I consider myself pretty lucky to work at a sewing magazine. Daily, I’m surrounded by creative projects, fun fabrics, and interesting patterns. Living in a world of sewing stitches means I don’t have far to go to find inspiration.
|A few of the books that have come
across my desk lately.
I find it when I edit the text for projects that will appear in upcoming issues, look at submissions from designers, peruse books that we may want to feature in the magazine, and elsewhere.
Plus, there are other editors in the office, doing the same thing for the quilting and craft magazines they work on. It’s neat to be surrounded by some really creative people who love their work, and whose desks are also populated by handmade goodness.
Not long after I began working at Stitch, I started a list I keep in my desk drawer of sewing and quilting projects I come across and want to make. The list is growing, as I find myself saying fairly often: “Oooooh, I want to make that. And that. Oooh, and that too.”
I’ve got plenty of ideas on my list, but if you’re looking for some new projects, or just want to see some gorgeous quilts, check out the 2013-2014 special issue of International Quilt Festival Quilt Scene.
Where do you find your inspiration? In books, magazines, or online? Are you a member of a sewing or quilting group or guild? Do you have crafty friends to talk shop with? Or perhaps you find inspiration in your fabric stash or while your sitting at your sewing machine? I can’t wait to hear.
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