“Hap­pi­ness lies in the joy of achieve­ment and the thrill of cre­ative ef­fort.”

Quilter's World - - Editor’s Letter - —Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

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