Today's Quilter

Today's Quilter 51

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.

United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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13 Issues

in this issue

1 min.

There is nothing quite like an office move to highlight a team’s hoarding habits (not to mention my own)! By the time you read this we’ll be in our swanky new office in the heart of Bristol harbour, with the neatest and tidiest desks anyone has ever seen. But until then, we’re having to do some serious decluttering (think Marie Kondo), and paring back all of the craft and stationery items we have accumulated over time. The great thing about doing this is that every so often, amongst the paper clips and paperwork, we’re being reunited with some crafting gems – a tool we had forgotten about, a special scrap of fabric that we’ve been ‘saving’ for a rainy day... it’s a bit like Christmas! I wonder for this reason…

1 min.
making our homes even more beautiful…

Deirdre Bond-Abel ENCHANTING APPLIQUÉ Brush up on your appliqué skills and create a modern-day heirloom with Deirdre’s swoon-worthy cover quilt, on page 22. Alison Wood ONE BLOCK WONDER Alison’s stash-busting, North Wind block design is stitched up in beautiful blue hues for a striking yet soothing project. See page 36. Jo Avery WEEKEND-FRIENDLY Whether you’re hitting the beach, heading to a sewing class, or just packing up a picnic, Jo’s pretty and practical bag, on page 71, is your new best friend.…

1 min.
inspired by… feeling playful

THE BOOK PLAYING WITH PURPOSE Discover the evolution of over 35 years work by one of the most notable modern quilt artists of our time, Victoria Findlay Wolfe. Pore over the pages of this beautiful retrospective from Stash Books, featuring more than 130 of Wolfe’s inspiring quilts, such as Summer of Stars (above). We love the stories behind the patchworks as well as the essays about Victoria’s creative journey, which have us inspired to adopt her attitude of playful experimentation. Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s Playing with Purpose (C&T Publishing) is available now www.ctpub.com THE SHOP MINDTHEGAP This unique, luxury brand is best known for its quirky and distinctive wallpapers, but MINDTHEGAP’s artistic flair extends to soft furnishings too. Its vintage linens feature some of the most arresting prints, and the selection is as diverse as it is…

8 min.
fresh picks

BEGINNER’S LUCK SKILL BUILDING It’s rare to find a book that teaches beginner sewists techniques for a range of disciplines, including embroidery, sewing, patchwork and quilting. Susan Beal wanted to write the sort of book that she would have loved to have had when she started sewing. Sharing techniques for basic embroidery stitches, simple quilt blocks and inspiration for finished quilts, this book will teach you everything you need to know to get you started. You will learn how to insert an invisible zip, make an embroidery sampler, create a patchwork drawstring bag and piece together your blocks to make a quilt, as well as many other things. Susan also teaches on Creativebug, so not only can you buy the book, but you can also watch her teaching from the comfort of…

6 min.
diary dates

QUILTING New Horizons and ConText Exhibition 13th July, London New Horizons and ConText quilting groups come together to display new inspiring quilts and other articles alike from quilters all across London, Kent, Surrey and the surrounding areas. 11:00-16:00 / Free Christ Church, Wanstead Place, Wanstead, London E11 2SW janice@janicegunner.co.uk Priory Patchworkers Quilt Exhibition 13th-14th July, Yorkshire Traders stands, refreshments, ‘Big Bag’ event, raffle and sales table. 10:00-16:00 / £3 Elvington Village Hall, Main Street, Elvington YO41 4AD www.quiltersguild.org.uk Penarth and District Quilters Exhibition 18th July, Penarth Display of quilts/patchwork and many other arts and crafts projects. Sales table, trade stands and more. 11:00-16:00 / £3 (refreshments included in fee) The Paget Rooms, Victoria Road, Penarth CF64 3EG dacill@icloud.com New Quilt & Craft Festival at Lullingstone Castle & The World Garden 19th-21st July, Kent Exhibition of quilts, traders, raffle, tombola, live crafts, attractions for children and…

11 min.
glenora road

You will need Madder red (‘Clarendon’) – 1⅛yd Dark brown (‘Windsor’) – ⅞yd Pink (‘Boronia’) – 1yd Crimson red (‘Roseberry’) – ¾yd Dark navy (‘Claremont’) – 1⅜yd Bright red (‘Alicia’) – ⅝yd Cream chambray – 1yd Tan chambray – 1¾yd* Cheddar chambray – 1yd Backing – 74in square Batting – 74in square Templates (see Templates section) Appliqué paper and gluepen Finished size 66in square Fabrics used ‘Clarendon’, ‘Windsor’, ‘Boronia’, ‘Roseberry’ and ‘Claremont’ from ‘Cumberland County’ by Deirdre Bond-Abel for Leutenegger. ‘Alicia’, Cream chambray, Tan chambray and Cheddar chambray from ‘A Vote of Her Own’ by Deirdre Bond-Abel for Leutenegger. Notes Add a ¼in seam allowance when cutting out all of the appliqué shapes. WOF = width of fabric. RS = right side. WS = wrong side. * includes enough for binding Cutting out 1 From…