Today's Quilter

Today's Quilter 33

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.

United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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13 Issues

in this issue

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It may only be February, but I can already sense the call of the wild – or at least the great outdoors – and I am turning my attention to what’s going on out there. An instant window on the world is Effie Galletly’s picture perfect project. Effie’s textile artwork was inspired by her surroundings in the Western Isles of Scotland. Use the template to recreate the scene exactly, or employ Effie’s clever technique to create a view of your own surroundings, from life or a photograph. The destination is entirely your choice! One destination that’s an increasingly popular choice for quilters is the American Museum in Britain. Since the The Quilt Museum in York sadly closed its doors, this stunning building located in the beautiful city of Bath houses…

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making our homes even more beautiful…

Leah Higgins URBAN LANDSCAPES Talented artist Leah tells us on page 68 about her love of industrial architecture and how she achieves evocative distressed-looking surfaces. Laura Pritchard CUTTING CORNERS Turn to page 12 to read about your free gift. Our Technical Editor Laura loves this handy corner tool and couldn’t wait to share it with you! Sharon Keightley SMALL WONDER We adore Sharon’s mini quilt on page 35. Her passion for reproduction fabric shines through in the charming use of colours and print.…

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inspired by…

THE FABRIC LEMON TREE Spring is on its way and we’re already starting to feel refreshed and revitalised, thanks to Tilda’s newest fabric collection, Lemon Tree. Made up of zesty bright colours and Tone Finnanger’s signature floral prints, Lemon Tree perfectly dances the line between retro and contemporary. We especially like how well it plays with all other Tilda lines, ready to mix and match and grow into your new favourite project. THE DESIGNER YOKO SAITO Quilting for over 40 years, Ms. Saito is a world-renowned designer, quilter and author of numerous sewing books, from patchwork to embroidery. She is sought globally for her quilting expertise and celebrated for her signature use of intricate handwork in traditional taupes. We love her beautifully delicate designs and meticulous attention to detail, showcased in her Blue Dragonfly Quilt,…

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rule britannia

Parrs know a thing or two about sewing machines, quilting rulers and ruler feet – after all it’s been in the sewing machine trade for 35 years. In recent times, it’s developed a system of feet and rulers to make quilting your projects quick and easy. And most recently developed rulers for sewing motifs on clothing. After spending last year in the USA getting a foothold in the American market, Parrs is now back bigger and better, with a new range of ruler designs and sizes, as well as ruler feet to fit most types of machines. Rulers now come in 35 different styles, including 3mm and 5mm rulers with either a standard or ›” channel – and new designs are continually being researched. The enclosed channel means that even small patterns…

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fresh picks

PANTONE COLOUR OF THE YEAR 2018 The Colour Purple If you’re experimenting with new colourways in 2018 then you might want to add a bit of purple to your stash. Experts at the Pantone Colour Institute have named Pantone 18-3838 Ultra Violet as their Colour of the Year for 2018. “A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking that points us towards the future.” www.pantone.com FASHIONISTAS FROM QUILTS TO COUTURE The Quilters’ Guild has taken two much-loved quilt designs from their collection and turned them into sumptuous silk scarves. Rowena Raemonn’s Kingfishers Catch Fire, Dragonflies Draw Flame was made for The Quilters’ Guild 90s Collection, and Honesty Skyline by Pauline Burbidge was a recent acquisition. Digitally printed onto luxurious pure silk twill the colours are vivid and…

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diary dates

QUILTING Severn Valley Quilters’ Exhibition 23rd-24th February, South Gloucestershire Trader – The Patchwork Basket – sales table, tombola. Thornbury Methodist Church Hall, Castle Court, Thornbury, BS35 2AQ 14:00-17:00 Friday 10:00-16:00 Saturday Admission: £3 Disabled access Spring Quilt Festival Harrogate 23rd-25th February, Harrogate Display quilts from well-known quilters and artists. Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate grosvenorshows.co.uk Llangollen Quiltfest Until 28th February, Wales Featuring Showcase North West – an exhibition of wall hangings from Region 13. This month-long event takes place over two venues. The Royal International Pavilion, Llangollen, LL20 8SW Trading day at The Pavilion 11th February Museum and Art Gallery, Parade Street, Llangollen, LL20 8PW 10:00-16:00 Contact Val 01978 852856 www.quiltfest.org.uk Spring Quilt Festival Duxford 2nd-4th March, Cambridgeshire Come and see beautiful display quilts from well-known quilters and artists. Imperial War Museum, Airspace Conservation Hall, Duxford, Cambridgeshire, CB22 4QR grosvenorshows.co.uk Alveva Quilters – Meg’s Quilts 3rd March, Norfolk An exhibition…