Thursday, 16 October 2014

New name, new look, new home!

The Sydney Modern Quilt Guild has undergone a name change and had a bit of a makeover! 
The name change is due to trademark on the "Modern Quilt Guild" part of our old name. As we are currently not an international affiliate member of The Modern Quilt Guild we needed to change our name and site accordingly.

We will now be known as Sydney Modern Quilt Group. We will continue to function as we always have, meeting regularly and working on group projects and challenges via face-to-face and online activities.
We look forward to continuing to share our work with you all.

With this change comes a new home.

You can now find our blog (including all the content on this site) at:

Please head on over to our new home to follow us and continue receiving our updates.

Happy sewing, 

Monday, 22 September 2014

Saturday Sit 'n' Sew

How lovely was the weekend just gone? A mostly beautiful sunny weekend in Sydney, made even better with a SYDMQG Sit 'n' Sew meeting on Saturday.

A nice intimate group this weekend but we did get to meet the lovely Monique. Monique's sister, Michelle, came along to her first SYDMQG meeting last month, so it was great to have both of these lovely ladies join us over the past couple of meetings. We look forward to seeing you both again soon.

There was quite a bit of hand sewing going on with some beautiful fussy cut hexies all over the place from both Jenn (see picture) and Leigh.

Used with permission from Jenn's Instagram account  
Sel and myself settled into planning mode...poor Sel has an injured zombie finger (her words) so unfortunately hand sewing is difficult. My sew-jo didn't turn up on Saturday, but I did get to finalise our 2015 group quilt plans...Yay!

A little bit of show and tell for this month. First up, a beautiful baby quilt top completed by Leigh.

Leigh also had her Red Letter Day quilt top to show us. Isn't it fabulous?

The final quilt for show and tell was from me ... a quilt for my recently born nephew.

I really love our SYDMQG meets, and I'm looking forward to our next meeting on Sun 5th October at Kim Bradley Creations in Castle Hill. If you would like to join us please drop us a line.


Monday, 31 March 2014

SUPER Sew in!

Hi all!

This Sunday 6 April we are hosting our SUPER Sew-In at Kim Bradley Creations. We will kick off at MIDDAY and work until 4pm. The cost is $10 per person but there is a ton of room so you can bring a machine, cutting work, a quilt to lay out, the possibilities are endless!

This is also a really good time to bring your friends along if they are curious about the guild too!

We will be looking at our group quilt and starting to put it together in anticipation of the show! It's so exciting!!

Please RSVP by email (sydneymodernquiltguild at gmail dot com) to let us know if you're coming - we'd love to have you!

Friday, 21 February 2014

This Saturday: SMQG Working Bee in Sydney's North Shore

Hey ladies,

Due to the entry date for the 2014 Sydney Quilt Show's being rather sooner than expected, there'll be a Working Bee at Jenn (Penny Poppleton)'s place up in Sydney's North Shore THIS SATURDAY to power through enough blocks to give the NSW Guild an indication of what we'll be entering for the 2014 Sydney Quilt Show.

If you can take a few hours out from your weekend activities, then please come along, bring your scraps and your low-volumes, and let's get sewing those pickle dish blocks!

Here's one Jenn made earlier!

Email Jenn if you're interested and able to make it. The more the merrier!


Monday, 17 February 2014

Tutorial Part III

Hi everyone!

In need of pressing

Please head over to my personal blog to view the final tutorial for the rainbow fin block!

Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!


Jenn x

Tutorial Part II is up!

Hi folks!

Pin like crazy

Jenn here, just popping by to let you all know that the second part of the rainbow fin tutorial is up on my personal blog. Feel free to head on over there and check it out. Hopefully Part III will be up tomorrow afternoon!


Jenn x

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Sew-In for February - one down, one to go!

Our first Super Sew-In took place on the 2nd February, at Kim Bradley Creations out at Castle Hill. We had six members attending with five sewing machines and great fun was had by all!

Jenn (Penny Poppleton), Claire (Pinky-ing), Kirsty, Natasha, Jessica (Pesca Presents), and Sel (Mad Quilter's Disease) all turned up to sew, and Fia poked her head in to say hi and pick up some fabric, but went home almost immediately since she was down with a nasty bug.

There was sewing, and more sewing, and more sewing, chatting, show-and-tell, and plenty of lovely projects to admire and inspire!

Unfortunately, we didn't get pics of everything.

Claire was quilting a baby quilt - some lovely 'floral patterns in the whitespace!

Claire's work

She also had this gorgeous '60-degree crazy triangle' quilt that was for a former housemate and friend:

Claire's quilt for her old flatmate

Natasha was working on a double wedding ring:

Tash making some progress on a friend's quilt

And Sel was sewing and trimming what she referred to as the 'half-square triangles of doom':

Sel and the triangles of doom

She also had a quilt top to show:


Er, two, actually!


You can see the edge of the quilt Claire was quilting on the floor - the baby quilt with the chrysanthemum patterns - another quilt for which we don't have a good photo!

Kirsty was making this utterly gorgeous twisting log cabin quilt...for which, again, we don't have a good photo.

Jenn was working on some high-contrast stars:

Jenn's messy workstation

(Yes, that is an IKEA ginger biscuit in there!)

Jenn working on some contrasting value stars

The Sew-In happened to take place on the same day as a sale at Kim's, so all day there were periodic visits downstairs to check out all the merchandise! And possibly a few purchases took place... Just a few.

Our next Saturday Sit-and-Sew (small, at Greta's Handicrafts, Lindfield) is this Saturday 15th February - if you have time, consider dropping in and sending us an email to reserve a place!

Our next Sunday Super Sew-In will be on the 6th April - same location! More details closer to the date!