Whilst I was away at our QA TV taping, exciting news in the quilting world hit the airwaves via a press release. If you didn't hear the scoop, we're collaborating with Quilts, Inc., to create a brand new magazine!
Here are the important bits from the press release:
Interweave and Quilts, Inc. to Collaborate on New Quilting Magazine
Loveland, Colo. and Houston, Texas, February 25, 2009: On the occasion of International Quilt Festival’s 35th anniversary, Interweave, publisher of Quilting Arts Magazine, and Quilts, Inc., producer of the International Quilt Festivals, will launch a new magazine, International Quilt Festival: Quilt Scene. This special issue, to debut in October 2009, will capture the energy, beauty, and community of today’s quilt scene. Quilting Arts Magazine Editor-in-Chief and Founder Pokey Bolton is Editor of this new special issue publication.
“For years I have wanted to launch a traditional quilting magazine with a clean, fresh design—chock full of contemporary quilted projects and quilt news. I have yet to find a traditional quilting magazine on the market that appeals not just to seasoned quilters, but to the next generation—people like me, in their 30s, wanting to be a part of the quilt scene,” says Bolton, who is also Host of “Quilting Arts TV” on public television. “The 35th Anniversary of International Quilt Festival provides the perfect opportunity to both commemorate the heritage of our craft as well as look towards the future of quilting.”
International Quilt Festival: Quilt Scene magazine will feature gallery-style articles, artist profiles, quilted projects, technique-oriented how-to lessons, and a showcase of the top award-winning quilts from the prestigious International Quilt Association’s annual competition.
“We’re delighted to be working with Pokey and her team on a magazine that will showcase traditional quilts and quilting projects in a fresh, new way, as well as introduce a whole new audience to International Quilt Festival,” says Karey Bresenhan, Founder & Director of International Quilt Festival.
An International Quilt Festival: Quilt Scene-Inspired Giveaway on the Quilting Arts Blog!
To celebrate this momentous occasion, I am giving away these bundles of Moda fabrics in colors and prints that are scrumptious! Would you like some?
All you need to do is answer five quick questions in our poll, then let me know you filled out the poll by leaving your thoughts in the comments area below. On Monday, March 16, at 5:00 pm, E.D.T., I will randomly select and announce five lucky recipients of these Moda fabric bundles on the blog.
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Have a great weekend,