Exciting times! It’s well established that we love reproduction fabrics and quilt heritage, so when we were given the chance to work with The Quilter’s Guild on a souvenir supplement to celebrate the launch of their new Devon County fabric collection, we jumped at the chance. After months of planning, it’s finally here! When issue 29 of Today’s Quilter arrives on our subscribers doormats and hits the shops this week, it will come with our Devon County collectors’ edition mini magazine. Here’s a few highlights from inside the supplement… get your copy with issue 29 in our online quilt store or read it on your phone or mobile with our Digital Editions.
Behind the quilts
We love the heritage that inspired the new range so we’ve filled this supplement with the stories behind the collection. As well as inspiration for your quilting table, the supplement also features stories from behind the scenes at Guild, including an interview with Devon County fabric designer and quiltmaker, Karen Styles, and a journey through history to find out more about the Cann family, whose Mariner’s Compass Coverlet started it all almost 200 years ago (and whose names inspired many of the fabric names in the new range). You’ll also get to meet some of the team working hard behind the scenes at The Guild to keep the organisation running smoothly, plus take a virtual tour of the Walks of Life exhibition, which was shown at this year’s The Festival of Quilts.
PLUS! Sew your own Devon County Quilt
Why just explore the heritage when we can sewing too? Inside our supplement you’ll find instructions for how to sew an exclusive new medallion quilt with the Devon County collection. Designed by Sally Ablett and long-arm quilted by Mary-Jane Hutchinson, it’s sure to become a future family heirloom.
Working with a complete fabric collection on a quilt design is always a treat as the prints coordinate beautifully, so we love how Sally’s managed to use this to full effect while also retaining a scrappy antique effect. Sally’s chosen a classic and timeless medallion design for this project, which builds layer-upon-layer of traditional blocks, radiating outwards from a central star, to show off the many beautiful prints in the Devon County range.
Treat yourself to a Medallion Quilt Top Kit
We’re excited to reveal that The Quilter’s Guild are selling fabric kits with all the fabric you need to make the quilt top for this project.You can find the kits in the Guild’s online store. We’ll be leaving this window open on your computer to hint to your family for Christmas 🙂