Have you heard the news? A new chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild is starting up in Sydney. It's the Greater Western Sydney Modern Quilt Guild. I'm really excited because I've been longing for some like-minded people to hang out with on a regular basis. The idea behind the GWSMQG is to have two meet ups per month - one Monday night for general meeting and catch up stuff, show and tell etc AND a Sunday sew-in day. Sometimes I would really like to go and sew somewhere else to get away from the constant interruptions. Plus it's nice to be able to share what you're doing and get input from others and learn a few tips along the way (like the right way use a rotary cutter - when I first started I had been cutting towards my body instead of away! D'oh!! But you don't know these things unless someone shows you!).
The other thing that I'm really excited to share is that I have teamed up with Amy & Sheridan to help out with the running of this guild. So the aim of the GWSMQG is to meet geographically central in Sydney. The first Monday meet up has been organised at Dooley's in Silverwater (Newington) on Monday, 20 August 7-9pm. It's an easy to get to location and we could even help you arrange car pooling with someone if you need a lift. If you are local to Sydney (or can get to Sydney) we would love to see you at our first meeting or a Sunday sew-in (details of the sew-in to be advised when we have our venue confirmed).
Check out the GWSMQG blog for more information and/or join the Facebook group to keep up to date with the guild's happenings. If you don't do Facebook then sign up to be updated via the blog.
Other local MQGs - the Sydney Modern Quilt Guild came out of hibernation this week and has announced some meeting dates, check out their blog for details. If you live in the Illawarra the Wollongong Modern Quilt Guild meets on a regular basis, details on their blog too.