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MEET Sam Hunter, modern quilt designer and passionate artist with degrees in electronic engineering, sculpture, and fibre! + Aussie quilter Lisa Cox from A Spoonful of Sugar whose designs have taken social media by storm. MAKE the perfect rainbow modern mini quilt for your sewing room and be inspired by our gallery of rainbow quilts. Celebrate 50 issues with us!

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You know when your kids hit a milestone birthday and you can’t quite figure out how they got there so fast? Well, apparently, it’s the same when your ‘baby’ is a magazine. It’s wild for us to believe that we’ve been publishing Make Modern for over eight years, and here we are at Issue 50. We can still remember pouring our hearts and souls into the launch of Issue One and then realising we had to turn around and do it all again! What started as a random conversation in the carpark after quilt group has given us our dream jobs – obsessing over quilts and calling it work. When we launched Make Modern from our Australian homes, it never occurred to us that we could eventually have readers in over 70 countries worldwide, but we do! Whether you’re new to the magazine of you’ve been with us since the beginning, we love having you in our Make Modern family! This issue is a celebration of the last 50 and a huge thank you to you, our loyal readers, for quilting along with us! And because it’s our 50th issue AND the start of a brand-new year, we’ve made a super handy Quilt Project Tracker to help you organise your quilt projects for the year – FREE with every sale of Issue 50.

Also in this issue we MEET modern quilt designer Sam Hunter, a life-long passionate artist with degrees in electronic engineering, sculpture, and fibre, and Aussie quilter Lisa Cox from A Spoonful of Sugar whose designs have taken social media by storm. We MAKE the perfect rainbow modern mini quilt for your sewing room, or on the other side of the spectrum, one of our beautiful neutral quilts. We explore rainbow quilts with a gallery of stunning designs, give you tips and tricks for English Paper Piecing, introduce a brand-new column focusing on the quilting community, and inspire you with a whole gallery of rainbow quilts … and that’s just the beginning. Come and celebrate 50 issues with us!

Make Modern is a digital modern quilt magazine available worldwide. Each magazine is 100+ pages long, 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 delivered as a digital PDF to read on your computer, tablet or phone, easy to take when you go fabric shopping, with the option to print if you prefer a paper copy.

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