Today's Quilter

Today's Quilter 38

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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13 Issues

in this issue

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Fresh back from a gloriously sunny weekend by the Cornish coast, one of the delights of my time away was the beautiful roses that were blooming all over the town we were staying in. So, this issue’s cover star quilt that’s filled with roses and buds made my return to reality just that bit easier. Who wouldn’t want to be surrounded by this gorgeous flower, be it in real life or a fabric version? Blue and white has always been a classic colour combination, so it’s no surprise that Alice Caroline chose it for her stunning Liberty quilt. Inspired by Chinese wallpaper and china patterns, this timeless design will turn any bedroom into the most elegant of spaces. And the calming shades should also ensure a peaceful night’s sleep. Sticking…

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something new, something old...

Nicola Dodd SUMMER SPRIGS Turn to page 52 for Nicola’s charming design inspired by a vintage Laura Ashley print. The buds and stems seem to dance across the quilt top. Sharon Keightley STUNNING SIMPLICITY We hope you enjoy making this take on the Nine-patch block as much as Sharon did (page 67). Her mixture of fabrics means it’s a fab stashbuster. Lesley Brankin TRY SOMETHING NEW Unify fabric scraps in this mini design with paint and stencils for a contemporary look. Turn to page 79 for Lesley’s tips and tricks.…

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inspired by…

THE QUILT DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE If, like us, you love quilts with a dash of whimsy and buckets full of charm, look no further than Sarah Fielke’s Down the Rabbit Hole. Full of dazzling colour and varied techniques, each border draws us in and has the eye dancing so much it’s hard to look away. Originally designed as a Block of the Month project, this pretty pattern is now available as a book download, which includes access to tutorial videos and a Facebook group so you can jump right in and work at your own pace. www.sarahfielke.com THE SHOP FARROW & BALL Heritage paint company, Farrow & Ball, have long been a source of colour inspiration for us at Today’s Quilter. Their timeless hues can be found in our own homes, influencing our magazine…

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celebrate a quilting icon!

FOR THOSE OF you lucky enough to have seen the 1718 Silk Patchwork Coverlet in person, you’ll know that this icon, which is one of the earliest known dated patchworks, is a masterpiece of construction. Pieced over papers in a mosaic style, the 69 blocks have inspired quilters for years with their designs and the skill it must have taken “EH” to construct without all the modern conveniences we have today. If you’ve not had a chance to view the Coverlet in person, however, 2018 is your lucky year. Not only is it the tercentenary of the piece, but it’s being displayed in several locations across the country. If you’re in the South West, do head to The American Museum in Britain, located in Bath. On loan from The Quilters’ Guild…

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fresh picks

STUDY GROUP Under the covers The British Quilt Study Group (BQSG) is a specialist group of The Quilters’ Guild of The British Isles who carry out and publish research in all aspects of quilt-making. 2018 is their 20th anniversary and, to mark the occasion, they have a dedicated exhibition at the Festival of Quilts on the theme “Our Quilt Heritage”. The exhibition will look at quilts, their history and different ways of finding out about them. If you’d like to get involved, why not join the BQSG and visit their seminar, which is being held in Cardiff on 26th-28th October. The programme includes a mix of papers and presentations, including one by Kate Smith whose journey in quilt research all started with an intriguing note from Mrs D M Tilburn, attached to a…

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diary dates

QUILTING 1718 Silk Patchwork Coverlet Until 29th July, Bath A chance to see the UK’s oldest dated patchwork 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 Queen Bee Quilters of Whitby 14th Biennial Quilt Show 13th-15th July, North Yorkshire Theme is “Bee-Side the Seaside”. Queen Bee Quilters and friends are exhibiting their last two years work. There will be nine traders, including Hannah’s Room, Leven Crafts, Daisy Chain Designs, Oakapple Haberdashery, Gillmot Crafts, Direct Knit and Sew, Springwood House Designs and The Skep. Whitby Spa Pavilion Complex, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN 10:00-16:00 Admission: £3.50 For more information please contact Jane on 0779 293 9683 or Antonella on 0194 760 3131 Samphire Quilters’ 25th Anniversary Exhibition 13th-15th July, Norfolk Sales table, tombola, traders, refreshments, nearby parking,…