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Today's Quilter

Today's Quilter 40

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!

After weeks of long, sunny days, the weather is starting to slowly change, and here in the office we’re beginning to think about what we’ll be making in the cooler autumn months. At the top of my wish list is Lynne Goldsworthy’s stunning Maple Leaf design, which is our cover star this issue. Made in gorgeous shades of pinks and reds, this quilt is one you’ll want to show off when finished. This issue also sees the start of Jo Colwill’s new column – I’m sure you’ll join me in giving her a very warm welcome. She kicks off her column by sharing her journey, from horses to quilting, with a few cream teas thrown in for good measure (a woman after my own heart). To find out more, check…

1 min.
embrace the season with stunning designs to sew

Julie Yates BOOKSHELF BEAUTY If, like us, you’ve aways wanted to make a bookshelf quilt, here’s your chance. Turn to page 72 to start making your own personalised version! Karen Lewis GEE’S BEND QUILT Inspired by the Gee’s Bend quilts, Karen pays homage to these culturally-significant designs with a vibrant, scrappy quilt on page 36. Laura Pritchard PRETTY APPLIQUÉ Our very own Technical Editor, Laura, has designed the delightful cushion project on page 45 using the floral & bird appliqué templates gift set.…

2 min.
inspired by…

THE QUILT LADY OF THE LAKE Most traditional quilt blocks have multiple names; Lady of the Lake is the only pattern known by only one, named after a poem by Sir Walter Scott published in 1810. A line in this love song “kind creeping shrubs of a thousand dyes...” was the seed of inspiration behind Rita’s enchanting appliqué border of vining shrubs and calla lilies, lotus blossoms and water lilies. It is this magnificent frame that elevates the geometric patchwork into an exquisite manifestation of Scott’s lyrical words. THE DESIGNER KAFFE FASSETT Kaffe Fassett’s talents span multiple visual arts, from fine art painting and mosaics to the textile arts knitting, needlepoint and patchwork. His work has spawned worldwide exhibitions and over 40 books, and in 1988 he became the first living textile artist to have…

8 min.
fresh picks

EXPLORING TEXTILE CRAFTS A day at the Palace! Over 30,000 visitors head to Ally Pally every year to get their creative fix at the highly anticipated autumn Knitting & Stitching Show. The event hosts over 250 workshops and talks, led by top textile tutors. The Creative Living Theatre also presents a packed programme of demonstrations, with sewing celebrities including Lauren Guthrie (The Great British Sewing Bee), textile artists Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn and The Beadworkers’ Guild featuring during the event. Plus, over 300 exhibitors from all over the world will be selling essential craft supplies, as well as many inspirational and thought-provoking galleries to enjoy during the event. It’s a must for the autumn calendar! The Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace 11th-14th October www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com/london FABULOUS FABRIC! IN FULL BLOOM Gütermann’s brand new Blooms collection…

8 min.
diary dates

QUILTING Carn Brea Quilters’ Exhibition 6th-8th September, Cornwall Sales tables, fabrics and trader table, a patchwork quilt prize draw, plus refreshments to enjoy on the day. United Methodist Church, Four Lanes, Redruth, TR16 6QH 10:00-16:00 Admission: £1 Contact: 07837 630608 or 01326 618051 Sticky Fingers Exhibition 8th September, Lancashire Exhibition of work by students, including Certificate, Diploma City and Guilds work. All proceeds go to MS and Alzheimer’s Society. Methodist Church Hall, Spendmore Lane, Coppull PR7 5BX 10:00-16:00 www.stickyfingerscrafts.co.uk Exhibition of Quilts by Stanchester and Ash Quilters 7th-8th September, Somerset Dozens of quilts on display, quilt raffle, sales tables, quilts for sale, tombola, lunches and refreshments all in aid of church funds. All Saints Parish Church, Church Street, Martock, Somerset, TA12 6JL 10:00-16:00 Contact: catherine.dobson@virgin.net Little Stitches Quilt Group 2018 Exhibition 7th-9th September, Devon Stalls, traders, a quilt raffle, demonstrations and refreshments. Littleham Village Hall, Littleham,…

3 min.
show & tell

Grow your own I was inspired to make this quilt after seeing Lynne Edwards’ Flower Patch Quilt in issue 31 of Today’s Quilter. I purchased some Fat Quarters from the Spring Quilt Festival in Harrogate. I didn’t have a pattern in mind, I just knew I wanted to make a quilt for my newly engaged niece, who is buying her first home. When I saw the Flower Patch quilt, I knew it was the one. I wanted to make a double quilt, so I made a few adjustments to Lynne’s pattern. Unfortunately, I didn’t have sufficient Fat Quarters to make the same style of border. I also decided to make another patchwork design for the reverse using some blue and white fabric I had in my stash. Making a separate patchwork for…