Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Wedding Kel & Paul xx

The gorgeous Kelli from Kelli's Pieces is getting hitched to her fella today and I wish them both love and happiness for the most wonderful adventure.

Love ya Kel  xx

Monday, November 22, 2010

Desperately Seeking Fabric: Spring by Monaluna from Mingle


Does anyone know of a store (pref in Australia) who sells this Robert Kaufman fabric?  I bought it from the wonderful City Quilter in New York City and I didn't buy enough (isn't it always the way!!)

'Spring' by Monaluna from the Mingle Range

I am midway through two quilts (a gift for twins) and I am close to running out..... urghhhhh.......

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Join the Melbourne Modern Quilt Guild

What is modern quilting?
Modern quilting is about fresh colours and simple patterns or traditional blocks with a modern twist, young designers and old 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.
Special Events
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 . We’d love to get to know you!