About | Make Modern Magazine

About Us

​Make Modern is Australia's only dedicated modern quilt magazine. It began in 2014 when a group of passionate quilters had a dream of producing a magazine for quilters, by quilters, filled with beautiful patterns and articles to inspire quilters like us to make more modern quilts! Five years later and Make Modern is now being delivered to thousands of quilters in 67 countries (and counting!) and we are so proud! Our modern quilt magazine is published bi-monthly in collaboration with a huge team of talented quilt designers from all over the globe who contribute patterns and articles to each issue. Each issue is 100+ pages jam-packed with modern quilt patterns to get your creative juices flowing, articles to inspire you and teach you something new, and interviews with your favourite quilt designers. Issues are delivered as PDF files, to be read on your computer, tablet or phone, with patterns printed as you wish. 

Come and join our Make Modern community! Tell us what you want to see more of. Tag your makes with #makemodern! Show us your craft rooms. Submit patterns or article ideas. We're quilters, just like you!

Our Team

Jane Kelly

Editor

Mama to three teens, two cats and two dogs, Jane has been quilting over half her life. She prefers machine piecing, especially improv and FMQ, and has a soft spot for blenders in every colour! If she’s not quilting you’ll find her reading, listening to music or scrapbooking. Jane lives on the beautiful Australian east coast but is working on seeing more of the countryside in her new caravan.

Lara Motta

Business Manager

Mama to two tiny tots, Lara started quilting as a crafty outlet from her previous day job as a scientist. While quilting is Lara’s only crafty hobby, her drive to live sustainably is a lifestyle on its own. She loves doing things that force her to slow down - hand quilting, mending clothing, baking sourdough, stopping to smell the flowers, or chatting to neighbours in her little community in the Adelaide Hills. 

Kristy Lea

Creative Director

Kristy is a mama, designer and rainbow lover. While she loves quilting of all types, foundation paper piecing is her favourite technique. When she’s not designing new patterns or sewing something (likely rainbow!), she’s spending time with her two kidlets and hunting for the next show to binge watch.

Nic Vaughan

Social Media Manager

Nic joined the team in early 2019 taking on Make Modern’s Social Media. She has been quilting for about 15 years and has discovered that hand piecing is her jam, but don’t talk about her unfinished WIP’s! Scrappy quilting is also close to her heart, the more prints the merrier and solids scare the heck out of her #kiddingnotkidding! She lives in Perth, Australia with her partner and four fur kids.

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Make Modern is a digital quilting magazine produced in Australia by a team of passionate modern quilters with creative collaborators from all over the world.

ABN 29 120 674 630

We respectfully acknowledge and honour the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains; the Gumbaynggirr people of Coffs Harbour; and the Giabal and Jarowair peoples of the Toowoomba area as the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which Make Modern is published. We acknowledge and pay our deep respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging, and commit ourselves to a future with reconciliation and renewal at its heart. Australia always was and always will be Aboriginal land.