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A Note From the Editor

Spring is in the air, and itís a time for renewal and growth. Spring is my favorite season of the yearóI love to see the leaves budding on the trees and the flowers poking through the ground. While we still have our share of spring snows in Colorado, the snow melts fast and seems to invigorate the new growth.

This is also the time when I make my quilting plans for the year. While I still continue to make quilts for family and friends, donating quilts to worthwhile organizations has become a passion for me. Iíve mentioned before that my youngest son, Tim, is a lieutenant in the fire service, and Iíve donated two dozen quilts for them to use in the community they serve.

In each of our issues, you can find patterns for quilts that work up quickly and would make great gifts or donation quilts. In this issue, Playful Pinwheels by Julie Weaver, Spring Dreams by Andy Knowlton or Blanket Weave by Carol Wilhoit are three examples.

Youíll also find Part 1 of our new series quilt, Chestnut Grove by Wendy Sheppard. Patterns for this quilt will be featured in all four 2023 issues. I hope you join the sewalong that Wendy will be hosting and share your progress. Follow Wendy at for the details.

The theme of this issue is Opposites Attract. I think youíll enjoy the projects our designers have come up with.

Take care.

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Carolyn Beam, editor

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Carolyn Beam is the Editor of Quilter's World. She has been quilting for over 40 years and has been in the quilt publishing business for 15 years.

She took her first quilting class when her oldest son was a baby and hasn't stopped since. She has traveled the country teaching and lecturing and has had many original designs published in books and magazines. Besides making quilts for family and friends, she also makes quilts to donate to the fire department her youngest son works for.

Carolyn is married with three grown sons and one adorable grandson. Besides quilting, Carolyn enjoys all crafts, golf, snowshoeing and hiking in the beautiful mountains of Colorado where she lives.

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