Modern Mix SA Quilters

Events and Activities

The Modern Mix SA Quilters is a gathering of quilters who are interested in finding out more about modern quilting. The group has been formed to provide opportunities for exploring and learning new techniques. Members share ideas, information and their love of textiles. The sessions are a combination of members working on their own projects and trying out new techniques. Each month a challenge is offered up for those keen to be invovled in that aspect of the Group.

Modern Mix has a dedicated Facebook page for participants who want to share their monthly challenges, tips, ideas and everything 'Modern'. Go to Facebook Modern Mix and join the Group.


Bring along your own sewing project and/or join in the monthly topic discussion, watch the demonstration and try out a new technique. Joining in the challenges each month is not compulsory - just for those who enjoy this aspect.

  • When: The third Sunday of each month - from 10am to 3pm
  • Where: The venue is the Vermont Uniting Church Hall, 576 Cross Road, South Plympton
  • Cost: $10 per meeting for Guild members and $15 per meeting for affiliate and non-Guild Members
  • BYO lunch.  Tea, coffee and will be provided
  • For more information please email [email protected] or phone 0421 506776
See below for the detailed Forward Calendar

Or click here to download the calendar to your computer



Challenge or Activity

20 Jun

Curved Cuts and Insertions

Quilting with different Thread weights

Show and Tell

Curved Improv – curved cut insertions

For this activity please bring:

  1. solid fabrics, maybe even four or five plus a patterned piece (large spots or multicoloured stripes would work, or a piece of modern fabric that will work with their colours). The fabrics should be cut longer down the length rather than across the width, but fat quarters will be easy.  The Warp (down the fabric) is strong than the Weft (across the fabric) which can be stretchy.
    1. cutting board
    2. 50wt thread
    3. ¼” foot
    4. scissors and your usual sewing notions
  2. rotary cutter with new blade (the largest one you have)
Simple and Complex example activity followed by an opportunity to see and try quilting with 12wt and 30wt threads.
For this activity please bring:
  1. cotton wadding and backing fabric
  2. walking foot
  3. if you have 12wt or 30wt thread, bring it.
  4. topstitch 80 needle

18 Jul

Information Technology use in Quilting

Show and Tell

Using information technology to assist in your Quilting explorations, communication and techniques.
ipad, Apps, Facebook, Instagram, Sites to follow
Introduction to the Modern Quilt Guild – what might individual membership mean to you?

15 Aug

Sit and Sew
Show and Tell

No scheduled project month – bring along your own projects to continue work on

19 Sep

Lanyard Pouch Project
Show and Tell

Lanyard Pouch project – make this handy pouch for your phone, pens, name badge etc.
Pattern will be supplied.
Requirement’s list will be posted closer to gathering date

17 Oct

Group Quilt Project Launch


New Year Swap Challenge

Show and Tell

Group Blocks project
Each participant to produce a block/blocks for a group quilt for FOQ
Blocks 3”, 6” or 9”
Pattern idea and background fabric provided.
All participants will receive a ticket to go into the draw to be the proud owner of the finished quilt. Blocks due back Jan 2022.
Project ideas will be discussed/demo for a small gift swap to be made for the January meeting celebration.

21 Nov

Using Rulers


Show and Tell

Ruler techniques
Learn more about using rulers to assist in your quilting techniques.
Now you have learnt some new techniques – how do you make them BIGGER – techniques discussed – bigger circles, bigger curves etc


No gathering


16 Jan

Happy New Year 2022!

Shared Lunch

Show and Tell

Project gift exchange
Return of the Group Quilt Blocks
Sit n Sew your own projects
2022 discussion on plans for the year ahead

20 Feb


Reverse /Swap/Change Technique discussion and demo
Requirement’s list will be posted closer to gathering date.

20 Mar

Group Challenge for FOQ Display Launch

Details TBA