It’s a really packed issue for you this month. Our cover quilt is the wonderfully contemporary Modern Throw quilt designed by Anja Townrow, a quilt she designed during lockdown. The Michiko Quilt features a quintessentially Oriental fabric collection from Makower. If you were inspired by her article on Inktense pencils in the Winter 2020 issue, Joanna O’Neill brings us her Baltimore by Number quilt. From America, we have the Traveller’s Rest Quilt which maker, Kristen Clay, has beautifully hand quilted. A bit more improv piecing from Katharine Guerrier with her All Squared Up wall hanging, while you can practise your curved piecing with the Primavera Runner. The Half Hexie Chase quilt combines simple piecing with a little bit of appliqué and Stuart’s Stashbusting block this month celebrates neutral fabrics.

Quilters love to make quilts to mark special birthdays and celebrations, both individually and as group exercises and Mandy Munroe tells us about the quilts her Jo Blox quilt group made for each other in Bubbles and Fizz. Meanwhile if you are interested in using technology in your quilt making, Joanna O’Neill takes a look at using various programmes and apps in Quilt Design goes Digital.