Britain’s earliest dated patchwork goes on tour!

1718 Patchwork silk coverlet blog

The UK’s earliest known dated patchwork, the 1718 Silk Coverlet, will be on display across the UK this year to celebrate its 300th birthday. The coverlet will be  guest-of-honour at this summer’s The Festival of Quilts this August, and if you can’t wait until then it’s also set to be on display at the American Museum in… Continue reading

Our new Diary Dates section is live!

Tansy Martin and Maggie Breakspear for their Find the Frog quilt at Festival of Quilts

Is there anything better in life than a quilty day out? We love them! From local quilting bees to huge exhibitions, quilt events are among our top simple pleasures in life. Now you can find upcoming days out in the UK near you with our new Diary Dates page.

Quilt Market round-up: 10 favourite finds

Quilt Market favourite quilts

The exhibition area of Quilt Market is a treat that Today’s Quilter always enjoys after all the hard work is finished. By this time, we’re usually tired and just getting over the jetlag while anticipating fresh jetlag on the way home! However, the quilts are a true tonic for weariness and elicit such a strong… Continue reading

We’re all dreaming of a quilting holiday….

Indian Textile Adventure

Our friends over at Stitchtopia are aways wowing us with their stitchy getaways, but two holidays especially have caught our eye this month… who’s up for sailing away on a quilting holiday with us?

Festival of Quilts 2017 virtual tour: our 2017 highlights

Seven Sisters stars quilt

The annual Festival of Quilts is one of our busiest times here on team TQ, and we absolutely love it! Now we’re home and have recovered from four days of total quilt immersion, we’ve rounded up our favourite bits about this year’s show for those of you who missed it…

Anyone for an Indian textile tour? *Us please!*

India textiles NEW

When we’re not busy working on our own quilts, we love to explore how textile fans around the world use fabric. So we’re excited to hear that quilting travel company Stitchtopia are planning an Indian adventure next Spring. Quilt pro Karin Hellaby will be leading the crafting and stitching trip to India in March 2018. Indian textiles are famed for their the rich textures and vibrant… Continue reading

Happy holidays! 5 quilt trips for 2017

Quilting holidays to Madeira

Brrrr it is getting chilly here at TQ towers this week! We’re keeping warm with our latest quilt projects, naturally – it’s surprising how speed machine piecing can raise your body temperature! And while we stitch the darker nights away, we’re daydreaming of fabric-themed escapes in the new year. Check out 5 of our favourite quilting holidays for 2017… If you… Continue reading

5 Quilt Market finds

Jen Kingwell and Jen at Quilt Market

In case you missed it, this week’s Quilt Market in Houston was HUGE – we comfortably managed to walk our requisite 10K steps per day and then some just looking around the booths, meeting designers and of course seeking out coffee! Here are just a few of our highlights from the show, from our favourite fabrics to a sneak… Continue reading

Guest post: Christine Chester “My quilt story”

Today we meet innovative quilt maker and textile artist Christine Chester. When she’s not busy pushing the boundaries of quilt making, exhibiting work all across Europe, teaching patchwork and making couture quilts, Christine is part of the collaborative un.FOLD group, who are set to steal the show at this Autumn’s Knitting & Stitching Shows in London and Harrogate. We’re so happy that Christine has agreed to share this… Continue reading