International Quilt Festival Quilt Scene magazine came out last Tuesday. This magazine is a collaboration between Pokey Bolton, editor of Quilting Arts magazine, and Karey Bresenhan, director and founder of International Quilt Festival and president of Quilts, Inc. It is a special commemorative issue to celebrate 35 years of International Quilt Festival.
Karey tells how she started the festival, and how its popularity expanded to include a summer show in Long Beach, Cal., and a spring show in Chicago, Ill. Pokey shares how she changed course from teaching and attending graduate school to start a fledgling publication for art quilters.
It is packed full of wonderful photos of the history of Quilt Festival, profiles and photos of this year's top award-winning quilters and their quilts, a bunch of patchwork and stitched projects you can make, and articles from top quilters offering tips and techniques on setting up your studio and learning to be a better free-motion quilter. You can order a copy for $14.99 on the Interweave website.
My project included in the magazine is this nifty door organizer you can use to organize your stuff and leave it on the door so you won’t forget it on the way out:
There are pockets to hold your phone, keys, mail, pens, sunglasses, iPod … anything you don't want to forget on your way out the door. I think it would be a great organizer for a teenager. Or pack it with crayons, paper and colored pencils, and tie it to the back of your headrest on your car’s seat, to keep a kid happy on a long car ride.
It stitches up in a jiffy, and would also make a great holiday gift for someone special.