It’s that time, friends!  The release of Issue 6 of Fat Quarterly is right around the corner.  If you’re a subscriber, you can expect it to start arriving early next week.  Individual issue sales will go live later in the week.  Stay tuned for more detail about release dates as we get closer …

Against Traffic

In the meantime, we want to start sharing some sneak peeks of the amazing projects that will be included in Issue 6.  Our theme for the issue is “Substrates”, or alternative fabrics.  The textile options for quilters have expanded substantially, and new types and variants of fabrics seem to be introduced each year.  Issue 6 will highlight patterns and projects that embrace alternative fabrics.

First up is the beautiful Against Traffic quilt, pictured above.  Against Traffic was designed by our friend Amy Lobsiger of Mrs. Schmenkman’s Quilts, and it uses fabrics from the collection of artist Marcia Derse.  Part hand-dye, part batik, Marcia’s fabrics are a revelation for modern quilters looking to expand beyond the more popular, everyday fabric lines.