I have a about 30 quilt books, last count. I only subscribe to two mags right now as the economy has shut me down on the non-essentials. So, fabric is the essential!!
I have 18 books and subscribe to 3 magazines.
I took a class from a quilt teacher who had over 100 quilt books. Her huge sewing room looks like two quilt shops merged together. Envy!!!
I have approximately 100 quilt books and magazines. Can't seem to get rid of anything. There is probably something in every book/magazine that I would like to make. Economy, too, has stopped me from being able to subscribe at this time. :-(
I honestly don't know how many quilt books I have....LOL> The only magazine that I get at present is Easy Quilts that comes with the QCA membership.
I'd be really interested in which magazines you all like best. I'm partial to less traditional quilts, and I don't mind if they take a long time. I'm more into the process than the result. Any ideas?
I have over 200 books. I am a book junkie. and I try so hard not to buy a book, but it finally wears me down. I currently subscribe to American Patchwork and Quilting, McCalls Quilting, and Love of Quilting, along with Easy Quilts that comes with the QCA membership. But as they come due I am letting them lapse. I am being squeezed by the economy like everyone else. And I am like you, fabric is top priority. Of the mags, I think I like Fons and Porter best.
I have a couple of shelves of quilt books. Haven't counted them. I subscribe to 5 magazines: Easy Quilts, Love of Quilting, American Patchwork & Quilting, Quiltmaker, and Quilter's Home (which has just gone out of print so subscription will be replaced with Quilter's Newsletter). I also buy Stitch quarterly - you cannot subscribe to it.
In answer to Simone's question, I think Quilter's Newsletter focuses on more of the non-traditional quilts.
I am probably going to reduce my subscriptions to two or three at the most because I feel really funny when I visit quilt shops and purchase individual patterns. It probably makes more sense to either buy books, subscribe to magazines, or purchase patterns - not all three.
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I have started buying more individual patterns that I just fall in love with instead of purchasing mag subscriptions. I will also pick up a single copy of a mag that has something in it that I particularly like. I have found that it is more cost effective in the long run.
That makes sense, Nana. I will say, though, that if I drop magazine subscriptions I will sorely miss the joy of finding a quilting magazine in the mail once or twice a month. I haven't made many of the patterns in these magazines, but just looking at them motivates me.
Elaine, will you be bringing a U-haul filled with books to share to the Iowa retreat???
Nancy that is funny ,I just left Elanie and message telling her we may need a big truck for the retreat. I subscribe to 4 magazines .at this time . I don't know if I want to give any of them up but they are my favorites . The two from here and then Quiltmaker and Mccall's Quick Quilts. I have several books but not anywhere near what Elaine has , we may have to make her the librarian, for the club..LOL Barbara
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I have several books. but magazines are my downfall. I buy from the magazine stand usually at my local walmart. I have a suscription to Love of quilting, quilt, and quiltmaker. as well as easy quilts that comes with the club. and like Elaine, i like Fons and Porter Best. :)
oh heavens, my book buying is more out of control than my ufo's. i subscribe to quilters newsletter, aqs, quiltmania, and machine quilting unlimited. i buy art books as well as quilting books that i use for quilting. oh, and kids books, they are a great resource for quilting
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and quilter's home and mccall's quilting.