Challenge: Re-imagining a Baltimore block

The Melbourne Modern Quilt Guild began 2022 with a short challenge that sought to stretch the imagination of those who participated. The challenge: Make a modern mini quilt (max. 24” square) based on one of these three traditional Baltimore blocks: Participants were asked to take some of the core features of these Baltimore blocks – like […]

‘Making of the Australian Quilt’: Past and Present

Written by Cathy Barbagallo Recently many of us were able to enjoy the amazing exhibit at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) on the ‘Making of the Australian Quilt’.  The exhibit featured numerous quilts that are normally housed at the National Gallery of Australia (NGA), and are shown rarely due to their delicate nature.  The […]

August Sit and Sew Day

MMQG members know the best way to make it through a Melbourne winter is to gather in a group and make quilts.  So that’s what we did.  And we were so delighted to welcome some new members to the team! And we especially love when new members bring Show and Tell to their very first […]


There’s a huge buzz around quilty town at the moment, with the opening of the National Gallery of Victoria’s (NGV) new exhibition “The Making of the Australian Quilt”.  This stunning exhibition showcases quilts from 1800 – 1950 which are uniquely Australian and tell Australia’s story through quilts from the convict era to post WWII. To celebrate […]

Charity quilting

MMQG’s July Sit and Sew Day was dedicated to charity, for recipient organisations Share the Dignity and Keep Safe Quilts. In lieu of regular ticket price for the Sit and Sew Day, members were asked to donated to Share the Dignity, to ensure that vulnerable women have the dignity of sanitary goods when needed.  It’s […]

Tula Troops out in force!

MMQG members were overjoyed recently to have the opportunity to see illustrator, fabric designer, quilter, author, maker and all round quilty guru Tula Pink! On her first trip to Australia, the #tulatroops turned up in force, including MMQG members, to hear Tula talk about herself, her work and her inspiration. Tula is a self-taught quilter, who […]

April Sit and Sew Day

We had a great Sit and Sew Day, with lots of quilty projects going on. All members who attended received a lucky dip prize of some of the goodies kindly donated by members who attended QuiltCon in Texas.                 Our Show and Tell as always showcased our members’ […]

March Sit and Sew Day

An industrious bunch of quilters got together on Saturday’s Sit and Sew Day at GJ’s to socialise and sew.  There were are a variety of projects undertaken; in particular, there was a lot of work going on with quilting bee blocks, with four bees running in the Guild at the moment!  We look forward to […]

Happy Quilty Valentine’s Day!

What better way to spend Valentines Day than with 27 of your quilty friends? That’s how we felt about our first Super Sewing Saturday for 2015. The day was off to a top start when we saw what Sue and Georgia had put together for the MMQG/GJ’s gift to attendees – a jar containing 4 […]

Alys flies the flag for MMQG

As part of the upcoming Modern Quilt Guild’s QuiltCon event in Austin, Texas, Guild members from around the world were invited to submit quilts for exhibition and competition. Only a fraction of those quilts entered were actually selected, and we are thrilled to announce that one of those quilts was made by our very own Alys. Somewhat […]