Dear reader, this blog was a nice place for quite a while to share my thoughts and stories. Meanwhile I got a new website and so I continue writing on my new's site blog.


Thank you.

Liebe Leserin, dieser Blog war für lange Zeit ein sehr netter Ort, meine Gedanken und Geschichten mit dir zu teilen. Inzwischen habe ich eine neue Website erstellt und werde jetzt den Blog dort fortsetzen.


und: "Danke!"

QUILT NOW - a modern quilt magazine

Donnerstag, 30. November 2017

Quilt Now Issue 43 arrived recently at newsstands. A copy of this modern quilt magazine dropped into my mailbox as a reference sample. Oh how excited I was to stroll through the pages and find so many Zen Chici things here and there. The main reason I got the reference sample was, that they feature an interview with me. A designer portrait, Q&A style. So lets stroll together through the magazine, shall we? Grab a cup of coffee, find a cozy place and let's have a bit fun:

QUILT NOW ISSUE 43 comes with a bonus booklet

What's very exciting about the current issue is: There is a little bonus booklet attached to it. It is a calendar for quilters and I will go with you through that little helper later in this post.
Quilt Now issue 43 featuring Zen Chic

Let's have a look


and see what the content pages have to offer:
Quilt Now issue 43 featuring Zen Chic

Besides the typical pages like NEWS or ON THE BOOKSHELF we find a section TECHNIQUE FOCUS, a detailed tutorial for how to make a Dresden Plate Block. And to make it even more exciting it is followed by a project to train your new gained skills, a pillow using this block.

What other projects will you find? I counted instructions for 6 quilts, 2 pillows, 3 pouches, 1 bag and 3 baby toys (hope I am right). Some of them are even for English Paper Piecing fans (don't you love to snuggle up on a couch with a cup of tea, wintery cold outside, cozy warm indoors, having a hand sewing project and your favorite TV series? Another expression for heaven).

Here are two of my favorite projects
Kerry Green's vintage-style floor cushion (I have to make one!)

Quilt Now issue 43 EPP quilt pillow

and Lynnes Goldworthy's supersize Mariner's Compass quilt (70" x 70")

Quilt Now issue with super sized Mariner's Compass

Another interesting section in Quilt Now magazine are the


Quilt Now issue 43 featuring Zen Chic

Three pages point out special occasions to get discounts or win a giveaway like quilt kits, fabric baskets, books, fabric and thread bundles, fleece and a cutting mat. The worth of these prizes to win is more than $1.000.
And you get a free Riley Blake Fat Quarter bundle for a Quilt Now subscription.

Quilt Now issue 43 featuring Zen Chic

What I was of course most excited about, was the


You know, I am a lover of Scandinavian Design and minimalism, and so I was interested in reading Katie Garnet's article about how has Scandi chic translated into the region's quilting style?  Strolling through the pages, I discovered my fabric lines TRUE BLUE and FRAGILE in the section Favorite Fabric Finds of the Month.

Quilt Now issue 43 featuring Zen Chic

And not only the swatches were shown, no: TWO quilts featuring the collection TRUE BLUE are in this magazine with complete instructions. I'm totally in love with these two quilts made by Naomi Clarke. Both of them are English paper pieced. Don't they look just gorgeous?

Quilt Now issue 43 featuring Zen Chic

Quilt Now issue 43 featuring Zen Chic

Quilt Now issue 43 featuring Zen Chic

And then there is a


a Q&A-style interview, which I had with Quilt Now. It's about how what is on my sewing table, what collections I will have in 2018, Christmas gift ideas, tips for making a modern quilt.
Quilt Now issue 43 featuring Zen Chic

Quilt Now issue 43 featuring Zen Chic

I feel totally honored to be so well represented in this magazine issue.
And last, but not least back to the little


It is basically a diary for quilters. A 2018 calendar, with one month per page and mixed in 12 quilt blocks with detailed instructions.
Quilt Now issue 43 bonus quilter's diary

Quilt Now issue 43 bonus quilter's diary

This is so much fun, so I thought one of you should have it. I will give this little booklet away,
Quilt Now issue 43 bonus quilter's diary

So if you want to have it, leave a comment and follow me either on my blog or on Instagram. Let me know, what quilt project is on your 2018 planner (and don't forget to leave your email address, so I can contact you).

I hope you had fun sitting next to me on my cozy couch, having a coup of tea and a look into this magazine!

11 Kommentare:

Unknown hat gesagt…

Love theses designs, and this magazine. I had not seen it before. Would love a copy!

Charlott Sundahl hat gesagt…

Looks great, I would love a copy! My plans for the New quilting year is designing some new bags and finish testing Aves for Kathryn Kerr.
Best Regards Charlott Sundahl

jennifer.essad hat gesagt…

your designs are so eye appealing I would love to try to make the compass quilt for my husband. We are awaiting our first grandchild and when we know if it's a boy or a girl I can plan my next quilt with one of your patterns too

MarLane Dows hat gesagt…

Thanks for the give away. My project will be a baby quilt since I will have grand baby #2 in July. Exciting.

FancyNancyQuilts hat gesagt…

Ready to start on Gypsy Wife in 2018

Mary on Lake Pulaski hat gesagt…

I follow you on Instagram. In 2018 I would like to make the blue lozenge quilt from the magazine.

Anne-Mettes Oaser hat gesagt…

So much inspiration. I follow you on Instagram. My plans for 2018 are to finish some ufos and I would love to make a modern quilt in blue and black just for me.

Annette hat gesagt…

So schöne Ideen! Ich möchte in 2018 einiges fertig stellen, u. a. den Bernina Triangle Quilt
Ich folge Dir auf Instagram

Hildy hat gesagt…

I really wanna make a Swoon quilt in 2018 it's already on my list for a while now. I follow your blog and on IG.

Anonym hat gesagt…

In 2018 werde ich den 6köpfe12blöcke-quilt fertigstellen - ich warte darauf, dass Deine neuen überbreiten modernbackground-Stoffe in Deutschland in die Läden kommt. Das soll meine Rückseite werden :-)
Herzliche Grüße und eine schöne Weihnachtszeit, Dunja

Quiltgirlie hat gesagt…

Im nächsten Jahr möchte ich einen Quilt für meine jüngere Tchter nähen, nachdem die grße Schwester letztes Jahr schon ihren bekommen hat.
LG, Britta


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