Tula Troops out in force!

MMQG members were overjoyed recently to have the opportunity to see illustrator, fabric designer, quilter, author, maker and all round quilty guru Tula Pink! On her first trip to Australia, the #tulatroops turned up in force, including MMQG members, to hear Tula talk about herself, her work and her inspiration. Tula is a self-taught quilter, who […]

June Super Sit and Sew Day

The best cure for the winter blues is to join your quilty friends for a 12 hour quilting marathon!  As usual, friendship, food and fun was the order of the day (and night!) with members showing off their fabulous quilty projects. Verena seriously impressed us with her mini mini (seriously, it’s mini!) Janine demonstrated her […]

MMQG sends love to Orlando

Following the recent tragedy in Orlando, Florida, the MMQG were proud to contribute to the #QuiltsForPulse drive, run by the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild.  Their plan is that the quilts will go to those personally affected by the tragedy: survivors, victims’ families, first responders, nurses, doctors, and LGBT groups. Working with a simple heart shaped block […]

MMQG Charity drive

Charity begins… in the sewing room! We are very pleased to announce some new initiatives, allowing interested members to support our charity program.  The results of our recent member survey indicated a strong desire for members to contribute to initiatives that support women and children, particularly those in vulnerable situations.  With this in mind, we […]

May Sit and Sew Day

As per usual, our May Sit and Sew Day was a hive of activity, and Show and Tell allowed members to show us their wares, so to speak. Caroline showed of this stunner, with a limited colour palette, which she used to her advantage: Catherine brought a half square triangle baby quilt with vibrant pops of […]

Jen from A Piece of Cloth inspired new projects with her March trunk show.

At our recent Super Sewing Saturday, we were thrilled to welcome our guest speaker Jennifer Twitchett-Hyland from A Piece of Cloth. Jen was born into textiles, as her grandmother was a professional dressmaker (who, interestingly, refused to teach her how to sew). She remembers buying her first piece of fabric when she was about 13 […]

A 12 hour sewing day is not for the faint-hearted: our March retreat day.

Our Super Sewing Saturday was, as always, super! A huge, 10 hour sewing day is not for the faint-hearted, and allows members to make enormous inroads on their works in progress, with the support of caffeine and cake. Our Show and Tell was epic. Alys showed off her quilt top from Procrasticraft’s No Rules, No […]

Aussie MQG Zipper pouch swap.

We love being one of over 150 Modern Quilt Guilds across the world, but it’s safe to say we have a special soft spot for our Aussie sister Guilds! Melbourne MQG recently joined other Aussie Guilds in a swap coordinated by Sydney MQG.  Members made pouches for their swap mates, forging relationships across the country […]

February Sit and Sew Day

While the Modern Quilt Guild’s event #quiltcon was taking place in Pasadena, Melbourne MQG celebrated #quiltnon2016 by holding our Sit and Sew Day. We got off with a great start with these sweet treats:                       Members are working on all kinds of projects. Kristy is chain-piecing […]