When three awesomely modern quilty friends got together recently,  they talked about a fantasy weekend away with friends – where they could sew all day (and night!), gossip and eat delicious food without interruptions from kids, partners! and the stresses of daily life – and the idea for the inaugural Modern Makers Retreat was born.

The brainchild of Alison Fanthorpe (aka @thebaronessdesigns), Jane Pipke (aka @behind_lilpipdesigns) and Jackie Gillies (aka @jackiegillies), the Modern Makers Retreat is everything you’ve been waiting for as a modern quilter.

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While we were organising our first retreat, we struck upon the idea of showcasing modern Australian makers and supporting local Aussie businesses through our Instagram and Facebook pages. And, like us, it now seems that everyone is involved in a love affair with our brilliant local talent!

2017 is a big year for the Modern Makers team with our first collaboration. 6 Australian designers have joined with us to create the gorgeous modern medallion quilt, Girt By Sea – a quintessentially Australian quilt.