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August Sew Day and Swap Handover

As we mentioned in our last post, we are finally back meeting face to face after three months of lockdown . . . and we were finally able to gift our swap items to our swap partners

Our members are an amazing group of makers. We had the most amazing mini quilts, pouches and bags gifted as part of our 2020 Guild Swap and the handover was, as usual, a lot of fun.

We have another online class with Jenny Haynes via zoom coming up. Check out our socials for information on the class, as always visitors and guests are always welcome to join us.


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February Show and Tell

This month we welcomed another couple of new members – welcome Joy and Dianne to our happy band of modern makers. We are gearing up for our next delivery of community quilts to the salvo’s domestic violence shelter here in Brisbane. So we had lots of quilts finished and/or donated to add to our stack of quilts ready for delivery day next month.

  • Kathi with the mini she received as part of the MQG Swap
  • Louisa (one of last month’s new members) with her beautiful bargello
  • Louisa with her Alaskan Salmon Wall hanging – completed from a kit bought in Alaska
  • Lyndell (another of last month’s new members) with her beautiful Hawaiian Quilt
  • Lyndell with a beautiful Paris Quilt
  • Vannessa with her Autumn Stars quilt. This quilt was made from a recent sew sampler box
  • Alison with her blooming Greenhouse quilt. The pattern for this is by Elizabeth Hartman
  • Tania with her absolutely giant snowball quilt. We all loved the extra wide stripy binding that finished this king sized beauty perfectly
  • Kim with her Iheartyou quilt made for her son and his fiancee. Pattern available for this beauty from pen and paper patterns
  • Kim with a new sewing themed t-shirt. She has been playing with her new cricut cutting machine
  • Joy, one of this month’s new members, with her Alternate Endings quilt. Joy had Linda from Quilting by Linda quilt this beauty for her.
  • June is participating in the Mini Masterpieces book sew along. This is her January mini, based on the 4-patch block
  • June’s February mini masterpiece is a strip sampler
  • June with a doll quilt – the fox and the bunny
  • Ruth has donated this beautiful Kaffe Fassett top to be raffled as part of an upcoming Biggest Morning Tea fundraiser
  • Kim with her Embrace the Chaos quilt that she started in our recent Libs Elliott workshop.
  • Kim with her modern take on the orange peel block – this one is her flowering snowball quilt
  • The first of our completed charity quilts for February. Vanessa christened her new long arm machine, quilting this for the Guild.
  • I Spy charity quilt – the top was put together by Kerry D and Vanessa quilted this one as well
  • Moroccan Tiles quilt, made and quilted by Nerida, and donated to our community quilt program
  • Assymetrical Star quilt, made and quilted by Nerida, and donated to our community quilt program
  • Giant Log Cabin quilt, made and quilted by Nerida, and donated to our community quilt program
  • Double Strippy Quilt, made and quilted by Julie and donated to our community quilt program
  • Square in a square quilt, made and quilted by Jan and donated to our community quilt program
  • Another strippy quilt, this one made and quilted by Jan and donated to our community quilt program
  • Scrappy improv times 2, made and quilted by Jan and both donated to our community quilt program

Our members have been busy with lots of community sewing – we have a few tree blocks completed to send down to Wollongong MQG to assist in their quilt drive to fire affected communities.

We have also been busy making zippered pouches. A few members spent some time on Sunday packing these with donated toiletries and we will be handing these over to the Salvo’s next month along with a very big pile of quilts


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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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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