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A Note From the Editor

"It's the best feeling when you wake up and it's warm and cozy, and you don't have to to to work."
-- Emmy Rossum

In the autumn and winter, I love to curl up in one of my favorite flannel quilts with a cup of hot coffee and read or do my hand stitching, such as quilt bindings. Life doesn't get much better than that. I'm not fond of cold weather, but I do love the warm, cuddle quilts that go along with it. This issue's theme is cuddle quilts. Our designers have created quilts for you that say "warm and cuddly" with either their fabric choices or the warm colors they chose. You'll find several wonderful quilts for just that purpose and many more creative projects.

This issue also starts off the Christmas season. We have six projects to get an early start on your holiday quilting and gift making. Maybe this is the year you'll choose to make very special gifts from the heart. Actually, most every project in this issue could be classified as that. Whether you're quilting for yourself or for someone special, there's a good chance your inspiration is right here. So, go ahead and turn the page!

Enjoy!

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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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