Membership!

The committee is delighted to announce that from Monday 27th May, you will officially be able to join the Greater Western Sydney Modern Quilt Guild, Inc! I'll start with answering some questions that you might have! What will be the benefits of joining the GWSMQG? You will be able to be a part of this inspiring, friendly and creative group of people! You will be eligible to attend any meeting of the GWSMQG You will be eligible for member discounts for Guild events You will eligible to participate in Guild challenges and group projects You will become (as soon as it is possible - hopefully July 2013) a member of the global MQG and entitled to benefits as follows: Access to the new (coming later this year!) MQG website. This is going to include a social media hub which can be used at an individual, national and international level You will able to easily communicate with other guilds and their members You will be able to share photos, ask for advice...
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It’s Official!

I am delighted to announce today that the Greater Western Sydney Modern Quilt Guild has been granted registration as an Incorporated Association under the Associations Incorporation Act 2009. Which is a fancy way of saying that we are now an official entity, with a constitution and rules and brand new office-bearers, elected by those present at the Monday Meetup on 22 April, 2013.The inaugural office-bearers of the Greater Western Sydney Modern Quilt Guild, Inc. are as follows:President - Sheridan PowellVice-President - Lorena UriarteSecretary - Jenna AppletonTreasurer - Sheridan PowellWe will be ready to start accepting membership fees at the very next meeting, on Monday 27 May, and that will be the basis for a separate post.Once the founding members of the GWSMQG Inc. have joined and we have official membership underway, we will be seeking nominations for two more ordinary (ie non-office-bearing) members to join the committee. Caroline Gunn has kindly agreed to be nominated as our Challenge Officer, so...
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GWSMQG Membership Quilt

What would a group of quilters be without a quilt? As we talk about modern quilting; we talk about the nuances of color, the subtly of shapes and the voice we find in pieced works. As we started this group, I thought it important that we use that voice in our collective projects.  We talked with others about what it meant to be in a quilt guild and what they hoped to get out of GWSMQG. Inspiration, ideas and community were the prevalent notions. As we explored our guild logo and chose colours, the idea of a membership quilt naturally evolved.  By creating a membership quilt; we hope to make  a growing, visual representation of the community within our guild. How it will work... Members have the opportunity to contribute a block that represents modern quilting to them.   The blocks will be pieced together to create a patchwork quilt top. Over time the membership quilt will grow as new members join and make their contribution. This is...
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Welcome to the Sydney Modern Quilt Guild!

Sydney is a big city! Don't we all know that! Did you know that the Sydney urban area actually covers almost 1800 square kilometres? And the population is about 4.5 million people? With that in mind, and with the existing Sydney Modern Quilt Guild concentrating their efforts in the north of the city, Amy and I have been working behind the scenes to set up another Modern Quilt Guild in Sydney. We present to you the Sydney Modern Quilt Guild! and north-western suburbs of Sydney, but anyone interested in modern quilting is very welcome to attend! You might have some questions about what is modern quilting? I cannot answer it any better than the Modern Quilt Guild has already done here! Please go and have a read if you have any queries.  We've got some fantastic ideas about how to make the GWS Modern Quilt Guild a really fun organisation, and I hope you'd like to be a part of it. Our plan is to have two...
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