Today's Quilter

Today's Quilter 48

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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Hello to all you lovely Today’s Quilter readers. In case you are wondering why it’s my face here and not Fiona’s, I can reveal the joyous news that she is currently enjoying taking some maternity leave with her new baby boy. I have the privilege of filling in for her while she is away and I wanted to take the opportunity to say how delighted I am to be joining the team. I’ve been working in craft editorial for many years now and during this time I’ve had the pleasure of working with the very talented Lynne Goldworthy on a number of ocassions. And so it seems rather fitting that I am starting out with this issue, which kicks off with her brilliant Bed of Roses quilt! Her clever two-block…

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celebrate spring in pattern and print

Pam & Nicky Lintott JELLY ROLL BRIGHTS You can almost feel the warmth of the sunshine as you piece the Lintotts’ fun Dresden Plate carnival quilt on page 74. Lynne Goldsworthy ROMANTIC ROSES Delve into your stash of floral fabrics to make Lynne’s sophisticated two-block chequerboard-style pattern in serene shades on page 22. Nicola Dodd MODERN HEIRLOOM This timeless design on page 36 is ideal for commemorating weddings and special occasions, featuring intricate details for a satisfying sew.…

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inspired by…

THE BOOK NAUTICAL QUILTS Thanks to Lynette Anderson’s new book, Nautical Quilts, our heads and our to-make-next lists are buzzing with exciting marine-inspired projects to sew. Lynette’s grandfather was in the navy and in this collection she celebrates the myriad of life on the ocean waves – the creatures that live in it and the vessels that sail upon it. Included are projects large and small, from full-sized quilts to wallhangings, from patchwork to embroidery and appliqué. We can’t wait to get stuck in and start making our own. Dream of sailing the seven seas with Nautical Quilts by Lynette Anderson, published by SewandSo, £15.99, www.sewandso.co.uk THE SHOP BLUEBELLGRAY Founded in 2009 by designer Fi Douglas, and revered for its fresh and uplifting watercolour designs, Bluebellgray offers a sumptuous selection of cushions, textiles and homewares that…

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fresh picks

IN THE MOOD FABRIC FIND Cosy Mood, the new collection from Gütermann ring a roses, includes 36 large-scale prints in powdery pinks, warm reds, soft blues, fresh mint and sage green. We love the mix of bold florals and modern geometrics. All the designs are available by the metre and Fat Quarter bundles, alongside a coordinated selection of mix-and-match ribbons and buttons and a seven-reel cotton thread pack. Fabric per metre – £18.90 Five Fat Quarter Bundle – £19.90 Cotton Thread Pack – £10.95 https://consumer.guetermann.com AMERICA’S NATIONAL QUILT MUSEUM CREATIVE SPACE America’s National Quilt Museum is located in Paducah, a charming city in Kentucky that also hosts QuiltWeek in April and September every year. Many of the Best in Show quilts from QuiltWeek become part of the museum’s collection and for anyone who’s had the opportunity…

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diary dates

QUILTING Kaffe Fassett’s Quilts in America Exhibition 16th March-3rd November, Bath See old and new together in Kaffe Fassett’s new exhibition, inspired by the museum’s collection of antique American quilts. Special events are: TALK: QUILTS IN AMERICA WITH KAFFE FASSETT 3rd April & 24th July 19:00-21:00 / £20 WORKSHOP: STARBURST FROM QUILTS IN AMERICA WITH KAFFE FASSETT 4th April & 25th July 09:30-16:30 / £200 BEHIND THE SCENES WITH THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE EXHIBITION 11th April / 19:00-21:00 / £15 WORKSHOP: APPLIQUE QUILT 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 Dumfries and Galloway Quilt Festival 18th April-1st May, Dumfries and Galloway See quilts made in the region, as well as the World Wide Whispers project, an exhibition of quilts from Ireland, Scotland, the Netherlands, USA…

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show & tell

Maritime marvel I was very ill during 2019 and I lost my enthusiasm for sewing and quilting, then I saw Lynne Goldsworthy’s Mariner’s Compass pattern from issue 44 of Today’s Quilter and my ‘fire’ was rekindled. I have to say that piecing it together was very quick and easy and I love the finished product, even though it isn’t perfect. It’s now finished and I’m quilting again like before. Thank you to all the team at Today’s Quilter for your inspiration! Cilla Moncrieff, by email We’re delighted that one of our projects helped you get your ‘mojo’ back, Cilla. Quilt to cushion I had some Moda William Morris fabric left over from a quilt I had been asked to make for my friend, Joan, by her husband. Upon seeing Carolyn Forster’s Block of the Month…