Barbara Smith "All My Favorite Things" Wool Basket

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ne of the highlights of attending our monthly meetings is the Program.

The informative and varied presentations are given by local, regional, and nationally recognized quilters. You will not only enjoy hearing from the experts, but you will observe slide shows, demonstrations, or tantalizing live trunk shows. Also, there is time for questions and answers for some up close and personal time with speakers. Be prepared to learn new techniques and be “challenged”.  Guests are always welcome to attend the programs for a small $10 fee.

August 17 Program: Barbara Smith, 2017 Featured Quilt Artist”

Photo: Barbara Smith "All My Favorite Things" Wool Basket

Information about our future monthly entertaining and inspiring programs will be posted as details are finalized.

  • August 17, 2017 Program: Barbara Smith, 2017 Featured Quilt Artist

    arbara has been a member of the Boise Basin Quilt Guild since the early 90’s and served in a variety of offices over the years. She is also the chairperson of the Treasure Valley Applique Society. Barbara is honored to be the guest quilter for the 2017 BBQ quilt show...

  • June 2017 Program: Shirley Harrison “2017 Guild UFO Challenge Presentation”

    The Challenge Quilts winners were introduced. Participants described the technique/project they undertook and why they were inspired to enter the challenge. All Challenge participants received a sweet pea pod zippered pouch with binding clips and one lucky entrant received their next year’s membership dues paid! There were more participant prizes...

  • May 2017 Program: Barbara Grant “Masterpiece Quilts from the DAR Museum Collection”

    Barbara Grant, Long Range Docent for Daughters of the American Revolution Museum (DAR) in Washington DC will present the program. The museum ranks as one the top attractions in the DC area on Trip Advisor. Barbara is not a quilter herself, but has had 5 years of docent training. She...

  • April 2017 Program: Karla Alexander “Lift the Quilts Out of Your Stash”

    Karla Alexander, Saginaw Street Quilts Karla presented an informative discussion for quilt makers of all skill levels and experience. Attendees saw ways to look at their stash in a whole new way and start using their fabric instead of just admiring them! Karla told us to enjoy the confidence gained...

  • March 2017 Program: Marcia Harmening “A Quilter’s Journey: From Appreciation to Imitation to Creation”

    Marcia Harmening, Happy Stash Quilts Even a country bumpkin tom boy can morph themselves into a quilter. Marcia took the audience on a personal journey through the inspirational evolution of a quilter. Even her own mother, who was a sewing teacher, happily assisted Marcia in dumping her one and only...

  • February 2017 Program: Janet Nesbitt “Crazy Quilting”

    Janet Nesbitt is a quilt and fabric designer and owner of ONE S1STER LLC, a web based quilt company. For 18 years, she owned and operated Buggy Barn Quilts in Reardan, WA, as well as designing Buggy Barn’s popular line of quilt patterns and Henry Glass & Co. fabric collections....

  • January 2017 Program: Shirley Harrison “Guild Challenge Introduction”

    It’s a new year – and a new challenge! Shirley Harrison, Program Chair, introduced our 2017 challenge. Shirley is challenging the BBQ members to finish those projects! Shirley will collect the Challenge Registration Forms and “investments” at the February 16th meeting. 2017 Challenge Documents 2017 Quilt Challenge Rules 2017 Challenge...

  • November 2016 Program: Lisa Murrant, Huckleberry Patches, “Wonderful Wool”

    Lisa first became interested in quilting around twenty five years ago when she inherited a quilt top from her grandmother. It was a love affair from the start! Thirteen years ago, she was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to open Huckleberry Patches in McCall. Along with fabric, they carried...

  • October 2016 Program: Janet Fishman “Take Your Quilting to New Heights”

    BBQ member Janet Fishman entertained and inspired our members with her journey of quilting focusing on her beautiful jackets she has created over the years. Each one was so creative and her trials and lessons learned with each one was so interesting to hear about. We came away from the...

  • September 2016 Program: Barbara Shapel “Thread Duets – Looking at Quilts From Both Sides”

    Barbara Shapel It was a delight and an inspiration to attend Barbara Shapel’s lecture. She was both amusing and informative, sharing her quilt journey from her first quilt to the astounding works of art she creates today. Barbara shared several different ways her two-sided work is created and everyone enjoyed...

  • August 2016 Program: Becky Goldsmith, Piece O’ Cake

    We had a delightful evening with an entertaining and informative lecture and trunk show from Becky Goldsmith, of Piece O’ Cake Designs. Becky shared what she has learned about color over the years and how she has applied it to her own quilts. The lecture was inspirational to many!

  • June 2016 Program: Speed Dating with Local Shop Owners

    Save up your pennies because you will be dazzled by demonstrations during our Speed Dating program in June and want to establish a long-term relationship with the tools and techniques presented. Six merchants will demonstrate the latest tools — they will be available for purchase right there! Bring cash or...

  • May 2016 Program “Layered Waves”

    Batten down the hatches and set sail because long-time Bluebird Quilt Studio instructor, Marilyn Nelson, is taking us on a cruise to see how the Layered Waves technique can be used in a variety of ways. Marilyn has been teaching this course for about 6 years and collaborates closely with...

  • April 2016 Program “Challenge Quilts”

    The Challenge Quilts winners described the technique/project they undertook and why they were inspired to enter the challenge. For the last three months, Boise Basin Quilters members have been working diligently on a small piece to enter into our guild’s challenge. Suzon Stroud “Ruby Mae” 1st Place Winner    ...