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January Show and Tell

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


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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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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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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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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!


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Skinny Mini Challenge

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


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March Sew Day

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.

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One of the finished improv quilts Quilted and bound by Vic M

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Teeny Weeny Swap

Thirteen of our members were lucky enough to fill some places in the Teeny Weeny Swap with the GWSMQG and Vancouver. Due Date is the Meeting day on the 16th so we can Express them on the Monday.

Greater Western Sydney Modern Quilt Guild

We are very excited here at GWSMQG to announce our collaboration with Vancouver MQG, and Brisbane MQG combining forces to take part in the Teeny Weeny Swap! This swap is only open to financial members of these guilds.

The ”Teeny Weeny” bit refers to the piecing, not the actual size of the finished item, which is obligatory in this swap. It can be paper-pieced, patchwork piecing, English paper pieced, improv pieced, which may then be hand-appliquéd, but it must be pieced in some way – machine appliqué is not permitted. The overall look and feel should be intricate, cute and “zakka-tastic.

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One of our members Sheridan has made a mosaic  with links to the individual photos within the mosaic, should you feel inspired by these photos.

Swap partners have a choice of what item they would like made for them: pouch, needlebook, sunglasses/spectacles case, collapse-able thread catcher, mug…

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