The Melbourne Modern Quilt Guild Inc is managed by a dedicated committee of volunteers. They run the guild’s events, manage sponsorships, invite speakers, and organise a broad range of activities.
As of November 2021, the committee includes:
President: Tamara (@tstunnell)
A magazine cover sparked Tamara’s interest in quilting in her late 20s and got her doing some classes. Having no friends that were into quilting at the time meant the fascination didn’t last more than a few years. Discovering work colleagues that quilted saw her getting back into it in 2015. Finding her tribe in the form of the Melbourne Modern Quilt Guild has seen her technique and taste change and grow, inspired by a diverse group of people who are full of encouragement.
Angela has been in love with fabric and sewing since a very young age. Her professional career as a designer and maker within the fashion and textiles industry laid the foundation for her current role as Senior Lecturer (Design) within the School of Fashion and Textiles at RMIT University. Since making (and finishing) her first quilt a few years ago, she has spent her spare time making many more quilts for family and friends. Joining the MMQG was the turning point to becoming a ‘serious’ quilter. The guild is the ideal way to meet others who share this fascination with fabric and an interest in developing the skills involved in the craft of quilt making.
Treasurer: Suzannah (@maybeinoz)
Suzannah made her first quilt 25 years ago, and quilting has been her creative outlet ever since. Fortunately the thickness of her bindings has become more refined since then. Paper piecing is her favorite for the detail and structure it provides. Whenever she travels around the world, Suzannah loves to seek out local fabrics as souvenirs.
Secretary: Valerie (@valeriejoymoments)
Valerie discovered the world of fabric and quilting in 2010. Her quilting style and fabric choices are always evolving, and since joining the guild she has made some wonderful ‘quilty’ friends. Valerie enjoys a fun sew-along and the joy of gifting a finished quilt.
Events: Gabrielle (@pixie.made)
Gabrielle started quilting after coming across a pattern book in a bookshop in 2012 while living abroad, and completed her first quilt that year. She soon developed a love of modern quilting and highly patterned fabrics, especially any quilt with animals on it. Gabrielle joined the Modern Quilt Guild in 2019, and loves learning new techniques and spending time with quilty friends at guild events.
Swaps, Challenges and Sew-Alongs: Grace (@gracedimuzio)
Grace is a novice quilter and recent member of the Melbourne Modern Quilt Guild. She has a love of all things fibre and textiles and can happily spend days on end sewing, printing, dyeing and designing silkscreen and block prints for fabric. Grace joined the guild to meet like-minded makers and learn the art of quilting.
Social Media & IT: Caroline (@geometriquilt)
Caroline has been quilting since around 2014, but still spends more time thinking about, looking at, and designing quilts than she does actually making them. Through the guild, she’s made good friends, learned new techniques, and recognised her complete inability to work with prints.
Ordinary Member: Angela (@ange2412)
Angela joined the guild for friendship just under 4 years ago when she moved from interstate, but she’s been quilting on and off for much longer. In that time, she has become an expert in collecting fabric and starting projects. She hopes to learn how to finish all the things one day.