Seamstresses in Fine Art

Josephine Knitting, Edmund Tarbell

Josephine Knitting

Edmund Charles Tarbell (1862-1938)


See more of his works HERE (video)

More of his works HERE (photographs)


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Open Line Friday–Quilting Magazines

Quilting Magazines, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

It’s been a tumultuous summer for the quilting industry.

First, F&W Media stunned the quilt world with the announcement that after 47 years, Quilters Newsletter Magazine will no longer be published. QNM, founded by Bonnie and George Leman, was the first magazine dedicated to quilting.  The magazine is credited with helping to launch the revival of the quilt industry in the 1970s.  It is the end of an era!

Quilting Magazines, Lori Kennedy

Then, the American Quilter Society announced it will no longer publish quilting books.  The AQS will continue offering quilt shows and more importantly….publishing American Quilter Magazine.

If you page to the back of the magazine, you will find a step by step quilt tutorial by Yours Truly. (Note to self–talk to A. Hammel about moving My Line to the front of the magazine-perhaps the cover.)  In addition to this exceptional feature, you’ll find inspiration from quilt show winners, patterns, articles,  product reviews.  It remains my favorite quilt magazine.



In addition  to American Quilter, I regularly read Machine Quilting Unlimited and Generation Q.

Generation Q is a smaller magazine-think Reader’s Digest –filled with modern projects, trends, patterns and interviews.

And Machine Quilting Unlimited–is just that–dedicated to Machine Quilting–and who doesn’t love that?

Quilting Magazines, Lori Kennedy

What about YOU?

What are YOUR favorite magazines?  Why are they your favorites?  Do you subscribe or purchase at your local quilt shop?  Do you prefer online magazines or copies you can hold in your lap?  What do YOU look for in a magazine?  Patterns? Inspiration? Interviews?

We’d LOVE to hear!

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Once you’ve found your inspiration, you might want to pop over to Craftsy’s WEEKEND SALE on kits, fabric, thread and much more!  To get the best prices of the summer, use my affiliate link HERE.

What could be better on a hot summer day than a magazine, a glass of lemonade and a new project!

Happy Reading and Happy Stitching!


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