Happy 2020 and welcome to another year of fun, friendship and creativity within the Brisbane Modern Quilt Guild. Our plans this year include a workshop weekend with Jenny Haynes of Papper Sax Sten in the UK in March, an inaugural Mini Quilt Challenge, our annual Quilt Display at the Brisbane Stitches and Craft Show in June, a swap, and a retreat. And all of these things will happen in the next six months.
At our January Sew Day we welcomed two visitors, and welcomed three new members to our Guild. Below is a gallery of the amazing show and tell brought along and shared by our members.
1 Hugs All round, the Guild’s group quilt for the QuiltCon 2020 Charity Quilt Challenge. This year’s theme was text.
2 & 3 Greig Wilson’s first foray into shirt making
3 Greig with the improv bag he made to match his shirt
4 & 5 June Spencer with two of the quilts she completed for the Guild’s Community Quilt program
6 June Spencer with her completed Aerial Grove Quilt, a Carolyn Friedlander design
7 June Spencer with her completed Baby Goose quilt
8 Leanne Valiukas with her completed Take a Stand tote, design by By Annie
9 Leanne, again with her completed 2012 Bonnie and Camille block of the month
10 Tania Lindenmayer with her completed time warp quilt
11, 12 & 13 Lyndel Smith with her mesh bags, peg bags and table runners that she makes to sell at markets
14 Jan Owen with her version of the Dream Big panel. This one was completed using long arm embroidery
15 Jan, again, with a table runner, also quilted using the long arm embroidery technique
16 & 17 Heather Ellsworth Turner with her completed One Block Wonder quilt and her completed Pin Wheel quilt that she has called ‘Not enough Pink’
18 & 19 Kathi Slee with her completed MQG Swap mini and a gondola bag
20 Marlene Norris with another completed One Block Wonder, this one was nicknamed the Butt Ugly OBW, although we all thought it was lovely
21 & 22 Liz Beghoin with the commission quilt she has made a co-worker out of her daughter’s baby clothes and the dress she sewed for herself
23 Aidan with a Sushi Cat Messenger Bag
24 Kim Devanny with her completed Polygon Play quilt that she started in a class with Jennifer Sampou
25, 26, 27, & 28 Nerida Mead with her completed MQG Mini, her completed Penguin Party quilt, that includes a piece of her own shibori dyed fabric, her completed Avenue Quilt, designed by Louise Pappas, and her Mod Mountain Quilt, designed by Suzy Quilts
29, 30, & 31 Carmel Ryan with her completed Makers Tote, designed by Noodlehead, her completed Tula Pink Table Runner, and her completed MQG Mini
32 Ingrid Jakobsen with her completed Daisy and Poppy Quilt
33 Vic Mansfield with her successful entry into the Vision 2020 travelling Exhibition ‘The Floater’ This is a thread painting of Vic’s own retina.
34 Kathryn Jones with her completed Alison Glass Radiance Quilt