Edi­tor’s Let­ter

Quilter's World - - Editor’s Letter - Carolyn S. Vagts Edi­tor

Au­tumn, for many quilters, is a time to get back to work on quilt­ing projects af­ter sum­mer chores, va­ca­tions and fam­ily obli­ga­tions are be­hind them. Au­tumn is a time for in­spi­ra­tion. The beau­ti­ful col­ors of the trees, har­vest­ing, and the com­ing cool nights by the fire are all part of the need to cre­ate. There is no time of the year more in­spir­ing than au­tumn.

The au­tumn is­sue of Quil­ter’s World is bursting with in­spi­ra­tion. The warm tones of the sea­son can be seen through­out the pages. We have projects for the kitchen or din­ing room, for the liv­ing room and, of course, for the bed­room. If warm au­tumn col­ors are what in­spire you this time of year, Fly South Now! (page 16) could be just what you’re look­ing for. Or maybe Pump­kin on My Patch Topper (page 35) would suit your style more.

We have ev­ery­thing from whimsy to tra­di­tional in the col­ors of the sea­son. We also have a few great projects to jump-start your Christ­mas stitch­ing. There’s no bet­ter time to start than now. We have a project ready and wait­ing no mat­ter what amount of free time you have avail­able. There are small projects that could eas­ily be made in an af­ter­noon, projects per­fect for a fun week­end, and then there are those projects that will take a while. What­ever you’re look­ing for, you’ll find it in this is­sue. Go ahead and turn the pages and be in­spired.

Au­tumn is also a great time to tackle a new skill, so you might want to read Debby Brown’s col­umn on ma­chine quilt­ing on page 82. If learn­ing to free-mo­tion quilt is one of your goals, Debby can help you. Quilt­ing suc­cess only takes time, knowl­edge and prac­tice.


“Suc­cess is no ac­ci­dent. It is hard work, per­se­ver­ance, learn­ing, study­ing, sac­ri­fice and most of all, love of what you are do­ing or learn­ing to do.” —Pelé

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