I had every intention of posting the latest winner this past Wednesday but then you may have seen in the news that Boston got hit with a pretty huge snow storm.
I worked from home that day, but not without spending a good amount of time trying to dig myself out!
Your Quilting Arts editor is nursing a pair of sore biceps, but I'm stronger for it.
So congratulations to Marlin2! Please email your snail mail address to Lindsey Murray (firstname.lastname@example.org) and she will get your bag of fabrics to you!
Next Quilting Arts @10 Giveaway Question!
OK, since I've got snow on the brain, I remembered a spoof video I made a couple of years ago with my pal, managing editor, Helen Gregory. Take a look (and you'll see what I mean about 1 minute into the video):
Helen has been with us at Quilting Arts for almost four years now, and although we do like to have fun once in a while (like the above video), we spend 99% of the time hunkered down, editing magazines or planning QA TV. She is someone I count on to critique my own art that might go onto QA TV or appear in print somewhere. I appreciate her honesty, and how she can sandwich her critique. First she'll say something positive, then perhaps something that needs improvement, and close with something positive.
So my question to you is, do you have a quilting friend or critique partner? How often do you get together? How do you find the critiques useful? What's not helpful when critiquing a piece of work?
I will randomly select a winner on Monday to win another DVD set of Quilting Arts 700, which begins airing nationwide next week!