Brisbane Modern Quilt Guild


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October Sew Day

On Sunday 16 October the Brisbane Modern Quilt Guild (BMQG), meet at Mt Ommaney for its monthly meeting. At our meetings we always encourage members to bring along there quilts for show and share.

Here is a sample of our members currents projects.


If if you would like to join us at our next sew day which is the 20th November, email us on


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Riverfire – blue ribbon

Last year the Brisbane Modern Quilt Guild under the leadership of Vic Mansfield made a quilt called Riverfire.  It was our contribution to the QuiltCon Community Quilt challenge for Feb 16 QuiltCon .  It’s inspiration was of the fireworks over the Story Bridge each happens each September in Brisbane.


Early in October the quilt was entered into the Group / Collaborative section of the Queensland Quilters show at the Craft and Quilt Fair, Brisbane.

And guess what…… we got first prize, winner are grinners. WOO HOO.


The guild was very excited to receive this award and thanks all it’s members who contributed. And a very special thanks to Vic for her leadership to making sure the quilt got finished.

We also entered the quilt into Quilts Across Qld at the Ekka (RNA) in August, where it took out second prize in the Group / Collaborative section.


So not only has out beautiful quilt got the first ribbon it also got a second ribbon.

For more details on the amazing quilt project, check out The Modern Quilt Guild article with details from Vic on the inspiration and process of make it.






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September Sew Day

On Sunday 16 September the Brisbane Modern Quilt Guild (BMQG) meet at The Hub, Mt Ommaney for its monthly meeting.  The doors open at 10am for members to come together and sew.  We sew all day until 5pm, so members come and go as they wish.  There is a formal chat from President Fee at 1pm and show and tell at 3pm. The guild currently has 47 members.



This month was exciting because half the membership got name tags, which look fantastic.


In October the BMQG has a stand at the Brisbane Craft and Quilt Fair. So to decorate our stand we had a sew machine mat challenge.  Members were very enthusiastic and we got about 14 sew machine mats.    The requirements for the sew machine mats were 12″ x 24″ and we had to use the Modern Quilt Guild colours.  We had one member who didn’t like those requirements and made a very modern sew machine mat which was round.

Our meetings always end with show and tell.  below are some pictures of our very talented members.


If you would like to join us at our next sew day, email us at



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2015 Retreat

Looking for a fun weekend away with other sewing minded peeps? Maybe you should come along to our first ever BrisbaneQMG Retreat!!

Set for October 23-25 we will be heading away to Mt Tambourine to sew the days away. Unlimited sewing time sounds like heaven to me.

If this sounds like your cup of tea, please flick us an email, and pay a $50 deposit to secure your spot!
BrisMQG 2015 retreat

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Sew Day this Sunday

August Sew DayDon’t forget we have our monthly Sew Day this Sunday.

We’ll be getting together at the Hub (171 Dandenong Rd, Mt Ommaney, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 4074)

Visitors are welcome to attend our Sew Days, and we ask that you pay a casual fee of $7.00 per meeting. If you meet us, and decide we’re your kind of people, then we encourage you to join!  Yearly membership is open to everyone, and if you click the link up top you can easily complete a membership form.

But for this Sunday, please just bring along whatever you’re working on, your machine (if you need it) and maybe something amazing you’ve recently finished for show’n’tell.

We can barely wait for the weekend, so we can get our sew on.

See you there!