A: A lot of things we think you’ll love!
The February/March 2012 issue of Quilters Newsletter is already arriving at the homes of subscribers and will be on newsstands next week. The stunning quilt on the cover is Star Berries, 85″ x 85″, designed and made by Gail Stepanek and Ronda K. Beyer.
As for what’s inside the issue, we thought we’d let our Table of Contents do the talking.
- International Art Quilters Share Their Work and Wisdom — Eight art quilters from around the world showcase their quilts and share advice.
- Re-creating the Bayeux Tapestry — Get a sneak peek at Pam Holland’s interpretation of an 11th century masterpiece.
- What’s in a Name? — Explore how signature quilts mark significant life events, chronicle family genealogies and honor people.
- 1930s Governors Quilt — See how one Kansas woman captured a piece of history in cloth and thread.
- Little Women Inspires Japanese Designer — Learn how images from a popular U.S. children’s book and a Japanese color palette come together in a fabric collection by Yoko Uematsu.
- Inside Taupe with Reiko Kato — Discover taupe as a rainbow of colors.
Patterns and techniques include:
- Easy Lesson: Dimensional Daffodils — Seven quick steps is all it takes to create this cheery spring flower. Learn how to make this embellishment and then check out the full pattern for the 50″ x 50″ quilt A Gathering of Blossoms, one of this month’s free web patterns.
- Quiltmaker’s Workshop — You’re going to love whipping up bright, happy wall hangings with Rose Legge’s whimsical and easy printing technique. Free full-sized patterns are available on our website.
- Little Women pattern — The story behind the fabric in this 54″ x 72″ quilt suggested its oversized log-cabin design and center applique.
- Kite Flying in Winter pattern — Sunbonnet Sue bundles up in Japanese taupes and yarn dyes in this delightful 12-1/2″ x 10″ rendition of a quilting classic.
- A Good Time Was Had by All pattern — This easy-to-piece, on-point 44″ x 44″ signature quilt is an ideal project for quilt guilds, quilting bees and quilt retreats.
- Rose de Provence pattern — Foundation piecing, curved piecing, straight-line piecing — this pretty-in-pink 94″ x 94″ quilt has it all.
And of course, the rest of the issue includes our regular departments, like 300 Words about Quilting, a profile of Free Motion Quilting Project creator Leah Day, a new column by Pam Rocco, Staff Picks and Quilting Bee.
We’d love to hear what you think about the issue. Buy it on newsstands or from www.QuiltandSewShop.com starting January 17!