International MQG Mini Quilt Swap

The International MQG Mini Quilt Swap will be open for registration next week. To join in this amazing swap you only have to be a member of the MQG and this is all part of your SydneyMQG membership.  You can participate nationally or internationally and you have till February to complete your mini. Link in our profile to the FAQ’S on their website and look out for their email next week. MQG Mini Swap Head over to the how to log into your MQG account if you need to know how to sign in! ...
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Make a weekend of it! 17-18th August 2019

Looking for a great weekend escape to endulge your love of all things textiles?Whether it is to admire a variety of excellent fabricated works from creative textile enthusiasts or to find inspiration and encoragment to create a textiles masterpiece of your own, book these dates in your diary.Friday 16th, Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th of August 2019 This weekend escape is just over 2hrs south from Sydney.   There is plenty of accomodation in the area or you can just make it a long relaxing day trip. Make your way down the coast road to Kiama then Gerringong and over to Berry. With your textile taste buds satisfied, you can cruise up to Bowral for a late lunch on the way home. Stop 1. Modern Quilt Show Australia, The Pavilion Kiama Sydney Modern Quilt Guild and Wollongong Modern Quilt Guild are proud to present the 2019 Modern Quilt Show Australia! After a break in 2018 we’re teaming up to bring you another fabulous show,...
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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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Sydney Quilt Show 2015

It’s that time of the year again- the 2015 Sydney Quilt Show has come and gone, faster than you can say “wait, they’re selling rotary cutters for how much?” Run by the Quilter’s Guild of NSW at Sydney’s temporary exhibition centre on Glebe Island (which is neither in Glebe, nor an island…) the event was, once again, a landmark event on the Sydney quilting calendar. GWSMQG made a strong showing, with nine member quilts and one group quilt hanging in the show, and four members were rewarded with six prizes, most notably Catherine, who won three prizes: second prize in the ‘Traditional’ category, the ‘Creative Use of Colour’ Award and the ‘Best Original Interpretation of a Traditional Quilt’ Award for her riotously colourful ‘Carnaby Street’ quilt. Lorena won first place in the ‘commercially quilted’ category with her beautiful ‘Wingdings: a variety of symbols’ quilt, a red and white vision of Chuck Nohara’s patterns (custom quilted by Michele Turner), while the teal version...
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MQG Riley Blake Challenge!

One of the wonderful benefits of joining our guild is that we are affiliated with The Modern Quilt Guild, and by joining, you also gain membership to the modern Quilt Guild in the states, which connects us to other guilds and provides discounts on MQG shows (including discounts and special offers from MQG sponsors). Last year, MQG an Riley Blake teamed up to create a wonderful competition open to all MQG members called the Modern Quilt Guild Riley Blake Challenge. Our guild decided to both participate in the competition, and make it interesting within our guild by creating a mini challenge. The rules were: Produce a a 24'' mini quilt, using ALL of the Riley Blake fabrics provided, and any solid of your choosing. The due date for our challenge quilts is Sunday the 16th of February, which happens to coincide with our Sunday Sit n Sew day! The categories are as follows: 1) Best use of the Riley Blake challenge fabrics 2)...
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Sunday Sewalong is on this Sunday!

Please come along and join us at another fabulous Sunday Sewalong this Sunday, 11 November! 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, so please RSVP so we know that you're coming! If you don’t Facebook, then please send us an email at thesydneymqg@gmail.com to RSVP. About Dooley’s Waterview Dooley’s is a 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 a 15% discount at  the bar. We plan to meet there regularly, so it may be worthwhile to join,...
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Monday Meetup!

It's that time again! Our October Monday Meetup managed to sneak up on us! We're meeting again on October 22nd at Dooley's Waterview. You'll find all of the details in the Events section of our Facebook group. This month, our theme is my favourite pattern. We're asking members to bring a long a pattern they love. It can be any pattern - something they've made, something they'd like to make, something in a book.  Any pattern that they'd like to talk about! We like to keep things open and see where the conversation takes us. Last month, it took us all the way to Europe as we talked about gorgeous thread. With the pattern theme in mind, we reached out to a few pattern designs in the hopes they could share one of their patterns with us. They went overboard each offering multiple prizes! Oh my!  We can't thank our sponsors enough. We've intentionally reached out to independent designers this month to...
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Monday night meetup reminder and a giveaway!

Just a quick remind to RSVP for September's Monday Meetup which will be held at Dooley's Waterview. You can find all of the details on our Facebook Events page. Monday Meetups are held in alcove by the Board Room at Dooleys and are a casual, social meetup where we plan guild business and talk about what's new in Modern Quilting. This month's theme is my favourite thread. Be sure to bring along an interesting spool or skein, and tell us all about it.  Speaking of thread, we are very lucky to have Aurifil as a sponsor for Monday's event.  They've generously donated one of their Simply Color skein sets.  This set has 12 gorgeous colors of Aurifil's 50wt cotton thread in colours that match Moda's Simply Color modern fabric. It's been tempting to steal it! I feel quite lucky to have it as eye candy in the house this week. You may have to pry it out of my hands. Come along on...
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