There’s something about the colder weather and quilting; it’s all part of the process especially if you are hand quilting and you have the quilt you are making on your lap giving you extra warmth and comfort. My cats quite like me hand quilting too!


Our cover shows a sneak peek of the Vintage Oxford Quilt which is a cosy quilt to snuggle under. The Kimono Quilt combines different piecing techniques and showcases this oriental collection beautifully. We all need a bit of brightness with these dark evenings and the Al Fresco Sampler will certainly do that! The Shooting Stars Quilt is great for using up your scraps. Indeed don’t forget many of our projects can be made scrappy from fabrics in your stash. We’ve reached the final part of Stuart Hillard’s Mystery Quilt, so don’t look at page 62 if you don’t want to see the final reveal! Stuart has also designed a lovely autumnal block for Stashbusting this month.


Joanna O’Neill has reviewed the recent Great Northern Quilt Show for us while Judi Mendelssohn tells us about Brits Flying the Flag at this summer’s Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show in Oregon, USA. Sheilah Daughtree chatted with Ricky Tims at the Festival of Quilts, a conversation even more poignant after the fires that devastated the prairies around his Colorado ranch this summer and we find out more about The Quilt in Literature with Deborah Nash. AbbieAnne Searle tells us about her First and Last Quilts and we meet Wirral Quilters in Introducing.

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