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.

This is our program plan for the beginning of 2023 and we are looking forward to members sharing more creativity and inspiring each other just like 2022! We have planned for a mix of ‘freestyling” sessions where members meet to work on their own projects and “structured” sessions where there will be a demonstration, talk or workshop activity.

This year in addition to the scheduled topic or activity each month we will have a number of ongoing activities running along in the background for keen crew members to get involved in.

  • Pip’s patterns to ponder – bi-monthly (that is every two months) Pip will be sharing a quilt block pattern with us as an added take away bonus at Modern Mix, make one or make the whole set – it’s up to you but knowing Pip, these will be yet another great addition to your Modern quilting adventure.
  • National Quilt Museum Block of the month program. Lesley Millar has been doing this program for years and will be updating us on this activity, how to follow along and be your contact for any questions. Members can keep up to date on block progress on our Facebook page or in Show ‘n’ Tell each month.
  • 30 days of Improv – starts July 2023 – International Quilt-along. All keen crew members will be encouraged to get involved and encourage each other on this growing international challenge.

Each month we will have the usual “Show ‘n’ Tell” and this year we encourage all crew who would like to de-stash to bring along their gear to sell.

The Modern Mix Committee:
Monique Reed, Pip Porter, Cindy Massey, Ann Retallick, Lesley Miller, Jill Radcliffe and Lara Motta.

See below for the detailed Forward Calendar
  • When: See dates on calendar
  • Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm
  • Where: Cumberland Park Community Centre, 390 Goodwood Road, Cumberland Park
  • Cost: $10 per meeting for SA Quilters members and $20 per meeting for affiliate members and $30 non Members
  • BYO lunch. Tea, coffee and will be provided
  • For more information please email or phone 0421 506776



10 Sep

Snapshot Sessions Your steering committee members will each be showing you a Modern piecing technique/tip. These sessions we be based on the ideas shared in the 30 Days of Improv and Dreamline’s SAL you will have free online access to further ideas.

Each Snapshot presenter will also bring along a recent pattern/book/magazine that has inspired them in their sewing this last month to share with you.

We will also be asking you about how your “red and white quilt” ideas are coming along for next year’s FOQ  40th anniversary celebration so we can all encourage each other and help in any way we can.

8 Oct

Mystery Jigsaw Challenge Session Bring along your own scraps of solids and printed fabrics to share and get involved in a Group Challenge – you will be guided to make a six-inch block with a surpise finish.

12 Nov

Modern Quilter




Wearable Quilting

Jean Treveaven will come along to show us her latest quilts and what she has been up to since her last visit. Jean is a prize-winning quilter and a real treat to listen to. Everyone loved her first visit to our group 2 years ago and the visual feast she brought along.

This month we are exploring making your quilted creations into wearable items – please bring along any bags, coats, hats etc that you have made. Learn some tips and tricks from those who have achieved this and get inspired to make your own.

Activity – quilted shoes Sew a long – together we will work through the steps involved in making your own quilted sneakers


No Meeting Summer Challenge – we will provide you with a hcallenge for hte summer pause in programmng – due back at the February 2024 gatherng.



Challenge or Activity

14 Jan

Work on your Own Project Bring along your own current project to work and any ‘Show and Tell

Photographic collages on this page are quilts made by members of Modern Mix SA and featured in the 2022 Coromandel Valley Exhibition We are Makers.