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Over the years I've grown to love my scraps and smaller amounts of treasured fabrics. When I first started to quilt years ago, I thought I had to buy at least 3 yards of a fabric, just in case. Well, now I'm happy with a fat quarter or a 1/2 yard. Once I felt I had to coordinate every single fabric in my quilts, but now I embrace being spontaneous about my choices. I find I truly love playing with the colors and taking my time. Working with the fabrics I've collected through the years is so much fun. I can honestly say I now treasure my stash instead of feeling like it's just overflow. I now like to take my time and plan my quilts using what I've collected through the years. Since I absolutely love batiks and have never really wavered from that love, most of my stash is batiks, which makes for easy planning. Through the years I've learned, "Do what you love." And what I love is quilting and color.

All best,

Carolyn

Carolyn S. Vagts

Carolyn S. Vagts
Editor, Quilter's World magazine

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Carolyn S. Vagts is a wife, mother, grandmother, quilt designer and the editor of Quilter's World. She also has a successful quilt shop in Baldwin Summit Plaza 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 also lectures and teaches workshops to guilds.

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. She hopes to bring a fresh, new outlook to Quilter's World.



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