Thursday, 18 December 2014

Make Modern Make More - Last Days to Enter!

Don't forget to enter out awesome giveaway! It closes on the 21st December. Read on for details, entry is at the bottom.



First Prize is just a bundle of quilty goodness worth over $750! From fabric, to patterns, to thread, there's plenty in here to keep you happily quilting!

A big thank you to Alison Glass, Simpson and Scarlett, Monaluna, Aurifil Australia, Sew Sweetness, Hot Possum, Craft Schmaft, Craftsy, Fabric Patch, Busy Thimbles and Fort Worth Fabric Studio for our amazing first prize!


 Second prize contains so much awesomeness! Fabric, patterns, thread, a gift voucher, oh my!

A big thank you to The Natural Loom, Aurifil Australia, Sew Sweetness, The Quilting Cowgirl, Craft Schmaft, Craftsy and Winter Creek Cloth for our fabulous second prize!


And third prize will keep you busy creating too with some great fabric, patterns and a class of your choice!

A big thank you to Cynthia's Ark, Craft Schmaft and Craftsy for our awesome third prize!

So now you've seen the prizes, you want to know how to win right?! Well it's easy! You just need to head over to this link where we've set up entries via Rafflecopter. Simply do as many entries as you like to enter! In the process you're sure to find some awesome new enablers in the form of our sponsors.

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Competition is open to Australian and international readers. Competition opens 21 November 2014 and closes 21 December 2014. The three lucky winners will be announced in the December Make Modern Newsletter on 22 December 2014.

Enjoy and good luck!
                                                 Jane, Kristy, and Lara

Monday, 8 December 2014

Giveaway Day!

.: Giveaway now CLOSED :.
Thanks to everyone who entered! Congratulations to the winners - Deb, Donna and Janet. Emails have been sent your way!


Oh it's that most wonderful time of the year! Not just Christmas, but Giveaway Day! Time to find some amazing bloggers, get some inspiration, and hopefully win something awesome just for you, just in time for Christmas! Yay!

http://www.sewmamasew.com/


So - hey thanks for stopping by! It's our first time joining in Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day and we have some fabricy goodness on offer.

Before we get to the good stuff, a brief introduction to us (as we know you have lots of giveaways to enter!) We are a team of three quilters (Jane, Kristy and Lara) who have joined together to create a digital modern quilting magazine - it's for quilters and by quilters. You can check out a preview of our first few issues over here (Issue 1 and Issue 2). Or swing by our website for more details and you can find our shop link there too. A subscription to Make Modern would be an awesome Christmas gift. Just saying. ;)

So onto the loot! For the giveaway we are offering three fabulous people a chance to win something!

First prize is fabric! A fat 1/8th bundle of gorgeous Field Day fabric by the talented Alison Glass + a copy of the current issue of Make Modern.

 In addition to this, we will pick another two winners to receive a copy of the current issue of Make Modern.



Just follow the directions on the Rafflecopter and you're all entered! Happy Giveaway Day and good luck!
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Tuesday, 2 December 2014

MM Says...

We've created some quilting memes we're sure you can relate to - look out for them every Tuesday for a bit of mid-week inspiration.

You're welcome to save/share/pin/print this - it might help your non-quilty friends and family understand you a little better! And we're sure your quilting friends will understand!


Friday, 28 November 2014

Labels, Schmabels...


Ninety percent of quilting stuff I see on the internet/social media is pretty pictures of quilts, blocks and fabric that make me smile. Occasionally, there will be a new-to-me technique or a new quilt design that I really want to investigate further. There is the odd picture of a cat on a quilt. And then, every once in a while, a blog post pops up that makes me think and think, pondering over folding laundry and cooking dinner and taking out the trash until the words start composing themselves in my head and won't let me rest until they're out.

This is one of those posts. Pop over and have a look, Angie has lots of good thoughts that are worth reading. In short, it's a pretty honest post about how she does not want to be labelled a modern quilter and instead wants to be called 'a quilter' instead. Fair call. She also talks about how she doesn't care or judge if other people identify themselves as modern quilters, but she doesn't like it when those (or any) labels are used in a negative way, to put others down or exclude others. Again, fair call.

I'll be honest, my first reaction - as the Editor of a magazine with the name 'Modern' in the title - was to freak out a little bit. What if the magazine I am working so hard on, that we are trying to market just right, is turning people off because of the title? What if some people love to wear the 'modern' badge, but others shy away from us because we wear it?

Our intention is to create a magazine that includes lots of fresh, modern projects that will appeal to all kinds of quilters, not to only be for 'modern quilters'. If you choose to read our magazine and a more traditional title and an art quilting title and an embroidery magazine, then it's all good! We specifically try to have a broad mix of projects so we do appeal to lots of quilters.

There is so much grey area in the topic of what is, or isn't, modern quilting that it's darn near impossible to work it all out. And then there's the dreaded quilt police who may or may not exist, and if you step out of line could knock on your front door and revoke your license to keep fabric at any moment. It's scary shit!

Then I moved on from freaking out about how to define our magazine and modern quilting to wondering if the whole 'Modern Quilting' title was being thrown about completely the wrong way. Humour me for a minute, and let's think about this. To say you are a 'modern quilter' (a label I am quite fine with applying to myself, by the way), or to say you like 'modern quilts'.... that is totally okay. But it doesn't have to be a completely exclusive concept. 

Just because you like modern quilts doesn't mean you can't like any other types of quilts. Just because you feel like the modern aesthetic matches your aesthetic, doesn't mean you can't make other types of quilts. The term 'modern' doesn't have to be exclusive.

There is nothing to stop you from also liking traditional or art or pictorial quilts too. There is nothing to say that if you machine piece traditionally, you cannot also enjoy applique, paper piecing or hand piecing. 

Maybe we need to stop looking at 'modern' as a definitive, and instead look at it as a genre that is part of quilting, then we'll all be better off. Maybe if we all make the quilts we want to make right now, without worrying about whether they're our style or what our IG followers will think of them, or if they're modern enough, we'll be happier.


Consider the rest of our lives - we are quite happy to choose favourites or diversity without being exclusive. For example, my favourite TV shows in no particular order are the Big Bang Theory, Bones and Nashville. Three totally different shows, that all appeal for different reasons (laughs, hot cops and music). And that's completely okay. It is also completely okay to say I like dark chocolate the best, but milk chocolate is also good and white chocolate is only for emergencies. And that I prefer cats to dogs (even though I own both).

And you are more than entitled to disagree with me on any of these points, if you so wish. It doesn't make my opinion any less right, nor does it make your conflicting opinion right or wrong.

At the end of the day, we are all just quilters. Or, to broaden it further, just sewists (personally, I prefer this term over sewers, which is where Ninja Turtles live). Even broader: crafters (and the whole crafter vs artist is a whole other discussion point!).

One thing all quilters/sewists/crafters have in common is that we are passionate and excited about our creative pursuits. We live in an era where you don't *have* to learn how to sew, because sewing your own clothes or bedding is not a required skill. We choose to do this because we want to, because it makes us happy and fulfilled.

This is why I believe it's important we don't let labels divide us. Most people, all those non-quilters, don't understand us. And they're no more interested in talking about fabric than I am about talking about cars. They don't understand that we're not simply 'making blankets', we're actually feeding our creative spirits and soothing our souls.

If you meet another quilter, whether it's online or in person, then you've met someone you have an automatic connection with. Someone who gets that whole 'cutting up fabric and sewing it back together thing'. Someone who will happily discuss quilt blocks and fabric with you. Someone who is nodding while you babble on about your latest quilt because they're actually interested, not because they want the crazy lady to shut up.

Embrace that! For God's sake, don't jump in there and ruin what could be a beautiful friendship by being all judgy on their opinions of modern vs traditional or pre-cuts vs yardage or dogs vs cats.

So, at the end of it all - label yourself if you want to, and wear that label with pride if that's what you want to do. But don't use it to divide the quilting world. There is room for all of us, no matter what kind of quilt we're making right at this very moment.

As for me, that's enough deep thinking for a Friday night. I'm off to baste English paper pieces and watch a hot cop on TV.

Jane

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

MM Says...

We've created some quilting memes we're sure you can relate to - look out for them every Tuesday for a bit of mid-week inspiration.

You're welcome to save/share/pin/print this - it might help your non-quilty friends and family understand you a little better! And we're sure your quilting friends will understand!


Friday, 21 November 2014

Make Modern Make More Competition!

Gosh do we have some exciting news for you! We've been working behind the scenes with some amazing advertisers to bring you a fabulous competition called Make Modern Make More. Just as the name suggests it's all about encouraging, enabling and inspiring you to make modern. Keep reading for more details.

But first let's talk prizes! We all love prizes right? Thanks to our fabulous sponsors, there are three awesome prizes up for grabs! Let's review!


First Prize is just a bundle of quilty goodness worth over $750! From fabric, to patterns, to thread, there's plenty in here to keep you happily quilting!

A big thank you to Alison Glass, Simpson and Scarlett, Monaluna, Aurifil Australia, Sew Sweetness, Hot Possum, Craft Schmaft, Craftsy, Fabric Patch, Busy Thimbles and Fort Worth Fabric Studio for our amazing first prize!


 Second prize contains so much awesomeness! Fabric, patterns, thread, a gift voucher, oh my!

A big thank you to The Natural Loom, Aurifil Australia, Sew Sweetness, The Quilting Cowgirl, Craft Schmaft, Craftsy and Winter Creek Cloth for our fabulous second prize!


And third prize will keep you busy creating too with some great fabric, patterns and a class of your choice!

A big thank you to Cynthia's Ark, Craft Schmaft and Craftsy for our awesome third prize!

So now you've seen the prizes, you want to know how to win right?! Well it's easy! You just need to head over to this link where we've set up entries via Rafflecopter. Simply do as many entries as you like to enter! In the process you're sure to find some awesome new enablers in the form of our sponsors.


Competition is open to Australian and international readers. Competition opens 21 November 2014 and closes 21 December 2014. The three lucky winners will be announced in the December Make Modern Newsletter on 22 December 2014.

Enjoy and good luck!
                                                 Jane, Kristy, and Lara

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Vice Versa Shoulder Bag

This stylish bag was designed by Susan Bolte (@lakeonestitchery on IG). The clever thing with this bag is the adjustable strap that either works as a shoulder length strap, or simply pull it through to make it into two handles. So clever and versatile!





Using modern fabrics and large grommets, this bag is very striking. It's also a great size to carry everything you need - to quilt group or for a quick trip to the shops! You can find the pattern for this in Issue Two of Make Modern.

http://www.makemodern.com.au

Pick up your copy of Issue Two today! Let's Make Modern.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

MM Says...

We've created some quilting memes we're sure you can relate to - look out for them every Tuesday for a bit of mid-week inspiration.

You're welcome to save/share/pin/print this - it might help your non-quilty friends and family understand you a little better! And we're sure your quilting friends will understand!


Tuesday, 11 November 2014

MM Says....

We've created some quilting memes we're sure you can relate to - look out for them every Tuesday for a bit of mid-week inspiration.

You're welcome to save/share/pin/print this - it might help your non-quilty friends and family understand you a little better! And we're sure your quilting friends will understand!


Sunday, 9 November 2014

Come Hither - Traditional Meets Modern

This darling mini quilt was designed by Rose Johnston and is a great look at how a traditional block can be made modern.


Rose took the traditional Hither and Yon block and added her own variations by further breaking down the HST blocks. The way she put the blocks together and changed the directions creates an interesting look that will delight fans of the vintage modern look.

You can find more of Rose's work at threadbarecreations.blogspot.com.au

http://www.makemodern.com.au

Pick up your copy of Issue Two today! Let's Make Modern.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

nye - A Foundation Pieced Quilt

Our cover quilt this issue is a stunning foundation pieced quilt by Alyssa Long (@measuredandslow). At first glance, this looks like a complicated design. However it's made with just two block designs, but creates a stunning look.


You can find more of Alyssa's work on her website measuredandslow.com

http://www.makemodern.com.au

Pick up your copy of Issue Two today! Let's Make Modern.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Make Modern: Issue Two

We're very excited to announce that Issue Two has now been published! It is full of pretty projects, great articles and of course plenty of inspiration to get you making!



 Here's a little shot of the cover, plus pictures of the projects that you'll find inside. Over the next few weeks we'll be posting photos of the projects from Issue Two and share a little more about them.

In the meantime, why don't you pick up your copy today? It's just $9.95 an issue, or save some money and grab yourself a subscription! Please note that subscriptions will start from the next issue published (in this case Issue 3 on 1st January 2015).

Happy sewing!













Thursday, 2 October 2014

Guest Blogger - Ruth from Charly & Ben's Crafty Corner

Hi, my name is Ruth and I blog at Charly & Ben’s Crafty Corner and I guest blog on the Modern Quilters of Ireland blog once a month. As my blog name is way too long to type and expect people to remember, I go by CB Crafty Corner in social media and link up parties!

 I live in Limerick in Ireland, about an hour’s drive from the Atlantic coast where we walk our 2 dogs most weekends. The dogs make an appearance every now and again on the blog but most of the time, I write about my attempts at quilt design, things I’ve learned or links that I have found helpful to me in the hopes that what I have learned will help someone else too!


 I made my first quilt in 2012 from watching videos and classes online. I didn’t know anyone making quilts and after a year as a solitary hobby I started the blog to connect to like minded people. Since writing about my crafty ups and downs, I’ve joined 2 guilds, 3 Bee’s and a weekly sewing group – call me well and truly addicted! Oh and I’m partial to the odd swap here and there too! 


I love using the colour wheel and rainbow colours in my quilts. I don't always get things right like in this cushion, my very first attempt at designing my own pattern, I pieced one of the houses in upside down and only noticed after quilting. Doh! 



This year, I’ve tried to spend more time exploring quilt design and when Jane wrote to me to tell me they’d love my baby quilt idea for Make Modern I was thrilled to bits.


One of the things we were asked to think about, when writing our patterns, was to include options so things can be changed up a bit and add a bit more value for the readers. So I made a layer cake version of the pattern and this became a present for my mum. It’s probably the quickest quilt I ever made and is now my favourite, so far! 


  Thanks so much to Jane, Kristy and Lara for inviting me to be a part of Make Modern!

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Guest Blogger - Melissa from MsMidge

Hi there!  I'm Melissa - aka Ms Midge.  I am thrilled to be here introducing myself to you all on the Make Modern blog!

So, about me?  Well, I'm an almost-nearly-there-40 year old, living on the outskirts of Melbourne in the shadows of the beautiful Dandenong Ranges.  If you have never been there, nor heard of them - do a quick Google search.  Best. Spot. In. Melbourne.  Moving right along......  I live here with my darling husband and our four kids.  My "paid" job is as a disability carer - a career I fell in to almost 20 years ago - but my sort of/kind of other paid (and quite regularly not paid enough) job is as a quilter!  It's another career I fell in to, but one I could not be enjoying any more!

Ms Midge - the business - started a few years ago, when the need for art smocks and library bags arose and every Mum at the school wanted one.  From there, I started making children's clothing and things took off!  Fast forward to 2012, when I thought I'd make a quilt.  A quilt.  ONE.  Ummmmm..........  Needless to say, things have snow-balled from there, and around 40 quilts later - I'm a Quilter!  My little business has now evolved in to one which I can make and sell a variety of goods - from quilted cushions, to bags and quilts.
I'm still a work in progress, and am learning every. single. day. Some of my recent quilt finishes have been made using new techniques (to me) which have pushed my skills beyond their limits!



When the lovely ladies at MM asked me if I would like to contribute to their first issue, I  couldn't say YES quick enough!  And when I discovered my contribution would, in fact, be gracing the cover - I just about died!  I'm excited to be a part of Make Modern, and will hopefully be able to bring a little bit of my warped sense of humour to my "Domestic Quilting Goddess" articles each issue.

I'm also hoping to see a few different versions of my Pavement Puddles quilt pattern made!


Monday, 1 September 2014

Make Modern: Issue One!

Hello Make Moderners!

Well we are in a complete state of excitement (and nerves and possibly a chocolate coma) with the very first issue of Make Modern being published today! Woohoo! We hope you love it as much as we do! We even have a little preview available on Issuu - pop by and have a look!



So to celebrate the launch of the magazine, we're having a blog hop! As you do! We have a great line up including a number of the makers from our first issue. Make sure you pop by their blogs to find out a little bit more about their projects and get to know them a little better.

The line up looks just like this:

1st   September                 Make Modern
3rd   September                 Kristy @ Quiet Play
5th   September                 Where Jane Creates
7th   September                 Gina @ Party of Eight: Our Story
9th   September                 Molli Sparkles
11th September                 Juliet @ The Tartan Kiwi
13th September                 cat&vee
15th September                 Ruth @ Ben and Charly’s corner
17th September                 Kelly @ Kelliotmagic
19th September                 Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts
21st September                 Serena @ Sew Giving
23rd September                 Melissa @ Ms Midge
25th September                 Anne @ Hudson Valley Quilts

Look at all that awesomeness! We think you're going to love seeing what these clever people have been up to and what projects they have to offer you in Make Modern.

We are very proud to share with you our first issue - 112 pages of modern quilty goodness. There are 14 projects included (from quilts, to cushions to placemats), a couple of fabulous giveaways, and a wealth of knowledge and fun articles.



You can pick up your copy now from our website. It is a digital magazine so you can access it immediately and read it in PDF format. That also makes it easy to print off any patterns or articles you want!

So what are you waiting for? Grab your copy, get reading, get planning! Let's Make Modern!

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Guest blogger - Alyce from Blossom Heart Quilts

AboutMe 

Konnichiwa! I'm Alyce and I am currently living it up in the fabric and stationery-filled land of Japan for a few years. I blog about my fabric adventures at Blossom Heart Quilts, as well as design many quilts in my graph book, some of which have managed to escape into reality to become tutorials or patterns.
 
I started quilting 3 years ago when my husband bought me a sewing machine and told me stop reading about quilting and just try it. I often joke that he must regret buying my little Elna considering the steep trajectory my obsession (and stash!) have taken! But when we moved to Japan for his work about 9 months later, he has definitely appreciated it as a source of sanity and focus for me. It was hard adjusting to our new life here with a 2.5 year old and a barely 1 year old and no family nearby, and quilting became my strength for me - something for me to focus on, and at times, to escape into.


Messy sewing space
#honestsewingroom - my sewing space is sharing with the kids' playroom

At the same time, I also started my blog - Blossom Heart Quilts. I just love being a part of the online quilting community, because you all rock and have been a huge help in keeping me sane too! I also love "blogging" - I love (most of) the techy stuff, I love learning about how to make my website better and cooler and easier for the readers, I love sharing what I've learned along the way.

Tea For Two 1


Adding to my nerdiness, quilt designing is where my passion lies. I love that mix of creativity and maths, and I am particularly interested in making complex designs in the most easiest way possible. No Y-seams here! I love seeing simple shapes create interesting big-picture designs. My aforementioned graph books are overflowing in sketches that unfortunately many will never become a reality, but I love the creative exercise anyway. I draw my inspiration from life around me - architecture, flooring, etc. In fact my very first pattern, Tea For Two, was inspired by a manhole cover!

Aurora sneak peek

I am also highly partial to star quilt blocks, which is what inspired a very special pattern in next month's issue! If you love a good star block or two, or fifteen, you'll be wanting to subscribe to the first year of Make Modern #justsaying! You will also find me sharing my love of quilt math in a column I am very excited about sharing with you all.

You can find Alyce's starry sampler Aurora in our first issue of Make Modern (subscribe here!) due out on the 1st September!

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Guest Blogger - Molli Sparkles

For this week's guest blogger, we have the fabulous Molli Sparkles. Wait til you see his awesome project in our first issue of Make Modern! Meanwhile, read on and learn a few truths about Molli.
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The Truth About Molli.

I made my first solo quilt in yellow because there's not enough sunshine in the world.



When I first started quilting, I had a brilliant idea: I'd start a quilt blog. No one will have ever done that before ... Oh.

Madonna. Cher. Mariah. Kylie. Molli. Enough said.

I like big seam rippers and I can not lie.

My Make Modern pattern, Trip Around the Universe is an improved version of a Trip Around the World. Because really, who wants to wind up where they started off?





MolliSparkles.com you either get it or you don't.

I founded the NGAQB (No Girls Allowed Quilt Bee) and the ever-growing Men Who Quilt group. Confusing places to be for a guy called Molli Sparkles.

No, I don't have a pattern for my D! quilt. Disney's legal team might though.

The Glitterati are friends of Molli Sparkles who believe in themselves and the power of positivity. Are you ready to shine?




"I quilt so I don't kill people." Nah, I quilt because I already slayed the entire world.

I'm working on project thirty-two after only sewing for two years. Some might say I have an addictive personality.

My favourite colour is silver, and my favourite creature is the unicorn. A silver unicorn? That's just cray.

My weekly Sunday Stash link-up is a safe house for fabric fugitives.




Calling it scrappy is not an excuse for it being ugly.

I'm an equal opportunity fabric employer. There's no room for discrimination in my stash, even for batiks.

You're the only you, you've got, so love yourself sick.



You can serve me Truth Tea anytime you like. I can take it like a boss.

Borders on quilts are allowed, but heavens to Betsi, they're definitely not required.

I oil my Juki with champagne.

My weave will always be bigger and better than yours. It's a fact of life.

Sparkles,
Molli

Friday, 15 August 2014

Free Project #2 - Create Paper Pieced Pattern

Create. 

Really it's an entire sentence all by itself isn't it! That one word sums up what we as quilters do - and it's complete. All by itself. What a brilliant word - and a perfect one to have hanging in the sewing room!

So I have designed my favourite word as a little paper pieced pattern - it's perfectly sized to be made into a mini quilt, or a cushion, or a mug rug, or whatever else you deem needs to have the word "create" emblazoned across it!


As you can see, I chose to make mine into a mini quilt. Simple quilting, simple binding, but perfect for my sewing room. The fabrics I used are the Feather prints from Alison Glass's Sunprint range. Love love.

The pattern makes an 8" x 12" block but you can resize that however you wish by simply adding more fabric to the top and bottom of the block. All the letters are paper pieced, using the "Just My Type" font that I love so much. There are some fiddly and small pieces in there but I'm sure you'll agree the outcome is worth it! Just um.. don't pick this as your first ever foundation pieced project. Please. Come back when it's like your second project! Once you love paper piecing and you want to paper piece ALL THE THINGS! Ahem.

You can find this pattern as a free download in my Craftsy shop. The pattern is just for the paper piecing templates - leaving it up to you to decide what to make your block into!  And don't forget, when you're finished, share a picture with us! You can pop it on IG with the hashtag #makemodern or share it on our Facebook page. We'd love to see!

Happy sewing my friends! Let's go create - and make modern!
Kristy xx

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Guest Bloggers - Cat & Vee

Hello Make Moderners everywhere!

We are Catherine and Vanita - two good friends from Brisbane, Australia.  We met through our children being in the same class at school, and soon discovered a mutual love of fabric, design and the making of fun stuff.  We are both married (not to each other!), each with two kids and a crazy cavoodle dog each - Vanita has Pixie and Catherine has Teddy.

We are really excited and honoured to be part of the first issue of the fabulous Make Modern! - and to share our first-ever sewing patterns with you all.  We've designed two new screen-printed panels especially for Make Modern, and then complemented them with four sewing patterns - so you can choose to sew then up with the panels, or not, whatever you'd like to do!  Here's a sneaky peek at what you'll soon find in Make Modern!


Ooooooh, we wonder what they could be?!

We have a little Etsy shop where we sell a range of screen printed and digitally printed craft panels,  which you can use to sew into your own creations or frame as art for your wall.  We screen print onto Essex natural linen in our garages at home, and then heat set by iron while watching trashy TV shows.  Our digital panels are printed by Spoonflower in the USA.  Here are a few of our panels - there are lots more in the shop!


As for our other creative, crafty lives?  Cat loves to sew - all kinds of different projects.  Much of her sewing time is given to bees and swaps - this past year, Cat's been part of the AusModBee, The Wee Bee and the Care Circle of doGoodStitches and taken part in several swaps.  Cat loves the social side of sewing and craftiness, and is a little addicted to instagram (she is @hellofromcat and Vee is @hellofromvee) and to meeting up with other lovers-of-sewing.  In the past couple of months, Cat's taken classes with Camille Roskelley! - when Camille came to Australia for her Red Letter Day tour, and with Lorena Uriarte to make the Social Tote, and she will soon be doing a Nested Churn Dash class with Jane Davidson, wahoo!  Cat's the secretary and a founding member of the Brisbane Modern Quilt Guild, and is really excited to be heading off to QuiltCon in February 2015.  Here are a few of the things that Cat has made over the past few months. 


Vee has recently finished her Graphic Design studies with CATC, and as well as designing for cat&vee, is also freelancing as 'Hello from Vee' Graphic Design.  Vee has also just picked up her paint-brushes again for the first time in a VERY long time and has some amazing ideas bubbling away for new artworks.
Vee designed the logo for the brand new Brisbane Modern Quilt Guild ...

… and also the logo for the Secret Sewing Society
Here are a few more of Vee's recent creations.


Thank you all so much for taking the time to read about our fun little creative world, and thanks so much to the gorgeous Kristy, Lara and Jane of Make Modern for having us here.  xoxo cat and vee