The theme for this week’s quilt contest is Wildlife, etc. Please do not enter the same quilt as last week.
I’m thrilled to introduce you to a new sponsor, The Quilt Pattern Magazine. This magazine is an online-only publication and is perfect for reading at your computer and printing out templates…no need to tediously trace your patterns! The three quilters with the most votes next weekend will each win a one-year subscription for this exciting new magazine.
The Quilt Pattern Magazine
A new quilt magazine made its debut in January of this year. The Quilt Pattern Magazine is unique, in that, it is an online-only publication. It publishes new quilt patterns, both from established and new designers. You’ll find a variety of other interesting features, as well: technique articles, book and tool reviews, workshops, diaries, articles on new technologies, and more.
What won’t you get?
- You won’t get printing or mailing costs, making subscriptions much less expensive.
- You won’t get magazines piling up, while you debate on which to keep, which to discard or give away, and where on earth to store them all!
- You won’t get to wait and wonder when your issue will arrive. It will be right there, online, ready for you to read and save to your computer on the first of every month.
- You won’t get templates for two or more patterns overlapping each other, or mixed together on the same page to save space. Each template is printed on its own page for ease of use. Print only the templates you need, singly, or in multiples (for foundation piecing).
What will you get?
- You will get a new issue every month – 12 issues per year.
- You will get instant access to magazine issues, from the day of their release, on the first day of each month, to two months afterwards.
- You will get no less than 5 new patterns in each issue.
- You will get to help save the environment because we won’t be the cause of so many trees being cut down for paper.
- You will get to print pattern directions and templates when you decide to make a quilt, while the rest wait on your computer until needed. If you have a computer in your sewing room and can read the directions on your monitor, you’ll only need to print templates.
- You will get full-sized templates in PDF format. No need to enlarge or reduce sizes. No need to go to a copier.
- You will get to purchase previous issues.
- You will get to read the magazine on your computer at any time, once downloaded and online during the time it is available.
- You will get free access to Pattern Pastiche, our social network. At Pattern Pastiche you can connect with other quilters, share your thoughts and hints, "show-and-tell" pictures of your projects, “like” projects and comments, create your own page, ask questions, and chat. You can also meet the magazine’s staff, get help when you need it, or just say, "Hello."
- You will get more quilting patterns and articles for your money.
Our Mission is:
- to bring you high-quality, tested, patterns plus unique quilting articles from designers and writers around the globe.
- to dedicate ourselves to showcasing designers’ patterns while preserving their styles, their methodologies, and their individual voices. This includes their regional spellings and local color. You won’t see patterns shoehorned into a particular format, nor unique techniques superseded by truncated "standard practices." Instead, we faithfully reproduce designers’ techniques and methods, as closely as possible. After all, with respect to their designs, they are the experts!
- to search for new designers and writers. That could mean you!
Whether you are looking for a quick weekend project, a monthly BOM to make, a new pattern, a tutorial on a new technique, or a challenge, our unique approach will expand your creative horizons.
Enter the Contest
Last Week’s Quilt Contest
Thanks to everyone who entered last week’s Birds and/or Insects quilt contest. All of the quilts are gorgeous! Thanks also to everyone that took the time to vote. Our sponsor, Saral Paper Corp., generously donated gifts for the top three quilters with the most votes.
Congratulations to Margeeth Swart for first place
and to Corina Coombe
and Eva Johansen who tied for second place.
Please share the logo below on your own blog. The more contestants, the more exciting the contests!