A Note From the Editor
"We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master."
-- Ernest Hemingway
Quilting is a craft where there are always new ideas and new ways to accomplish the end result. It's a craft where inspiration may come from a song, a color or even an off-Broadway play. It's an ever-changing and ever-growing art. There's always something new to explore. As you page through this issue you'll find several quilts named after plays, some with new contstruction techniques, and some that are all about the blocks or the color. Quilt designers are passionate about finding their inspiration.
If you want to add a touch of autumn color to your home, Fall Frolic or Cotton Club may be what you're looking for. Maybe the coming holidays are calling you. If so, check out Tree Place Mats & Runner or Formal Attire. Either one is sure to be a hit. we have a variety of projects to suit every quilter, including some small fast-and-easy projects that can be made in a day. Big & Little Stars is a project that is destined to be a classic and one that will give you a sense of pride when it's completed. Maybe you're interested in updating an old favorite. The Vintage Review is all about incorporating die cuts or precuts into existing patterns for speed and ease of construction. This issue has so many great projects and fuel for inspiration!
Translate your inspiration into ideas and make that gorgeous quilt. Embrace this inspiration wherever it comes from and run with it. You'll be amazed at what you can do if you just allow yourself to try.
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.