Today is Thankful Thursday and I am thankful that I got my first Quilter’s Home magazine in the mail. I subscribed 2 months ago, even though I had never really seen one before. (not lots of magazine choices on the rack in rural small town America) After I checked out the website and liked what I saw, I decided it was time to try it for a year.
I used to subscribe to about 7 quilting magazines. It was too much. Too much to keep up with, too much redundancy. Not enough new and exciting information or patterns to keep me interested. As the subscriptions ran out, I did not renew.
I moved on to magazines that had a longarm, art, embroidery or business focus. Those too have gone by the wayside…with the exception of QuiltingArts Magazine. (can’t give that one up!)
So, what made me order Quilter’s Home? It is NOT the hype I see online about the editor. It is not that he has a huge online presence with his websites and active “pack” of admirers. I will admit that I joined the yahoo group last year to lurk to see what it was all about. But really, it is Mark Lipinski’s irreverent and humorous take on life that trips my trigger. It is his ability to laugh at himself, others and the quilting industry. It is his ability to take what he doesnt like and work towards CHANGE in a POSITIVE way that makes me a convert. That is why I ordered the magazine. And I am only sorry I didn’t order sooner. (but I ordered all the back issues!)
The issue I got today included an informative article about which fabric printer sheet product is best for printing photos. I particularly liked it that they tried several brands of printers, and stated which ones looked best before and after washing.
Another terrific article was about my all time favorite quilting celebrity and artist, Hollis Chatelain. (I was lucky enough to hear her 1 hour lecture in Houston and got to see most of the quilts in the article up close.) I was so pleased to read about Hollis’ newest endeavor and wish her the very best.
The magazine has new fabrics (I NEED some of that fruit ladies fabric!), quilt patterns, articles about other things in life, and even has some recipes that look tasty.
If the next issues are even half as good as this one, I will feel like I got a bargain.
I have absolutely NO affiliation… just a happy consumer… but here is the website.
and here is the yahoo group for “Mark’s Posse”:
Today was SUNNY and warmer and BRIGHT. Sure helped to melt some snow. Snow? Yes…… and forecast for tomorrow nite and Sat is a winter storm warning with lots of snow.
That leaves time to quilt right? And have ANOTHER jammie day? (ok, so I got dressed today, we had clients coming!)
I would show you quilty things that I have been working on, but 2 of them are “under wraps” until I decide if they are show or publishing worthy. Maybe tomorrow I can show you something Steve quilted.