Take a tour of Britain and the British Isles and see extraordinary examples of precious quilts from bygone days. Our new supplement is out this week– look out for it, only with issue 42 of Today’s Quilter magazine.
This year has been a busy one for Christopher Wilson-Tate, owner of the Antique Textiles Company.
Not only has he been travelling all over the world, he has launched three fabric collections in collaboration with Moda, all inspired by antique quilts in his private collection. He has also exhibited at the Bramble Patch, and this is only the beginning of exciting things to come. So when the opportunity came along to work with him on this supplement, we jumped at the chance.
For those of you lucky enough to have visited the Antique Textiles Company in Hampstead, London, you’ll know why this is a must-see place for many quilters. Bursting at the seams with quilts from all over the world, every wall, chair and shelf you look at is covered with the most wonderful quilting and patchwork creativity. If you haven’t already visited, we really do highly recommend it!
Christopher himself is a wonderful source of quilting information, and remembers all the pieces he has bought, including details of their origins and the people he acquired them from – we spent a few happy hours earlier this year chatting about all things quilty.
Inside the supplement..
You’ll discover tips for starting your own quilt collection (Christopher is setting up his website this year and will be selling some of the quilts he has amassed), plus everything you need to know about Christopher’s three fabric collections and the antique quilts that inspired them. The lovely ladies at the Bramble Patch have also created a gorgeous design to complement his Regency Ballycastle collection.
Of course we couldn’t show you all this fabulous fabric without the chance to win some, and so we have a Fat Quarter bundle of the Regency Ballycastle range (worth more than £100) for one lucky reader to win.
And finally, enjoy over 12 pages of textile treasures Christopher has kindly shared with us – it’s truly a feast for the eyes as well as the heart…