We invite you to submit original quilt designs or variations of traditional patterns for publication consideration. Successful designs will appeal to a significant group of quiltmakers. They can range in difficulty from easy to challenging. Their patches should fit on one or two magazine pages. Designs can include foundation-piecing, applique or traditional piecing in a variety of styles including seasonal, whimsical, juvenile, traditional or modern.
A computer printout or a colored drawing of your design on graph paper is all we need. You may also send a jpg, tiff or pdf via email.
If you have made a quilt from your original design, please send a photograph.
Mail your design to Quiltmaker Design Submissions, 741 Corporate Circle, Suite A, Golden, CO 80401, attention: Carolyn Beam; send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Designers will be notified by email if a design has been chosen.
A design that is not accepted will be returned if a self-addressed stamped envelope has been included. One envelope may be used for multiple submissions.
If your design is chosen, you will be sent a permission form with questions about the origin of the design and any prior publication rights. Because we strive to balance theme, color and pattern complexity within each issue, the coloring or setting of your design may be changed. If you have also submitted a photo of a finished quilt from this design, we may ask if the quilt can be sent to us for in-house photography. If it is scheduled for publication, we will also request a color photo of you and a brief statement about the design.
Payment and Recognition
You will be paid for a design that is published and you will receive design credit wherever the design appears. If you furnish a finished quilt that is used in Quiltmaker, an additional amount will be paid.
Please direct questions to Carolyn Beam at 303 215 5606; email@example.com.