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2QMod – Modern Quilters

Modern Quilting is a new & developing contemporary style of patchwork & quilting, and we encourage all from novices through to established quilters of all ages, to be inspired and develop their skills within their craft.  With this new style of patchwork & quilting, along with the development and sharing of skills, the development of a “community” also plays a large part, so we felt it was important to provide an opportunity for existing and new members to get involved.

Our Modern Quilt group meets on the second Saturday of each month for what can be a full day of fun sewing.  All members are invited to attend these days.  These are usually more fun, social days where you can sit, sew and share with other members, so bring along a current project to work on, be it Modern or not. 

Most afternoons, after lunch, there will also usually be guest speakers, discussions or mini workshops on different techniques or methods happening and to get involved in if you want to.  More details on these topics for each meeting are listed below.  Whilst the meeting goes from 10am till 4pm, you are welcome to come for the full day of sewing, or join us at any time for just part of it if you want to.

What to Bring:  You are welcome to bring along your sewing machines, cutting equipment & any other tools you require to work on your project.  (Extension cords and irons are available at the meeting for you to use.)  We also encourage you to bring along any Show & Tell to share with the group.  As this is also a longer meeting than most, we also suggest you bring along some lunch, if you plan to stay the whole meeting, and a coffee mug to enjoy the provided morning & afternoon tea.

For further information, please contact our group’s convenor at [email protected]

What is Modern Quilting?

Modern quilts are primarily functional and inspired by our modern times, often displaying cleaner design elements & features, and a relaxing of traditional rules into guidelines.

There are a variety of different styles incorporated in Modern Quilting, with an emphasis on:

  • the use of modern fabrics and colours
  • graphic designs
  • the use of 'negative' space
  • adaptive construction styles
  • the quilting being a design element

Mostly though, it is what you want to make from it.

2QMod Gatherings


2nd Saturday of the month (except Jan & Oct)


10.00am – 4.00pm.
Guest speakers or member discussions will usually start at 1pm.




Mt Gravatt Showgrounds – Memorial Hall (Ground Floor)
1644 Logan Road (Cnr Broadwater Road), Mt Gravatt

2017 Dates


January no meeting
11th February Mega Show & Tell
Bring along those quilts that you have been meaning to show everyone, or the great book or website / blog that you have found, and even including what you did , discovered, started to make, or finished making over the holidays
11th March Guest Speaker: Nick Wilson (Bowerbird Fabrics)
A discussion / talk with on “Geometry & Quilts”
8th April Guest Speaker: Stacey from Peppermint Stitches
Demonstration on “Quilting with Rulers”
13th May UFO Day – a day “out of this world”
A chance to bring along those unfinished objects to work on or get ideas from your fellow Modern quilters on possible ways to finish your project or move it on to the next step
10th June “Bring A Mate & A Plate” Day
A great day, with a bit of a “party” atmosphere, to bring along a friend, or family member (young & old) to show them what is so great about Modern Quilting.
8th July Guest Speaker: Glad Howard
With a very surprising talk (more details to follow)
12th August Show & Tell: 2017 “Modern GEOMETRIC” Challenge Quilts
A time for all those members that have taken on our “Clayton’s” challenge to share their quilts with the group
9th September Guest Speaker: Linda Graham
One of our regular members and graphic designer, is going to get us all interested in Tessellations, encouraging us to start designing our own and incorporating them into our Modern Quilts
14th October “Raid the Library” Meeting
A chance to share all of your great finds at the Quilt & Craft Fair the previous weekend & hopefully we will also have some of the Modern category winners from the Quilt Show who will be able to share their quilt’s story
11th November The great “Topic Surprise” meeting – watch this space to find out more!
9th December Christmas Party (Venue TBC)