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Monday, October 27, 2008

Quilt magazines?

I need help deciding on what to do with my subscriptions to 2 quilt magazines. I have Fonz & Porter , and Quilting Arts. Both are about to run out. I love getting the Quilting Arts and looking at the pages, but find I never do anything in the mag. Most of it seems to be directed at the professional quilter.
Fonz & Porter is interesting, but very traditional. I've done one or two of their quilts over the years, mainly for the grand-boys.
Is there a magazine out there that is halfway between the two? If so what is it?
I'd love to have your imput.
Sara in Fla.


  • At October 27, 2008 at 8:29 AM , Blogger lonna in wi said...

    I have found the quilt magazines not for the "long" time quilters but I do have to look in them at the stores to see if there is anything that interests me. There has to be at least three things before I purchase them. I also have given up my subscriptions of the three magazines I was getting. I found a fun magazine of quilting to read, Mark Lipinski's "Quilter's Home". Mostly reading but he adds at least three quilts. Sometimes they are interesting. LONNA

  • At October 27, 2008 at 8:54 AM , Blogger Jane in NC said...

    I subscribed to Lapinski's mag and am very disappointed. It's too cute for words. Different strokes for different folks I guess.

    I've let most of my mag subscription lapse. I find that good old Quiltmaker is the only one I put post its in to take me back to specific patterns so I'm sticking with that one.


  • At October 27, 2008 at 10:28 AM , Blogger judy in ar said...

    The quilt magazine I find myself buying over and over is The Quilter (not to be confused with American Quilter, the $100,000 one). I love to look at their quilts and have found several I want to make. I let my BH&G American patchwork lapse because most were just too country for me, but I love The Quilter. If I decide to subscribe to something, it will be that one.

  • At October 27, 2008 at 12:32 PM , Blogger Phyllis in Minnesota said...

    I agree with Lonna in that magazines aren't for the "long time quilter" and have stopped all subscriptions. I now quickly page through them at the book store and if at least 2 patterns jump up and bite me, I buy it. I am a saver and if I have a subscription I save all magazines "in case" I want to make it one day -- as result I have dozens of magazines I know I'll never use. Save your subscription $$ and add to your fabric stash! LOL

  • At October 27, 2008 at 4:57 PM , Blogger Shelli Fiorenza said...

    I agree with Jane, Quiltmaker Magazine is great. I like the format, instructions as well as pictures and quilting tips and patterns. That being said, the magazines are sitting on my shelf and I've only done 3 things out of what must be 50 issues....sigh...


  • At October 27, 2008 at 7:03 PM , Blogger Jill from Portland said...

    I still continue to get Quilter's newsletter. Often I buy Fons & Porter with my 40% off coupon at JoAnns.
    Overall, I'm disappointed with most of them. Quilting too long, maybe?
    So tell me why I have trouble getting rid of them!!!! Jill

  • At October 28, 2008 at 8:01 AM , Blogger Pat said...

    Jill I don't believe it is possible to be quilting too long...
    there are so many quilts i want to make I will never get them all done. Magazines....I subscribe to 3 right now. As the subscriptions expire I do not plan to renew. I save magazines and have quilt mags from the early 80's. I really enjoy looking at the older issues more so than I do the newer ones. I have purchased "Quilters Home" once or twice but not interested enough to subscribe to it. Pat in Flint


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