Beginners Quilting Classes

Beginners Quilting Classes

Due to COVID-19 we have had to reschedule this class to the 12th July 2020. Do you know someone who quilts and wish you could do that? Or have you seen examples of beautiful quilts either in people’s homes or in exhibitions and want one of your own? We are offering the opportunity for anyone to come to one of our Sydney Modern Quilt Guild Sew Days and be shown the basics of patchwork quilting in an informal and friendly way. Even better, it’s free of charge! You do not need to have any prior experience of sewing to come along for the day. This class is designed for participants who have limited (or even no) experience of using a sewing machine, or for those who can sew but are new to quilting. This session will be ran by Natalie Dolan, our events coordinator. Natalie taught herself how to quilt 3 years ago using YouTube videos and learning from lots of mistakes before joining...
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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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International MQG Mini Quilt Swap

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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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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