What is modern quilting?
Modern quilting is about fresh colours and simple patterns or traditional
blocks with a modern twist,young designers andold favourites,
contemporary tools and techniques. While modern quilting
is steeped in quilting tradition there are no rules, offering creative
freedom,accessibility, and exciting new ideas.
What is the Melbourne Modern Quilt Guild?
Created in May 2010, the Melbourne Modern Quilt Guild is a group
for modern quilters in and around Melbourne, Australia interested
in modern quilting. The first to start up outside of the
USA, the Melbourne Modern Quilt Guild
is a branch of the now international Modern Quilt Guild.
What does the Melbourne Modern Quilt Guild do?
On our extensive online website, our members share their
quilting ideas and projects through forums, photo
albums, and blogs, and participate in group activities and discussions.
Monthly Sewing Days
Members of our Guild also meet in person once a month for a fantastic
day of sewing, showing and telling, swapping, chatting, and general
camaraderie, in a bright modern room in North Melbourne.
All kinds of quilting endeavours can be seen at these meetings,
from machine piecing to hand quilting and paper piecing.
Being a very new Guild, we’re currently creating and planning our
first year of events. On the agenda are swaps and challenges,
sew-alongs, retreats, make-and-take sessions,
tutorials for different techniques and projects,
as well as special guest appearances, and shop-hops.
Is the Melbourne Modern Quilt Guild for you?
Do you go to sleep at night dreaming of fabric combinations and quilt blocks?
Or do you dream of one day learning to quilt? If so, be bold, jump in.
Join in the chatter on the forums, create your own blog and a photo
album to share your quilting endeavours with us, be inspired by our
members’ handiwork, come along to one of our meetings,
and be part of our growing, developing, flourishing, nurturing community .