In February, I was contacted by Kit Robinson, the Editor for Machine Quilting Unlimited about featuring my quilt Downstream in an upcoming issue of MQU. We worked out an agreement and Downstream was featured in the May/June 2018 issue of MQU. A few weeks after finalizing all the details for Downstream, Kit wrote again with a proposal to write an article for MQU. The timing worked out such that I could stop by to discuss the opportunity with the MQU publisher Vicki Anderson during QuiltCon, and by the end of March I had submitted the article.
On May 23rd, I was very sad to read Vicky Anderson’s announcement email to MQU / Meander Publishing contributors that Meander Publishing was closing both Machine Quilting Unlimited and Modern Quilts Unlimited. The final issue for Machine Quilting Unlimited is the July/August magazine, and it is offered in digital format only. So it is bittersweet for me to share that my article, Modern Quilting Decisions, is included in the July/August issue of Machine Quilting Unlimited.
The article covers a lot of ground quickly: from how I began my quilting journey and my arc from sending quilts off to be finished by a longarmer to learning how to quilt on my domestic machine to purchasing my own longarm.
I enjoy approaching each quilt with a fresh perspective, and while doing something new can start with apprehension, I am always the most excited and proud of a quilt finish when I explore, try something new, and learn. My goal with the article is to encourage you to try a new thread combination or quilting technique.
Many thanks to Kit and Vicky for having me contribute, and I wish them the best in their next endeavors.