A Note From the Editor
"Adults are just outdated children."
-- Dr. Seuss
Kids! Kids! Kids! is the theme for this spring issue of Quilter's World. It's bursting with great quilted projects for the kids in your life, whether they are young or old. We have projects for the young and the young at heart. I'm sure you'll find that special project you've been looking for. This is an exciting issue full of creative designs from some of the best quilt designers around.
For upcoming baby showers you may want to consider Froggy Went A-Courtin' or The Elephant Parade. Both would be excellent choices. When I Grow Up would be great for the young child dreaming of his or her future. Or maybe you want to make a quilt for the young at heart, for which we have several great projects.
This is an awesome issue bursting with so many great quilts, not to mention the chance to read about two wonderful designers and their journeys into quilt-fabric designing. You'll want to take a peek into Jacqueline de Jonge's impressive 37-year quilting journey, which has touched every continent, and read about Kelly Ventura, who is a well-known watercolor artist with her first fabric collection being released this year. Both designers bring a fresh new look to the quilting world.
Whatever your quilting needs are this time of year, I'm sure you'll find something perfect in this issue. All the bright and vibrant colors will inspire fun projects and the hopes of an early spring. Page through and breathe in the fresh inspiration.
Carolyn S. Vagts, editor
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Carolyn S. Vagts is a wife, mother, grandmother, quilt designer and the editor of Quilter's World magazine. She also has a successful quilt shop in Lake Orion, Mich. Carolyn has made a name for herself in the quilting world with her award-winning techniques of mixing traditional piecing with fusible art applique.
Carolyn's designs have been published regularly in several magazines, including Quilter's World. She has authored three quilting books, Learn to Make a Quilt From Start to Finish, I Can Quilt and Learn to Quilt With Panels. She also lectures and teaches workshops to guilds and quilt venues.
The creative process has been a notable part of her life. She studied drawing, pottery and sculpture in college and received a Liberal Arts degree. She finally found her niche in quilting as a fiber artist. Her hope to bring a fresh new look to Quilter's World and inspiration for today’s quilters.