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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Sunday Sewalongs and Monday Meetings 2015

We'll be having our February Sunday Sewalong this Sunday, 8th February from 10am to 4pm. At this meeting we will be sewing our red and white blocks to make a group quilt for the Quilters Guild of NSW Challenge later in the year. Sunday meetings take place in a private room at Dooleys Waterview and you may bring your sewing machine and equipment. The committee will also be having a brief meeting from 11:30am. Further general information about our meetings is here . As we need to make sure we have enough room for all please let us know if you are coming along. We would love to welcome you to join our first GWSMQG Monday Meeting for 2015. It will be held at Dooleys Waterview Restaurant, Silverwater on Monday 16th February from 7pm to 9:30pm. Our future Monday dates will be posted very soon once we have venue confirmation. Each meeting has a topic (to be advised) and we usually bring some hand...
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2014 Meeting Dates, and our new committee!

Hello all! I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and New Year. We now have confirmed our Sunday Sewalong dates for the first half of the year, and our Monday Meetups for the full year. Sunday Sewalong Dates: February 16, Function Room March 9, Function Room April 13, Boardroom May 18, Boardroom June 15, Boardroom We were unable to secure the boardroom for the full 6 months, but Dooley's had the function room available to us for the first two dates at the same price. The function room is located to your right, just as you enter the reception area. Monday Meetup Dates: January 20 February 24 March 17 April 28 May 26 June 23 July 21 August 18 September 22 October 20 November 17 We will be located in the corner of the dining room at Dooley's for these meetings, as usual. Dooley's Waterfront Club is located on the corner of Clyde Street, and Silverwater Road, in Silverwater. And finally, we would like to announce our newly-elected committee members! President: Lorena Uriarte Vice President: Cath Roberts Secretary: Louisa Wright Treasurer: Sheridan Powell Challenge Officer: Caroline Gunn Social Media...
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Sunday Sewalong Dates!

We've booked the Board Room at Dooley's for the Sunday Sewalongs for the rest of the year! Put these dates in your diary! Sunday, 14 October Sunday, 11 November Sunday, 9 December I can't wait! I got so much done at our first Sunday Sewalong! The Details Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm The Board Room at Waterview Dooley’s Silverwater at the  cnr Clyde Street and Silverwater Road, Silverwater Dinner, snacks and drinks are available at Dooley’s RSVP We invite you to join our Facebook group and please RSVP at the relevant Facebook event page. We have a limit on the number of people legally allowed in the room. You must RSVP for these events, and I urge you to only RSVP if you are absolutely sure you are coming along. If you need to pull out before the day, please un-RSVP on Facebook or send us an email immediately, so that we can offer somebody else your place. If you don’t Facebook, then please send us an email at gwsmodernquiltguild@gmail.com to RSVP. About Dooley’s Waterview Dooley’s is a social club adjacent to...
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Our First Sunday Sew Along!

Join us for our inaugural Sunday Sew Along! A Sunday Sew Along is a chance to bring along some of your projects and work on them with other likeminded modern quilters. Feel free to bring a machine if you wish! Until we find a more permanent venue, we've decided to use The Board Room at Dooley's Waterview in Silverwater for a comfortable day of sewing. The Details Sunday 9th September, 2012, 10:00am to 4:00pm The Board Room at Waterview Dooley's Silverwater at the cnr Clyde Street and Silverwater Road, Silverwater GWS MQG - Sunday Sew Along cost = $10 Lunch, snacks and drinks are available at Dooley's or BYO lunch. About Dooley's Waterview Dooley's is social club adjacent to parklands on the Parramatta River. Access is free for those who live outside a 5km radius of the venue. If you are within the 5km range, then membership is required but is a low $5.50/year. With membership, you are entitled to a 20% discount on food and beverages. We plan to...
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