|February 1, 2014||Posted by MMQG under Uncategorized||
Is anybody else looking forward to the first Super Saturday Sewing Retreat for the year? Have you been wondering who our guest speaker is going to be?
We are very excited to announce that Andi Herman from PatchAndi and youpatch.com fame is going to join us! Andi will be sharing her quilting journey, show us her beautiful and very colourful quilts as well as tell us all about her latest quilting venture youpatch.com.
Andi Herman first learned to quilt at age 8 when her grandmother was making her one and only patchwork quilt. Twenty years later, when her grandmother was nearing the end of her life, Andi returned to quilting for therapy and to re-connect with this amazing woman in her life.
Since then, Andi has absolutely caught “the bug” and has made well over 200 quilts of various sizes and styles. She has a fabric stash that could make another 200 quilts (and then some) and she is constantly learning new tips, tricks and ideas to incorporate into her quilting work. Recently, Andi and a small team have created youpatch.com that helps users to create personalised pixel quilt designs based on any image they like.
In another life, Andi is an Occupational Therapist and a teacher in the health sector. She is passionate about the therapeutic value of crafting and community and loves to share her skills and ideas with others. She has a rather lovely husband and 2 gorgeous children who do everything she asks them to do, never have tantrums and always smile sweetly in public. Also, they eat all their vegetables.
Registrations for this event will open on trybooking.com (http://www.trybooking.com/Embed.aspx?eid=74329) at 6pm Saturday 1 February. This will be a no-frills event and the cost will be $30 for Melbourne Modern Quilt Guild Inc. members. Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be provided and members are always welcome to bring a plate to share. Courtesy of Andi, attendees will also receive a promotional coupon code for a discounted YouPatch quilt pattern.
Please note that due to popularity of these events registrations will be limited and only be open to MMQG Inc. members in first instance.
Please email us at email@example.com if you have any questions!
|January 20, 2014||Posted by Mary-Anne under SASDs||
What a great start to the year for MMQG Inc! Our first Sit and Sew Day saw 17 ladies gather at GJ’s Discount Fabrics for a productive day of sewing. The theme for the New Year seems to be finishing UFOs and Caroline, Alissa and Louise have made great progress on some projects we have seen before.
Bronwyn showed us her gorgeous paper pieced Diamonds in the Sky blocks which make a great portable project and are quick to put together, with the pre-cut templates and fabric…
…Kay had an elegant black and cream scrappy quilt top to show us…
…and we saw the finished Saville Row quilts which were made by a few of the MMQGI ladies for a worthy cause.
The icing on the cake for the latter were the beautiful labels made by Billie.
There were delicious treats to eat and lots of buzz about the upcoming Confetti Block swap which Louise has kindly offered to co-ordinate. Details of this will be released shortly.
Bookings are open for February events at GJ’s (there is no need to book for the Social Stitching Evening) and we look forward to seeing you soon.
|January 8, 2014||Posted by Mary-Anne under Uncategorized||
Our first Social Stitching evening will be held on Tuesday 11 February at Ashburton library’s gorgeous new meeting room, 154 High Street, Ashburton, from 7.00-10.00pm. 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 coffee will be provided, if anybody would like to bring a small plate of supper to be shared that would be greatly appreciated.
No need to register for this: just rock up and relax!
|December 20, 2013||Posted by MMQG under General, Website Business||
- Access to the Modern Quilt Guild website, which includes a social media hub that can be used at an individual, national and international level;
- You will able to easily communicate with other guilds and their members;
- You will be able to share photos, ask for advice from other members and find information about MQG challenges;
- Access to the MQG monthly webinar series;
- Opportunities to participate in inter-guild member swaps and challenges;
- Discounted entry fees for MQG quilt shows;
- Priority and early bird registration, and discounted rates on conferences and events;
- Discounts and special offers with MQG sponsors;
- Membership cards;
- Official member blog button;
- Membership pin;
- 10% discount on online MQG merchandise purchases.