Jo Avery on BOMs, colour-choices & thread tips!

Wild flowers quilt block

We love hearing how you’re all getting on sewing along with our Block of the Month series. From Autumn leaves to snowflakes and issue 23’s FPP wild flowers block (pictured above), Jo Avery‘s A Month in the Country quilt blocks are inspired by nature and the countryside surrounding Jo’s home. They’re a great excuse to play around with different techniques too… Continue reading

Behind the quilts: contemporary quilts

Liz Heywood Costal Rift quitl

We can’t wait for Thursday, and the start of the Spring Knitting & Stitching Show. One of the event highlights for us promises to be a special exhibition by members of the Quilters’ Guild’s Contemporary Quilt Group. Here we catch up with some of the group members to find out more about what brought them together, and the stories behind the quilts… Continue reading

Behind the quilt: Pretty Postage Stamps

Ali Burdon

We think that Ali Burdon’s postage stamp quilt from issue 16 is just first class, and wanted to find out more about how this talented designer came up with the design. Ali kindly took time out from quilting to share the secrets behind her stunning design, including how she cut out the thousand pieces needed and why… Continue reading

Behind the quilt: Reflections of Parracombe

patchwork quilt Reflections of Parracombe

We’re absolutely smitten with issue 16’s cover star – Jo Colwill‘s twist on a gorgeous 19th century quilt. You can catch Jo’s beautiful patchwork quilt in shops now in our November issue (16). Add it to your must-quilt list as it’s sure to become an heirloom that will be treasured for generations to come. And we’ve got happy news too! Since… Continue reading

Behind the quilt: Stepping Stones

Lynne Edwards Stepping stones quilt

We love the back stories of how individual patchwork quilts come to life. No two quilts share the same making story, but we’re limited to how many words we can fit into the magazine, so in our new Behind the quilt website series, we reveal the insider scoop from our lovely quilt designers about how they create the designs that appear in Today’s Quilter magazine…. Continue reading