Today's Quilter

Today's Quilter 47

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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It definitely feels like spring has arrived in the office with this issue, as we have several delightful makes featuring oh-so-pretty fabrics, embroidery and even a bunny rabbit! With each delivery of quilts we opened the team brushed off the winter blues a little (one of the perks of working at a quilting mag is receiving boxes brimming with beautiful quilts). First up on the spring to-make list is Liberty. When you think of this iconic fabric, you automatically think of floral prints, and Sally Ablett’s gorgeous design using the latest Liberty collection, Hesketh House, is bursting with them. New for this month is Victoria Carrington’s seasonal cushion series which kicks off its first appearance with a charming appliqué design that will have you longing for sunny days outdoors in…

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update traditional chic with heritage themes

Karen Lewis TRADITION MEETS CONTEMPORARY Karen mixes bold, unexpected colours with the traditional Goose in the Pond block on page 51. Victoria Carrington SEASONAL CUSHION SERIES Make a charming cushion for every season of the year with Victoria’s delightful appliqué designs (page 67) – featuring furry or feathered friends. Anna Marie Galvin HERITAGE REVISITED Using the gorgeous fabrics in the Dutch Heritage collection, Anna has created a design that is sure to wow friends and family alike on page 22.…

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inspired by…

THE DESIGNER JENNIE ASHMORE At first glance, you would be forgiven for thinking this was an appliqué quilt, but look closer and you’ll see it’s actually one of Jennie Ashmore’s Leafworks, made with pressed flowers and leaves. Inspired by the local landscape of her home in Scotland, Jennie collects flora from gardens and woodland to make her works of art. Leaves are cut into patchwork squares with smaller ones interspersed throughout the design. We’re mesmerised and it’s planted the seed for some new appliqué project ideas. Celtic Tree Quilt, 2016, 28in square. See more of Jennie’s beautiful work at www.leafworks.co.uk THE FABRIC LEGENDARY Pat Bravo began fabric design by painting onto fabric when she couldn’t find batiks in the colours she wanted. Since then, along with her husband Walter, she founded Art Gallery Fabrics, which…

6 min.
fresh picks

CLOVER SEAM MARKERS Make your mark Tired of drawing your additional seam allowance by hand, particularly on those pesky curved templates? This set of seam markers from Clover will allow you to neatly draw parallel seam lines along the edges of any pattern or template, whatever the shape. Clover’s Seam Marker set includes four different sizes – 3mm/5mm/7mm/10mm – and they are very easy to use. Simply insert the template/ pattern into the groove along the edge of a marker, place the pen tip in the hole, then roll and draw along the periphery of the pattern. To find out more about Clover’s seam markers, go to www.clover-mfg.com £6.15 For stockist information, email clover@stockistenquiries.co.uk APPLE BUTTER VINTAGE VIBE Tilda’s newest fabric collection, AppleButter, is a fresh and colourful collection that’s perfect for the arrival of spring. Inspired…

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diary dates

QUILTING Kaffe Fassett’s Quilts in America Exhibition 16th March-3rd November, Bath Kaffe Fassett’s new collection, inspired by the museum’s world-renowned collection of antique American quilts, provides a unique opportunity to see old and new together. Special events are: QUILTS IN AMERICA WITH KAFFE FASSETT 3rd April & 24th July 19:00-21:00 / £20 STARBURST FROM QUILTS IN AMERICA WORKSHOP WITH KAFFE FASSETT 4th April & 25th July 09:30-16:30 / £200 BEHIND THE SCENES: AN EVENING WITH THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE EXHIBITION 11th April 19:00-21:00 / £15 APPLIQUÉ QUILT WORKSHOP WITH JANET HAIGH 13th July 10:00-15:30 £40 (includes lunch and fabric) American Museum & Gardens, Claverton Manor, Bath BA2 7BD www.americanmuseum.org Spring Quilt Festival 29th-31st March, Exeter See displays by well-known quilters, plus retail therapy. Westpoint Exhibition Centre, Clyst St Mary, Exeter EX5 1DJ www.grosvenorshows.co.uk Step by Step Patchwork Centre 20th Anniversary Exhibition 18th-20th April,…

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show & tell

Quilts galore I was so excited to find Victoria Carrington’s lovely Joseph’s Coat quilt in issue 36 of Today’s Quilter. Here is my result made in Tilda fabrics. Big thanks to Vicki for providing her email address, which proved most helpful for a couple of small queries I had. I also enjoyed making the Raspberry Ripple quilt in issue 17, by the lovely Lintotts. I used my Flower Sugar strip roll combined with an aqua “Grunge”, which came from my stash. Finally, I received a book on William Morris from you and as we were in the UK last year I visited Kelmscott Manor, which was a really big thrill for a quilter from Queensland, Australia. So, I just had to make the Kelmscott quilt included, which was designed by Sally…