Thursday, May 26, 2011

In Stitches

Have you seen e-magazines? Quilting Arts Magazine now has their own online publication called In Stitches and I have an article in the latest issue. You can download it here.

This is the cover page and that is my little quilt called "Las Palomas" on the right side of the page.

I have to confess I did not "get" what advantages there could possibly be to an online magazine over a print publication. They are no less expensive than a printed version—more expensive actually. Then I saw this magazine.

This is where my article begins. The orange icon near the title will bring up a printable version, so you can print it out if you want to. At the bottom the arrow near my name brings up my photo, bio and a short interview.

See the zoom icon at the bottom right? This allows you to zoom into any part of the quilt and see every detail, right down to the individual stitch, in high resolution detail. It is almost better quality than seeing it in person.

Most of the articles also include videos that  accompany the articles. I am a bit embarrassed to admit that I made a video for my article. My son-in-law shot it. We were trying hard to get good closeup shots of stitching and processes, but it did not turn out well and couldn't be used. Too much movement in the camera and some focus problems. Obviously we need to practice that part of it a little more.

I am in excellent company. The issue also contains articles by Judy Coates Perez and Maria Elkins, among other wonderful artists. I am really excited about this fairly new magazine! It's a whole new way to publish.


  1. First, Congratulations!!!

    Second - Interesting! I spin as well as sew and Interweave has come up with a similar Spinning e-zine. I, too, have to admit to not really "getting" why I would subscribe to the regular magazine, then pay even more for an additional one with online content that to my skeptical self seems easier and cheaper to produce. Plus, at some point I feel like I need to spend less time looking and more time doing.

    I may have to try one though. Find out what I'm missing out on. I do have a hangup with liking to hold something in my hand and sit in a comfy chair with tea to look at it. My day job is staring at a computer screen, so the computer has little appeal when I come home.


  2. nothing compares to holding a magazine or a book in your hands....BUT this is one great eMag! Love the ability to look closely and see videos, of course I might just a bit bias as I have an article in it too... Loved your article, hoping for a video next time!

  3. Congrats on the article. I subscribed to an on-line magazine for awhile but after the subscription was over and I didn't renew I no longer had access to the magazine. I sometimes like to keep a magazine because of an article or a quilt pattern and when it is digital I can only get it as long as I subscribe to it. I no longer buy digital. I go to the store and/or have it delivered in my mail box. That way I can go back and refer to articles, patterns and some advertisements.