At the end of my previous post I mentioned a new Canadian quilting magazine and now I finally have a minute to tell you all about it!
If you are a Canadian quilter you may have already heard about Quilter's Connection Magazine. Heather McArthur, publisher & editor of QCM has made her dream of creating a Canadian quilting magazine for quilters by quilters a reality after taking the reigns of the BC newsletter "Connections for Quilters".
In July, Heather asked me if I would be interested in contributing a pattern to the first issue due out in September and of course I was excited! She was also in need of a graphic designer so I mentioned my experience designing business cards, invitations and ads for an Art Gallery where I used to work. We decided to design her business card and she was so impressed that somewhere along the way she hired me as the Creative Director of the magazine!
I am so excited about my new job as it incorporates everything I love and everything I am good at. There hasn't been a boring minute since July! I have been busy doing graphic design, layout, illustration and even some photography, as well as designing my quilting project which is featured on the front cover! I'm really happy with my "Partridge in a Pear Tree" project. The borders at the sides are little pockets that hold all the pears & the partridge ornaments! If you want to try to make one then you will just have to order yourself a copy of the magazine :o)
A big thank you to Heather for making me a part of something HUGE, and thank you to my hubby who is excited even when I'm not, and to my daughter whose Mommy has a computer glued to her face all day ;o)
Many Canadian quilters are looking forward to the first issue of Quilter's Connection that will be available in September. Issues will be available at select quilt shops across Canada and annual quarterly subscriptions are available online to anyone who is interested at www.quiltersconnection.ca
If you want to try to win yourself a copy, I am hosting a GIVEAWAY for a one-year subscription (4 issues) to Quilter's Connection Magazine! To make this giveaway available to quilters from ALL COUNTRIES, I will be paying for the shipping! To enter, all you have to do is to subscribe to the online newsletter by midnight on Wednesday, August 19th (Vancouver time). Please remember to leave your name, e-mail, blog (if you have one), and country. The e-newsletter will be filled with information, great tips for quilters, and fun & easy projects!
Good Luck Everyone!
UPDATE: Thank you! The GIVEAWAY is now CLOSED. I will be posting the winner tomorrow! :o)