Today's Quilter

Today's Quilter 74

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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7 min.
textile history north country quilts

As the name suggests, North Country quilts are produced in northern England, but it isn’t simply a designation of a place of origin. North Country quilts have a distinctive style that sets them apart from those made in other parts of the country. Wholecloths and strippies – quilts made of alternating strips of two contrasting fabrics – were both made prolifically in the region. But other types of quilts, such as patchworks and appliquéd pieces, were created too. Characteristic quilting motifs include flowing roses, feathers and twisted cables. Quilting flourished from the mid to late 1800s to the early 1900s. As well as domestic quilters, for some, the craft was a profession. For a fee, highly skilled ‘stampers’ would mark quilt tops ready for quilting and some developed a recognisable style. The…

1 min.
meet the designer

Lynne Goldsworthy from Lily’s Quilts is a modern British quilter. She has been sewing since she was a young child and, on a business trip to America, she fell in love with American quilts and tried her hand at the craft. Then life and family happened and she didn’t pick up another quilt for a few years, until she discovered Flickr, blogs and online shopping. She immediately ordered some pre-cuts, started her own blog and has never looked back. www.lilysquilts.blogspot.co.uk lilysquilts @lilysquilts…

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about the museum

The Bowes Museum began collecting quilts in the 1930s and has now gained national recognition for the importance of its extensive collection, with pieces dating back to the 1700s. In 2000, the museum held the hugely successful show, North Country Quilts: Legend and Living Tradition. Following on from that, this new exhibition showcases some of the quilts added to the collection in the intervening two decades. North Country Quilts: In Celebration of New Acquisitions Until autumn/winter 2021 and online* The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 8NP Produced to go alongside the exhibition, this 68-page book features each of the 25 quilts and associated items that will be on show. Full-page colour illustrations are accompanied by stories of how the quilts were made and by whom, as well as the items’ cultural…

1 min.
meet the designer

Sally Ablett has been happily making quilts for nearly 30 years. During this time, patchwork has developed from a hobby into Sally’s full-time job. She has a great deal of experience teaching courses and day workshops, and she gives regular talks using her own collection of quilts to demonstrate patchwork techniques and to pass on the tips and shortcuts she has learnt throughout her years of quilting. Sally does freelance design work, and she works with Lewis & Irene to design quilts and produce patterns that are used to showcase its new fabric collections.…

1 min.
templates

BLOCK OF THE MONTH BLOCK TEMPLATES ACTUAL SIZE PLEASE NOTE: Templates include seam allowances. HILLTOP MEADOW BLOCK TEMPLATES ACTUAL SIZE PLEASE NOTE: Templates include seam allowances. GARDEN GAMES BLOCK TEMPLATES ENLARGE 200% PLEASE NOTE: Templates include seam allowances. WINDOW BOX BLOOMS APPLIQUÉ AND FPP TEMPLATES ACTUAL SIZE PLEASE NOTE: Templates include seam allowances. Thank you for making this project from Today’s Quilter. The copyright for these templates belongs to the designer of the project. They work hard to create projects for you to enjoy, so please don’t re-sell or distribute without permission. Please do not make any part of the templates or instructions available to others through your website or a third party website, or copy it multiple times without permission. Copyright law protects creative work and unauthorised copying is illegal. We appreciate your help.…

7 min.
window box blooms

You will need Beige fabric for background – ⅓yd Brown patterned fabric for base – 3in x 21in Scraps of peach, coral, raspberry, yellow, pale yellow, aqua, pale aqua and brown patterned fabric for flowers, leaves and stems – each no bigger than 6in Backing – ½yd Removable pen Matching thread for appliqué Wadding (optional) – 13in x 21in Binding – 5in x WOF 12in x 20in cushion pad Templates (see Templates section) Finished size 12in x 20in Fabrics used Spectrum Solids by Makower in shade Cappuccino for the background fabric www.makoweruk.com 12in x 20in feather pad available from www.thefeathercompany.com Notes If you can’t see the pattern lines easily through your fabric, try taping to a window, a bright computer screen or go over the pattern lines with a thicker pen. The pattern…