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Let's Bind It!

I am going to make a list of summer projects to have on hand, ready to make when the opportunity arises. I hope to make good use of my scraps and stash. The plan is to turn some of those fabrics into items I can give to the ones who mean so much to me. There's nothing as special as a gift made with love. I plan to use my free time wisely this summer. With a bit of luck (and the list I made suggested for right-brained people to keep me on track), I bet I can have several wonderful small projects finished and ready for on-the-spot gift giving. And the bonus to all this is that I may use a bit of my overflowing fabric resources and, of course, make room for new!

All the best,

Carolyn S. Vagts

Carolyn S. Vagts
Editor, Quilter's World magazine

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Carolyn S. Vagts is a wife, mother, grandmother, quilt designer and the 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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