The goal of MAQGNet is to unify guilds with diverse interests by sharing information on resources (lectures, workshop teachers, appraisers and judges); providing information that is pertinent to quilt guilds; discussing and finding solutions to guild related issues; and promoting a positive atmosphere in which quilting can flourish.
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Last year over 650 individuals and over 30 guilds participated
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Times Are Changing
"Quilters Newsletter has held a very special place in the hearts of quilting enthusiasts for 47 years, and has been a source of inspiration and learning for quilters around the world. However, the magazine will no longer be published after the October/November 2016 issue. (Quilters Newsletter subscribers will receive Quilting Arts magazine beginning with the December/January 2017 issue, or they may select another F + W quilt publication. Call 800-477-6089 for information.
While the print version of Quilters Newsletter is going away, free quilt patterns, historical content and other information will still be available online at quiltersnewsletter.com. And Quilters Newsletter digital patterns, eBooks, digital magazines and other quality products will continue to be available at quiltandsewshop.com.
Quilters Newsletter began publication in September 1969 and was founded by Bonnie and George Leman. It was the first - and for many years the only magazine devoted solely to the interests of quiltmakers. Bonnie composed the first issue on a manual typewriter at her kitchen table, and the day it was published was the same day she gave birth to the youngest of her seven children.
That day marked the beginning of an international phenomenon. Many quilt historians agree that Bonnie almost single-handedly launched a quilting revival around the time of the U.S. Bicentennial in 1976 by researching and publishing information about a domestic pastime that had fallen out of vogue since the end of the Great Depression and the onset of World War II. No one can deny that she shaped and guided that revival during subsequent decades.
Bonnie Leman and Quilters Newsletter will forever be linked to the history of quiltmaking in the U.S. and abroad. It's a legacy that will never be forgotten.
F + W, Quilters Newsletter's parent company, is committed to the quilt industry and will continue to serve the community by publishing magazines, creating videos, digital patterns, online education, books, in-person events, ecommerce products, and more under the brands of Fons & Porter, McCall's Quilting, Quiltmaker, Quilting Arts, Keepsake Quilting, and Original Sewing & Quilt Expo. We will continue to evolve in order to serve a community with ever-changing habits and media preferences."