty by training farmers to regenerate their land. Are you interested in organizing this (or future efforts) for BMQG to participate in a national MQG challenge? Let us know! send a note to email@example.com . Here are a few other challenges you might want to check out:
- QuiltCon2022: Presented by The Modern Quilt Guild, QuiltCon is the largest modern quilting show of its kind. Each year, thousands of attendees come to see hundreds of modern quilts on display, including a juried quilt show with entries from MQG members around the world. The five-day event includes live lectures, panels, tours, workshops, and a vendor hall filled with the latest and greatest tools and supplies, and social events. The QuiltCon catalog is out now, and registration opens Aug. 4.
Show and tell
Possibly the favorite part of our meeting….? Here’s a sampling of what we shared:
- Lynne showed her Gees Bend quilts, both from kits
- Elizabeth brought a Halloween-themed quilt and another from a Quilt Crossing kit
- Delanie might be new to quilting but she knocked it out of the ballpark with a modern take on a t-shirt quilt
- Kathy showed gingham quilts pieced from an assortment of fabric types, all provided by a friend
- Linda made the Ray Quilt, an oversized log cabin with big stitch handwork as part of a Quilt-Along with Carolyn Friedlander; and finished a small quilt in neutrals and earth colors
Hope you see you at Quilting Day Camp on July 24!
Please join us for our virtual March 2021 Guild meeting!
When: Saturday, March 27, 1 – 3 pm
Zoom: (email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send you the meeting link)
Join us for our monthly guild meeting, where we will be using Zoom to conduct our meeting.
For the meeting itself, we’ll cover the following. Some of these items are new and we can’t wait to tell you all about them!
- Modern Moment
- Giving Back
- Show and Tell: Do you have anything new you are working on? Show it to us! If it’s a larger item, consider sending a few photos that can be shared on screen during the meeting. Send a photo of the whole thing, and one or two of details we might not see otherwise. Submit by 5pm on Thursday (March 24) to email@example.com.
If you haven’t been able to join us recently for a virtual meeting, we promise Zoom is really easy to set up. Let us know if you have any questions. We are looking forward to it!
We are excited to share with you that we are bringing quilter Nicole Neblett to Boise for a two-day Big and Bold Modern Quilt Making Workshop!
- When: Friday and Saturday, June 5 & 6, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day
- Where: JUMP – Inspire Studio, 1000 W Myrtle St. Boise, ID 83702
- Cost: $175 BMQG members, $200 non-members
- Availability: 20 spots are available, first come first served. Sign-ups are open to Boise MQG members until March 22, and any spots available after then will be open to non-members.
Want to learn more about modern quilting and make a big and bold modern quilt? In this two-day workshop, we’ll talk about modern quilting and you’ll learn an easy technique for creating quilts with large, irregularly shaped pieces.
- On day 1, we’ll review common design principles and elements of modern quilts and have a trunk show featuring Nicole’s quilts. We’ll also explore our surroundings for sources of design inspiration.
- On day 2, we will apply the modern quilt design concepts from day 1 to make a big and bold modern quilt top. We’ll use an easy technique involving freezer paper to sew together a quilt using large, irregularly shaped pieces.
- By the end of the workshop, you will be on your way to making big and bold modern quilts!
To enroll in the workshop, please sign up here and complete the form which includes instructions on how to pay. Once payment is received, you will receive a confirmation email that your spot has been secured, along with a class supply list.
Learn more about Nicole at http://mamalovequilts.com.