January Sit and Sew Day

It was a full house at our first Sit and Sew Day for 2016.  January can be a particularly productive month for quilters, as we uphold our new year’s resolutions and jump into new projects, or find renewed energy to finish our UFOs (UnFinished Objects). There was some serious quilty business going on.  A quorum […]

December wrap up

2015 was a super busy year for MMQG! At our final Sit and Sew Day for 2015, as well as the usual personal projects, the finishing touches were being put on our Guild’s QuiltCon Charity Quilt.  We’re beaming with pride over this one, and can’t wait to share it with you! We also had the joy […]

November Super Sewing

                      At our penultimate Sit and Sew Day for 2015, the scene was set with goody gifts of Tula Pink fabrics to add to our stash! As always, there were a number of projects on the go, and workstations were buzzing.         […]

Social Stitching

MMQG’s Social Stitching Evenings offer the perfect opportunity for members to work on their hand stitching projects in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.  Without the need to raise one’s voice above the hum and purr of sewing machines, members can chat freely and show off their serious stitchin’ skillz. Here is just a sample of […]

Lizzy House

On a balmy Spring evening last week, Melbourne Modern Quilt Guild was delighted to welcome our first ever international guest speaker, Lizzy House.   Lizzy is a fabric designer, teacher, print-maker, go-getter and all round crafty clever clogs.  And she came all the way from Texas y’all. Lizzy spoke with passion about her journey as […]

Success at the Royal Melbourne Show!

Congratulations to three MMQG members who have placed at the Royal Melbourne Show craft competition this year! In the category – patchwork handmade or machine pieced and commercially quilted (class 098), Highly Commended was awarded to MMQG member Anne Robinson for her “Colour Combo” quilt.  This quilt was made from a free pattern from the Film in […]

Secret Stash Swap

MMQG recently organised a secret stash swap between members.  Members curated 200g of their finest fabric scraps and scrap packs were anonymously re-distributed.  Everyone received a fresh addition to their stash from a mystery member!   We can’t wait to see what members make with their new gorgeous fabrics!                 […]

Meet your MQG representative.

The Modern Quilt Guild’s Board of Directors includes five elected Regional Representatives.   Jules McMahon is Founder and President of Canberra Modern Quilt Guild, and she was also voted Regional Representative on the Modern Quilt Guild Board.  We caught up with Jules at the Australasian Quilt Convention, where MQGs from around Australia were exhibiting. Can […]

Modern Quilting

This is an extract of an article which appeared in Vic Quilter magazine, Jan 2015, written by MMQG member S-J Rice. The modern quilt movement has emerged over the past decade as a distinctive style of quilt making, which sits alongside traditional and art quilting as another valid expression of the quilting community. The term […]

June Sit and Sew Day

This month we held our first Sit and Sew event at GJ Discount Fabrics‘ new digs in Fairfield.  We spent our day their light filled sewing space, perused their large shopfront downstairs, and got to know the ‘hood. And we did some sewing.  And some Show and Tell. Alys showed us group quilt, Bonza, which […]