Lizzy House event

MMQG are pleased to announce that we are hosting Lizzy House, who will present a Trunkshow and Lecture on Friday 9 October 2015. Lizzy is a commercial fabric designer, illustrator, pattern writer and creative soul.  Lizzy is probably best known as a designer of whimsical fabric collections such as Pearl Bracelets, Jewels, and Catnap.  Her new collection […]

April Sit and Sew Day

We had a great Sit and Sew Day, with lots of quilty projects going on. All members who attended received a lucky dip prize of some of the goodies kindly donated by members who attended QuiltCon in Texas.                 Our Show and Tell as always showcased our members’ […]

March Sit and Sew Day

An industrious bunch of quilters got together on Saturday’s Sit and Sew Day at GJ’s to socialise and sew.  There were are a variety of projects undertaken; in particular, there was a lot of work going on with quilting bee blocks, with four bees running in the Guild at the moment!  We look forward to […]

Happy Quilty Valentine’s Day!

What better way to spend Valentines Day than with 27 of your quilty friends? That’s how we felt about our first Super Sewing Saturday for 2015. The day was off to a top start when we saw what Sue and Georgia had put together for the MMQG/GJ’s gift to attendees – a jar containing 4 […]

Alys flies the flag for MMQG

As part of the upcoming Modern Quilt Guild’s QuiltCon event in Austin, Texas, Guild members from around the world were invited to submit quilts for exhibition and competition. Only a fraction of those quilts entered were actually selected, and we are thrilled to announce that one of those quilts was made by our very own Alys. Somewhat […]

MMQG Charity Quilt

MMQG Inc are proud members of the Modern Quilt Guild, and we were delighted to participate in their latest Charity Quilt Challenge!  Our quilt was a true team effort, with members contributing in a variety of ways, and the end result will be exhibited at QuiltCon in Austin, Texas in February 2015, before being returned […]

Amitie Textiles

Another of our sponsors, Amitie Textiles, has been a supporter of MMQG for years.  We recently caught up with Jen to talk all things modern quilting.     How long have you been quilting for?  Can you tell us about your first quilt?  My first quilt was an English paper pieced number made in the nurses […]

2014 – what a year!

With 2014 coming to an end, our members have enjoyed our last couple of sewing events. The Social Stitching Evening at Ashburton Library welcomes hand stitchers in a social environment, without the whir of the sewing machines. Kristy showed off her hexie quilt:                       And […]

Quilting is good for you.

It’s official! Quilting is good for your health. That’s the finding of MMQG Inc. member MJ Morris in her thesis “Crafting well-being: A qualitative study on the therapeutic value of quilting and women’s quilting groups”.                     Founding MMQG member MJ Morris has just completed her Graduate […]

Polka Dot Tea

We *heart* our sponsors!   We recently caught up with Danielle from one of our sponsors, Polka Dot Tea, to discuss all things modern quilting. Polka Dot Tea was started by two friends, Danielle Aeuckens and Jeannette Bruce, with a love for modern, interesting and quirky fabrics. Their aim is to bring you a collection […]