I'm sadden by the demise of "Quilter's Newsletter Magazine" in print form --- the last issue is the current Oct./Nov. magazine.
I've had a subscription since the 1970s, and have eagerly looked forward to receiving my issue every month for years. They have always stressed the importance of the tradition of quiltmaking; but still pushing us into the modern movement of the art/craft.
In addition; the editors, including Bonnie Leman, were so kind and encouraging to me over the years. I've been honored to have been published in 14 issues of the magazine and in 7 issues of their sister publication, "Quiltmaker". I was further honored with a one-woman show, "Quilts in Print" in 2002 in the gallery at their offices.
Our quilting community has lost a true class act, and their expertise and excellence will be missed.
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From my archives, here is a quilt called Sunday Drive that was published in Quilters Newsletter Magazine Issue #294.
When I was a child, one our family activities was to go for a car ride on Sunday afternoons. Actually, it was so my father could check out the headgate for the arrival of the irrigation water for our farm. The headgate was located about 20 miles from home, and I hated this trip looking at nothing but farm land and then prairie and sunflowers!
My mother would often appease me by buying me a pinwheel to hold out the car window for entertainment.
As a quiltmaker, I always knew I wanted to make a pinwheel quilt. Thus, in 1995, I made this quilt using the stripe fabric to simulate the dusty country crossroads as an alternate block with the pinwheel block.