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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Kathleen Riggins Workshop presented by the Sydney Modern Quilt Guild

We are delighted to announce that legendary Canadian free motion quilter, Kathleen Riggins, is coming to Sydney to teach for the Sydney Modern Quilt Guild! You might know Kathleen’s work through her Instagram moniker Kathleen Quilts. Kathleen is coming to Australia to teach at AMQF and after finishing in Adelaide, she is heading to Sydney to teach for us. The dates are Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 September, 2018 and the venue is Dooley’s Waterview at Silverwater Rd & Clyde St, Silverwater NSW 2128. Saturday 29/9 :: Easy Quilting, Stunning Quilts Use a straight ruler and easy fills to create stunning modern quilting designs. Use the piecing in the quilt to find hidden shapes and lines, then simply fill them in for fantastic quilting! In this class you will use a cheater panel to practice the techniques we learn. Full day. 10 am - 4 pm Cost of cheater panel is an extra cost of approximately A$26 payable on the day. Trybooking Sunday 30/9 :: Quilting For The...
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Monday meetup – Favourite quilting tools or gadgets

Sydney Modern Quilt Guild has two meetings per month. A full day of sewing happens on our Sewing Sundays from 10am-4pm, but what goes on at Monday MeetUp you ask? We meet at the same club, Dooleys Waterview Club and have a table booked from 7pm. There is the opportunity to have dinner, or just cake and coffee or tea, as people make their way in for a 7.30 start. There is always plenty of conversation, laughter and handsewing. Generally there is a topic for discussion. You can sit and listen, or jump in with your own tidbits. The March Monday MeetUp topic was your “Favourite quilting tools or gadgets”. There were many ideas that were shared including some novel uses for objects unrelated to the usual quilting notions. This ingenious little device was shown to us by Jodi - a first time visitor. It’s a “snippit” a gadget from Canada for opening plastic milk pouches. The cleverly concealed blade is perfect for snipping threads...
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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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