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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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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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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