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A Note From the Editor

"It is a good thing to follow the First Law of Holes: if you are in one, stop digging."
-- Denis Healey

I love it when I give myself permission to tackle something new -- something that wouldn't be my normal choice. I like to get out of my rut and rediscover what it is I love about quilting.

This issue of Quilter's World is all about trying and discovering something different. I challenge every reader to really look at the projects and think about them. There are several different techniques you may not have tried or a style that really isn't your cup of tea, but maybe it would be the perfect project to give as a gift.

The theme for this issue is "Anything Goes." It's my way of saying, "Step out of your box and explore the possibilities." You may discover something new and exciting -- something that reignites your quilting mojo.

We have projects with Seminole piecing, appliqué techniques, inset seams, flying geese units and a great project that uses a simple stack-and-whack technique. Then again, you may be interested in machine-quilting your quilts yourself but have not been sure how to start. Well, we have that covered too. Debby Brown, a well-known educator of quilting on domestic, sit-down machines and longarm machines has a new column that will help you with that task. With every new issue you will gain knowledge and helpful hints to make your machine quilting a success. This is one ongoing column you will definitely want to read. I know I am looking forward to it.

All in all, this is a very excitinig issue.


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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.

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