Today's Quilter

Today's Quilter 41

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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1 min.

Is it too early to be talking about Christmas? Not for the Today’s Quilter team and especially digital editor Zoe, who is our Christmas elf and number one festive fan. If she had it her way it would be Christmas all year round. And much to her joy, we’ve been hard at work coming up with some gorgeous projects for you to make as the weather cools down and the festivities begin. From Lynne Goldsworthy’s wow-factor cover quilt made from just one block – yes, you read right – to Lynne Edwards’ delightful origami-style wreaths. Perfect for some hand sewing while snuggled up by a roaring fire (not to mention a sweet handmade gift option). And if it’s non-stop until December in your household, the Lintotts have come up with…

2 min.
inspired by…

THE BOOK RED & WHITE QUILTS Mark life’s milestones with an heirloom quilt to treasure. In Red & White Quilts from Martingale, 14 top quilt designers present a pattern in their signature style using this classic colour-duo. See how a limited palette can create surprisingly diverse designs, ready to inspire your own masterpiece. Though these projects are unlikely to be ready to gift this Christmas, these timeless legacy quilts are made to be admired 100 years from now. THE DESIGNER SOPHIE ALLPORT Designer Sophie Allport is the go-to for a playful twist on our favourite holidays, animals and pastimes. Whether you’re a dedicated bee-keeper, keen baker or are partial to winter sports, her vast product range of textile goods, china and more is sure to delight. If you have handmade gifts in mind this year,…

7 min.
fresh picks

FURTHER READING Textile Folk Art Exploring folk art for the first time? Textile artist Anne Kelly’s practical and inspirational guide explores traditional motifs used in textile folk art and shows how contemporary textile artists use them in their work today. She demonstrates how to incorporate treasured personal objects such as garments, stitched samples, vintage lettering and motifs into textiles to create unique works of folk art. £22.95 Published by Batsford www.pavilionbooks.com FRIDA KAHLO AT THE V&A MAKING HER SELF UP A collection of personal artefacts and clothing belonging to the iconic Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo, is on display at the V&A until autumn. Locked away for 50 years after her death, this collection has never before been exhibited outside Mexico. “Making Her Self Up” reveals much about Frida’s life and her struggles with ill-health as…

7 min.
diary dates

QUILTING Nos Da – Goodnight Until 10th November, Wales The closing exhibition features a panoply of historic Welsh Quilts in Gallery One, Welsh Samplers in Gallery Two and changing displays by textile artists in Gallery Three (See Back Story on page 98) The Welsh Quilt Centre, Town Hall, High St, Lampeter, SA48 7BB 11:00-16:30 Tuesday to Saturday www.welshquilts.com Hidden Depths Exhibition Until 31st December, Norfolk A joint exhibition by textile artists Helen Howes and Helen Butcher, exploring the concept of depth, distance as well as creating illusions of three dimensions. The Raveningham Centre, Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norfolk, NR14 6NU www.helenhowestextiles.co.uk www.littlepatchpockets.co.uk Tuesday Quilters Exhibition 2nd-6th October, Nottinghamshire A triennial exhibition. St. Mary Magdalene Church, Newark Market Place, Newark, NG24 1JS 10:00-16:00 Tuesday to Saturday Contact: 01636 703512 or bartleylaptop@talktalk.net Not Just Quilts Exhibition, Vectis Quilters 4th-7th October, Isle of Wight Includes a…

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show & tell

New endeavour I really enjoyed the booklet of 36 blocks in 4 different sizes by Carolyn Forster that came with issue 38. I love Carolyn Forster’s designs and finished her Red Sailboat’s quilt from issue 2 this spring. I hand-pieced all the blocks, even completing some of them on holiday when we have travelled to Madeira, Portugal. It was quilted by the lovely people at Midsomer Quilting. I really loved making that particular quilt, it is so bright and cheery and now Carolyn has inspired me again with your latest gift. I can’t wait to get started. Gillian Whitehead, East Sussex It’s hard not to fall in love with Carolyn’s designs, and you’ve done her pattern justice. We can’t wait to see your next quilt, Gillian! In loving memory My son-in-law, Phil, passed away at…

5 min.
winter's lane

You will need ¦ Pale blue prints – One (1) Fat Quarter each of six (6) prints ¦ Blue/cream print (for HSTs) – 20in x WOF ¦ Brown prints – ½yd each of four (4) prints ¦ Brown/cream print (for HSTs) – 20in x WOF ¦ Red prints – ¾yd each of three (3) prints ¦ Cream branches print (blue) – 1yd ¦ Cream branches print (brown) – 1yd ¦ Cream background print – 1¼yds ¦ Red check for borders– 1yd ¦ Red branches (for cornerstones) – One (1) Fat Quarter ¦ Backing fabric – 4½yds ¦ Binding fabric – 20in x WOF ¦ Batting – 80in square ¦ One-hundred (100) A and one-hundred (100) B templates (see Templates section) Fabric used ¦ Approx. 78in square Fabric used “Return to Winter’s Lane” by Kate and Birdie Paper Co. for Moda Fabrics www.unitednotions.com Batting – 279 Cotton Mix 80-20…