Quilters Newsletter June July 2010
In this issue, you'll hop across the pond to the British Isles for an in-depth look at some gorgeous antique Welsh wool quilts, courtesy of Dorothy Osler and the Jen Jones Welsh Quilt Centre, then stick around for an "Easy Lesson" on super narrow but oh-so elegant Celtic applique with Elsie M. Campbell. After that, head south of the equator to see how today's Australian quiltmakers are revitalizing the hand embroidery &mdash which they call "stitchery" &mdash of generations past on their contemporary quilts.
If you have an embroidery machine and a penchant for heirloom lace don't miss Susan Stewart's step-by-step workshop on how to make lace borders for your quilts. Applique lovers will enjoy stitching a couple blocks from Karen Kay Buckley's cover quilt. (Even though we don't give you the complete pattern for this dramatic beauty, we do tell you where to get it!)
Summertime brings open-air flea markets, and part 1 of Irene Berry's new series pattern &mdash also a joy for applique lovers as well as scrap enthusiasts &mdash celebrates the serendipitous little finds that inspire our imaginations. And Jane Haworth's "Photo Finish" quilt showcases the birds of summer in the iconic style of American illustrator Charley Harper. It's sure to delight!