REVIEW of Modern Quilting – Inspiring Quilters Worldwide, by Dianna
At the March meeting of the London Modern Quilt Guild (LMQG) I offered to review this very new and exciting magazine all about Modern Quilting. Some of the guild’s members were able to attend the launch of this magazine at Ray-Stitch in Islington earlier in the year.
There are regular pages which include the latest news in the quilt world (in this issue our very own London Modern Quilt Guild gets a mention!!); book, shop and web reviews as well as templates, subscriptions and reader’s letters.
The features in Issue 1 span a variety of projects – there is a quilt and pillow case by the renowned fabric designer Amy Butler in some of her beautiful pastel greens, yellows, blues and pink patterned fabric designs; another quilt by a Moda designer Kate Spain and a pretty Flower Quilt by Janet Clare. Some of the smaller projects which caught my eye were the ‘Scrappy Tiling Pillow’ by Lynne Goldsworthy (Lily’s Quilts Blog) – this is a gorgeous pillow which has raw edge appliqué in a tree design in bright reds, pinks and yellows. ‘The Conversation Bag’ by Sara Lawson – I wanted to make this immediately – a cute zippered satchel type bag with patchwork squares in rainbow colours; A Patchwork Owl recommended to do as a starter project with kids (www.homemadelondon.com); A ‘Mug Cosy’ by Vick Guthrie (editor of this mag) and ‘The Flower Button Pouch’ for mobile phones or glasses by Clare Kingslake – a good project for beginner quilters.
There are other useful articles on choosing a sewing machine; interviews with Fabric designers and quilters alike – Kate Spain and Aneela Hoey; ideas on how to design your own quilt by Susan Briscoe; free motion quilting from Bethany Nicole Pease and looking at colours and matching fabrics by Katie Garner .
This first issue is comprehensive and informative, worth a look for a multitude of projects and quilting information – have fun with it and happy stitching – Dianna.