Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Hello 2016!

It may have been our first meeting of the year but there was plenty of information and wonderful Show & Tell!

The meeting was compered by the delightful Janine from Patchwork Cafe and the topic for the evening was social media and how to use it in your quilting.

Social media is a valuable tool for modern quilters and allows us to connect with the vast world network of quilters as well as find plenty of inspiration. After all, the Modern Quilt Guild brought its view of modern quilting to the world by using social media!

TMQG President Helen Stubbings gave us a very informative Powerpoint presentation of the social media used most often by quilters today.
These include, but are not limited to,
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest, and
  • YouTube
There are many online tutorials available on how to use social media.
For those TMQG members new to technology and/or social media, we encourage you to give it a try!

We had some exciting news to share with our members about a workshop to be held later this year.
The Tasmanian Modern Quilt Guild is thrilled to announce that the incredible talented Kathleen Riggins, who blogs at kathleenquilts will be visiting Hobart in August. Kathleen is a long arm quilter who is based in Canada. She has quilted for big names in the modern quilting industry, including Art Gallery Fabrics and Tula Pink. 

Kathleen will be offering a workshop and trunk show on Sunday 21st August. 
Further details will be available soon but mark this date in your diaries ladies!



We had a massive Show and Tell for the first meeting of the year.

Marie showed us her wonderful quilt





This lovely quilt was quilted by fellow TMQG member Wendy Tomes.

Marie also brought along another finished project, a colourful bed quilt which was also quilted by Wendy.



Kaye showed us her completed QAYG "Nancy Drew" quilt 



Kaye also showed off her amazing "graffiti" quilting, a class taught by Jess Frost at Frangipani Fabrics last year.



Kaye, along with Cath and Briony (of Frangipani Fabrics), showed us their awesome efforts in the recent Aussie MQG inter-guild Zipper Pouch swap 



Wendy Barber showed off her completed Christmas Challenge runner which showcases her great first attempt at free motion quilting!



Faye showed us her fabulous ultra modern mini quilt



Wendy brought in her lovely pastel "Vintage Quilt Revival" quilt and pillow 



Shirley had several inspiring finishes to show us






Diana shared with us her beautiful memorial quilt made from her late mother's clothing



Kat wowed us with her pastel Kona solids "Gelato" quilt




Jess once again inspired us with her recent finishes:

a mini quilt she made for the QuiltCon EZ triangle challenge


and a quilt made for her son 


And finally, we had a parade of finished Aviatrix Medallion quilts.

This quilt was a class held at Frangipani Fabrics last year and taught by Jess. The pattern is one of many amazing patterns by Elizabeth Hartman who blogs at Oh Frannson

Here is Jess's quilt, which she has almost finished quilting,



followed by the "students" finished quilt tops:

Lauren


Deb


Margaret


and Helen



What an amazing effort by our members this month!

We hope to see you all at our next monthly meeting on Wednesday 2nd March 6pm at our usual venue, the Buckingham Rowing Club, upstairs in the function room.


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