Sydney Modern Quilt Guild

I’m a member of the SMQG which is a small group of enthusiastic modern quilters.  We get together each month and each year we do a group project.  Last year we made a huge hexie quilt which we entered into the annual state quilt guild show and then raffled to raise funds for a donation to the YWCA for young disadvantaged women.  We managed to raise over $1000.00 in just under a month of selling tickets.

The quilt design was based on a rainbow colour scheme design from the book Hexa-Go-Go by Tacha Bruecher  who kindly gave us permission to use the design for the group project.

I chose the warm orange palette – no surprises there – my first ever attempt at doing hexies is below. I was pleased at how they came together.

Hexies for SMGQ group quilt

Hexies for SMGQ group quilt

Here they are in situ – Sel did a great job on the quilting.

My hexies in the quilt

My hexies in the quilt

IMG_0084 The finished quilt – it was difficult to photograph as it ended up being more than king size because we got carried  away with doing hexies!

We are always happy to have new members, so if you live in Sydney contact me or check out our blog.


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