Guys, I have to tell you all about this new magazine! I have been writing individual people about how great it is and my arm is about to drop off, so then I got clever and thought I might as well tell you all in one go!
FQ is put together by the combined efforts of Aneela, Brioni, Katy, Kate, John and Tacha. Each of these 6 has a pattern in the magazine, entirely complete with layouts, fabric suggestions and detailed descriptions. There are giveaways, lots of interviews, a challenge for you to take part in and a fantastic review of the V&A quilt exhibition in London by Katy!
I have been asked by a lot of friends who have not been yet or who cannot go at all what it was like and what my impression are etc... and apart from a fleeting impression whilst I wandered through the exhibition completely dazzled and dazed and unable to take in much of the detail, I have told everyone about Katy's excellent review.
You now probably think I am working for the mag or get some sort of commission right? Nope, it's just I met four of them at the V&A. I was impressed then with the amount of thought and work and attention to detail that is being put into this. So I decided to buy the mag just to support them as they deserved it.
Having bought it and read it though, I must say I would have unreservedly bought it immediately had I been able to flick through first!! The price is $8 (£5.22 approx - xe.com daily rate) and the magazines come out quarterly. If you subscribe for a year (4 issues) you pay $28 instead of $32. A good saving.
And be honest, where do you find a magazine in which you find 6 patterns you are ALL dying to make? Plus not enough time to read all the interviews and book reviews because they are all so interesting? If I normally buy a magazine, I am happy if there are one or two patterns in it I like... so this is absolutely brill!
This is the summing up the FQ team give of their Issue 1 - Fresh Start;
"Six original project patterns including four all-new quilt patterns, a stunning pillow pattern, and a pattern for a fast & fun table runner
Interviews with some of today's hottest fabric designers dishing about their new & upcoming lines, including Lizzy House, Laurie Wisbrun, Cosmo Cricket, Mo Bedell, and more
Reviews of two new quilting books and a chance to win them both
An interview with Ingrid Press, the designer of the little house quilt that took Flickr by storm
An inside look at Quilts: 1700-2010, an exhibit on display at London's Victoria & Albert Museum
... and more!"
So go and buy it guys... you won't be disappointed !!
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