A Note From the Editor
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?
-- Robert H. Schuller
I love it when I'm inspired by something I see. I always want to try a new quilting technique, especially if it can be used to make last-minute gifts for the holidays. This is the time of the year when I'm finishing up my holiday preparations, adding those special touches and enjoying my family. Then, after Jan. 1, I'm looking for fresh new things to begin. I love to start the New Year out with a plan of action. I make my list of things I would like to accomplish in my personal and professional life. Sometimes I'm successful and sometimes I have to reevaluate, but I always learn and grow. I love to challenge myself to learn new techniques for quilting, or at least different ways to achieve the same end result. Quilting is an ever-changing field. There's always something new to learn or try.
In the winter issue of Quilter's World we have several fast and really fun small projects that are perfect for last-minute gift-giving or just to motivate and inspire you. If you're looking for a new project for the new year, you may want to read A Christmas Gift Legacy on page 96. Now could be the time to start thinking for the next holiday season. Give a gift of your time and talents -- one that will stand the test of time and make memories.
Tea for Two on page 61 is wonderful -- full of techniques and possibilities. If you are looking to try something new, this may be your best choice.
All in all, you're sure to find what you're looking for in this issue. We have table runners, small gift items, baby quilts and even large bed quilts. We have the inspiration and projects to make this a fabulous quilted Christmas and beyond.
Carolyn S. Vagts, editor
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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.