Issue 44

Issue 44

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Few things are as universal and timeless as needle and thread, but these days it’s not critical to know how to sew or quilt because we can buy warmth for our families in a store (debatable, I’m sure!). However, for quilters it’s an essential part of our being – and we all know that handmade warmth, with love sewn in, is better! Another wonderful side effect of being a quilter is the automatic camaraderie that comes when you meet another quilter, regardless of where they’re from. The world is now more connected than ever - it doesn’t matter where you live, you can access an infinite amount of information about quilting and chat with quilters all over the world. For us, the digital world has enabled us to work remotely long before working from home and Zoom calls were the norm. The Make Modern team is spread across all corners of Australia, and our contributors come from all over the world. Our subscribers live in over 70 different countries! Take a close look at our pages and you might notice a little change from this issue onwards as we embrace the globalisation of our contributors.

In this issue we MEET three makers – Carole Lyles Shaw from USA, Donna Ward from New Zealand and Cait Lisle from England; we MAKE that stunning curvy cover quilt from Germany, a Bear Paw quilt from Jersey near France, the cutest little bird pouch from Russia, as well as quilts from India, Ireland, and the USA!; and we MOTIVATE readers to dive into their fabric stashes to create a rainbow and learn about colour theory with a brand new six-part series on Colour Theory! Happy quilting, wherever you are in the world!

Make Modern magazines are jam-packed with modern quilt patterns suitable for beginner quilters to advanced, and articles about modern quilting guaranteed to make you smile, inspire you to quilt outside your comfort zone, and start making modern quilts today. Our beautiful patchwork magazine is published independently by a team of quilters, and priced at just AU$12 (approx. US$10, CA$11, €8 or £7).

*Price in AUD converted to your currency during checkout. Make Modern is a digital modern quilt magazine available worldwide. Instantly download the 100+ page PDF to your device and print pages as you like.


Included Patterns:

  • Bitter Lemon Quilt by Anke B. Calzada (@pasacana_designs)

  • Go Big Baby Bear Quilt by Sue Bone (@justsewsue)

  • King’s Belt Quilt by Daisi Toegel (@daisitoegel)

  • Bird Pouch by Marushka Volkova (@marushka.volkova)

  • Synergy Quilt by Preeti Harris (@sewpreetiquilts)

  • The Amethyst Hour Quilt by Sindhu Aragam (@creativeclutterroom)

  • Cleveland Ricky Quilt by Rita Geyermann

  • Windy Day Quilt by Sarah Schneider (@sarahs.softies)

  • Spring Weather Table Runner by Cait Lisle (@caitlisledesigns)

  • Octagon Dreams Quilt by Cassie Howard (@seecassiemake)

Featured Articles:

  • Tips + Techniques by Alyce Blyth (@blossomheartquilts): Flying Geese – Solo or Squad?

  • DIY Design by Tara Glastonbury (@stitchandyarn): Designed to Last

  • Cloth Confidential by Wendy Wild (@thenextstitch): Revival Arrivals

  • Quilt Like a Rock Star by HollyAnne Knight (@stringandstory): Quilting Plans for Samplers and other Traditional Quilts

  • Colour Theory: Colour Wheel by Alyce Blyth (@blossomheartquilts)

  • The Magic to Avoiding Neck Pain by Rose Parr (@healthyquilting)

  • Smash That Stash: Stringing it Along (@janekellyquilts)

  • Meet the Maker: Carole Lyles Shaw (@carole_lylesshaw)

  • Meet the Maker: Donna Ward (@donnawardnz)

  • Meet the Maker: Cait Lisle (@caitlisledesigns)