We're glad to be
residents of blogland, and hope you'll keep an eye on our cyber chit-chat, as
well as toss your own comments into the mix. We want this blog to be an
extension of the craziness and creativity we are privileged to bring you in
each issue of Quilter's Home. My editorial alter-ego, Jake Finch, and I (Melissa
Thompson Maher) will do our best to share the quilty drumbeats we hear,
as well as give you glimpses into the inner Quilter's
Home world. We might even have a few guest bloggers from time to time,
keeping things stirred up.
mission for the magazine and the blog
is just what the swirly, colorful intro art on this page claims: Life =
Creativity. Quilter's Home is about
how you live your creative life as someone who loves fabric, thread and
self-expression. Creativity colors everything we do right down to the very way
we look at the world. Pretty much wherever you go, whatever you see, whomever
you meet are all inspiration for your creative life. Dang, we've even known some
quilt artists to be inspired by rows of donuts on a baker's shelf! (Car pool?
Well, that might depend on how many sticky granola bar wrappers you find
stuffed in the seat pocket later.)
2010 issue just barely landed on our desks, but it seems to have
unleashed the floodgates for all the gift catalogs trying to tempt us to part
with our holiday dollars.
whaddya know? The new HearthSong 2010 has its q-priorities straight.
This purveyor of cool, creative, "think-for-yourself" toys, crafts and games
has three different quilt kits and two
sewing machines-one an 8-stitch function student model by Singer.
Tough to stuff that in a stocking, but what a great
gift! Two of the quilt kits are those fleece tie jobbies, but the other is a rainbow of pre-cut flannel squares to
be designed and sewn into a fringe quilt however the young quilter desires.
To Market, to Market! In about 48
hours we'll hoist our bags onto the airline check-in counters and board flights
to Houston, that fabri-mecca for Fall Quilt Market.
Look for Quilter's Home in Booths
1838 and 1939. The lovely LaRita Godfrey can help you with subscriptions to Quilter's Home, as well as its sister
pub Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting.
You might also catch Mary Fons, one of our
newest columnists (The Bee) and occasional
guest host of Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting television show with her mom, Marianne Fons.
those not Houston-bound, keep your cursor pointed to this page. We'll bring you
occasional blog posts about all the Houston action. And if you see Jake or me
in the aisles, don't hesitate to stop us for a free
tattoo celebrating Quilter's Home
and our new blog. You know you've just gotta have one!
Hello from Quilter's Home Magazine! Watch for more from us soon . . .
(and until then, check out our website at QuiltersHomeMag.com!)