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 […]

Michael Miller Challenge winner!

The Melbourne Modern Quilt Guild recently ran a Challenge within the Michael Miller fabric Challenge.  Voting has now closed and we are pleased to announce that the winner of the first prize, a $100 voucher from our Guild sponsor Polka Dot Tea is Amanda.    The Runner Up, receiving Mark Lipinski’s Aurifil thread pack “I can […]

Kim’s Challenge Quilt

With the Modern Quilt Guild Michael Miller fabric challenge over, congratulations to our members who pulled together some fabulous quilted pieces by the deadline of 25 July.  However the biggest shout out goes to Kim Simpson who made the final 9, as selected by the Modern Quilt Guild.  So while she didn’t make the lucky […]

July Sit and Sew Day

Kapow! Quilting. There were some quilting superheroes at July’s Sit and Sew Day at GJ’s Fabrics.   We had a good group of familiar faces, and we also welcomed new member Beverley. As always, Show and Tell was a highlight, we love seeing these Works in Progress take shape – sometimes they even get finished! Anna […]

July Super Saturday Sewing Retreat

A marathon effort of quilting from 9am – 9pm is not for the faint hearted, but it was a full house at July’s recent Super Sewing Saturday Retreat at GJ’s Fabrics! As always, there were some amazing quilts being made, and a lot of finishing touches on quilts for the MQG Michael Miller Challenge as members […]

Committee Vacancies

Interested in helping Melbourne Modern Quilt Guild behind the scenes?  We currently have two vacancies in the Committee, for a Secretary and Challenges, Bees & Swaps Coordinator. The Secretary is the Executive Officer for MMQG Inc and is responsible for agendas and minutes, event administration and management of incoming and outgoing correspondence.  This position was […]

May’s Sit and Sew Day

A small and committed group of members braved the blustery weather to attend the May SASD; to start new projects, continue works in progress and of course enjoy each other’s company. As the cold weather sets in, what better way to spend your day than quilting? There was some great progress made throughout the day […]

Meet your new committee members

It’s an exciting time of growth and change at Melbourne Modern Quilt Guild and we have recently had some changes to our Committee. We farewell Mary Jane and Cathy M who have resigned as committee members but remain active and committed members of the Guild. In particular, we’d like to note that MJ was a […]

Maze and Vale Workshop

The first MMQG workshop was held on Saturday 5 April and what a day it was.  Leslie Keating from Maze and Vale first showed us how to make simple hand carved stamps and very quickly the girls were up and running with their own creations. The designs that evolved were amazing and included knitting wool […]

April Social Stitching Evening

Our second Social Stitching evening will be held on Thursday 24 April at Ashburton library’s gorgeous meeting room, 154 High Street, Ashburton, from 7-10pm. Entry costs are $2 for MMQG Inc. members and $5 for visitors, payable by cash on the night. No sewing machines please, just bring hand-stitching or even just yourself! Tea and […]