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Education challenge: Colour schemes

One of the biggest stumbling blocks some of us face when starting a new quilt is choosing the colour scheme. With colours you can set a mood, attract attention, or make a statement. Colour can be your most powerful design element if you learn to use it effectively.   Often we go looking for inspiration…

Education: an introduction to this year’s theme

The 2017/2018 Perth Modern Quilt Guild committee members have chosen the theme for the year to be … “Colour Your World” We like to base our Education Challenges around the theme, so I predict lots of colour play this year! Are you ready? The PMQG are not going to pretend to be students of the…

Education round up 2016/17

Every year our Guild likes to pick a theme to base our education series, swaps and activities on. For the 2016/2017 season we chose “Make it Modern.” From an Education perspective we chose to break this theme down into 4 categories and align them with challenges for our members to experiment and explore. These challenges…

Our Quilting New Year’s Resolutions

A new year is just around the corner. The beginning of a calendar year is always the time we quilters start thinking of fresh starts, new projects, and seeking out challenges. I know that’s true for me. Though I dropped off the making of a personal new year’s resolutions a long time ago, I still…

Old in a New Way

I love seeing quilts and the art of quilt making portrayed in a modern way in the media. All too often the art of making a quilt and its finished piece is thrown into the catch-all phrase of ‘craft’. There’s nothing wrong with the word craft except that when used with quilts, and all too…

For the Love of Local and What Exciting News!

We have exciting news and I have all the details here. Anna Maria Horner is coming to Perth! Our wonderful local quilt shop, Calico and Ivy, has made possible the visit of Anna Maria Horner in December of this year and everyone in the Perth quilting community is excited. Calico and Ivy are working closely together with the…

Inspiration by Design

Where does your creative inspiration come from? Is it in line? Colour? From nature? All of the above? If you’re like most creative types inspiration comes from everywhere and from everything. What a quilter can conceive they can achieve. When thinking of the quilting greats in the arena of contemporary quilt design so many names…

Colour, colour everywhere….

Who doesn’t love colour? I think even the most devoted of we quilters who tend to keep our creations focused to the less vibrant of the colour wheel can appreciate the pop and excitement of a multi-coloured quilt. These quilts become a feast for the eyes. There is an energy connected to textiles of multi-colours…

July PMQG Meeting

July PMQG Meeting

The first meeting of the financial year went well with show and tell of some amazing projects. It never ceases to amaze me the wonderful creativity I see each month. Hoping some of this will rub off on me…. Kate mentioned the upcoming Dresden Plate Mini Quilt Challenge which will have prizes. Check your emails…

May Meetup

As predicted, it was a more subdued meeting today. Quite a few new faces, quite a bit of chat about this year’s Craft and Quilt show and a lot of productive sewing. Show and tell produced some beautiful quilts and WIPs as always… And Jessica brought along her 9 month WIP (now finished for 2…

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