A Note From the Editor
When I think of winter, especially living in Colorado, snow and cold come to mind. But it's also the time of year when I hunker down in my sewing room, let the creative juices flow and chase the winter blues away.
Speaking of winter blues, our theme for this issue is Winter Wonderland, and we feature several quilts in blue and white. Our designers have come up with a fun collection of quilts that I'm sure you will enjoy as you chase the winter chill away. And while many of these quilts were sewn in blue and white, the designs can work in your chosen color palette if you're not a fan of these colors. We give examples of alternate colorways for some designs to help spark your creativity.
With Christmas right around the corner, we've also included some projects that work up quickly -- from a pot holder to table runners. These designs are perfect for enhancing your seasonal decorating or for gift-giving.
If you've been sewing along with Wendy Sheppard and Chestnut Grove, blocks 7 and 8 along with the finishing instructions are included in this issue. We'd love to see pictures of your quilts! You can use the hashtag #chestnutgroveqal on Instagram to see the progress of others who are sewing along with us. And be sure to follow Wendy Sheppard @ivory_spring for her tips and techniques.
Pull up a chair, snuggle under your favorite quilt and enjoy a warm beverage while you browse through this issue and plan your next project!
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.