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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Sydney MQG members raffle quilt at Modern Quilt Show Australia

A quilt made by members of the Sydney Modern Quilt Guild will be raffled during the Modern Quilt Show Australia 2016, at Glebe Town Hall on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November. Proceeds from the raffle will go to a Sydney charity, which supports migrants newly arrived in Australia: Promoting Healthy Outcomes for Refugees...
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2016 QuiltCon Charity Quilt: NYE at the House

Improv quilting isn't new, I reckon it is possibly the oldest form of quilting as fabric scraps and woollen off cuts were patched together to make the earliest form of quilts. And then there's the fabulous improv quilts of Gees Bend, Nancy Crow and Gwen Marston. But improv with intent, is that a fairly modern concept in quilting? It relates to abstract art and music where the intent to convey an idea, image or concept drives the design process. This year's QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge was "to work collaboratively to create completed quilts using a predetermined color palette and improv with intent". With that in mind we set about choosing fabrics and coming up with a design for this group project. We then brainstormed some ideas and finally settled on the iconic image of the Sydney Opera House sails and then decided that by adding the black as a sky colour and the brights as fireworks we could capture the magic of New Year's Eve...
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2015 Modern Quilt Show Australia

On the weekend of the 30th-31st May, Australia had its second Modern Quilt Show presented by the Wollongong Modern Quilt Guild. It was held just south of Wollongong in a little town called Kiama in a gorgeous pavilion overlooking the ocean! We had a number of guild members enter quilts into the show -and many were great talking points of the show! Firstly, our QuiltCon Charity Quilt was awarded 2nd prize in the Group category. and our junior member Sofia took out first prize in the Junior category with her "Frog Prince Reflections". and Lorena received a Judges' Commendation for her #ihavethisthingwithfloors quilt. Lorena also showed her "Squircles" Quilt which was started at QuiltCon earlier in the year in a Carolyn Friedlander class. An interesting talking piece of the show were two quilts done by our members. Kathy entered her monochromatic "Subdivision" quilt and Ginevra made a version of it using a limited colour palette. They were hung together so it was great to see...
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AQC here we come!

Have you heard that at the Australasian Quilt Convention in Melbourne April 16th - 19th there is going to be selection of Modern Quilts on display from the Australian Modern Quilt Guilds! The showcase contains some amazing quilts from the Canberra, Tasmanian, Melbourne, Brisbane, Youth and individual Modern Quilt Guilds and members - and of course our own guild will have two quilts on display! Lorena's Opal Essence and Kathy's Subdivision So if you are heading to the AQC be sure to check out the Modern Quilt display. Thank you to Jules McMahon from the Canberra Modern Quilt Guild for coordinating....
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