Fall sewing projects

Fall is here, but that doesn’t mean life is slowing down in the City of Trees. We’re hosting plenty of great events in the upcoming season, and there are plenty of other fun times for the creative minds, too.

There are multiple events every night of the week in Boise, but we’ve narrowed the list down to a few of the Boise fall events we’re looking forward to the most.

Boise Book Fest 2015

When: September 26th from 8:30am-5pm

Where: Courtyard by Marriott Meridian

The first annual Boise Book Fest sounds promising. Young adult and new adult authors Cynthia Hand, Rachel Van Dyken, Jessica Sorenson, Colleen Houck, and Amy Harmon will be on hand for signings, panels, workshops, and more. For more information, check out Boise Book Fest’s website.

Divide and Conquer

When: September 29th at 6:30 pm

Where: Idaho Botanical Garden

This event is sure to please gardeners. Horticulturist Michele Lesica will demonstrate how to divide perennials to spur better growth and begin new plants. You’ll also be able to take a few projects home with you for your own garden. More information is available at IBG’s website— they have tons of other great events all Fall long, too.

Native Color: Natural Dyeing With Boise’s Dye Plants

When: October 2nd from 5:30-9:30 pm

Where: MING Studios

If you’re interested in dyeing your projects for some added spice and color, this is the event for you.

From Boise Weekly:

“Learn to use local dye plants to produce natural dye colors. MING Studios’ current artists-in-residence Kathrin Niemann and Kristen Cooper will demonstrate how to extract dye from plant material and introduce a variety of dyeing techniques. Learn how to pre-treat vegetable and animal fibers for dyeing, and how various mordants and modifiers alter plant color. Up to eight participants, preregistration is recommended.”

You can visit MING Studios’ website here.

Anita Goodesign

When: October 9th & 10th from 10am-4pm

Where: Jones Sew & Vac in Boise

By popular demand, Anita Goodesign returns to Boise in October, and you won’t want to miss it. During this two-day event, you’ll have the opportunity to learn various quilting and embroidery techniques. You’ll also learn how to apply them to sewing machine handle wraps, mug rugs, 3D flowers, and Anita Goodesign’s new printed block technique. Anita Goodesign products are also available at special prices, and you’ll also be able to sneak peek at upcoming releases. There are also prizes and much more.

This is the embroidery event of October.

Adventurous Women of Idaho: Augusta Fletcher’s 1901 Expedition

When: October 14th from 7-8:30 pm

Where: Boise Library! Main Branch

Join Idaho State Archives archivist Michael Davidson as he walks you through the amazing life of Augusta Fletcher. He shows you the renowned botanist’s trials, tribulations, and discoveries through a series of amazing historical photographs and diary entries. You can find out more here.

Paula Reid

When: November 20th & 21st, all day

Where: Jones Sew and Vac in Boise

Paula Reid is a custom heirloom quilting specialist, and she’s bringing her knowledge and talent to Boise for a two-day workshop. We’re pleased to host Paula, who has quilted over 1400 quilts, all on regular home machines. She truly is an “artist with a sewing machine,” and she’ll be in town to show you her “Fluff & Stuff” technique in person. Paula loves sharing innovative ideas, meeting people, and helping you get started (and finished!) with all those projects you have piling up.

This is a two-day workshop you won’t want to miss!

For us, life is full of creative projects. We know you’re the same way. Hopefully, these Boise fall events will help spur your creativity so you can make this fall your most fun and productive season yet. There’s no rest for the crafty.

For the love of Embroidery!

Jones Sew & Vac Team