About Margaret Mew

Margaret is a quilt designer, teacher, author and one of the founders of TAG.

Ballarat Chapter meeting

The Ballarat Chapter shares their work from yesterday's meeting.  This happy group of stitchers travel from Castlemaine, Riddles Creek, Gisborne and Ballarat to meet at Ballan every two months and Dawn is the Chapter Leader.  See the Drop Down menu for details if you'd like to come along. Alison is working on a quilt from the TAG retreat from last year. Rhonda is working on a Di Ford pattern and Sue is working on a Sue Spargo design. Rhonda is just putting the binding on her Margaret Mew's quilt!! It’s stunning in sight. Dawn's quilt is a block from Michelle Yeo’s Quiltmania mystery quilt. Thanks so much for sharing your work Alison, Sue, Rhonda and Dawn xxx           Read More

2019 AGM and Applique-In

image of The Rain Came Down

Last Saturday we held our AGM meeting in Essendon... as always, not too much AGM and instead lots of time for stitching and chatting.  And shopping and Show and Tell.  Plus some Tutorials.  So a top day all round. Bang on cue at 10am the heavens opened!  Of course we're always conflicted when it comes to rain... so essential as we have been in much need of some precipitation, but really! Now? Once we were all in and dried off, the day started in earnest The gorgeous Emma of Queen of Fabric Brighton brought her shop along for us all to enjoy... and enjoy we did The AGM got underway on time, and as these are a tedious necessity as the best of times, we keep it to a minimum ~~get the job done and get on with the fun bits~~ Like Show and Tell Ros kicked off with two quilts which took our breaths away.. two darling Doll Quilts from an International on-line Swap.  On the right is the one Ros has received from her inward swap partner in the UK... swooning And on the left is the progress of the one Ros is her making for her outward swap partner... swooning again and knowing the lucky secret recipient will be as pleased to receive it as Ros was to receive hers. Next up was Joanne's Applique Quilt.  Beautiful traditional blocks and generously, Joanne will donate this quilt to charity to Raffle <3 Margaret brought along her The Yeoman's Daughter, a Cut-out Chintz Applique and EPP coverlet.  And later demonstrated this technique of applique in our tutorials. How much work is in this amazing Dutch Treat by Pam! All Reverse applique (Hand) And truly divine in the Delft Blues Sue's Razz-A-Dazzle in a bright and modern palette brought some more ooohs and aaaahs. Applique and Embroidery, a perfect blend. Pattern by Hugs and Kisses http://www.creaturecrafts.net.au/p/713/Razz-a-dazzle-BOM-by-Hugs-n-Kisses.html Maureen is the Chapter Leader of our new Korumburra Chapter in Gippsland.  Her Susanna Culp quilt, a pattern by Brenda Read More

Spring Applique-In

What a fabulous day it was last Saturday for our Spring Applique-In There was fabulous Show and Tell from members and guests, Shopping a plenty courtesy of GJ's Fabrics https://gjsdiscountfabrics.com.au/ And our guest for the day was the very talented Carolyn Murfitt of Freebird Quilting Designs https://www.freebirdquiltingdesigns.com.au/ it's just as well we love Applique as there was a lot of it to see. Enjoy these pics of Carolyn and her work, she kept her audience enthralled. Thank you Carolyn, GJ's Fabrics and our TAG members and guests for making the day a great success. And a huge shout out to Robyn for taking lots of photo's and to Branko for making these very funky pics. We'll post some more pics ~ Show and Tell etc. in a day or two Happy  Stitching.   Save Read More

The talented Carolyn Murfitt

image of Flowering Wreath by Carolyn Murfitt (Detail)

Come and meet Carolyn and see her wonderful appliquéd quilts,  she is our Guest Speaker at the upcoming Applique-In to be held on the 7th October in Surry Hills, Melbourne.   Details? click on link for the flyer or see website calendar.  We'd love to see you there. Applique In FLYER OCT 2017 Sue had a chat with Carolyn and an excerpt is here for you to enjoy... Come along on the 7th October to hear more and of course 'See' her beautiful work How long have you been doing Applique? Not long, the first appliqué quilt I made was in January 2016 and I had previously made one small hand appliqué piece the year before. What drew you to appliqué? I love arranging small pieces of fabric into a cohesive design. What is your preferred type of Applique? So far I have only created pieces using the raw edge and the faux appliqué method, but I am intending to learn raw edge appliqué. Do you have a preferred range of fabrics to work with? I tended to lean towards very bright colourful fabrics, but recently I have been moving towards the softer, flowery fabric ranges.     How did you feel when your quilts won so many awards at the recent quilt show? What were the awards for? I was overwhelmed to receive so many awards at showcase; I certainly did not expect it, especially in the Applique section where there were so many amazing quilts. I received a first in the modern quilting section,  a runners up in the innovative section and a second highly commended in the appliqué section. Where do you see your appliqué and quilting in the next 5-10 years Interesting question and I have no idea, I try to not to plan too far ahead, Each day I wake up with a passion for creating and I just want to enjoy each day that I get to do something that I love. Thanks Sue and Carolyn, see you on the 7th October       Save Read More

Easter Quilt Show

The Strathdale Quilters in Bendigo (Central Vic) are holding their Biennial Exhibition over the Easter weekend. This has always been an Easter tradition for me, so I'll be heading up there on Good Friday afternoon with Alison. The quilts will be stunning (I know, because they always are) I've just put the opening times and days up on the web calendar, so if you're looking to get out of the city over the weekend, do come and have a look.  The weather is always just perfect too (hope I haven't just jinxed that) Happy stitching and enjoy this special holiday Margaret :-)   Read More