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A Note From the Editor

"If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done."
-- Bruce Lee

The summer months -- at least for me -- are filled with lots of extra chores, obligations and very little time for my quilting. I seem to be pulled in all directions and time for quilting isn't at the top of the priority list. That's why I try to prepare for unexpected free time and rainy days. Those are the times I find myself at loose ends, when I can squeeze in a bit of quilting if I'm prepared. It's great to have a plan!

In this summer issue of Quilter's World you'll find several projects that you could prepare for those rainy days. There are also several great patterns, such as Color Happy on page 64, Summer Bouquet Throw on page 39, and Spark on page 21, that could easily be made in a long day or a weekend. It's just a matter of being prepared.

If you're looking for a go-to project with lots of skill building opportunities that you could work on throughout the summer, checkout Uphill Downhill on page 42. It's one of those quilts you can do one block at a time, and you'll love it when it's done. All in all, this issue has lots of great projects by our wonderfully talented designers just waiting for you to get started.

I've gotten very good at planning so I can be prepared for some quality quilting time, and there are a couple of must-do projects in this issue. Why don't you check them out?


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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.

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