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 email@example.com
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!
Fantastic Sew Day yesterday with members coming from all over to get their sew on.
A couple of photos, just so you can see the amazing talent we have here at the Brisbane MQG…
Our next Sew Day is September 20, and we’ll be having a community sew day. Details coming soon!
Don’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!
Next up on challenges is the Skinny Mini challenge.
These mini quilts will be displayed as part of our Guild stand at the Brisbane Craft and Quilt Fair on 7-11 October 2015.
Members have been challenged to make a quilt that fit within the following criteria:
- Quilt size is 10″ x 24″
- Inspired by the Riley Blake cottage garden fabric.
Members are reminded that they do not need to use this specific fabric, just be inspired by it. This may mean that they use the colours or themes of the fabric, or that the fabric has sparked a thought process and they might come up with something completely different.
Skinny Mini’s will be due in at our September meeting.
If you want to check out the Riley Blake fabric check out this link
Our March Sew Day was a little out of the ordinary. Rather than bringing along our own projects, Guild members were encouraged to bring their machines and any scraps they wished to doante.
3 members of our Guild demonstrated different improv styles, which all utilised scraps and we set to work. After four hours of sewing, we had 3 single bed improv quilts and a cot size improv.
Our members have volunteered to take these unfinished quilt tops home, and they will then be quilted and bound and sent out to good homes.
One of the finished improv quilts Quilted and bound by Vic M
The BrisbaneMQG was out in force at the Stitches and Craft Show held in Brisbane on 19 – 22 of March.
With quilts on display from several of our members, we had an incredibly positive response form the showgoers. A crowd favourite was definitely the Fox by Kim D, which had people coming from the other end of the hall to see up close. June S’s Tula Pink Sampler was also a winner with Guild members being told off because the pattern had sold out at the Show. The range of techniques in these quilts meant that we spent lots of time walking around with people and discussing hand dying, wonky piecing, nested churn dashes and flying geese. But we did have time to sit and do some hand sewing (or unsewing in some cases).
We are looking forward to next year’s show already!
From time to time Brisbane MQG will be having some Guild Challenges.
So far we have done the Name tag Challenge check out the post for all the name tags, the prizes and the winner.!!
Next we have planned a Modern Mini Quilt
- Maximum size is 20″ x 20″ any shape
- Brisbane theme
- at least 3 colours from the MQG logo are required to be used in your design.
A variety of fabulous ‘Brisbane’ themed mini quilts, created by some of our talented guild members, are on display in our stand at the
Brisbane Craft and Quilt Fair this week.
The Fair is on at the Brisbane Convention Centre from 8-12 October (tomorrow through until Sunday).
If you’re in Brissie, please pop in and say hello.
Don’t forget your Show and Tell!! Remember your Mini Quilt.