Today's Quilter

Today's Quilter 37

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.

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in this issue

1 min.

Here at Today’s Quilter, we love working with traditional designs, whether it’s a quilt inspired by an antique find or a classic go-to block that’s been used for hundreds of years. But, what really excites us is when designers take a pattern based in heritage and give it a fresh twist, be it with fabrics used, rearrangement of blocks or a completely new look. From technically challenging to improvised, we love making them all. So, this issue was a real treat to work on, as all the talented designers I have the privilege of working with have really come to the (quilt) party! Carolyn Forster has taken a one-block quilt and created an enchanting design that I would be proud to show off in my own home. But don’t let…

2 min.
inspired by…

THE SHOP ZARA HOME Longer days have us moving our sewing station outdoors and setting up shop where we can be inspired by our gardens in bloom, and enjoy the warm evening sun as it starts to set. Zara Home has everything we need to bring style and comfort to our outdoor spaces, be it a small city balcony or a rambling country estate. Perusing the online shelves has our hearts all a-flutter, just toss a few cushions on a bench, grab your to-gosewingkit, et voila! THE BOOK PATCHWORK LOVES EMBROIDERY TOO Ever finished a quilt and think it’s missing a certain je ne sais quoi? Perhaps a touch of colourful embroidery is just the thing to elevate the design. Best-selling author Gail Pan is back with a new collection of embroidery patterns designed with…

1 min.
baltimore quilts

“I particularly enjoy developing dimensional flowers such as foxgloves, roses and water lilies to add to my appliqué designs.” Shirley Bloomfield BALTIMORE ALBUM QUILTS have always wowed quilters with the skill, time and amount of work that goes into producing these wonderful pieces of art. And, like many of you, we’ve been fascinated with this style of quilting for many years, but felt daunted about embarking on our own version of this tradition. So we were delighted to get the chance to work with author and teacher Shirley Bloomfield when creating this supplement. Shirley, who has taught for many years in the UK and abroad, was inspired by these beautiful quilts to create her own range of designs, featuring an English twist on this American quilt tradition. And rather than starting with…

8 min.
fresh picks

FESTIVAL OF QUILTS Quilt SOS Gallery Alice Caroline will be showing their Quilt SOS Project quilts at the Festival of Quilts this August before they head off to Krasnik in eastern Poland. Quilters and quilting groups interested in taking part in the initiative can purchase a Quilt SOS pack from the Alice Caroline website at www.alicecaroline.co.uk. The deadline for submissions for Quilt SOS 2018 for display at the Festival of Quilts is Friday 6th July. The final submission date for 2018 before dispatch to Krasnik is Friday 21st September. Packs cost £67.60 and include Liberty fabric Fat or Long Quarters for a quilt top and an entry form. Quilts donated using the Quilt SOS pack will receive a £30 voucher to use on the Alice Caroline website. Alternatively, makers can make quilts from their own…

7 min.
diary dates

QUILTING 1718 Silk Patchwork Coverlet Until 29th July, Bath A chance to see the UK’s oldest dated patchwork on display at the American Museum in Britain, marking the 300th anniversary of the coverlet. American Museum in Britain, Claverton Manor, Bath, BA2 7BD www.americanmuseum.org A Celebration of Flowers: Kaffe Fassett with Candace Bahouth Until 2nd September, Bath Forty dazzling quilts and needlepoints exhibited alongside American Candace Bahouth’s artworks, featuring mosaic island gardens, benches, totems, mirror frames, shoes and more. Victoria Art Gallery, Bridge Street, Bath, BA2 4AT Contact: 01225 477232 www.victoriagal.org.uk Nos Da – Goodnight Until 10th November, Wales To mark the Welsh Quilt Centre’s closure, there will be a panoply of historic Welsh Quilts in Gallery One, Welsh Samplers in Gallery Two and changing displays by textile artists in Gallery Three. The Welsh Quilt Centre, Town Hall, High Street, Lampeter, SA48 7BB…

2 min.
show & tell

Quilting with friends I saw Lyn Reade’s photo of her heirloom quilt on the Show & Tell page in issue 35 and thought you might like to see the version my friend and I are quilting. June Stait, via email Thanks for the photo June, your version of Pam and Nicky Lintott’s quilt from issue 12’s supplement is gorgeous! Mountain calling Your Effie Galletly panel in issue 33 came with perfect timing. My son had requested “something for his wall” that included the John Muir line, “The mountains are calling and I must go”. So, I married the two together to come up with the wall panel you see here. It was the first time I’ve tackled piecing like this, as well as a first for trying free-motion quilting and using rulers. The sheep were…