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Today's Quilter 39

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
Frequency:
Monthly
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13 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
welcome!

Long summer days have turned into long summer weeks over the last month, bringing much joy and fun days out. However, the warmth is not so conducive for quilting. But we never let a little thing like the weather stop us doing what we love, so I was delighted when Anna Marie Galvin’s stunning Starflowers quilt (our cover star for this issue) arrived at the office. Not only are its bold colours and prints the epitome of summer, it’s all hand pieced. This means that no matter where you are, you can still take some quilting with you – bonus! With this issue comes some change too (this time not related to the weather), and we are sadly saying goodbye to Lynne Edwards. She’s brought smiles to our faces and…

1 min.
patterns & prints combine for stunning results

Sally Ablett BEAUTIFUL BATIKS Sally has taken this issue’s fabulous subscription bundle of fabrics (pg 36) and created two gorgeous cushion covers for you to make (page 79). Fi Bowman A PLACE TO NEST With large blocks and relatively simple piecing, you can sew up Fi’s charming design quicker than you think. Find out more on page 44. Carolyn Forster REGAL DESIGNS Turn to page 39 to find Carolyn’s stunning Caesar’s Crown block. With clever fabric placement, she’s designed a quilt fit for royalty.…

2 min.
inspired by…

THE QUILT MOONFLOWER We’re smitten with this award-winning design by Molly Hamilton-McNally, a striking tribute to the humble daisy. In her own words, “On moonlit nights they seem to glow and have, for centuries, been referred to as moonflowers. On sunny summer days they happily grow like weeds over the dry hillsides and along the winding roadways. As I pass them each day, there they are, wild and tenacious despite the extreme drought, sharing with me their grand summer performance.” THE SHOP BOHEMIA The design studio and warehouse behind this beautiful shop is based near Edinburgh’s bohemian district and is the culmination of years of building relationships with artisans around the world, to celebrate and protect traditional crafts. From leather workers and pom-pom makers, to basket weavers and jewellers, this online shop is a vibrant…

1 min.
36 blocks in 4 different sizes!

“One of my favourite things about patchwork is looking through books full of blocks, and thinking of all of the possibilities they hold." – Carolyn Forster, designer, teacher and author ONE OF THE joys of quilting is discovering a block you absolutely love, and then planning out the perfect design to show it off to its absolute best. But what if the block you’ve found only has instructions for one size, and you really want to make it larger or smaller? We’ve all been there, the frustration of searching online for alternatives, or getting the calculator out and your brain in order as you try to figure out the maths involved for up-scaling or down-scaling the design... including each fabric piece that is required! That’s why we decided to team up with…

6 min.
fresh picks

NEW QUILTS FROM AN OLD FAVOURITE International competition Each year this international contest organised by The National Quilt Museum in America challenges quilt-makers around the world to create an innovative quilt based on a traditional pattern. Quilts are selected for their excellence in design and techniques, innovation, and their contributions to an exhibition, showing the wide range of designs and styles the selected pattern can inspire. Quilters around the world are invited to enter outstanding quilts in the 2019 competition and this year’s chosen pattern is the traditional Oak Leaf & Reel. This competition gives quilters an excellent opportunity to share their work with people across the country. The quilts selected as finalists will receive awards and make up a travelling exhibition. The exhibit will open at The National Quilt Museum and travel to…

7 min.
diary dates

What to see and do now QUILTING Summer Showcase at The Bramble Patch Until 28th August, Northampton Showcasing quilts from the 2018 Mystery Club project “Jewel Box”. Spectacular pieces from Bramble Patch clubs, including monthly blocks “Tiddly Om Pom Pom” and Christmas-themed. Includes pieces from The Contemporary Quilt Group of The Quilters’ Guild 2018 Members’ Challenge. The Bramble Patch, West Street, Weedon Bec, Northampton, NN7 4QU Admission: £2 www.bramblepatchonline.com A Creative Journey – Edinburgh Festival Fringe Exhibition 6th-31st August, Edinburgh Art quilts by Pat Archibald’s students, inspired by their creative journeys. St Bride’s Community Centre, Orwell Terrace, Edinburgh, EH11 2DZ (Please contact the community centre to check on opening times, 0131 346 1405) Free entry, disabled access St Cynwyd’s Quilt Festival with Crafts 9th-11th August, Wales Refreshments and raffle. St Cynwyd’s Church, Llangynwyd, Maesteg, CF34 9SB 10:00-16:00 Admission: £3 Contact: 0165 673 9796 Festival…