Meet our committee

The Melbourne Modern Quilt Guild Inc is managed by a dedicated committee of volunteers. They run the guild’s events, manage sponsorships, invite speakers, and organise a broad range of activities.

As of July 2023, the committee includes:

 

President: Tamara (@tstunnell)

A magazine cover sparked Tamara’s interest in quilting in her late 20s and got her doing some classes. Having no friends that were into quilting at the time meant the fascination didn’t last more than a few years. Discovering work colleagues that quilted saw her getting back into it in 2015. Finding her people in the form of the Melbourne MQG has seen her technique and taste change and grow, inspired by a diverse group of people who are full of encouragement.

 


Vice-President: Kim (@dalziel.kim)

Kim enjoyed sewing at high school but didn’t pick up quilting until her kids were little. She’s never looked back and enjoys making for family and friends. She joined the guild in 2022 and loves the creative outlet, constant stream of inspiration, and meeting similarly passionate friends.

 

 


Treasurer: Suzannah (@maybeinoz)

Suzannah made her first quilt 25 years ago, and quilting has been her creative outlet ever since. Fortunately the thickness of her bindings has become more refined since then. Paper piecing is her favourite for the detail and structure it provides. Whenever she travels around the world, Suzannah loves to seek out local fabrics as souvenirs.

 


Secretary: Valerie (@valeriejoymoments)

Valerie discovered the world of fabric and quilting in 2010. Her quilting style and fabric choices are always evolving, and since joining the guild she has made some wonderful ‘quilty’ friends. Valerie enjoys a fun sew-along and the joy of gifting a finished quilt.

 

 


Membership: Caroline

Caroline learnt to sew and quilt from her mum, and has been in and out of quilting projects since high school. Large quilts are her favourite for impact and joy of completing really big things. Caroline joined the guild as a gift to herself to have dedicated time to sew, and she joined the Committee in 2023.

 

 



Swaps, Challenges and Sew-Alongs
: Gabrielle (@pixie.made)

Gabrielle started quilting after coming across a pattern book in a bookshop in 2012 while living abroad, and completed her first quilt that year. She soon developed a love of modern quilting and highly patterned fabrics, especially any quilt with animals on it. Gabrielle joined the guild in 2019, and loves learning new techniques and spending time with quilty friends at guild events.

 


Social Media & IT: Caroline H (@geometriquilt)

Caroline has been quilting since around 2014, but still spends more time thinking about, looking at, and designing quilts than she does actually making them. Through the guild, she’s made good friends, learned new techniques, and recognised her complete inability to work with prints.

 

 


Ordinary Member: Angela (@ange2412)

Angela joined the guild for friendship just under 4 years ago when she moved from interstate, but she’s been quilting on and off for much longer. In that time, she has become an expert in collecting fabric and starting projects. She hopes to learn how to finish all the things one day.