As another difficult year draws to an end, we have some kind of normality returned in our quilting world with exhibitions restarting and most quilt shops have reopened. So much has changed in our lives over the last two years but our craft has done so much good and brings so much comfort to others’ lives. We are lucky to be quilters.

The festive season will soon be upon us and we feature some seasonal projects as ever for you. A couple of quick makes are the Ho Ho Ho Bunting and Let it Snow Wall Hanging if you are looking for some last minute decorations for your home. The Scandi Table Runner and Placemats will add a touch of Scandi-style to your Christmas table, while the Candy Counter Quilt takes inspiration from American candy. Inspiration closer to home for Mandy Munroe with her Windows at Kew quilt. If you are lucky enough to have a bit of sewing time this festive season, the Tranquility Quilt will be the perfect quilt for you to make. Stuart’s block this month in Stashbusting is suitably festive!

Barbara Chainey and Chris Franses tell us more about another of Barbara’s Heritage Quilts, the Rolling Star Quilt for which Chris has created a pattern. Anyone for EPP? I know I’m tempted! We also find out more about the recently discovered Marsden Quilt.

Until next time, I wish you a very happy and peaceful Christmas,

Joanna