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Today's Quilter 65

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!

Can you believe it is August already? What has happened to this year? I know I keep saying this, but it really baffles me that half a year has gone past without me noticing. In a whirl of lockdown, it feels summer has just begun and we are already looking into the autumn months. But time stops for no man... or quilter, and every new season gives us the opportunity to make new designs and let our creativity flourish. Plus, of course, we have a great reason to buy fabric as new collections are released. That is why I was delighted when we received Jo Avery’s Double Wedding Ring quilt. I love the colours she has used, and the added appliqué details just take it to a new level. This…

1 min.
inspired by… feathered friends

THE BOOK JELLY ROLL QUILTS – THE CLASSIC COLLECTION Designers Pam & Nicky Lintott from The Quilt Room have created a collection of 12 quilt patterns for classic quilts made using Jelly Rolls. By using this fantastic precut, you can avoid (some) of the hours of cutting and preparation required for making a quilt and go straight to the fun bit – sewing. THE SHOP MOSNEY MILL Find a beautiful range of kitchen and homeware featuring the drawings of Emma Sutton, which are inspired by the abundance of nature and wildlife that lies at the heart of Mosney. We love this collection of china tea cups, mugs, jugs and tea pots, all featuring eye-catching Blue Tits nestled amongst the Cherry Blossoms. Complemented by soft blush pink, turquoise or denham blue backgrounds, it is all made…

1 min.
lynne edwards mini sampler quilt

Lynne Edwards, MBE, as many of you know, is one of the most liked and talented teachers around. And, having had a chance to meet her myself, I can see why. She exudes positive energy and is always willing to share her knowledge with anyone who needs it. So we were delighted when Lynne agreed to do this supplement with us, sharing 12 blocks she has been working on over the years. Each block is 6in, so you can mix and match to create your own unique sampler, or follow Lynne’s guidance and maker her stunning blue and white design. She has even rearranged the blocks in a different layout and colourway to show what can be done with these charming designs! Each block has detailed instructions with tips and tricks…

2 min.
show & tell

A thrifty creation Hope you are well and keeping safe. I just wanted to share a photo of my 85-year-old mum, Eyke, who is still quilting even having just recovered from a spell in hospital. Here is her ‘Covid’ quilt in progress, made from odds and sods as she’s been isolating for the last three months. She does everything by hand apart from the edges, for which she uses a gorgeous, old Singer sewing machine. Phil, via email Thank you for sending in your mum’s quilt story, Phil! Eyke, your work is beautiful – all that hand sewing too! And what a stunning Singer you have. Woodland creature comforts One of my students, Vickie, who had no previous experience of quilting or embroidery, decided to make a quilt for her sister Cindy in New Zealand,…

8 min.
fresh picks

KAFFE FASSETT’S QUILTS IN BURANO VENETIAN DREAMING The colourful landscape of the Venetian island of Burano is the back drop for Kaffe Fassett’s new book Kaffe Fassett’s Quilts in Burano. Its publication couldn’t come at a better time after a long spring/summer of isolation. The custom of painting the buildings in different colours is a centuries old tradition on this magical island. Together with the vibrant painted shutters, candy striped awnings and pots full of flowers and greenery, it’s easy to see why Kaffe felt he’d “died and gone to heaven” when researching locations to photograph the new book. “I only hope you feel a fraction of the thrill that we felt every hour we spent on this magical island,” said Kaffe. Partnering up with long time collaborators, Liza Prior Lucy and Debbie Patterson,…

10 min.
wedding bells

BEHIND THE QUILT WEDDING BELLS “I have always loved a Double Wedding Ring quilt, and made my first about 12 years ago. Since then, I have subverted the pattern a few times to make modern versions of this traditional design. As there is a family wedding on the horizon, I decided to go back to the original version of the design, and this time to add appliqué details to make it even more special. I read many years ago that it was unlucky to include a heart motif on a quilt unless it was for a wedding. I’m not at all sure if this is true or just something I misheard, but it has always stayed with me and, as there is a nice open space in the centre of the rings,…