“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.”
Winter is a great time of year to plan and quilt projects. In many regions, the weather is cold and snowy, and time indoors is plentiful. This Quilter’s
World winter issue bridges the time from the holidays into an exciting new year. There are small and large projects that will give you inspiration for creative and new quilting ideas and techniques. This is the time of year for new beginnings—a time to try something you haven’t done before. New doesn’t necessarily mean running out and shopping for more fabric and a pattern, but it could mean revisiting something you’ve previously set aside with a different outlook. It could mean reevaluating what is already available to you and actually seeing the possibilities. I, for one, have rediscovered so much in my studio this past year. I’ve begun to see all the gadgets, rulers, fabrics and threads as assets instead of clutter, and I’ve rediscovered many tools long forgotten.
In this issue you will find three projects with optional AccuQuilt cutting charts. If you own an AccuQuilt system take a look. It may inspire you to blow the dust off it and start using it again. Check your rulers to see if you could use them on whatever project you are considering. And what about all those lovely fabrics you have stashed away? Could they be the perfect fit for that pattern on page 46?
I hope you enjoy this issue, and I hope you take another look around your sewing area. You never know what you’ll rediscover.
Enjoy! Carolyn S. Vagts Editor