Wednesday, January 05, 2011

News I'm bursting to share


Alright, I can't keep this all to myself much longer, I am publishing a paper magazine dedicated to crazy quilter's. "Crazy Quilt Gatherings" will premiere in March and will be a bi-monthly print to order publication.
Through the years there have been magazines teasing crazy quilter's by offering a page or two of crazy quilt projects but always seem to go back to appeal to a different audience. I know of no other printed magazine dedicated to crazy quilting available for purchase. I've sat on this idea hoping one would come along and with much thought and support from friends I decided it is time to go crazy! I hope it will be a welcome and enjoyable publication for not only crazy quilters but anyone who has a passion for fabrics, laces, beads, cloth images as well as various fabric related applications.

I hope to pack each 40 page issue with projects, artists, stash sources, new product reviews, and tons of beautiful eye candy from some of the most inspiring and highly talented crazy quilter's of today who enjoy sharing their love for this beautiful art.

So, to offer new resources to reader's I would like to welcome anyone who has an etsy/artfire/ebay shop or website that teaches or sells finished crazy quilt products or crazy quilt related stash items such as laces,beads,fancy fabric,threads,etc to contact me for very reasonable ad space at angell100@comcast.net. Ads will be accepted according to space on a first come/first serve basis. International sellers welcome with PayPal checkout accessibility.

There, the beads have been spilled and I can relax ....well, not for more than a minute because I have a lot of work to do! Please let me know if you are interested to share your work in a future issue. It is time we show the world that crazy quilting is alive and well and more beautiful than ever.

38 comments:

  1. How exciting! Now I'll have to watch for subscription information!

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  2. How exciting!!!Will be watching for future updates on the release of your magazine.

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  3. Yikes!! This is amazing news! Especially for newbie me...I am dabbling in the world of crazy quilting and have always loved and collected fabrics, lace, beads, etc. So looking forward to your new publication. Congratulations Pat!!! ~ Angela

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  4. Yippee!! I want to subscribe already and can't wait for the first issue. Good for you Pat - I know you'll do a great job!

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  5. Oh Pat! HOW exciting! I have been wishing for a magazine totally dedicated to CQ for ages... I can't wait! Thank you SO much!

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  6. WooHoo!!! Fantastic news! Can't wait to order.

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  7. What wonderful news! I can't wait to see it. I hope it takes the magazine world in a new direction! How do we get a subscription?
    Debbie

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  8. This is great. I know you will be wonderful at it .Can't wait to get it. Let as know .Laura

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  9. Count me in for a subscription, I have been searching for a CQ magazine since I started last year. Good luck!!!

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  10. You go, Pat! This is great news! I am already excited! Hugs, Cathy

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  11. Yeah Pat!!!! It is about time, I agree. I am so excited and I do agree with you on the little cq area that we get to have in any given magazine.....I know you are the perfect one to make it happen. I will be waiting.

    Sharon

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  12. Looking forward to the first issue! Connie

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  13. I think you are just the girl for this adventure. I am so glad you are jumping off into this. I don't usually buy the magazines, I really don't feel like paying so much for them, but yours is one I will want to buy. I can't wait for the first issue. This really was meant to be Pat. It's the right thing at the right time and I wish you the best with this adventure and may you have success with every issue.
    Hugs, Pat

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  14. Congratulations Pat. This is a much needed and very exciting addition to the crazy quilting world. Thank you. Happy publishing...

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  15. Great news Pat. Congratulations I know it will be a success! Teddy sends high paws to Angell.

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  16. Congratulations, Pat. This is great news for us. I got so
    Please add me into your order list from now on.
    Good luck, wishing you lots of success.....

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  17. Wonderful! Best wishes for MUCH success!

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  18. Pat, look forward to seeing it very much. I'm am absolute beginner amd and need all the help I can get ! Hope you will be mailing internationally, or will it be downloadable by subscription?
    Hooroo from Sydney Australia
    Christine

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  19. I can't wait for it to come out

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  20. Yay! That is so awesome! Congratulations!

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  21. What a fabulous way to start the New Year!!! This is such a fabulous idea and I know that it will be hugely successful!! If there is ever anything that I can do to help just holler!!!

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  22. That must be very exciting, I'll watch for it. I have been wanting to learn how to do crazy quilting, I'm also a newbie in sewing so I have alot to learn.

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  23. YES! YES! YES! You will be filling such a void in the magazine world. I keep looking through the stands for some inspiration and just don't see it. Congratulations and best wishes on your new venture. I know it will be fabulous. You can count me in! Connie

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  24. This will be wonderful and you will do a great job of it. Could not think of anyone better to start a CQ magazine.

    Count me in.

    Hugs

    FredaB

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  25. Anonymous10:25 AM CST

    Pat..I am looking forward to your magazine.. I for one am guilty of buying many magazines over the years just because they had a article about crazy quilting.. only a little article. It will be wonderful to have a magazine out there featuring crazy quilting and embellishments and you are the perfect one to make it happen..your work is beautiful and you are such an inspiration to many. I know I love a real magazine..in my hands..instead of reading online all the time.
    Thankyou for helping to ~keep the art of crazy quilting~ alive.
    Best wishes to you... Shannon

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  26. Anonymous11:03 AM CST

    WoooooHooooo! I am so glad to hear about your new Magazine! I have often looked for a CQ mag, with no success. I know you are the right person for this wonderful project. Suzie in Idaho

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  27. blinkbonniefarm11:10 AM CST

    Oh joy of joys! I'm so excited for you and for me because I'll be able to subscribe. YOU GO GIRL! --Pat

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  28. Anonymous5:34 PM CST

    I am so excited and ready to order my copy. This is great news.

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  29. Pat that is wonderful, who better to do this, your work has always inspired me in mine. Congratulations girl, I am excited for you and look forward to seeing the mag.
    WaHoo
    Gail

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  30. Anonymous8:23 PM CST

    It's about time someone put together a magazine just for Crazy Quilters!! When can we subscribe?
    GOOD JOB!

    Shel Jensen on Maui

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  31. Congratulations on this new venture Pat! I am very excited about this news. I can't wait to find out how to get the first issue and yes, I would like to find out about advertising for my fledling etsy shop.
    Hugs,
    Kerry

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  32. Congratulations, Pat! I love this idea! Many years ago I taught crazy quilting for a local pioneer museum. I may only have one piece left from those bygone days but I'll dig it out one of these days and share it!

    My etsy shop features all vintage feedsack fabric for quilting and crafts...lovely designs and colors. If you are interested, here's the link:
    http://vintagecottagehome.etsy.com

    Looking forward to hearing more about your magazine. How awesome!
    Hugs,
    Coralie

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  33. Wow!! Been away on vacation and came back to wonderful news!! I can hardly wait!! Will definitely want to have a subscription. Congratulations AND thank you. This is something I'm sure all CQers have waited for!!
    Grovenore

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  34. OMG ... What AWESOME NEWS!!!
    No wonder you were busting @ the seams to tell!

    I know you're THE one who can do this ... and wish you every success!

    YOU GO GIRL !!!

    Love & Hugs ... Marie

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  35. Norma Medley11:24 PM CST

    Can't wait to get my paper copy. Congratulations!

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