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Quilt Display – IntoCraft Live Brisbane

The Brisbane Modern Quilt Guild (BMQG), has hosted another successful quilt display at the IntoCraft Live Brisbane last weekend.  The BMQG had a record number of quilts to display all made by the members.  There was a total of 43 quilts hung with a mix of large and mini quilts.

We also had a Viewer’s Choice Competition, where member of the public voted on their favourite quilt, the competition was so close only two votes separated first and third.  Thank you to our sponsors who donated prizes for the Viewer’s Choice Competition which included Patches of Indooroopilly, Voodoo Rabbit and Wacky Jackie.

1st place – Fancy Forest by Kim Devanny with 118 votes

2nd place – One Block by Judith Edwards with 177 votes

3rd place – Circles by Margot Kitchener with 166 votes.

This year for the first time we raffled two quilts and raised $725 for our charity, the Salvation Army’s Crisis Accommodation Service.  Part of the processed with go directly to the Salvation Army while the remained will go towards fabric and wadding so we can continue to make community quilts.

Also a big thank you to Pfaff who loaned us two sewing machines for the duration of the show to help us sew together our two community quilts.  Using fabric from our stash, that members have donated, we managed to piece together two single sized quilts.  The Spider Web design has been around for a long time, with it recently featured in several magazines including Down Under Quilts.  We used a limited and modern colour palette to give some comprehensiveness to the design.

 

 

 

 


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January Sew Day

Happy new year from the Brisbane Modern Quilt Guild.

We started the new year with a huge sew day, we had 31 members attending the January sew day. It just so happened that day was 35oC in the shade, so everyone was getting some relief in our air conditioned room.

We have lots of great plans for the coming year, two retreats (summer and winter), six charity quilts, community sew days and quilt displays.

Here is our Predsident, Vice President and members going through our stash sorting out fabric for some of our charity quilts.

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We also had an awesome show and share.

 

 

Our next sew day is February 19th.


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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 brisbanemqg@gmail.com

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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 brisbanemgq@gmail.com

 

 


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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!
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