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Today's Quilter

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Today's Quilter provides a fresh take on traditional quilting with 100 glorious pages of projects, features, techiniques and news for intermediate to expert quilters. The quilt projects are exquisitely photographed, while technical features improve skills. There's quilting news, events to visit, designer profiles and quilt heritage, plus chat and fun from the quilting community.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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IN THIS ISSUE

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today's quilter

Meet the team Covering Editor Nikki Morgan Art Editor Rachel Bullen Deputy Editor Laura Pritchard Production Editor Jessie Doughty Features Editor Jane Rae Digital Editor Zoe Williams Technical Consultant Lin Clements Contributors Sally Ablett • Jo Avery • Annelise Brant • Jo Colwill • Nicola Dodd • Carolyn Forster • Lynne Goldsworthy • Tina Prior • Mandy Shaw • Sally Stevens Photography Immediate Media Photo Studio unless otherwise stated. Location photographers Jesse Wild and Adam Gasson Senior Advertising Manager Penny Stokes Client Partnership Manager Beckie Pring Senior Sales Executive Tiffany Jackson MARKETING AND CIRCULATION Newstrade Marketing Manager Janine Smith Export Marketing Manager Rebecca Richer Direct Marketing Executive Joe Jones PRODUCTION Production Coordinator Lizzie Ayre Production Manager Rose Griffiths/Louisa Molter Production Director Sarah Powell LICENSING Director of International Licensing & Syndication Tim Hudson…

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welcome!

It’s no secret that I am a HUGE fan of Christmas. It’s one of the reasons that I love my job so much – I get to write, commission, even dream about Christmas (legitimately), for pretty much the whole year. I think, like most of us, it’s because in addition to all the lovely foods, sounds, friends and family that fill our homes around this time of year, my earliest memories of Christmas are also synonymous with handmade loveliness. From dipping pinecones in glitter and sewing mini stockings from felt at primary school, to making truffles as gifts and helping to fill the giant cardboard cracker that my mum had made (and decorated with festive patchwork) with lots of little wrapped presents to give to our neighbours. It’s still the…

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celebrating a new season of sewing…

Nicola Dodd WINTER CABIN Speedy and satisfying, Nicola’s Winterlilies quilt is a clever Log Cabin variation that you can sew for yourself and others. Turn to page 47. Sally Ablett JEWEL TONES Turn to page 34 and fall in love with Sally Ablett’s geometric quilt sewn up in the season’s most opulent shades. Find the pattern on page 34. Sally Stevens PERFECT POINTS Looking for smaller festive project to sew for December? Then Sally Stevens’ stellar tree skirt will be next on your to-stitch list. See page 55.…

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inspired by… winter warmers

THE BOOK A COUNTRY’S CALL Spend your winter evenings stitching courageous quilts by courageous women with, A Country’s Call: Civil War Quilts and Stories of Unsung Heroines – a beautiful new book by Mary Etherington and Connie Tesene of Country Threads. Read true accounts from 14 heroines of the Civil War, then sew the stunning quilt projects that have been inspired by each of their stories. Mary and Connie’s designs cleverly capture the look of antique quilts of the era yet provide plenty of appeal for modern day quilters too. Find out more about A Country’s Call: Civil War Quilts and Stories of Unsung Heroines by Mary Etherington and Connie Tesene of Country Threads and order your copy at www.shopmartingale.com THE SHOP MELIN TREGWYNT Nestled in a remote wooded valley on the Pembrokeshire coast is a…

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the nutcracker collection

CHRISTMAS IS COMING! Yes we know it might seem early to shout about this, but you really can’t start too soon when it comes to sewing for the festive season. After all, there’s always some last-minute gift to make, a extra decoration that just has to be stitched, or a more complex quilt on the go that you’ll need to fit around your busy Christmas schedule. But don’t panic, we have just the thing to help you get into the festive spirit– a special project book by none other than the queen of Christmas herself, Mandy Shaw! It’s packed with projects, tutorials, tips and inspiration to help get your homesewn Christmas off to a flying start. Turn up the Christmas tunes and get planning with Mandy... LET US KNOW! Drop us a…

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fresh picks

NORDIC GARDEN DREAMS FANTASY FABRIC Famous for their colourful and quirky knitwear, Scandinavian textile designers, Arne and Carlos, have launched a new fabric collection inspired by their love of gardening. Roses, peonies, blue poppies, delphiniums, lilies and irises are captured in a folksy, all over design for the main fabric. Cheery coordinates feature simplified flowers, organic dots and geometric designs in three colourways. We also love the transparent butterflies that complete the dreamscape! The complete Nordic Garden Dream range, as well as these pre-cut kits, are available from The Cotton Patch. 9-Patch Quilt Kit £42.95 Nordic Stars Quilt Kit £58.50 Courtyard Garden Quilt Kit £38.50 Nordic Garden Dream Tote Bag £27.95 £3.65 per quarter metre www.cottonpatch.co.uk BOOKSHELF Countdown to Christmas This clever book chooses designs and colourways that work throughout the year and, as Susan says, “when Christmas rolls around,…

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