Popular Patchwork August 2015Our new August issue is in the shops from 24th July. Seaside scenes, strawberries and sugar tones make the season special...

  • Our cover features Blend Bar by Mandy Munroe, who used inspiration from Moorish architecture and Blend fabrics for a simple-to-make contemporary quilt
  • Lynne Goldsworthy uses Makower UK’s 50s inspired fabrics and a simple pattern to create a contemporary pastel offering, Sophia
  • Wendy Gardiner makes the ideal make-up bag for your holidays in Quilted Cosmetic Bag, an extract from her latest book Fun With Fat Quarters
  • Doll Quilt and Pillow is a super-sweet ensemble from last month’s featured designer, Jessica Alexandrakis, an extract from her latest book The Complete Quilter
  • Kerry Foster makes the perfect Pascale Beach Tote to carry your towel to the beach
  • Bring a bit of the seaside home with our Lighthouse by the Sea wall hanging by Debbie von Grabler-Crozier
  • Simple candy colours and applique hearts make up a sweet Heart of hearts cushion by Sarah Sparkes

Within our features pages,

  • Anne Williams visit’s the 2015 Welsh Quilt Party exhibition at the Welsh Quilt Centre
  • Amy Fox explores the work of two authors writing about the inspiration that can be found in our everyday lives with the people we love
  • Ruth Parker shares her creations with our sub-editor, Barnaby Neale
  • Jane Rae visits Kaffe Fassett’s latest exhibition, Ancestral Gifts, at the Quilt Museum, York
  • In Scrap attack!, Stuart Hillard shows us how to make a sparkling stars block and Sparkling Pink Lemonade quilt

There are a fantastic range of prizes and giveaways in this issue, with prizes worth £1700, including a Brother Innov-is NV1800Q sewing machine. Don't forget to check the 'What's New' pages for our prize draws and special offers.

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