31 October 2020

First Issue!


Crazy Quilt Magazine November 2020
The first issue of Crazy Quilt Magazine is here!  What a fun and challenging journey this past couple of months has been as I have worked to learn about putting a magazine together and getting it published!  

I had to learn how to use Adobe InDesign software, brush up my skills with PhotoShop, learn about tracking down creators for content for the magazine as well as advertisers, and then figure out how to put it all together in one cohesive vision.  Then there is the business side of it, figuring out the best way to do sales, and things like marketing: not one of those tasks falls in my favorites list, but I managed to work my way through them!   I must admit that I've had a lot of fun with the magazine in addition to some frustrating and scary moments when I thought I had lost all my formatting!  But it all came together and I have a plan for moving forward! 

The next issue, coming out February 1, 2021, will focus on Silk Ribbon in all it's glory, from silk ribbon embroidery, creating silk ribbon flowers, a heritage quilt with silk ribbons in it, and more!  I'm still looking for submissions, so if you have something about silk ribbon that you would like to share, I'd love to hear about it!  Dying silk ribbons perhaps?  How to stitch a lovely silk ribbon stitch?  Something you beautiful you have made that uses silk ribbon in any form?  There are so many possible areas to share through the magazine!  

Be thinking ahead to future issues as well.  Themes for the rest of the year include:

February 2021 - Silk Ribbon - deadline 30 November 2020
May 2021 - 2020 Crazy Quilt Challenge Projects - deadline 26 February 2021
August 2021 - Whole Cloth Crazy Quilts - deadline 30 April 2021
November 2021 - Wool Crazy Quilts - deadline 30 July 2021

If you would like to contribute to any of these issues, please send me an inquiry at 
Lisa(at)crazyquiltmagazine(dot)com

A huge Thank You to everyone who has helped me with this issue, including the many wonderful contributors and to the ladies who each helped with editing and proofreading!  They say it takes a community to raise a child and I think that it also takes a community to publish a magazine! 

5 comments:

Tineke said...

Try to contact Die van Nieuwkerk, she's a South African lady, the queen of silk ribbon embroidery. She has contacts all over the world. Try to find some way to find contact info. Mail you if I can find it. x Tineke.

Tineke said...

https://www.facebook.com/divanniekerkfanpage hope this helps you out x Tineke.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Congratulations Lisa! Launch day is finally here and fingers are firmly crossed that it's a resounding success. I know it's been a huge learning curve and from now on much of it will get easier. So glad I'm along for the ride!

Jackie C said...

I just purchased my copy of your lovely magazine and did an initial flip (swish) through. The quilts and projects are lovely and I can’t wait until I can sit down and read through each article. There are several that have already caught my eye. I’m thinking this will be a “must have” magazine for me. Keep up the good work and best of luck with this endeavor.

M. Hair said...

Looking forward to getting my copy. I have been getting the digital copy lately but wanted a hard copy this time. Thanks for taking this on. I don't have any other crazy quilters in my circle so I like to feel connected to quilters out there that are "crazies" like me.