Quilt Magazines

This FAQ is maintained on Quiltnet by Cheryl K
Note: this FAQ was compiled in 1994 and therefore will be out-of-date. Please read it accordingly!

Magazine reviews available:


AMERICAN QUILTER

ISSN8756-6591 (Magazine of American Quilters Association - AQS)
Submissions Department for articles
P.O. Box 3290
Paducah, KY 42002-3290
Phone Number 502-898-7903 Ext 130 (8am-4pm CT)

Publisher Name &Mailing Address:
Victoria A. Faoro, Executive Editor
Editors: Marty Bowne,Mary Lou Schwinn
American Quilter's Society
P.O. Box 3290
Paducah, KY 42002-3290

Subscription Mailing Address:
American Quilter
Membership Service
P.O. Box 3290
Paducah, KY 42002-3290

Subscription Costs:
USA - $15.00 1 year
Canada - $Add $10.00
International - $Add $10.00
Published quarterly

Publisher provided information/review:

Membership entitles individuals to a newsletter "Update", discounts on books purchased mail-order, and other mailings.

Reader opinion(s)/review(s):

Cheryl K:
This magazine concentrates on showing quilts, reviewing quilters and shows. It is a "chatty" magazine rather than a magazine that shows patterns and techniques. If you want to know what is going on in the quilting world including upcoming shows, show review, garments, etc. then this is the magazine for you. If, however, you want patterns and nothing but, then this magazine would not be appropriate. It is published in full color and of good quality.

Linda S:
Excellent quality glossy magazine with many informational articles about technique, design, etc. Always includes photos of the winners at the annual show in Paducah, KY. Not many projects, but excellent information. Good quality photography.

Debra S:
American Quilter has greatly improved over the last few years. They are doing wonderful technique articles, and showcase innovative quilts and quiltmakers. I recommend it highly for this reason.

Corrie:
This is AQS' magazine publication. The magazine comes with the AQS membership, which I really enjoy for the book discount. The magazine is well published and usually focuses on the techniques of a few different quilters per issue. The fall issues is particularly enticing, as it contains photos of all of the AQS winners!


Art/Quilt Magazine

Publisher Name &Mailing Address:
Lynn Lewis Young, Publisher/Editor
Art/Quilt Magazine
9543 Meadowbriar
Houston, TX 77063-3812

Subscription Mailing Address:
Same as above

Subscription Costs:
USA - $32.00 1 year
Canada - $42.00 1 year
International - $42.00 1 year
Quarterly publication

Publisher provided information/review:

Art/Quilt will be a quarterly publication in full color. A magazine to showcase art quilts and support the art quilt movement. The main interest in creating the magazine is to give art quilts the publicity and recognition which print can give and to facilitate communication between artists and all others interested in art quilts and, to generate interest in art quilts in wider audiences.

Reader opinion(s)/review(s):

Cheryl K:
The premier issue is scheduled for July 1994. No issue was provided for my review.

AUSTRALIA PATCHWORK AND QUILTING

This is a fairly large glossy magazine filled with lots of articles on patchwork projects and related crafts. The first issue of this magazine came out last September. The second in December. This is mostly a "how to" magazine with nice color pictures of the competed projects. The magazine includes full size patterns as in insert in the middle of the magazine. This is not available by subscription (probably because of it's size). There is a North American Distributor who you can call to find the nearest stockist. This same publisher also publishes Australian Country Crafts which is along the same lines as Australia Patchwork and Quilting but has also includes crafts such as cross stitch, stenciling, etc.

Australia Publisher:

Express Publications PTY LTD
2-4 Stanly Street
Silverwater, NSW 2168 Australia
Inside Australia Phone: (02) 748 0599 Fax: (02) 748 1956
Outside Australia Phone: +61 2 748 0599 Fax: +61 2 748 1956

North American Distributor:

Sonehouse Publications
85 Chambers Drive Unit #12
Ajax, Ontario Canada LIZ 1 E 2
Phone: 1-1800-461-1640 Fax: 905 428 7554
NOTE: These number do not include the Canadian country code. That should be added if call from outside Canada.

Bead and Button

Publisher Name &Mailing Address:

Subscription Mailing Address:
Bead and Button
P.O. Box 56485
Boulder, CO 80323-6485

Subscription Costs:
USA - $19.95 (1 year)
Canada - $???? (1 year)
International - $???? (1 year)
published bi-monthly

Publisher provided information/review:

None provided at this time.

Reader opinion(s)/review(s):

Sharon:
This magazine has lots of new techniques for making beads, making buttons, and interesting ways to use them. For instance issue #5 (October 1994) has articles on how to construct a spiral tube chain, how to make Dorset buttons by needleweaving, adding texture to your wearables, using furnace glass beads, how to make decorative wraps for beads that help keep them from falling off, making beads that look like delft china, embellishing quilts, gorgeous article on buttons with hats on them, some book reviews and some reader write in info. The photography is good, clear, appealing, and informative, but doesn't knock your socks off like Ornament or Threads. The work itself is classic, interesting, and/or innovative (even what some might call weird in a few cases), but none of it would be in the tacky/cutesy categories. The one surprising thing it lacks is ads.

Better Homes and Gardens "American Patchwork and Quilting"

Publisher Name &Mailing Address:
Margaret Smith, Editorial Assistant
1912 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309-3379

Subscription Mailing Address:
6060 Spine Road
P.O. Box 51751
Boulder, CO 80323-1751

Subscription Costs:
USA - $19.97 (1 year)
Canada - $28.97 (1 year)
International - $28.97 (1 year)
published bi-monthly

Publisher provided information/review:

The premiere issue was published in April 1993. The publishers encourage reader input through the Scraps of Wisdom and Quilts and Quotes columns, as well as reader mail and telephone calls. They indicate that they listen very actively to their readers' comments, suggestions, ideas and problems. On the table of contents is "Our Promise to You" which reads as follows:
"Prior to publication, we cut, sew, and assemble at least four blocks of every quilt to verify the accuracy of our patterns and instructions. Then, an experienced team of editors reviews the materials list, how-to directions, and illustrations to make sure the information we provide to you is clear, concise, and complete. THE AMERICAN PATCHWORK &QUILTING STAFF".

Reader opinion(s)/review(s):

Cheryl K:
I reviewed the magazine with information provided by the publisher.
The issue provided (June 1994) was excellent. There is a column called Scraps of Wisdom that is filled with quilting tips including information on hanging quilts, description of charm quilts, how to pull your needle with ease, etc. There was also included directions and 2 pictures of a quilt called "World according to Bruce" which is IMHO exquisite. My SO (significant other) immediately demanded that I make him that quilt when he viewed it over my shoulder. Their wonderful magazine has caused me more projects to complete :). There is discussion on paper foundations and directions for making a quilt using this method. Paper templates are provided for some quilts, and detailed directions for all quilts listed. There are non-traditional quilts as well as traditional and country. If the sample issues provided is any example of their publication, I think that I will subscribe myself.

Leanne J:
I enjoy this publication but just to look at! Too complicated for me to try but I surely can admire!

Suzanne F:
This is one of my favorite magazines. I'm quite new to actually quilting (as opposed to just admiring/collecting), &find the directions to be very easy to follow. Experienced quilters may not find much new info here.

Corrie:
This magazine is rather new. Their first year of publication was rather poor, in my estimate. I almost canceled my subscription, as their price is pretty hefty for the small number of pages your receive (though they do have fewer advertisements than QNM, etc.). I'm giving it another year (and they've just changed to 6/issues/yr., instead of only 4) before making a final decision.


Compuquilt Newsletter

Publisher Name &Mailing Address:
Linda Jones, Editor Gemail:CompuQuilt; Internet: [email protected]
2567 Smith Road
Philadephia, TN 37846
615-337-4791 ( No credit card orders)

Subscription Mailing Address:

Subscription Costs:
USA - $18 per year
Canada - $???
International - $???
Published bi-monthly

Publisher provided information/review:

No information provided by publisher at this time.

Reader opinion(s)/review(s):

Cheryl K:
No information provided for review by publisher at this time.

Country Home Folk Crafts

Publisher Name &Mailing Address:
Magazine Group of Meredith Corp.
1716 Locust St.
Des Moines, IA 50309-3023

Subscription Mailing Address:
Country Home Folk Crafts
P.O. Box 400428
Des Moines, IA 50347-0428

Subscription Costs:
USA - $19.97 per year
Canada - $???
International - $???
Published bi-monthly

Publisher provided information/review:

No information provided by publisher at this time.

Reader opinion(s)/review(s):

Cheryl K:
No information provided by publisher for review at this time.

Sharon G:
The August 1994 issue has an article on feed sack quilts. While nothing in this article would be new to quiltnetters, it is very well done and the whole magazine has great photography. It might be worth keeping an eye on this to see what sort of future quilt articles they have.


The Creative Machine

Publisher Name &Mailing Address:
Gaye Kriegel, Assistant Editor
Ms. Robbie Fanning, Publisher/Editor
The Creative Machine Newsletter
Open Chain Publishing, Inc.
P.O. Box 2634
Menlo Park, CA 94026-2634

Subscription Mailing Address:
Open Chain Publishing, Inc.
P.O. Box 2634-NL
Menlo Park, CA 94026-2634

Subscription Costs:
USA - $12.00 1 year
Canada - $Add $5
International - $Add $5

Publisher provided information/review:

None provided.

Reader opinion(s)/review(s):

Cheryl K:
This newsletter concentrates on sewing techniques and notions. The issue I received was Winter 1994. It discussed fitting techniques and patterns. They also have a section called Fan Club where readers submit questions, praises, tips on particular sewing machines and brands. Most of the sewing machines I know were covered in this section. There is also a Machines, Etc. for Sale section in which readers place ads. There are book and show reviews and reader participation/opinions are highly encouraged through the newsletter. Most illustrations are hand drawn as opposed to photos

Foris:
It is a sewing - rather than quilt - oriented, but there's lots of interest to quilters. Also, it has excellent, honest reviews of books and equipment -- they are willing to compare something new to other stuff on the market and to say when something doesn't measure up!


Creative Quilting

Publisher Name &Mailing Address:
Jan Burns, Editor
Creative Quilting Publishing Co.
Grass Roots Publishing Co., Inc.
P.O. Box 7074
Red Oak, IA 51591-0074

Subscription Mailing Address:
Creative Quilting
P.O. Box 7074
Red Oak, IA 51591-0074

Subscription Costs:
USA - $21.00 per year
Canada - $Add $10 per year
International - $Add $10 per year
Published bi-monthly

Publisher provided information/review:

No information provided by publisher at this time.

Reader opinion(s)/review(s):

Cheryl K:
No information provided by publisher at this time for my review.

Debra M:
This was a mail order subscription that I had several years ago. Unless the quality of the magazine has improved drastically, this one isn't worth cutting a tree down to publish it.

FIFTYSOME:
I find this magazine an interesting magazine that comes 6 times a year. It seems to be holiday oriented. The March/April issue has several patterns and design for Easter. Pocket size so some of the patterns have to be enlarged. I have never made anything directly from the magazine but have used the ideas to develop my own.

Lucette W:
It's a good little (keyword: little) magazine. It has interesting quilts in it, most of the patterns are fairly easy to work with. The patterns can be done fairly quickly, depending on your skill. The publishers seem to assume that their readership has some knowledge of quilting techniques. While the patterns are simple, they take a lot for granted.


Dog Ear Press

Publisher Name &Mailing Address:
Betty Tikker Davis, Editor/Writer
Dog Ear Press
50259 Barcus Circle
Coarsegold, CA 93614

Subscription Mailing Address:
Same as above.

Subscription Costs:
USA - $16.95
Canada - $Not provided
International - $Not provided

Publisher provided information/review:

Dog Ear is not a magazine at all, rather, it's a friendly newsletter directed toward quilters.

Reader opinion(s)/review(s):

Cheryl K:
This is a "chatty" newsletter not designed for the serious sewer or quilter. It provides simple techniques as well as recipes, puzzles, discussions, and basic information on notions.

"Linda S:
This is a little brochure newsletter that came out recently. I cannot quite understand where it is going. Was a chatty little piece with no real content. Cannot understand what they intend to deliver for the high subscription price.


DOWN UNDER QUILTS (DUQ)

This magazine is not so much about quilts and quilting but more about Australia quilters and their quilts. The magazine has many short articles with pictures about quilting group activites, exhibitions, and indiviual quilters. There is always an article or two on a new quilt block pattern or new technique. The magazine is all glossy and the pictures are all in color. This is what is called a cottage industry. The people who produce and publish this magazine are quilters themselves.

SUBSCRIPTION: Four issues yearly, each current for three months. Published Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Summer.
Australia: AU$24.00 per year
Overseas seamail: AU$40.00 per year
Overseas airmail: AU$54.00 per year

BACK ISSUES up to Summer 93/94 are for sale at AU$3.00 each including postage (overseas seamail AU$7.00, airmail AU$10.00). Current 1994 back issues are available for AU$7.00 each including postage (overseas seamail AU$10.00, airmail AU$13.00).

DUQ STICKERS are available for AU$4.00 (overseas AU$5.00) per book. This is a book of 51 stickers designed exclusively by DUQ. DUQ has a DUCK BADGE available (lapel pin). It is the DUQ duck afront a bright green backgound. The badge is AU$6.00 (overseas AU$8.00) including postage.

DUQ BOOK _From Australia, With Love...A Patchwork Year_ contains 24 Aussie Quilts. Author is Hetty van Boven. This is available for AU$12 PLUS postage. Postage is AU$3.00 within Australia, overseas AU$5.00 seamail, AU$10.00 airmail.

TO ORDER: No need for an order form. Just send a letter or fax or phone with the relevant information to:
DOWN UNDER QUILTS
P.O. Box 619
Beenleigh QLD 4207 Australia
FAX/PHONE within Australia: 07 287-5549


Fiberarts

Publisher Name &Mailing Address:
Ann Batchelder, Editor
50 College Street
Asheville, NC 28801

Subscription Mailing Address:
Fiberarts
50 College Street
Asheville, NC 28801

Subscription Costs:
USA - $21.00 1 year
Canada - $27.00 US$ 1 year
International - $27.00 US$ 1 year
5 issues per year

Publisher provided information/review:

A beautiful and authoritative in-depth international magazine of textile arts, covering everything from experimental work to traditional.

Reader opinion(s)/review(s):

Cheryl Kellman:
This magazine is for "Fiber Arts". This covers everything from textile painting and dying (varied methods), to weaving, spinning, knitting, crocheting, and much more. There are listing and reviews of shows, profiled of people in the textile industry, book reviews, reviews of museum exhibits and more. It also has a solid listing of schools that specialize in textile arts through the USA, Canada and Foreign locations. There is a section in the back called Fibermart that has advertisements for anything that would be considered "Fiber Arts" and where to purchase varied supplies. It is a beautiful and useful magazine in my opinion.

Linda S:
Covers the whole spectrum of fiber related works. Excellent photography, good quality information in the articles. Rarely projects.


Handcraft Illustrated

Publisher Name &Mailing Address:
Kim N. Russello, Editorial Assistant
7 Station Street
P.O. Box 509
Brookline Village, MA 02147

Subscription Mailing Address:

Subscription Costs:
USA - $19.95 per year
Canada - $Plus $3
International - $Plus $3

Publisher provided information/review:

None provided.

Reader opinion(s)/review(s):

Cheryl K :
This magazine covers specific handcrafting techniques. Included int he July/August 1994 sample issue were articles and making slip-on chair covers, sponge painting walls, bookbinding and many other articles. The magazine does not cover quilting specific issues, but some of the techniques covered (such as embroidery or cross stitch) can be utilized in quilting. The magazine is of good quality, and the articles are well written and informative. If you are looking for a quilting magazine, however, this would not be the magazine for you. If you are looking to explore crafts then I would recommend this magazine.

Handmade

Publisher Name &Mailing Address:

Subscription Mailing Address:
ACP Ltd
GPO Box 5252
Sydney NSW 2001 Australia

Subscription Costs:
USA - $
Canada - $
International - $58 (Australian dollars)
Australia - $29
Published bi-monthly

Publisher provided information/review:

None provided at this time.

Reader opinion(s)/review(s):

Clare S:
Magazine of craftwork, including quilting and knitting, etc. Good instructions and interesting crafts.

McCall's Quilting

Publisher Name &Mailing Address:
Jan Grigsby, Editor
Production VP: Wayne Hoffman
McCall's Quilting
Symbol of Excellence Publishers
405 Riverhills Business Park
Birmingham, AL 35242

Subscription Mailing Address:
McCall's Quilting
P.O. Box 5272
Harlan, IA 51593-2772

Subscription Costs:
USA - $15.98 - 1 year
Canada - $23.52 US$ - includes postage and GST
International - $21.98 US$ Bi-monthly publication

Publisher provided information/review:

The concentration of the magazine is "how-to" projects for all skill levels.

Reader opinion(s)/review(s):

Cheryl K:
My review is based on 3 issues of the magazine provided. In the July 1994 issue, there is a quilt called "Rare Old Tulip" which explores applique and Trapunto. It is wonderful if you like a challenge. Paper templates (for some quilts) instructions and patterns are provided for the quilts listed in the issues. They range for simple (Christmas wall hanging) to difficult such as the Rare Old Tulip. There are traditional and non-traditional quilts and quilting techniques explored including Batik painting, whole cloth quilting, stenciled quilts, Trapunto and applique. There are reviews of sewing machines, notions, a calendar of events, articles on quilters and their special techniques, articles on shows, and more. The pictures were well represented and show the finished quilts in all of its glory. The challenging quilts explore new techniques as well as tried and true techniques presented in a new way. The simple quilts will make a beginner want to try them. I liked their magazine.

Ellen I:
I like McCall's because it gives your many smaller quilting projects along with the quilts. It also has full sized patterns on a pull-out section. It highlights quilters and it has interesting articles.

Carolyn P:
I have found some interesting articles and projects, but sometimes feel the instructions are more obtuse than necessary.

Corrie :
This magazine is only about one year old, and I really like their designs and teacher interviews. I think it's worth the subscription.


Michaels Arts &Crafts

Publisher Name &Mailing Address:
The Summit Group
1227 West Magnolia
Fort Worth, Texas 76104

Subscription Mailing Address:
Michaels Arts &Crafts Magazine
P.O. Box 700
Mount Morris, IL 61054

Subscription Costs:
USA - $17.90 per year
Canada - $???
International - $???
Published bi monthly

Publisher provided information/review:

No information provided by publisher at this time.

Reader opinion(s)/review(s):

Cheryl K:
This is a very glossy, full magazine. It contains information on quilting (small items like christmas tree skirts, etc.), cross stitch, needle point, embroidery, and many more. It is of very good quality and chock full of information. If you love crafts, then you will love this magazine. For quilters, it is a very inspirational magazine for good ideas to use in your quilting. I bought one issue of the newstand and now subscribe.

Miniature Quilts

Publisher Name &Mailing Address:
Patti Bachelder, Editor
Chitra Publications
2 Public Avenue
Montrose, PA 18801-1220
phone 717-278-1984

Subscription Mailing Address:
Miniature Quilts
P.O. Box 1762
Riverton, NJ 08077-7362

Subscription Costs:
USA - $9.95 per year
Canada - $13.95 per year
International - $13.95 per year
Published quarterly

Publisher provided information/review:

No information provided by publisher at this time.

Reader opinion(s)/review(s):

Cheryl K:
I reviewed The September 1994 issue. This magazine concentrates on patterns. There are very few (but some) articles on shows, but you will find lots of patterns and ideas in this magazine.

Linda S:
Project oriented. Mainly country, traditional repro types of patterns. Good quality photography and directions.

Carolyn P:
Just recently "discovered" this little gem. Some of the ideas are great. Sometimes the articles are "spotty." But subscribe, because for the most part "more better" than not and I love to design and make miniature quilts (not absolute miniatures, usually do not go smaller than 3" sized blocks ).

Corrie:
This magazine is PACKED with miniature quilting patterns and photos. Usually one workshop per month is given, and the miniature are often seasonal in nature, as the magazine is published quarterly. This is one of my favorites.


Miniworks Magazine

Publisher Name &Mailing Address:
Janet Wickell
Rt. 1 Box 44B
Brevard, NC 28712

Subscription Mailing Address:
Same as above

Subscription Costs:
USA - $9.50 (1 year); $17.00 (2 years)
Canada - $18.00 (1 year)
International - $18.00 (1 year)
Published quarterly in January, April, July &October

Publisher provided information/review:

This magazine is dedicated to the Miniature Quilt Enthusiast. They sponsor the ONLY miniature quilt show called MINIFEST every year.

Reader opinion(s)/review(s):

Cheryl K:
"The Quarterly Magazine for Miniature Quilt Enthusiasts..." is the notation on the masthead of the magazine, and it basically says it all. This magazine is dedicated to miniature quilts. The magazine provides patterns and directions for making different types of quilts (traditional and non-traditional), but in miniature only. The magazine also sponsors a show MINIFEST every year dedicated to miniature quilt enthusiasts. The publisher is also an on-line participant as she belongs to Genie. She is not on the internet yet, but when provided with a copy of this FAQ, which is a strong indication of the varied interests and discussions, we may encourage her to join us.

Linda S:
I do not subscribe, but I know the editor very well. High quality magazine devoted to miniature quilting. Talented people's work routinely shown...many project, but also a fair amount of technique information, interviews with quilters, etc.


New Zealand Quilter

Publisher Name &Mailing Address:

Subscription Mailing Address:
New Zealand Quilter
P.O. Box 5246
Wellington

Subscription Costs:
USA - $
Canada - $
International - $30NZ per year

Publisher provided information/review:

None provided at this time.

Reader opinion(s)/review(s):

Clare S:
Patterns articles and news. Really only relevant for New Zealanders and those that are about to visit New Zealand (gives regional news and whats on).

Ornament

Publisher Name &Mailing Address:
Ornament, Inc.
1230 Keystone Way
Vista, CA 92083

Subscription Mailing Address:
Ornament
P.O. Box 2349
San Marcos, CA 92079-2349
(619) 599-0220

Subscription Costs:
USA - $26.00 1 year
Canada - $30.00 1 year US$
International - $30.00 1 year US$
Published bi-monthly

Publisher provided information/review:

None provided at this time.

Reader opinion(s)/review(s):

Cheryl K:
No magazine provided for my review at this time.

Gail L H:
I love the magazine - it's glossy, it has ads galore and I am really into beads and decorative clothing. I wait for it impatiently. I actually joined the Bead Society of Washington, D> as a result...not that I have any extra time.

Sara F:
This is a very inspirational magazine for elevating many crafts to "fine crafts". It has articles on jewelry designers, textile artists, beadwork, etc. The photos are of good quality, too. There are lots of ads for suppliers. The Summer 1994 issue has an article about Bird Ross who has also been on the cover of a past issue of Threads. There are about 5 photos of her jackets. Deborah Hughes' work is on the cover of this Summer issue of Ornament.

Melissa F:
This is the only magazine of which I have never thrown away an issue. It is gorgeous, luxurious, incredible.


PatchWork Crafts (a.k.a. PatchWork Special)

Publisher Name &Mailing Address:
Shari Favela, Assistant Editor
MSC Publishing Inc.
243 Newton-Sparta Rd.
Newton, NJ 07860

Subscription Mailing Address: THIS MAGAZINE IS PROVIDED TO TRADITIONAL QUILTER SUBSCRIBERS TWICE ANNUALLY

Reader opinion(s)/review(s):

Cheryl K:
This magazine is geared to beginners, or those looking for quick home projects. It concentrates on items such as pot holders, bags, samplers, placemats, etc. It is cover to cover, however, of patterns and instructions. These are good beginner projects that are simple and quick to get your feet wet. The projects would also make good housewarming or hostess gifts.

Piecework

Publisher Name &Mailing Address:
InterWeave Press
201 East Fourth Street
Loveland, CO 80537
(303) 669-7672

Subscription Mailing Address:

Subscription Costs:
USA - $26.00 1 year
Canada - $???
International - $???
Published bi-monthly

Publisher provided information/review:

None provided at this time.

Reader opinion(s)/review(s):

Cheryl K :
No magazine provided for my review at this time.

Jaye A. H. L:
Piecework offers articles and selected projects in knitting, quiltmaking, crochet, cross stitch, embroidery, basketry, applique, beadwork, needlepoint, lace making, dyeing and fine hand sewing. Biographies of women are provided , and in the course of the biography, a specific type of needlework is discussed. The magazine celebrates, explores, and promotes historic and ethnic handwork through the articles and projects. The magazine is very high quality, with hand drawn illustrations accompanying the project directions. Most of the time, addresses of suppliers for hard to find suppliers are also provided. This magazine is somewhat academic with its high quality writing style bibliographies and footnotes. I feel like the ublishers make an effort to broaden peoples horizons through the atricles that they choose.


Quilters Newsletter Magazine

Publisher Name &Mailing Address:
Leman Publications, Inc.
6700 W. 44th Avenue.
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Phone 303-420-4272
Fax 303-420-7358

Subscription Mailing Address:
QNM
Box 59021
Boulder, CO 80322-9021

Subscription Costs:
USA - $19.95 per year
Canada - $Add $8.00 per year
International - $Add $10.00 per year
Eleven issues per year published.

Publisher provided information/review:

None provided by publisher at this time.

Reader opinion(s)/review(s):

Cheryl K:
No information provided by publisher at this time for my review.

Linda S:
This one has the largest circulation of any quilting magazine. Many projects and informational articles. This is the place that many teachers and designers showcase their newest classes, techniques, etc. Worth the subscription price if only to keep up with the latest stuff. Photographic quality suffers in places.

Margaret M:
It is nice because it is devoted to quilters. I think I have gotten a lot of my quilting advice from this magazine.

Corrie:
A great magazine - the "mother" of them. Lots of advertisements (they're sometimes fun to read, too!).


Quilter's Treasury ( a.k.a. Stitch 'N Sew Quilts)

Publisher Name &Mailing Address:
The House of White Birches
306 East Parr Road
Berne, IN 46711

Subscription Mailing Address:
Quilter's Treasury (a.k.a. Stitch 'N Sew Quilts)
P.O. Box 11302
Des Moines, IA 50340-1302

Subscription Costs:
USA - $12.97 per year
Canada - $17.77 per year
International - $Not indicated
Published bi-monthly

Publisher provided information/review:

No information provided at this time by publisher.

Reader opinion(s)/review(s):

Cheryl K:
No information provided by publisher at this time for my review.

Linda S:
has changed its name to Quilters Treasury. This is an entirely project oriented magazine, on the beginner to advanced beginner level. Warm and cozy reading. Usually has its issues oriented around a theme (for example, the June/July 94 issues is about various basket patterns/quilts -- I know as I have an article and pattern in it :)).


Quilt, Country Quilts, Old Fashioned Patchwork, Quilt Almanac, Big Block Quilts

Publisher Name &Mailing Address:
Jean Eitel, Editor
Harris Publications, Inc.
1115 Broadway
New York, NY 10010

Subscription Mailing Address:

Subscription Costs:
USA - $???
Canada - $???
International - $???

Publisher provided information/review:

QUILT ALMANAC is our "textbook" for quilters. The primary focus of this magazine is centered on how-to articles for both traditional and modern techniques for making quilts. It is loaded with instructional articles and shows new ways to make the old, favorite, traditional quilts. It is one hundred and fourteen pages of quilt pictures, quilt patterns, and quilt stories. The expanded pattern section gives instructions and full size pattern pieces for approximately twenty quilts including some projects designed specifically for this once a year publication.

BIG BLOCK QUILTS is just what the title says it is. The magazine has one hundred six pages of quilts made from big and easy blocks. It is geared to the modern quilter who loves to make quilt but has limited time to enjoy her hobby. There are a good three dozen pictures of quilts in color, another two dozen quilts pictured in black and white with at least fifteen of these quilts patterned with instructions. There are also stories about quiltmakers and instructional articles which focus on quilting short-cuts and quick sewing methods. This magazine is published semi-annually.

QUILT magazine is the flagship magazine of our quilting publications. It's one hundred-six pages are filled with color pictures focusing on traditional quilts (approximately thirty-six in each issue); a dozen plus pictures of quilts in black and white format; stories about today's quiltmakers and the quilts they are making; how-to instructional articles on contemporary and traditional quilting techniques; historical accounts of antique and vintage quilts and their makers; up-to-date news articles about quilting events including exhibits and symposiums held in the USA and international events; and full size patterns and instructions to make from fifteen to twenty of the quilts pictured in each issue. We offer at least forty pages of text with a separate pattern section along with and a dozen more color pictures than other leading quilt magazines. This is a quarterly publication, with subscription service available.

COUNTRY QUILTS has all the attributes of Quilt magazine with one hundred-fourteen pages to expand the pattern section. The focus of this magazine that differs is its' emphasize on using quilts as part of home decoration in many different settings. This is published three times a year.

OLD FASHIONED PATCHWORK is directed specifically to the craft/quilter. It is seventy-two pages of project oriented and patterned quilting. Every quilt and quilt craft project in the issue is patterned. There are approximately two dozen quilts and fabric craft projects in each issue and each is chosen for the simplicity of the design and for the quick-sewing methods that can be used to create it. All of the projects are shown in color. There are quilt related articles about quilters who make quilt and quilt/craft projects plus a photo how-to article on a specific project and a "Just For Beginners" project opening each issue. This is a quarterly publication, subscription service available.

Reader opinion(s)/review(s):

Cheryl K:
No information provided by publisher for review at this time.

Linda S:
Quilt &Quilt Almanac - I do read these magazines on occasion (and know the editor personally, nice lady named Jean Eitel). The upcomming October 1994 issue will include an article about me and several other quilters from AOL:). Project oriented. Many traditional blocks and quilts. The editor is an onliner on AOL and very nice lady. Usually good quality instructions/templates, etc. Good basic patterns and comfortable traditional stuff. Jean is pushing gently in the direction of more contemporary traditional stuff (if that is not an oxymoron:). She drafts all the patterns/templates with her Macintosh, so they should be fairly accurate.

Becky L:
Quilt - I have subscribed to Quilt magazine for 4 or 5 years and have enjoyed the old-fashioned patterns. This is not a magazine for art quilt fans, unless they enjoy the more traditional ones, also. The articles, though sometimes somewhat interesting, are not always well-written. In fact, a good proofreader/editor would help tremendously. Jean Eitel is the magazine's editor, but I think she must turn a blind eye toward some of the writing. Pictures of the quilts are colorful and patterns are plentiful. I've tried several (for both quilts and individual blocks) and have never had a problem. I'd always recommend a test block, however. Readers are encouraged to send in stories and photographs. Although I have enjoyed this magazine, when my subscription ends, I do not plan on renewing. I want to find something with some more informative articles.


Quilting, Quilt World, Quick &Easy Quilting, Quilter's Treasury

Publisher Name &Mailing Address:
House of White Birches

Subscription Mailing Address:
Subscriber Services
P.O. Box 420235
Palm Coast, FL 32142-9708

Subscription Costs:
Quilt World &Quilter's Treasury
USA - $12.97 1 year
Canada - $17.77 1 year
International - $21.00 1 year

Quick &Easy Quilting
USA - $14.95 1 year
Canada - $19.75 1 year
International - $23.00 1 year
Published bi-monthly

Publisher provided information/review:

None provided.

Reader opinion(s)/review(s):

Cheryl K:
Quilt World - My review is based on the July 1994 issue provided. The magazine is of poor quality and the photos are "washed out" in appearance. Included are some pattern, articles on quilters and quilt shows. There are other magazines along the same lines in content that I would recommend more highly.

Quick &Easy Quilting - Just what the name implies. These are basic quilts that can be made by beginners. You have everything from wall hangings, to baby's blankets to simple full sized quilts. This is a good book to "get your feet wet", but experienced quilters would not find a challenge here. If, however, you are looking for quick quilts for the home, or holiday accents, this would be a good source. I reviewed the August 1994 issue.

Quilter's Treasury - This magazine covers some good quilts and techniques, but suffers from the layout of the magazine and the quality of the photos. I revied the August 1994 issue.

Debra McDade S:
Quilt World - This is a magazine I subscribed to sight unseen. I was being nice and ordering a mail order subscription as a fund raiser from my neighbor's child. this magazine is not worth bringing into my home. You could not get me to reorder it if it were free. the quilts presented are tacky and the graphics are poorly done.

Susan B:
Quilt World -I subscribed to it for a year because it was the only quilt magazine on my niece's list for sale for her school benefit. I didn't like it, especially after discovering Quiltmaker &QNM. Most of the articles were too simplistic for my taste, and the pictures & patterns were not inspiring.

Leanne J:
Quick &Easy Quilting - The patterns are most enjoyable, the columns are fun to read and always have worthwhile information even if it can't be put to use by me! The price is right and the pictures are great, too! I'd recommend it to anyone!


QUILTING IDEAS

Publisher Name &Mailing Address:
Special Interest Publications
Meridith Corporation
1716 Locust St.
Des Moines, IA 50309-3023

Subscription Mailing Address:
???

Subscription Costs:
USA - $???
Canada - $???
International - $???

Publisher provided information/review:

None provided at this time by publisher.

Reader opinion(s)/review(s):

Cheryl K:
No information provided by publisher at this time for review.

Heddi T:
This magazine only comes out yearly as a Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Publication. I've bought the last two issues because even though most of the patterns have to be enlarged and the pattern directions are often unclear, the designs are fresh and different than what most other magazines have to offer. I found the articles to be interesting, too, and the how to articles are very "advertise our products here" oriented, the directions are clearly written.


QUILTING INTERNATIONAL

Publisher Name &Mailing Address:
Marion Buccieri, Editor
All American Crafts, Inc.
243 Newton-Sparta Road
Newton, NJ 07860

Subscription Mailing Address:
Quilting International
P.O. Box 460
Mt. Morris, IL 61054
(800) 659-5990

Subscription Costs:
USA - $23.70 1 year
Canada - $???
International - $???
Published bi-monthly

Publisher provided information/review:

None provided at this time by publisher.

Reader opinion(s)/review(s):

Cheryl K:
No magazine provided by publisher for review at this time.

Linda S:
This one I do not subscribe to...covers news and information about quilting in the US and abroad. Short articles but valuable information, particularly if you have an interest in quilting in Europe, japan, etc. Every issue has articles about several contemporary quilters, usually accompanied by a pattern or design idea from each one. Fewer projects, but much good "about quilts" info. Also discusses quilting schools, etc.

Caroline B:
This magazine concentrates on the activities of quilters outside the USA, US quilters abroad, and US quilters. Every issue has at least one major article in each category. color photos are plentiful but not always of the best quality. It shows many innovative quilts from overseas, and is a good counter-balance to QNM, which leans toward traditional American styles. It has no patterns to copy, but is a strictly inspirational publication. it often reviews the same major quilt shows as QNM, and it's interesting to see how the two publications emphasise different things.


QUILTING TODAY

ISSN 1040-4457

Publisher Name &Mailing Address:
Patti Lilik Bachelder, Editor
Chitra Publications
2 Public Avenue
Montrose, PA 18801-1220

Subscription Mailing Address:
Quilting Today
P.O. Box 1736
Riverton, NJ 08077-7336

Subscription Costs:
USA - $15.95 (PA is $16.91) per year
Canada - $Add $6.00
International - $Add $6.00

Publisher provided information/review:

None provided at this time.

Reader opinion(s)/review(s):

Cheryl K:
I reviewed the August 1994 issue. There were some pattern, articles on people and their quilts, book reviewes, tips and techniques, articles on people and their quilts, and yet more articles on people and their quilts. If you are looking for a pattern magazine, look elsewhere. The areticles and reviews are interesting and covers other techniques and point of views, however.

Heddi T:
This is much like its sister publication, Traditional Quiltworks, only it has more articles and less patterns. They often feature a region or person or historical article, similar to LCPQ. Each issue usually features a new technique and/or a "challenge" article. It is one of my favorites and comes out 6x a year with a Christmas special.

Carol H:
I think it's an above average quilting magazine. It normally has lots of color pictures and several patterns. The patterns have good instructions.

Corrie:
This is one of my favorites. I especially enjoy their monthly articles and workshops that focus on one quilting teacher and his/her techniques.


QUILTMAKER

Quiltmaker:The pattern magazine for today's quilters

Publisher Name &Mailing Address:
Leman Publications
P.O. Box 58360
Boulder, CO 80322-8360
Telephone (303) 420-4272

Subscription Mailing Address:
Quiltmaker
Box 58360
Boulder, CO 80322-8360

Subscription Costs:
USA - $19.95 per year
Canada - $Add $6 per year US$
International - $ Add $6 per year US$
Published bi-monthly

Publisher provided information/review:

None provided at this time.

Reader opinion(s)/review(s):

Cheryl K:
I have subscribed to this publication since I first learned how to quilt. It is cover to cover of quilting patterns and instructions. The instructions are rated on their degree of difficulty. It covers piecing, quilting and appliqu=82. The magazine format has changed with the last issue in that it also includes speed cutting techniques for rotary cutters and more information for machine piecing and quilting. It has always included information regarding hand piecing and quilting.

Jocelyn B:
I like it because most of the design are do-able for a beginner like myself, and they provide clear directions and templates, plus they provide yardage needed for various size projects. I think they are more geared towards providing patterns.

Linda S:
If you are only going to buy one project oriented magazine, this is the one. Only projects, no other articles. Projects graded by difficulty level, good directions, accurate templates, etc. Usually rather tradition oriented patchwork patterns, though some nice appliqu=82 as well. Good range of quick quilts, cute baby things, and heirloom worthy designs. Visual appearance of the issues gets monotonous after several years.

Ellen I:
I like Quiltmaker because it provides many patterns every issue. It also provides color options so that you can see the different effects. The quilting suggestions are always appropriate for the pieced pattern.


Sewing Decor

Publisher Name &Mailing Address:
Debbie Cooley
PJS Publications, Inc.
News Plaza
P.O. Box 1790
Peoria, IL 61656

Subscription Mailing Address:
Sewing Decor
Box 5274
Harlan, IA 51593-0774

Subscription Costs:
USA - $19.98 1 year
Canada - $29.98 US$ 1 year
International - $29.98 US$ 1 year
published bi-monthly

Publisher provided information/review:

None provided.

Reader opinion(s)/review(s):

Cheryl K:
This magazine is concentrated on sewing for the home. Any quilting provided is limited to this vein. They give simple instructions on making anything from pillow covers to comforter covers, curtains, pot holders, sewing machine quilted covers, lamp shades and any other sewing that can enhance the home. It is a good resource for home decorating ideas.

Sew News

Publisher Name &Mailing Address:
Debbie Cooley
PJS Publications, Inc.
News Plaza
P.O. Box 1790
Peoria, IL 61656

Subscription Mailing Address:
Sew News
Box 3134
Harlan, IA 51537-3134

Subscription Costs:
USA - $23.98 1 year
Canada - $36.35 US$ 1 year
International - $33.98 1 year US$
Published monthly

Publisher provided information/review:

None provided.

Reader opinion(s)/review(s):

Cheryl K:
This magazine is an indispensable resource for anyone with a sewing machine (or intending to purchase one). They have articles on sewing machine &serger reviews, discussions on what's new in the fashion industry, monthly discussion on a particular technique of sewing (including quilting periodically), discussions on notions and how to use them to their best advantage, and more. The are filled cover to cover with advertisements about conventions through the country, catalogs to order, fabric houses of all kinds, pattern to order, and so much more. I highly recommend this magazine.

Clare L:
I have been a subscriber since 1983. The magazine comes out monthly and it is primarily focused on Fashion (garment) sewing. There are a few things a quilter would find helpful including: regular reviews and chart comparisons of sewing machines and sergers; sources for virtually everything fabric related under the sun by mail order; often has feature articles on wearable art; highlights sewing related gifts monthly; usually a free pattern (or other) offer monthly. I find the ads in Sew News almost as helpful as the articles. If you are looking for any mail order source, their address is probably in the back of this magazine.


Serger Update &Sewing Update

Publisher Name &Mailing Address:
Debbie Cooley
PJS Publications, Inc.
News Plaza
P.O. Box 1790
Peoria, IL 61656

Subscription Mailing Address:
Update Newsletters
P.O. Box 5025
Harlan, IA 51593-2525

Subscription Costs:
USA - $Serger - $19.50 ; Sewing - $9.75 1 year
Canada - $Add 7% GST; Add $8 for Serger &$6 Sewing for postage
International - $Add $6 for Serger &$6 Sewing for postage
Published bi-monthly

Publisher provided information/review:

None provided.

Reader opinion(s)/review(s):

Cheryl K:
These newsletters concentrate on sewing and serging styles. They give instructions on completing one craft or sewing project per issue. They also discuss techniques for improving your sewing and serging skills. The illustrations are hand sketched as opposed to pictures.

Textile Fibre Forum

Publisher Name &Mailing Address:

Subscription Mailing Address:
TAFTA
P.O. Box 38
The Gap 04061 Australia

Subscription Costs:
USA - $14.00 per year
Canada - $Not indicated
International - $17.50 Australia$$22.00 New Zealand per year
Payment can be made in Australian, New Zealand or U.S. dollars

Publisher provided information/review:

None provided at this time.

Reader opinion(s)/review(s):

Clare S:
Covers most textile and fibre arts. From lacemaking and needle weaving to basketry and quilting. Art oriented rather than giving craft instructions. Chatty and informal. Editor very happy to receive articles if they are relevant and "different". Really interesting magazine.

Threads

Index to Threads Issues 1 - 54 provided by Carolyn P

Publisher Name &Mailing Address:
Donna J. Pierpont, Public Relations Manager
The Taunton Press
63 South Main Street
P.O. Box 5506
Newtown, CT 06470-5506
Phone: 203-426-8171

Subscription Mailing Address:
Subscription Dept.
The Taunton Press, Inc.
P.O. Box 5506
Newton, CT 06470-5506

Subscription Costs:
USA - $28.00 1 year
Canada - $34.00 1 year
International - $34.00 1 year
Published monthly

Publisher provided information/review:

None provided.

Reader opinion(s)/review(s):

Cheryl K:
This magazine provides information on everything from quilting, to sewing, to knitting, to crocheting, to embroidery, to beadwork, etc. It discusses specific techniques in each issues. Not every issues discusses each technique, however. It is a good resource. The pictures are good and the articles are informative. They also provide sewing machine and sergers review periodically.

Linda S:
Extremely high quality magazine. Short articles on a wide variety of fiber related matters (knitting, crochet, quilting, dressmaking, etc.). Excellent photography. I enjoy my subscription. Often I am aggravated that the articles are not longer...but they are guaranteed to be full of good information. Projects not usual, but there are a few. Also is a good source for info on shows, books, etc. I like the broad range of techniques covered as I have several times found inspirations for quilts in other technique articles.

Carolyn Peters:
Wonderful selection of topics from fashion, fashion fabrics, sewing techniques, knitting techniques, quilting, to dyeing. Ads are useful resources, and the help sections are little tidbits that can be particularly helpful. The illustrations can be particularly useful. This is one particular sidebar article that shows a detailed graphics illustration of the rocker hand quilting method. It is, in my opinion, the best illustration to date. Photographs are not always the best illustrations. The magazine is just "chock full" of ideas, and techniques. Some of the techniques for embellishing clothing can easily be translated to embellishing quilt tops. Discussion of machines, thread and other sewing paraphernalia are useful across the board. Great consistency in quality of articles and wonderful presentation. Uses high quality paper and graphics.

Marie_Christine:
Though not a quilting magazine, Threads offers something for everyone in fibercrafts. It's a little more analytical than most magazines, but it's that why and how-to aspect that I really enjoy. Lately, every issue has had something for quilters, probably a sign of quilters' buying power. I wouldn't be surprised if Taunton Press launches its own quilting magazine, and if so I'd certainly subscribe.


TRADITIONAL QUILTER

Publisher Name &Mailing Address:
Shari Favela, Assistant Editor
MSC Publishing Inc.
243 Newton-Sparta Rd.
Newton, NJ 07860

Subscription Mailing Address:
Traditional Quilter
P.O. Box 507
Mt. Morris, IL 61054

Subscription Costs:
USA - $23.70 1 year (6 issues)
Canada - $Not indicated
International - $Not indicated
Published Bi-monthly

Publisher provided information/review:

The magazine publishers consider themselves primarily a teaching magazine and gear their instructions and articles to this end.

Reader opinion(s)/review(s):

Cheryl K:
I reviewed the magazine based on a sample provided by the publisher. The magazine focuses on teaching, quilter and quilt teacher interviews, pictures of feature quilts and different techniques. In the issue provided there was a lovely picture and instructions for fabric painting and then quilting over them. The more beautiful quilts pictures, however, were provided with no instructions or patterns. There are not many patterns provided, but those provided cover a wide range of techniques.

Linda S:
I have wondered why this magazine has this title...not only do they write about beautiful traditional patterns, they frequently feature what I think of as "pushed traditional" contemporary style quilts. Many projects featured. Good instructions.

Margaret M:
I subscribe because it is a very good deal and it has a nice Christmas Quilts edition which is an extra magazine that comes out in the fall. I like this magazine again for its ideas and patterns. It always has patterns for blocks of varying degrees of difficulty. I really like the interesting ideas for projects that they have in the Christmas extra!


TRADITIONAL QUILTWORKS

ISSN 1050-4435 Published 7 times a year by Chitra

Publisher Name &Mailing Address:
Patti Lilik Bachelder, Editor
Chitra Publications
2 Public Avenue
Montrose, PA 18801-1220

Subscription Mailing Address:
Traditional Quiltworks
P.O. Box 1737
Riverton, NJ 08077-7337

Subscription Costs:
USA - $$15.95 (PA is$16.91) per year
Canada - $Add $6.00
International - $Add $6.00

Publisher provided information/review:

None provided at this time.

Reader opinion(s)/review(s):

Cheryl K:
I would argue with the lable Traditional Quiltworks. They cover traditional and non-traditional quilts. I reviewed the September 1994 issue and enjoyed it. There were articles about environmental quilts made by kids, Quilt &Easy Bargello quilts, baseball &fishing quilts (for those SO &DH out there), and variations of the 9 patch quilts (now put your exchange blocks to good use :)). There are articles covering techniques and places to visit with quilting themes.

Ellen I:
I like Traditional Quiltworks because it has many patterns with detailed piecing instructions and hints. It presents "Featured Teachers" and "Private Workshops" that cover a wide variety of techniques.

Corrie:
A "sister" publication of Quilting Today, but focusing on the more traditional designs - or so they say. However, I find this magazine to be only slightly more "traditional" than Quilting Today. Neither magazine focuses on the "cutting edge" or art quilts, etc., but covers the variety of quilting that is sweeping the country.


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