Quilty editorial meetings are always a lot of fun, but last week, we discussed something EXTRA neat: next summer (that’s 2014), we’re going to do a Special Totally Scrap Quilt Issue! Yeah! A whole issue of Quilty, devoted to the “scrap frenzy” that overtakes us all eventually. And yes, magazines work this far in advance: I guarantee you that the summer issue will be in production before we/you know it.
Because our art director was too busy working on the Jan/Feb ’14 issue, I made special artwork to help advertise it. I apologize in advance:
This is exciting! It’ll be the first time ever that we’re focusing an entire issue of Quilty on one idea.
The whole issue is going to be devoted to the glorious scrap quilt and we want to get the BEST scrap quilts in America (Canada, too) for the magazine. We usually run 13 projects, give or take one, and we haven’t begun selecting quilts for the summer issue, yet. That means that we have 13 slots open right now for…YOU. Yes, you. If you’ve got a scrap quilt in mind (or one that’s already finished, that’s okay, too) we would love to see your stuff.
Visit the Submission Guidelines page for the basics on submissions. You need to read this for sure, so don’t skip it. But note that for this issue, we’re taking only quilts that focus on using scraps. You DO NOT need to use 100% scraps, though; as long as the main idea of your quilt is scrappiness, you can use your favorite fabrics along with it. We like fabric companies. We like to buy fabric. So do that. But keep “SCRAP QUILT” in the forefront of your mind, here.
Remember: Quilty is friend to the beginner. So keep it simple. Remember that “simple” is not synonymous with “yawn,” however. Make the coolest, most gorgeous, most awesomest, beginner-level scrap quilt in the world, basically. Simple as that! And if you inch up to “intermediate,” we won’t immediately knock you off the list. But if your quilt is fabulous and something a new quilter can make? You just advanced to round two.
Deadline: Until further notice. When we have the quilts we want, we’ll let you know. I can tell you that the cutoff will be sometime in March.
Anyway, that’s the announcement and the scoop. So get crackin’ and we’ll see you this (scrappy) summer!