2016 Meeting Dates

The dates for this year are up on the blog.

Check out all the dates you can join us here.

We look forward to seeing all our regulars, and any newbies who want to join us, throughout the year.

Here’s to a productive year of sewing and quilting.

Last meeting for 2015

Just a quick post to remind you our last meeting for the year is on this Sunday 6th December 2015 at HobbySew Top Ryde, starting at 10am and finishing at 4pm.

There are still spots left if you would like to join us. Bring along your machine or hand sewing and join us for a casual sewing get together.

Fill out the form below to RSVP or to receive notifications of future meetings 

Sunday Sew-In Meetings Update

A few weeks ago we learned the sad news that one of our favourite Sydney quilting stores, Kim Bradley Creations, was closing down. Whilst it did mean the SYDMQG would have to source another venue to host our Sunday Sew In meetings, it was truly sad to learn of another bricks and mortar store closing down (and one with such a vast array of wonderful quilting fabrics and notions to choose from).

The SYDMQG would like to thank Kim for allowing us the use of her workshop room to conduct our meetings. I’m sure everyone who went along to one of our meetings at Kim’s will agree that we were so lucky to have such a great venue.

It seems our luck with finding great venues is continuing as I am very pleased to announce that our Sunday Sew In meetings will now be held at HobbySew at Top Ryde City.

HobbySew have an awesome area full of natural light for us to take our machines and sew to our heart’s content! There is also a Craft Cafe in store…so access to coffee won’t be a problem!!

Please check out the 2015 Meeting Dates page for the date of our next meeting. If you would like to join us at one of our SYDMQG meetings please get in touch.

Yesterday’s Sunday Sew In

What a great first Sunday Sew-In meeting for the year we had yesterday! New people and a new (sort-of) venue meant we had lots to talk about with an inspiring place to sew in.

We had almost 50% of the group as first-timers to this type of SYDMQG meeting which was great to see…we hope you guys decide to come back!

The new class room area at Kim Bradley Creations is now downstairs, so a little easier to access for anyone with mobility issues (or who have heavy machines to lug around). There’s great light and design walls everywhere. All the  machine spaces were used, and we also had a great little hand sewing space set up for those of us who were after a different type of creative day (particularly me). I think the room worked really well for everyone.

Of course, we took a few pictures, and had a bit of show and tell…so I’ll stop talking and let you see for yourselves🙂

Talking and sewing
Talking and sewing
Lots of sewing early on...oh and more talking
Lots of sewing early on…oh and more talking
One of the design walls
One of the design walls
Monique's mini Swoon
Monique’s mini Swoon
Natasha's pixelated heart
Natasha’s pixelated heart
Sel assures us this quilt is very simple to piece together!
Sel assures us this quilt is very simple to piece together!
Leigh's super dooper Meadow quilt using Joel dewberry
Leigh’s super dooper Meadow quilt using Joel dewberry
Hayley's pram quilt
Hayley’s pram quilt
Jenn's amazing sailing inspired quilt...the quilting has cute anchors in it!
Jenn’s amazing sailing inspired quilt…the quilting has cute anchors in it!
Jess's Positivity quilt...the story behind this is just so beautiful.
Jess’s Positivity quilt…the story behind this is just so beautiful.
Jill's Social Tote
Jill’s Social Tote

We had a great day yesterday…maybe you would like to join us next time?

2015 Meeting Dates


Just a quick post to let everyone the blog has now been updated with our planned meeting dates for this year.

Check out the 2015 Meeting Dates page for all the details.

We have also changed our membership details for 2015. Click on the Join Us tab at the top of the page for more information.

We’ve also been making great progress on our 2015 SYDMQG group quilt. A few of us (Jenn, Sel and myself) got together over the holiday period for a bit of a sewing bee. Final result of that is our quilt top is all finished, ready to be quilted.

Rainbow Skyline progress shot

I expect that at either our January of February Saturday meetings we will need a few hands on deck for hand sewing the binding…All volunteers welcome🙂

Hope to see you at one of our meetings this year. Until then, happy sewing!!


Last meeting for 2014 roundup

Rainbow Rays

Oh I didn’t mean to be so late in posting this update from our last meeting for the year. The week has just gone by so fast!

What a great day we had last Sunday to finish off the year for SYDMQG. Our Sunday Sew In was held as usual at Kim Bradley Creations…we love this place so much, and are so happy we can continue on here next year as well. It was also nice to be in air conditioning after the run of hot, humid weather we have been experiencing in Sydney. As usual the day ended in a massive storm….oh I didn’t enjoy that drive home!

But I digress… in between all of our chatting and eating all the yummy food, we all did some sewing and a bit of show and tell. So here’s what some of us were working on… Continue reading

New look blog and name change

The Sydney Modern Quilt Guild has been renamed and revamped! Welcome to our new look site and name.

The name change is due to trademark on the “Modern Quilt Guild” part of our old name. As we are currently not an international affiliate member of The Modern Quilt Guild we needed to change our name and site accordingly.

The Sydney Modern Quilt Group will continue to function as we always have, meeting regularly and working on group projects and challenges via face-to-face and online activities.

We look forward to continuing to share our work with you all.

Saturday Sit ‘n’ Sew


How lovely was the weekend just gone? A mostly beautiful sunny weekend in Sydney, made even better with a SYDMQG Sit ‘n’ Sew meeting on Saturday.

A nice intimate group this weekend but we did get to meet the lovely Monique. Monique’s sister, Michelle, came along to her first SYDMQG meeting last month, so it was great to have both of these lovely ladies join us over the past couple of meetings. We look forward to seeing you both again soon. Continue reading

SUPER Sew in!

Hi all!

This Sunday 6 April we are hosting our SUPER Sew-In at Kim Bradley Creations. We will kick off at MIDDAY and work until 4pm. The cost is $10 per person but there is a ton of room so you can bring a machine, cutting work, a quilt to lay out, the possibilities are endless!

This is also a really good time to bring your friends along if they are curious about the guild too!

We will be looking at our group quilt and starting to put it together in anticipation of the show! It’s so exciting!!

Please RSVP by email (sydneymodernquiltguild at gmail dot com) to let us know if you’re coming – we’d love to have you!

This Saturday: SMQG Working Bee in Sydney’s North Shore

Hey ladies,

Due to the entry date for the 2014 Sydney Quilt Show’s being rather sooner than expected, there’ll be a Working Bee at Jenn (Penny Poppleton)’s place up in Sydney’s North Shore THIS SATURDAY to power through enough blocks to give the NSW Guild an indication of what we’ll be entering for the 2014 Sydney Quilt Show.

If you can take a few hours out from your weekend activities, then please come along, bring your scraps and your low-volumes, and let’s get sewing those pickle dish blocks!

Here’s one Jenn made earlier!

Email Jenn if you’re interested and able to make it. The more the merrier!