Geometric Harmony - Make Modern Update

March 4, 2022

Make Modern is donating 15% of proceeds from the sales of Issue 45 for the two months the issue is current to the Red Cross for their Ukraine Crisis Appeal.

On the surface, quilting is basic. You cut fabric, sew it back together … simple enough. People see fabric and thread, but only quilters see what’s sewn between the seams … creativity, emotions, love, challenges, reflection of circumstance, remnants of DNA. It’s all tucked in there, threaded into every block. Every time we make a new quilt, we’re not only filling a tangible need for one … we’re filling our own emotional and creative needs too. If it seems like quilting is the solution to all life’s problems, maybe it is. Because somehow, no matter what’s going on, whatever the question is, the answer is, ‘Make a quilt’. New baby coming? Make a quilt. Friend needs comfort? Make a quilt. Milestone reached? Special birthday? Need to wind down after a hard day or express tough emotions? Want to remember a loved one? Pandemic blues? Want to connect with new friends or try something new? Make a quilt. Make a quilt. Make a quilt.

In Issue 45 we reflect on the emotions behind what’s drawing us to quilt. We bring you ten beautiful quilt patterns for you to MAKE including that show-stopping rainbow cover quilt, a fun camping quilt and a quilt make from hundreds of 2.5-inch scraps! We MEET inspirational businesswoman, quilter and podcaster Elizabeth Chappell; Aussie quilter Bec Brennan who shares the stories behind her beautiful scrappy quilts; and mother and daughter team Anneliese Johnson + Brenda Reid who have been sewing together for as long as they can remember. And we MOTIVATE you to try ruler work in your quilting with a new article series and lots of inspiration in our gallery. Plus so much more in our bumper 116-page issue.

Included Patterns:

  • Starlite Vista Quilt by Tiffany Horn (@villageboundquilts)
  • Sincerely Quilt by Brooke Shankland (@eudaimoniastudious)
  • Happy Camper Quilt by Sherry Freyermuth + Karen Saunders (@quiltingwithboberry)
  • Pine Sky Quilt by Bess Casey Wilke (@sidelakestitch)
  • Abstract Stars Quilt by Amanda McCabe (@jamesandgraciehandmade)
  • Happy Scrappy Baby Bibs by Capi Cloud Cohen (@sewcloudy)
  • Generations Quilt by Shereece Spain (@sewhookedontreasures)
  • Fade From Blue Quilt by Jane Kelly (@janekellyquilts)
  • Geometric Harmony Quilt by Carolyn Burgess (@appliques.quilts.and.more)
  • Roman Floor Quilt by Sally Williams (@paleofish)

Featured Articles:

  • Tips + Techniques by Alyce Blyth (@blossomheartquilts): Curves of Steel
  • DIY Design by Tara Glastonbury (@stitchandyarn): Starting with a Brief
  • Cloth Confidential by Wendy Wild (@thenextstitch): Is Quilting Cotton the New Toilet Paper?
  • Quilt Like a Rock Star by HollyAnne Knight (@stringandstory): Should you buy a Longarm?
  • Color Theory: Color Temperature by Alyce Blyth (@blossomheartquilts)
  • Machine Maintenance for You by Rose Parr (@healthyquilting)
  • Smash That Stash: Oh Crumbs! (@janekellyquilts)
  • Meet the Maker: Elizabeth Chappell (@quilters_candy)
  • Meet the Maker: Bec Brennan (
  • Meet the Maker: Anneliese Johnson + Brenda Reid (@eyecandyquilts)
  • Ruler Work is NOT Scary! By Kellie Kaczmarek (@sillymoonquiltingco)
  • Gallery: Ruler Work Quilting

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