Saturday, January 21, 2012

How time flies!




The Quilt Pattern Magazine

About a year ago, we celebrated the launch of a new quilt magazine, The Quilt Pattern Magazine. A whole year ago!

So many magazines start out with such good intentions only to fizzle under the pressure of a monthly publication schedule. It’s one thing to start off with a bang and quite another to hang in there for the long haul.

We’ve been pleased to see that The Quilt Pattern Magazine seems to be one of the long-haulers.

Double Wedding Ring Made Easy © Cheryl Coville 2011

We need to say right up front that we’re a bit biased on this one. The Quilt Pattern Magazine published our Double Wedding Ring Made Easy workshop this past year. They were very rigorous in the way they tested the pattern and they made sure all the directions were complete and accurate. We didn’t mind the scrutiny since we wanted it to be perfect, too. We have heard horror stories from other designers with other magazines who had their patterns “edited” to fit in the space provided by leaving out important bits of information. This didn’t happen with QPM.

As well, they’ve asked us to write a little piece now and then for the magazine. We’ll definitely let you know when that happens.

The Quilt Pattern Magazine is put out by a very friendly and professional group of people. If you’re a designer, it’s a magazine we can definitely recommend. Send them your idea and you’ll get a quick reply.

If you’re a quilter, we think you’ll find lots of inspiration in this online magazine.

Happy 1st Birthday, Quilt Pattern Magazine! We wish you continued success.












6 comments:

  1. Thank you so very much for your support of The Quilt Pattern Magazine, Cheryl. You've given us Cheshire Cat grins to wear.
    To quote Mark Twain, changing just one word, "We can live for 2 months on a good compliment." :-) (Changed "I' to "We".)

    It was a pleasure to publish your workshop and to work with you! Your Double Wedding Ring was a top favourite for our readers. We are greatly looking forward to your upcoming, "irregular" series in our future issues. We couldn't have asked for better, or nicer, birthday wishes!

    Very appreciatively,

    Maria
    (TQPM Editor)

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  2. Grandma Coco,
    Thank you so very much for your kind words regarding The Quilt Pattern Magazine! With designers like you, we are in a win/win situation. Thank you again!

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  3. Congratulations on having your Double Wedding Ring Workshop published in The Quilt Pattern Magazine and for upcoming series. Continued best wishes to the publishers of this magazine.

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  4. I got a kick out of Maria's description of your new column as "irregular" - does she mean the content, or your writing schedule? :) Saw your beautiful bracelet on Monika's arm at her art reception - how perfect for her big night.
    Cassie looks pretty possessive of that Double Wedding Ring quilt. You are so productive!!

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  5. What a wonderful comment. Thank you so much Cheryl!

    Cindy
    (TQPM owner)

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  6. Her writing schedule, Karen. :-)

    Actually, it's the name that Cheryl liked (me, too) to describe her series, which won't be a monthly one, or even bimonthly, therefore "irregular" seemed apt.

    Cheryl - shall we say that you'll be following your muse? :-)

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