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A Note From the Editor

"Lost time is never found again."
-- Benjamin Franklin

Spring and summer bring new growth, fresh color and inspiration for not only quilting but all things creative. It is also a time for new beginnings and a time to put our houses and priorities in order. For many quilters, summer leaves little time for the thing they love most—quilting. Quilting time is limited to an afternoon here and there, or for a rainy day or for moments squeezed in between a busy schedule.

This issue is full of fabulous quilting projects, large and small, that are perfect for the quilter who's on a time budget. Imagine having projects that can be made in a free afternoon or a lazy weekend. And the best part is the ability to make most of them from stash or leftover fabrics from previous projects. This issue will give you awesome projects you can make when extra time arises. These projects will keep your creative juices flowing straight through the summer and into the autumn.

Looking for a project you can work on throughout the summer? Well, you may want to check out Mountain Pass on page 64. This is a great project you can make one block at a time, and it will hone your paper-piecing skills at the same time. If you want a quick project for a rainy day, Alfresco Table Set or Scrappy Hot Pads fit the bill. Not only are they quick projects, they're beautiful and useful as well. The projects in this issue will amaze you. There's no need to give up your quilting time in the summer.


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Carolyn S. Vagts, editor

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Carolyn S. Vagts is a wife, mother, grandmother, quilt designer and the new editor of Quilter's World. She also has a successful quilt shop in Canterbury Village 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 also lectures and teaches workshops to guilds.

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. She hopes to bring a fresh new outlook to Quilter's World.

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