Sunday, February 26, 2012
The very first issue of a great quilting magazine has just come out! As you can tell by the quilt on the cover, Modern Quilting Magazine is all about modern fabrics and projects. If you're interested in signing up for a subscription to this UK magazine, you can go here and enter code S5IE4PYF for 10% off (for U.S. readers, there is an extra shipping charge for the subscription).
Unfortunately, I have not been able to get my little paws on this yet as it just arrived from the printer on Friday (this week? Maybe? I am keeping my fingers crossed!). However, I have it on good authority from Lynne of Lily's Quilts that there are several Amy Butler projects in the magazine.
I can tell you one project that I do know is in the magazine, and that is for my Conversation Bag sewing pattern! There is the spread of it in the magazine, and here is a self-shot photo of the bag before I shipped it off overseas:
Thank you so much to Kim and to Katy for testing my pattern! Katy has "engineer-edited" a few of my patterns...Katy I appreciate your brutal honesty, for telling me "eek! that doesn't make sense", and for putting up with an American Idiot (me! How many yards in a meter?). Katy is also hosting a block in the New York Beauty Quilt Along.
This was my first magazine-published project, and I was super excited to be asked! In case you're curious, most magazines have a submission page on their website, which usually includes their contact information, how to submit project ideas, and sometimes even particular projects they are looking for. If you have an interest in submitting a project idea for a magazine, I say go for it! Sometimes you can send a sketch, but if you are at all able to, I would definitely recommend sending a photo of a completed project if you can. Here is the submission page for several magazines from Interweave (and obviously you can e-mail Modern Quilting Magazine or any others).
Above is the project from Lynne of Lily's Quilts. What an amazing pillow, and that tree is the graphic from her blog, which I have envied for quite some time! I will definitely be making this...or maybe I can make a little forest of a wall hanging. ;-)