Sunday, August 29, 2010

Quilt Sampler Magazine



Just in case you didn't know, I am easily pleased. I take great joy in small things. One of my favorite things ever is the Quilt Sampler magazines. They come out in the spring and fall and showcase 10 of the most outstanding quilt shops. I have all of the magazines that have ever been in print. Usually, I know right when they will be in shops and head out that very day. Most of my issues have come straight from the shipping box. I know that sounds a little obsessive but I could have worse obsessions. These magazines are filled with gorgeous photos of the shops as well as patterns. They also tell the story of the quilt shop and it's start. I am a sucker for a good story.


This is The Woolen Needle in Williamsburg Iowa. I have made it a point to visit at least one shop from each issue. I live in Missouri, so I think this one might be the one.

As I said before I love and collect all of these magazines but this one is a little more special.

See there underlined in read. That is my editor, Kimber Mitchell. She has been my editor for both of my books with the KC Star and will be my editor on the third that I am working on now. She also edits and writes for Merideth(APQ). She was working on this around the time we started editing my book, Cottage Charm. She is a whirlwind! So run out and get yourself a copy. They should be unboxed by now.

P.S. The fabric peaking out from behind the magazine is La Petite Ecole from French General. This is a very fun fabric. Look for a layer cake pattern using it sometime soon.

Happy Quilting,

Dawn

12 comments:

  1. I LOVE this magazine too! It's my absolute favorite.

    Is the fall one out yet?

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  2. I did a quick glance at someone else's on Friday, and one of the shops has the CUTEST idea for hanging quilts on the wall...they use the head or footboard from a twin bed and hang it on the wall the quilt below it...TOO CUTE!

    I COMPLETELY understand any obsession related to quilting...

    In stitches,
    Teresa :o)

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  3. Hmm, I think I'm WORSE!! I ask my LQS to hold one for me when they come in! LOL And I believe I, like you, have every one of them. LOVE THEM!

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  4. Love looking at those magazines too. That shop looks great, hope you can visit it and tell us about it.

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  5. I went out looking for the magazine on Friday with no luck.

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  6. It's good to know I'm not the only one obsessed with this magazine...I always write the newstand date in my planner and start stalking the quilt shops about a week before. This year I ordered on-line...and it will be here tomorrow...can't wait! I have every issue since 2004!

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  7. The magazine just hit our local qs too. I love your blog!

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  8. I'm so jealous! I went to Border's lastr night because I had heard it was out - and they didn't have it yet. I want my copy!!!

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  9. That's my favorite magazine too! Like you, I just love hearing the stories behind the shops and how they got to where they are today. And the eye candy is pretty awesome too. :)

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  10. I have never bought one of these magazines, but think I probably need to after reading your post. Are they available just in quilt shops and on line or are they sold in grocery stores, Wal-Mart, etc? I hope your day is special!

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  11. Can't wait to pick up my copy of this magazine.

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  12. Can't wait to pick up my copy of this magazine.

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