What us sewers and quilters really need is a fabulous, inspiring, well-run (very important that one, other people should maybe take note) contemporary quilting magazine. There are some decent quilting mags already out there, of course, but there is definitely room for something where the focus is on gorgeous fabrics (that are available in the UK preferably!), and wonderfully contemporary styles, new techniques and tricks, and fab articles about everything that is going on on the UK quilting scene.
I’m really delighted to know that the possibility of us getting such an amazing publication is now in the pipeline – but a lot depends on you lot out there. Kerry of PennyDog fame is working really hard to pull together the funding to get this potentially wonderful magazine off the ground.
You can read all about it here. Basically, you support the magazine-to-be by buying advertising or a subscription up front. To get underway Kerry needs about £5,000, but if she doesn’t raise this by the end of December, you get your money back, so there is basically nothing to lose. To inspire you, Kerry has already provided a sneak peak project – this fab patchwork clock. I’m really pleased to say, that, I will have a project in the first issue too – a tute for the patchwork bag I showed you on Sunday. Kerry is well on the way to raising her first $1,000, which is amazing in just a few days – please consider supporting this excellent project. On a day of depressing budget-y type news, it has cheered me up to think of the jobs and income that this new magazine could create.