Well, this is not exactly the message we wanted to be writing to you in this post, but here’s the big news: Effective with the August/September issue, Quilter’s Home will cease publication. Why? It seems more of you are turning to the web for quilting lifestyle information rather than the newsstand.
Now, Quilter’s Home may never have reached a huge audience, but we politely suggest that success can bedefined in different ways. Tons of you have told us that our editorial efforts have been vastly more successful, that we’ve given you much more than mere pages of projects to flip throughand that we’ve validated your commitment to living creatively with features, columns and projects that celebrate all aspects of a quilter/crafter/stitcher’s life.
And we’ve enjoyed pushing hard to bring you fun, edgy, interesting content that kept you inthe q-zone, even when you were not in front of the machine. We’ve showcased the homes of “fun-and-famous” celeb quilters…dug into the innermost thoughts of high-profile quilterati…scoped out the best quilty blogs and websites…told you the truth about the best tools and equipment…given you design ideas and patterns for quiltifying your life, home and wardrobe…helped you connect with your inner muses…and given you both tears and laughter. It’s been a great ride, Q-bies, and we’re grateful. Thank you.
And Quilter’s Home subscribers won’t be empty-handed for long. Your subscriptions will be fulfilled with Quilters Newsletter instead. QN has a new editor (Dana Jones), and we hear great things are afoot, so give it a chance, okay? And no worries if you are already a Quilters Newsletter subscriber – your remaining Quilter’s Home issues will be tacked on to your current QN order. For us, well, the next chapter is still being written (and great things could be afoot here, too…just saying). Keep track of us on Facebook and feel free to contact us via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com). And if you see us prowling the aisles atthe next Festival or Market, stop us to say hi.
We’d love to hear from you.
Jake & Melissa