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A Note From the Editor

"You've got to love what you do to really make things happen."
-- Philip Green

I've been quilting for a very long time and one of the things that keeps me quilting and interested is how versatile quilting really is. There's always something new. Blocks are reinvented and the fabrics keep changing.

We've asked our designers for fun new blocks to challenge you and allow you to be creative. We asked for block designs that will inspire you on to the next quilt. Our main theme for the spring issue is "Fun Pieced Blocks." We have five quilts in that section with very unique blocks or interesting fabric combinations. We also have some stunning creative pieces made with mixed techniques, not to mention our usual range of featured projects.

If you want to explore a fun technique and create an unusual block you may want to check out High-Flying Birds. There's another block you may find of interest: Chicken Walk also features one of our fine feathered friends. Not all the theme projects are birds. If you're a fan of flowers, Beautiful Bouquets is rightup your alley.

There is a total of 15 fantastic projects, all selected to inspire your quilting. All you need to do is add your creativity!

Enjoy!

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Carolyn S. Vagts, editor

PS. Did you know that Quilter's World is published by Annie's, a family-owned company that dates back to 1925? We share your passion for creative expression and your love of home and family. Annie's publishes seven different magazines, and we're a leading source of craft patterns, supplies and kits! If you'd like to see the full range of creative products from Annie's, just visit our website at Annies-Publishing.com. Also, you can join the Quilter's World conversation on Facebook at facebook.com/QuiltersWorldMag.



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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