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 […]

MMQG Inc AGM

MMQG Inc were delighted to welcome members to our first Annual General Meeting on Thursday 20 November. The meeting provided the perfect opportunity to reflect on all the activities undertaken since ‘officially’ opening for membership in December 2013, and look forward to the future of the Guild. Louise presented an informative report of all the […]

Sit and Sew Day 15 November

It was a full house yesterday at November’s Sit and Sew Day Our Show and Tell as always uncovered some fantastic quilts Anna proudly displayed her finished piece, started at the Maze and Vale free form workshop earlier this year, complete with a ray of sunshine backing:     Billie took her inspiration from Gee’s […]

Stitches and Craft Show

MMQG is excited to participate in this year’s Stitches and Craft Show at Caulfield Racecourse.  We have been invited to hold a feature exhibition at the Show, with some of the finest examples of modern quilting by our members on display.   The Stitches and Craft Show has been a great opportunity for our members to exhibit their […]

October Super Saturday Sewing Retreat

Seriously, the Super Saturday Sewing Retreat was EPIC. Eager members turned up promptly at 9am to be greeted with a gift of gorgeous fabrics by Tula Pink , Cotton & Steel, Amy Butler and Cloud 9 courtesy of our hosts at GJs Discount Fabrics: As usual, we had an enthusiastic group of  quilters attend, some of whom […]

September Sit and Sew Day

Our first spring sewing session for the year had a magnificent turnout, with 22 ladies ready to go.  It was a very productive day and Beverly really helped Ssu Yuan and Andrea with their basting.    Kelly worked on her crochet and, as usual, there were tasty treats to share – Andrea would have brought a […]

Make Modern with Make Modern

Make Modern is a new Australian online quilt magazine, for quilters, by quilters.   We caught up with its editor, Jane, to find out more about this new publication. Can you tell us a bit about how Make Modern came about? Kristy and I are in a real –life quilt group together and one meeting we […]