So my mind turns to my endless To-Do list. One of the items on my list is to renew my subscription to Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson's The Quilt Show. My membership expires on December 31st. I also want to consider which, if any other, groups to join and what magazines I might want to get this year. I was sort of hoping for a subscription to Quilting Life for Christmas, but alas . . .
Even though I belong to a quilt guild and I work in a sewing store, there is so much else out there to learn about and keep up on - new techniques, new designers, quilt shows, nifty new tools, and new ideas to add to my quilting life. That's where the magazines and on-line quilt groups come in.
I have really enjoyed the videos and classes offered by TQS (The Quilt Show). I started the 2012 BOM with Sarah Vedeler. I didn't get very far - but that's another story. I don't always read the daily blog, but I really look forward to the videos and have re-watched most of them. I've never been one to participate in forums or chat rooms, but I like knowing they are there in case I want to ask a question.
Lately I've been checking out QNNtv.com - a Fons and Porter sponsored site. They also have videos that look interesting.
As far as the magazines go, I am leaning toward Ricky and Alex's Quilt Life, the AQS magazine American Quilter, Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting, and Art Quilts. I think there is a mag for Modern Quilting - I need to check into it.
Yesterday I signed up for Quilting Daily sponsored by Interweave Press. They send out a daily email about various quilting topics.
So here is my final list of online communities, email newsletters, and quilting magazines:
- The Quilt Show
- Quilters Club of America (including QNNtv)
- Quilt Life Magazine
- AQS American Quilter
- Love of Quilting
- Art Quilts
- Quilting Daily
If anyone has any other recommendations, I would love to hear about them. Thanks!
Curious about magazines and online communities.