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2024 Guest Exhibits

Cherrywood Monarch Exhibit

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2023 Cherrywood Challenge:

Artists were encouraged to push themselves creatively, think outside the box, and create new fiber art. The contest was open to anyone and everyone.

All the quilts are the same color, fabric, size, and theme, making the exhibit very cohesive and striking.


 We are pleased to have this "Chrysalis" exhibit as part of our  Quiltfest.

Exhibit sponsored by Fiddlesticks Quilt Shop

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Creative Wearables

A jacket featuring stitched flowers lies on a wooden floor.

Creative  Wearables, an interest group within Columbia FiberArts Guild, will present a collection of items created for 2 of our 2022 Challenges. Both embraced the current popular theme: reuse and rescue. Thus, we created new looks with garments that were either no longer in style or simply no longer fit our bodies or lifestyles. Our May challenge was to deconstruct a favorite and make something NEW. For June we were to take 3 or more gently-used pieces and make them into another WEARABLE garment.

Garment by D Sorem

Art Quilt Group

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Tree By Barbara Neill 

“Fabric Forest”

  The Art Quilt Group was formed in 2005 and includes a collection of immensely talented women who are willing and happy to share their expertise.  We have learned and experimented with fabrics, paints, beads, yarns, stamps, buttons, metal, paper, cord, bleach, and inks.  And we’ve had so much fun in the process.


Mono printing, Trees, and Simple layered stitching were the three challenges the members of Art Quilt Group have given themselves during 2023. This year’s Fabric Forest exhibit will include two-sided trees inspired by the challenge.  

Boise Basin Quilters

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“Growing Wild, Gone Wildly Red & White”   by Cheryl Little

 “Ruby Jubilee”


The Boise Basin Quilters were challenged to create red and white quilts to exhibit at their Ruby Jubilee Quilt Show held in October of 2023.  Eighteen of the quilts were exhibited at their show. We hope the Quiltfest viewers enjoy this sampling of quilts for the Boise Basin Quilt Guild. 


Machine in Stitches

This quilt features black and white blocks made from triangles, squares and rectangles.  These blocks are bordered and framed in red.

2020 Challenge by Linda Clasey

Machine In Stitches is a small group of longarm quilters gathering together monthly to share and to learn. Some members longarm as a business, some only for their own pleasure. 


Machine in Stitches is a very interactive group, contributing together for a monthly program. Membership is free, contact for further information.


Trails End Machine Quilters

A swoon block made with green, blue and purple fabrics on a cream background is stunningly quilted with feathers, grids and lines.

This year's TEMQ challenge is a 42”X42” block from the “Simply Swoon Quilt Pattern” by Thimble Blossoms. Each entry should have a white background, include Peri Purple as the primary color and up to two additional colors. The finished quilt can be faced or bound.


Quilt by Linda Padilla.

Stories to Stitches

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“Afternoon Tea in the Garden” by Kimberley Severns

Stories to Stitches is a group of readers and quilters in the Boise area.  This newly formed group has read two books and created quilts inspired by the books. Their first book is “The Blue Door” by Rita Rodriguez. It’s a biography of Cornelia Hart Ferrar, who was instrumental in starting the Boise Art Museum and their annual Art in the Park event. The group has toured one of Cornelia’s homes and has met twice with the author, once seeing many of Cornelia’s original artworks. Their second book is “The Keeper of Lost Things” by Ruth Hogan. The group is pleased to be able to share our “stories to stitches” collection.

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