Popular Patchwork August 2016

For many quilters, August is time for Festival of Quilts, one of the patchwork highlights of the year. Our latest issue is packed with a selection of features about Quilt Shows, which we're sure you will enjoy. Those who may not be visiting NEC this summer will be able to get a taste from our preview this issue, as well as our round up next month. 

  • Our cover quilt for August is Marian Turner's stylish and modern Disappearing Nine Patch, made with a Charm Pack and three other fabrics
  • Inspired by vintage maps, the Map Quilt wall hanging by Fiona Hesford can be personalised to create a unique gift
  • Gillian Cooper’s simply pieced African Odyssey quilt has a strong impact due to the vibrant fabric choices
  • Mandy Munroe’s Colours of the World quilt project combines solids and prints to make a colourful throw
  • Anna Simmonds shows how to stitch a prize-winning look with quick-and-easy Rosettes
  • Enjoy summer days and eating out with this fun Bobble Picnic Blanket with a waterproof backing designed by Judith Hollies
  • With no seams to match the Loose Change miniquilt from Brenda Dean is an ideal make for beginners
  • Play with colour and pattern with Part One of our advanced asymmetric medallion quilt, Festival of Borders, from Regan Purcell

Our regular features and articles this month include

  • Kerry Foster reports back from the Festival of Quilts in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • We talk to Anna Baptiste, the event director of The Festival of Quilts
  • In Stuart's Surgery, Stuart shares his advice for visiting quilt shows
  • Anne Williams takes a look at the world of quilt judging
  • Anita Watson-Jackson talks to Jamie Malden about how a visit to wooden block makers in
    Jaipur inspired her company, Colouricious
  • Come on a whirlwind tour to find out more about a few of the many quilt guilds across the world
  • Discover how to create fun fabric designs just by using the contents of your fridge
  • Suzanne Fisher looks at making a feature of your binding by using a decorative stitch
  • Tina Francis takes us on a visual tour of Birmingham in Let's Visit

There's a great Fabric Freedom giveaway in this issue, with £400 worth of watercolour floral fabric to be won.

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