A Note From the Editor
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts."
As fabric collections change and quilters continue to tweak age-old quilt patterns to make them significant to present trends, I am amazed at all the quilting possibilities still out there to discover. Just when you think there's nothing new, someone reinvents the wheel -- or, rather, the quilt.
Winter is the time of the year when many of us quilters stay indoors, planning our quilting projects and hoping to discover inspiration for our next quilting masterpiece. Whether you're looking for a quick and easy project, a last-minute gift idea or your next big project for the new year, we have it all in this issue.
The Vintage Review & Renew: Christmas Tree Wall Hanging feature on page 82 has so many possibilities. It's worth checking out. Small pieces of fabric, some embellishments and your personal touch could be the start of a treasured family heirloom. Or maybe you're really in the mood to clean out the scraps and stash. Wonky Log Cabins is the perfect project for that task. Holiday Oven Mitts would make the perfect quick and easy hostess gift, and there's still time to make them. These mitts are timeless, so you can even start lining up holiday gifts for next year. Whatever you're looking for, it's here. There are projects in all sizes and all skill levels. I know I have a few of these on my own to-do list.
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.