Monday, July 9, 2018

Quiltfolk

I've been a freelance editor for over two years now. Well, three years if you count the year I spent training in the amazing and rigorous Editing program at the University of Washington. And well, nearly twenty if you count all the editing and proofreading I did as a project manager and then as a blogger. But I digress. Late last year, I was hired by a fabulous new client: Quiltfolk magazine.



Quiltfolk's mission is to provide a home for American quilt culture. In each quarterly issue of this gorgeous magazine, a team of writers and photographers heads to a new state or region in the United States with the purpose of documenting quilts and the people who make and love them. The magazine is printed on lush paper, with beautifully written (and edited!) articles, breathtaking photography, and no advertisements.

Calling Quiltfolk a magazine is inaccurate -- a massive understatement, really. It is more like a book, something to cherish and collect. And now Quiltfolk also produces quilt patterns -- both vintage and modern. I don't know what's next but I'm thrilled to be part of this team. This work combines all my favorite things: sewing, travel, culture, writing.



Mary Fons is Quiltfolk's editor in chief. If you know quilts, you know the Fons name. Mary and her mother Marianne have breathed, lived, and taught quilting for many years. Working with Mary is a blast and an inspiration. Her fervent love of quilts and writing, along with the amazing stories collected by the team she leads, has lit my creative spark. I've been itching to get back to creative writing and to make quilts lately. So you might see some new posts from me as I dust off my sewing machine.

First, I thought I'd revisit the quilts I've made over the years. It's good to track one's progress and collecting photos in one post will make a good archive for my reference. Maybe you'll enjoy seeing what I've made too! Look for that post and pics soon.

Photographs courtesy of Quiltfolk