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:

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Members are working on all kinds of projects.

Kristy is chain-piecing with gusto:










Louise is working on some cute envelope blocks, with Liberty fabrics no less:












Cathy M took on the challenge to sew a block of her house, floating in outer space:

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Andrea P is oh-so-patiently sewing together some gorgeous selvedges:

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Dawn is working on hexies:












Janine is showing her scrappy style:











Members participating in Project 48 showed off their blocks again:

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First time visitor Sharni was putting together this wonderful orange peel/flying geese mashup:













Another first time visitor Jane was doing some seriously skillful piecing:












And Show and Tell involved a lot of showing and telling.

Anna unveiled this beauty with flying geese in a modern minimalist style, which she quilted herself:









Recent improv convert Cherry showed off her improv log cabin made of shirtings:









Carolyn showed off her superb long arm quilting skills:












V showed us her precision piecing work with this diamond star:












First time visitor Sharni gave us a mini trunk show of some of her recent work, which was pretty stunning:

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Our next Sit and Sew Day is SOLD OUT and for those lucky enough to have their golden ticket, our guest speaker will be Jennifer from A Piece of Cloth who will give a trunk show and talk about using vintage fabrics in modern quilting.