Friday, 28 May 2021

AGM / July Meeting

The Annual General meeting of the Tasmanian Modern Quilt Guild will be held at the Newtown Bay Rowing Centre on Wednesday the 7th of July, 6-8pm. 

Would you like to join the TMQG team?  All positions will be considered vacant and open for nomination - so this is a great time to share your skills.

Maybe you are great at organising things, are happy to join the supper-team, would like to help us raise money for community organisations, or have a knowledge of social media.  There are 7 general committee positions available as well the positions of Treasurer, Secretary, President and Vice President.

We would love your help to keep the TMQG vibrant, relevant, friendly and interesting.

Simply fill out the attached form and email it to our returning officer (Pam Stewart), or hand it to her in person at the meeting.  

Please follow this link to access the nomination form:

Wednesday, 10 March 2021

QuiltJane is coming!

Jane Davidson is a well-loved member of the Australian (and international!) quilting community. She loves teaching, publishing, designing, quilt markets, long arming, etc. If you remember The Splendid Quilt Sampler from a few years ago, that was Jane and her friend Pat!

After having to cancel last year, we FINALLY get to have our workshops with her this June! 
Please note that these workshops are now open to non-members as well, and your spots are not secure until full payment is received. Due to COVID numbers are limited, so book and pay ASAP to secure your spot!

Cost for one day TMQG Member: $100; Non-member: $125
Cost for both days TMQG Member $175; Non-member: $200

Project requirements will be emailed after registration.
BYO lunch - tea and coffee provided.
The workshops will be held at the New Town Bay Rowing Centre.
Blooming Dresden
Saturday, 5 June 2021 
from 10:00-16:00

QuiltJane will teach her pieced Dresden blocks! In this 6 hour class, students will make a 24" x 24" pieced Dresden flower block. The pattern is supplied with the class, and acrylic templates are available for purchase.
There are 3 variations for the completed block:
  • traditional blocks (pin wheel, churn dash and nine patch)
  • traditional blocks + sparklers
  • sparklers and simple blades
Grey Matter /
Enchanted Garden
Sunday, 6 June 2021 
from 10:00-16:00

QuiltJane will teach her scrappy Grey Matter quilt! In this 6 hour class, students will learn to prepare 60 degree diamonds, sew y-seams, and different methods of applique.
Goal: Students make one appliqued block.
Pattern supplied with class, acrylic templates available for purchase.
Of course, you're not limited to grey when making your own quilt! This version is known as Enchanted Garden. What colourway will you come up with?

Thursday, 16 April 2020

Cancellation of May Meeting and Sewing Day

Hello to all our members and friends!

The Australian government has announced the extension of the current lockdown measures for at least another for weeks, so we have cancelled our May meeting and sewing day.

Although disappointing, the recent outbreak in the NW of the state shows how important these measures are for our continued safely and the safety of our community.

If you are alone in isolation or otherwise having difficulty coping, please reach out. And remember to check in on your quilting friends via phone, email, messanger, or whatever your preferred contact method is. We are fortunate that we have technology to help us feel less alone!

We look forward to the day we can have a meeting and distribute hugs!


Your TMQG Committee

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Cancellations, aka Opportunities to Sew at Home!

It is with heavy hearts that we have decided to cancel the Sewing Day scheduled for 22 March 2020 as well as our April meeting, which was scheduled to occur on 1 April 2020. Note: This is not an April Fool's Joke.

With the number of other events that are being cancelled you probably won't be surprised by this decision. The health of all of our members is important to us, and many members were either not going to attend or were worried about making the decision.

If you'd like to see our full latest update, it is available at:

Please feel free to join some of us in the Tassie Quilters Network group on Facebook, at . This way we can share what we're working on and not feel quite so isolated!

Our business member shops are all still open. I'll provide links below to their websites and/or Facebook pages so that you can keep up to date with them. Not only are they great places to catch up with other quilters, but you may need one or two more fabrics in case we start to face quarantine, right? 
  • CANCELLED Our March sewing day, next Sunday 22 March
  • CANCELLED Our April meeting 
  • STILL ON Our 2020 President's Challenge, FIRE * ASH * GROWTH
  • STILL ON QuiltJane workshops in June! Blooming Dresden and Grey Matter (to be assessed closer to the dates)
  • At this point our May meeting is still on, however we will assess this closer to the date.
Please also remember that if you have any charity quilts that we've been making for those displaced by the fires, please bring them by the JUNE MEETING as Janine will be able to transport them.

With 'social distancing', you have more time at home to stitch!

Saturday, 14 March 2020

2020 President's Challenge Announced!

This year's President's Challenge is looking beyond the tragedy of this summer's bushfires:

These will be on display at Island Quilts later this year, and if you wish to have your item sold or donated please indicate. Money raised will go towards a foundation promoting fauna and flora regrowth.

This will be a judged Presidents' Challenge with judges, prizes and sponsors to be announced at a later date and updated one the Challenge Page.

Cost to enter is $20 which includes the fabric kit consisting of 4 x fat quarters + 1 x 5” square. These are available at TQMG Meetings or at Quarter Inch.
Entries must be submitted by the August meeting.

To be eligible for prizes all of the following rules  must be strictly followed:

  • Wall Hanging Size: 60cm x 40cm (Portrait) Finished (bound)
  • All fabrics in the provided kit are to be used; you can add one matching tone on tone fabric only.
  • 10% modern applique can be included.
  • A strip of Velcro must be attached to the top back for displaying purposes. (We suggest attaching this to a removable sleeve. We do NOT recommend attempting to quilt through Velcro.)
  • Quilting must be in a modern style but can have contrasting threads.
  • No embellishments (beading, etc).
  • Label on the back with your name and your entry's title.
  • Backing can be any fabric of your choice.
  • Can be constructed and quilted by hand, machine, or both.
  • Must have 3 layers (top, batting, and backing).
  • Can be individual or a group, although everyone in the group must be members of TQMG.

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Our apologies for not having published new posts for a few months. A laptop death had made it a difficult job, but this has now been sorted out. New posts will be coming soon.

The Calendar has been updated with events in the next few months.

Monday, 7 October 2019

October 2019 Meeting Show and Tell

We had some lovely quilts shared at our October meeting. It is inspiring to have such talented members!

Karen did this gorgeous fox at Helen Godden's workshops. Only the outline was drawn; the rest was improv free motion quilting!

Karen did this at a Hele Godden workshop. Gorgeous painting!

Julie has spent two years making this out of hexies made from scraps. If only it had made a dent in her scraps!

A Christa Watson pattern, beaded lanterns. Putting lanterns one the back as well was a really great idea.

 A lovely baby quilt from Shirley.

My photo does not do the colours of this justice ; it really pops!

A gorgeous new quilt pattern from Helen! Petite Cherie!

 Anne showing how simple it can be to use Kaffe Fassett 's fabrics.

A Kaffe Fassett fabric inspired by bookend paper which Anne has used to cover a notebook! A great idea.

Finish Stitch Therapy 365! There were buttons holding the quilt sandwich together, which sparkled almost like sequins. Well done! The pattern is available at

I have Michelle's permission to share this from her Instagram page; the work is lovely so I wanted to share a great photo! She fussy cut in such a way she could use leftovers in other projects. Minimal waste!