I just saw an ad in "Craig's List" in the "Wanted" section, and it said: "Wanted. Any old Quilting Magazines you no longer want. I can pick up."
Being of a curious nature, I picked up the phone and called the gal and asked how it was going (she had kept the listing on Craig's list for a week). She laughed and said she should have pulled the listing days ago! She was overwhelmed, and it would take her at least a year to get through all the magazines. One lady had 11 boxes of old magazines, some dating back as far as the 1950's, and was delighted someone wanted them. Overall, she had a garage stall piled high with boxes of quilting magazines, and is now wondering where they could best be put to use when she is done with them. We had a delightful conversation!
So if you want older edition quilting magazines, they're out there. All you have to do is ask for them.