Get a peek at the contents of the August 2009 issue here.
August cover project is a beautiful Dresden Plate quilt, "China Blue"
by Hilary Gooding. This is an advanced project, resulting in a stunning
bed quilt. We've got a gorgeous wall hanging "Ship Shape" by Katharine
Guerrier, a quick and easy project with lots of nautical style. There's
also a batik medallion style wall hanging from Chris Hammacott, a funky
playmat by Mandy Munroe and a wonderful set of five different projects
showcasing Fabric Freedom's William Morris range, designed by Sally
lots for anyone interested in new techniques too, our Journal Quilt
this month is by Judy Fairless, and features discharging colour from
fabric with bleach. This is a great technique which doesn't need any
complicated or expensive equipment, I can't wait to try it. There are
other innovations in this issue, Esther Anderson introduces us to an
amazing new shrinking fabric, just quilt and steam to create this
beautiful effect. Liz Sewell has produced a reference guide to
interfacings, fusibles and other useful materials, which will help you
identify your Pellon from your Vilene, and help when matching project
requirements to what you've already got in your stash!
printed a pre-show update for Festival of Quilts, to help you plan your
time at this summer's favourite and biggest show. Don't forget to come
and visit Popular Patchwork on our stand at F19. There will be a
demonstration of twin needling by Pat Stone at 2pm on Saturday 22nd
August, why not come along, pick up a free handout and admire Pat's
lovely samples. Also in this issue, Gillian tells us about the last
Studio Art Quilt Associates Exhibition, Transformations - Icons and
Imagery. SAQA will be exhibiting again at Festival of Quilts, I can't
wait to see some more of this outstanding work.
Ramsay is the star of our Conversation Piece in August. Evelyn has been
an artist and quilter for over 30 years, and it's fascinating to read
about her inspiration and achievements. Out and About features Lime
TArts in Perthshire and Anne reviews the Chilford Spring Quilt
Festival. We've also got a report from down under, Joan Drake takes us
on a quilting whirlwind tour of Adelaide.
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