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Today's Quilter 46

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!

How can it be February already? Time seems to fly past quicker and quicker each year, although I am happy that winter is drawing to a close and spring is on the horizon. This time of year always inspires me to look at my stash and have a little spring clean – and by this I mean pull out long-forgotten fabrics, “ooh” and “ahh” over my rediscovered treasures, before neatly folding and packing them away again. Somehow, I never seem to work through my stash… Luckily, in this issue you’ll find plenty of projects to repurpose those scrap fabrics. Lynne Goldsworthy’s magnificent Vintage Medallion quilt sings with a rainbow of traditional colours, which is perfect for using up a range of textiles. Victoria Carrington’s gorgeous star block design is sure…

1 min.
play with fabrics and techniques for stunning results

Lynne Edwards BLANKET STITCH BEAUTY Lynne has shared her poinsettia blanket stich design with us (page 48). Made using one blocks in three sizes, you’ll love the effect! Lisa Kerr & Louise Lott FABRIC PLAY Inspired by blocks in their collection, this design duo have created two whimsical quilts sure to delight on page 63. Jane Alcock HAND SEWN MINI Step into spring with Jane Alcock’s hand-pieced mini (page 35). The colourful quilt was inspired by a fabric range that sings with fresh seasonal hues.…

2 min.
inspired by…

THE QUILT DAISY’S STONEFIELD QUILT Coriene de Haas was inspired to make her own version of Susan Smith’s Stonefield quilt in 2014 as an exquisite tribute to her late dog, Daisy. Pieced by Coriene and quilted by Kay Bell, Daisy’s Stonefield won Visitor’s Choice at The Festival of Quilts in 2015 and came 2nd in the Two Person Quilts category. And with 121 different 6in blocks, a Flying Geese border and 164 hexagon rosettes, it’s not for the faint hearted! More of Coriene’s quilting patterns are available from www.therunningchicken.co.uk THE BOOK STEP BACK IN TIME Reproduction fabric collectors and antique quilt lovers will be thrilled to hear the follow-up to Tributes and Treasures has arrived. The talented design team behind Red Crinoline Quilts bring you 13 new vintage-inspired designs in Step Back in Time, each…

1 min.
garden quilt

MAKE NO MISTAKE… just one look at this beautiful row-by-row quilt filled us with the joys of spring and we know you’ll love it too! Taking the kitchen garden as her theme, Nicola Dodd has created a quilt that tells a gardener’s tale of planting and harvesting – a study in self-sufficiency for all would-be allotmenteers. But never fear, you can enjoy the delights of watching your garden grow from the comfort of your own home, and no need to don your wellies! In full colour and with detailed instructions, this pattern has everything you need to complete this quilt and more. Nicola has crammed her versatile design with tiny details, hand embroidery and clever piecing techniques for a fabulous project to keep you busy. You can make the whole quilt…

7 min.
fresh picks

STITCH GUIDE New from Clover This versatile stitch guide is cleverly designed to be used in a variety of different ways to achieve a neat, accurate and consistent seam width. The guide can be used for intricate curves and on larger projects, as well as accurate top stitching on a variety of projects. The pack includes a clever graph sheet to help you position the guide in a parallel line on your machine before positioning the Stitch Guide. The guide will stick to metal or plastic surfaces and can be easily peeled off afterwards, without leaving any residue. They can be re-used and come in packs of two, so you can extend the length of the guides for larger projects. We recommend watching the how-to videos on the Clover website for ideas…

2 min.
diary dates

QUILTING Spring Quilt Festivals Displays by well- known quilters, plus retail therapy. 22nd-24th February, Harrogate Great Yorkshire Showground, Hall 2, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 8NZ 8th-10th March, Duxford Imperial War Museum, Cambridge, CB22 4QR 29th-31st March, Exeter, Westpoint Exhibition Centre, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, EX5 1DJ www.grosvenorshows.co.uk Clifton Quilters Exhibition Until 23rd February, Bristol Exhibition of wallhangings, quilts and other stitched items. Westbury-on-Trym Methodist Church, 46 Westbury Hill, Bristol, BS9 3AA Admission: £3.50 Contact: info@cliftonquilters.org.uk Round the Corner Quilters 23rd February, West Midlands Exhibition of quilts. Warwick Room, Shirley Institute, Church Road, Solihull, B90 2AX 10:00-16:00 Admission: £3.00 Contact: roundthecornerquilters@binternet.com The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show 28th February-3rd March, London Workshops, shopping and competitions on the day. Olympia London, Hammersmith Rd, London, W14 8UX www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com Kaffe Fassett’s Quilts in America Exhibition, Bath 16th March-3rd November Kaffe Fassett’s new collection inspired by the museum’s world-renowned collection of antique American quilts,…