We love new beginnings. And a new year is a great time to start life fresh. Our first issue of 2015 is just that–fresh!
We’ve gotta say that even though this issue felt like we were giving birth in the roughest and most primitive of circumstances, that we still love our new baby completely! There are some amazing project here (Megan Dougherty’s Breaking Waves as featured on our cover is one), and Dan Sekerak’s Candy Stripe is another. (His mom quilted this delightful and striking quilt!)
Of course we’re not just about the patterns. And that’s where we brag hard about our own Tracy Mooney. After struggling for years with immune system issues, our Red Wonder wrote honestly and insightfully about how to keep on sewing, even if your body sometimes resists. Two articles (Sewing Forth and 25 Tools and Strategies for Adaptive Sewing) offer scads of ideas for overcoming the aches and ailments that can keep us from our sewing. Tracy, we’re proud of you, Girl!
And of course there’s much more, but we’re going stop here and nudge you–friendly like–to find your own way to a copy. Check out our list of local quilt shops that carry us or have one delivered to your hot little hands by your postal-person.
And to keep you smiling until you get us, we’re stimulating those creative enzymes and challenging you to our newest Block Builder! Submissions due February 17.
Quilt. Sew. Live. Breathe.