With so many friends cruising along the blog tour this week, I wanted to take this opportunity to show you what’s coming up in Quiltmaker next year. QM Jan/Feb ’11 is at the printer now and we’ll be adding that issue to our website before Thanksgiving—enjoy this sneak peek. Subscribers will be getting their copies in late Nov/early Dec and the issue is on sale at quilt shops and newsstands by Dec. 7.
Patch Pals Collection. You’ll enjoy making these simple baby quilts as much as your favorite child will enjoy having one of these quilts. Beary Patch launches this collection in Jan/Feb ’11. Join the Turtle vs. Frog Smackdown on facebook.com/QuiltmakerMag (look for the picture of the teddy bear).
Quilty Causes. Next year we’ll be showcasing quiltmakers and their good causes in upcoming issues. We kick off with quilts made by QM staff in support of the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative. (Recognize mine?) Five quilts made by QM staff will be auctioned at alzquilts.org in January, 2011 to raise funds for research for a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.
Returning in 2011:
Bonnie Hunter is still Addicted to Scraps with a new scrappy block in each 2011 issue that fits her Scrap Users System. Watch for Bonnie on the blog tour today.
Carolyn Beam keeps letting you peek into her Design Studio with inspiring ideas, tips that will help you stretch your creative muscles.
100 Block Designers with Featured Quilts Already Scheduled in 2011
Monique Dillard. Inspired by a castle visit, Monique designed a quilt for our Jan/Feb 2011 issue.
Nancy Mahoney. Using her latest line of 1930s reproductions from P&B Textiles, Nancy has a delightful applique quilt in our Jan/Feb 2011 issue.
Doug Leko. Find a new pattern from this young designer in March/April 2011.
Bonnie Hunter. Besides her block column, we also have a big—like king-size big—quilt pattern coming in May/June 2011.
Julie Herman. Look for a new design from Julie in May/June 2011.
Heidi Pridemore. She’s got an exclusive new kid’s quilt coming in July/August 2011.
Anita Grossman Solomon. Anita’s Arrowhead in QM Nov/Dec ’10 (also see these blog posts) is quickly becoming as popular as her Super-Sized Nine Patch. And we’ve got another innovative new pattern from Anita coming in Sept/Oct 2011.
Interested? I encourage you to take advantage of one of the subscription special offers—each issue delivered directly to you at a lower rate than you buy on the newsstand.
Leave a comment by 10 am Friday 11/12 and tell me what ELSE you’d like to see in future Quiltmaker issues and I’ll pick someone to win a copy of 100 Blocks, Volume 2!
Update 10/12: The winner is #5 Sandi. Congratulations! And thanks everyone for your suggestions. We’re already kicking around some new ideas based on your thoughts–and you might have a chance to get more involved. Stay tuned through Quilty News (the link to subscribe is in this post), facebook.com/QuiltmakerMag and, of course, right here at Quilty Pleasures!