Want to be an Exibitor?

Deliberation together on the Group Quilt Entry It is a privilege to be able to exhibit in a large non juried member quilt show like the annual Sydney Quilt Show. It is held in the ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour and is presented in conjunction with the Craft & Quilt Fair promoted by Expertise Events, BERNINA Australia and other generous sponsors. I can genuinely say I over the years haven't missed many and I am always inspired by all of the quilts on show, from the juniors to the professional entries. Many of our members are working on their own entries and we are also working on an entry for the group quilt. Putting in an entry gives you a deadline to work toward to complete your quilt. This in turn can stretch your creativity and grow you as a quiltmaker. You don't have to be amazing to enter, just have some courage. So, go on BE BRAVE and think about what you...
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Looking for fresh inspiration in 2020

The Modern Quilt Guild has curated a collection of patterns, webinars and articles called The Modern Monthly and is available every quarter so you have an great aray of information and inspiration at your finger tips. The patterns are interesting and creative yet simple enough for beginners. Issue 03 features the Block Study called Staggered Steps which was designed by Yolanda Whitehead of the Cincinnati MQG.  There are two modern quilt patterns using this block called Ladders and Waves available to download so you can use them as they are or create somthing different using the block itself. Ladders Quilt Included in the issue, Maritza Soto gives a brilliant webinar on Impov Quilting. There are as many ideas about improv and many of us struggle to know where to start to improv our way to a pleasing design.There are however some basic threads of commonality that run through these improv quilts. In this webinar, Maritza talks about her various approaches to working...
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So who is Kathleen Riggins Modern Quilter?

During September this year the Sydney Modern Quilt Guild had the pleasure of hosting  two quilting workshops by Kathleen Riggins. Kathleen comes to us directly from a teaching gig at the Australian Machine Quilting Festival held in September 2018 in Adelaide. It is not her first visit here as she and her husband have holidayed here before and both enjoy Australia. They live in Camrose,  a relatively small city in central Alberta, Canada, amid some of the richest farmland in the prairies. She grew up amongst some talented quiltmakers including Mom, Dad and Grandma. "My first quilt was a Kindygarden quilt with plus signs" Kathleen says. "I made it on my own after watching Alex Anderson’s TV show, Simply Quilts at the age of 8. It had some strawberry, blue and peach fabric and I wanted more blue, but Mom wouldn’t let me. I still resent it!"  She finally finished the quilt  after almost 14 yrs, as part of a Guild Challenge . At...
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