Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Since You All Seem So Interested

Thank you! I was pleasantly pleased with the numerous comments regarding the impending birth of our Irish Quilting magazine. So much so, please indulge me as I solicit even more information from all you quilters (and nonquilters--join in!).

We are working around the clock to ensure our premier issue, launching in October, is a what YOU want out of your new quilting magazine, Irish Quilting.

We are in the imagery phase, so if you spot the cameras and quilts over yonder, you can bet it's us. Irish Quilting magazine highlights the gorgeous scenery, indoors and outdoors, of Ireland. If you're local and you've got a colorful quilt prime for modeling, give me a jingle.

What are your quilting questions?..Tips, techniques, history, what's what and who's who of quilting... Now's your time to ask and we'll track down the answers.

Also, feel free to scan the topic titles below and rattle up some questions. Comment here and we'll do our best to print some answers! Alternately, if you have favorite designers or fabric lines (especially Irish), quilting notions, puh-lease plug away, you just might see them between the pages of IQ.

Upcoming Features in Irish Quilting
Top Designers Dazzle Countryside with Colour
Off the Hook Shopping Online
Quilts Get Sexy, Not Your Grandmother's Craft
Irish Eyes Decade of Designs
Winter Romance Pattern
Legacy Pattern Feature
When Charity Drives Creativity
Home on the Emerald Praire, Scrap Sensation by Irish Designer Terri McNeill
Birdcage Set Free, Pattern by Anna Maria Horner
Designers on Show: Anna Marie Horner, Tammy Tadds, Luana Rubicon, TerriMcNell, Elizabeth Scott...
Regular appearances inlude: 5-6 featured patterns; tips and techniques; craft cousin; scrapping; quilting roadmaps; quilted accessory; traveling quilter; kids at quilting; events; web directory; inside the life of (designer); shop directory and much, much more...

Upcoming Special Episodes
Time for LongArm Quilting
How and Why to 'Show' Your Quilt
Spin the Colour Wheel
Hand Quilting vs. Machine Quilting
Use Your Laptop to Make Your Lap Quilt, Quilting Software
ABCs of Applique
Work that Workshop!
EBay for Quilters
To Blog or Not to Blog
Rounding out a Round Robin
Where's the Batting? Guide to Sandwiching Your Quilts
Find Your Muse to Create Your Own Patterns
Say Cheese! How to Photograph Your Quilt
Reach for the Sky! How to Hang Your Quilt
Stand Proud! Why You Should Show Your Quilt
Free for the Asking, Quilt Goodies
The Ultimate Sew-In
Quilting Retreats
Redwork Quilting
Amish Quilting
History of Quilts: Quilts Get Sexy; Irish Roots; The TransAlantic Piecing

Finally, a note from our human resource department, blogger to blogger, if you're a writer who's interested in contributing magazine content, get in touch with me. You never know!

Thanks a bunch!




3 comments:

The Quilting Pirate said...

Sherry, I'm very interested and excited in your magazine. It will be available state side as well?

Anna K. said...

Yay, Sherry! I'm still cheerin' you on from across the pond....

Even though I'm not a quilter, I've always been fascinated with the history of quilting, local traditions/patterns and how the art has been handed down through families.

Anna K. said...

Yay, Sherry! I'm still cheerin' you on from across the pond....

Even though I'm not a quilter, I've always been fascinated with the history of quilting, local traditions/patterns and how the art has been handed down through families.