Thursday, 16 October 2014
Monday, 22 September 2014
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|
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
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
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
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!
Wednesday, 12 February 2014
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!
She also had this gorgeous '60-degree crazy triangle' quilt that was for a former housemate and friend:
Natasha was working on a double wedding ring:
And Sel was sewing and trimming what she referred to as the 'half-square 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:
(Yes, that is an IKEA ginger biscuit in there!)
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!