Melbourne Modern Quilt Guild outreach

A couple of years ago, some MMQG members were chatting about how nice it would be to share our love of quilting with those less fortunate.   MMQG member Billie (a go-getter!) contacted the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre, a medium to maximum security women only correctional facility owned and managed by Corrections Victoria. As she spoke with […]

MMQG Charity Quilt

The Modern Quilt Guild’s flagship event, QuiltCon, is fast approaching, and Melbourne Modern Quilt Guild are proud to have participated by taking part in the MQG’s Member Charity Challenge.   The Challenge is open to all members of the MQG and for Guilds like ours, takes a group approach. The theme for this year was […]

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 […]

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 […]

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!                 […]