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    Super Member Maride's Avatar
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    at Mark Lipinski's blog:

    It’s Official!
    September 24, 2009 at 9:05 pm


    Just an FYI: As of yesterday, I have resigned from my position with New Track Media and am no longer connected with Quilter’s Home magazine in any way. I am also discontinuing any involvement with Quilt Out Loud, QNNtv.com, and Quilter’s Club of America.

    Never fear: More is in the works and bigger and better things will be happening for me (and us) so keep checking out my blog and web site for updates on where you can find my next patterns, projects, fabrics, videos, shows, articles, lectures, classes, and books (and, who knows, maybe even bigger surprises!)

    Quilt on, cupcakes, and do what you love!

    xoxom (maybe I can actually hang out here a little more!)



    Just when I find a magazine I like. Have anyone else heard any more about it?

    Maria


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    Thanks for posting this - I was going to renew my subscription, but now, I'm not so sure.

    Do you think it's for real? He just started the Quilt Out Loud.

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    Good Grief, I liked Quilt Out Loud. I wonder what got all their britches in a wad to come to this? :roll: New Track Media owns Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting magazine too.

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    i never heard of him so i guess i dodged that bullet. :lol:

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    :shock: :shock: :shock: Who??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninnie
    :shock: :shock: :shock: Who??
    LOL!!!

    Mark Lipinki is or was the editor of one of the quilting magazines. Here is a link:

    http://www.quiltershomemag.com/index.html

    Is one of those that you either love or hate. I love it. He has a very liberal style and very open. I didn't like his on-line show very much, but watched it often.

    Maria

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    Well, I was just on the Quilt Out Loud web site and he is no longer listed as a host . . . huh, wonder what's up.

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    There is no word about what happened, but I heard or read today at the Pickle road studio, Mark's Yahoo group, that they have shows until february. after then they will find a new co-host. Don't quote me, but that was the talk of the day at the group.

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    Yikes, I love that magazine. Now what is going to happen to my subscription? I wonder what happened.

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    I thought he was what made the magazine really stand out...hmmmmm

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    That's so true Amma. I loved the way he wrote his articles. Funny, yet informative. It made the mag a fun read. I wonder what happened.

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    I like his style of writing. It is funny and keeps your attention. He's one of those that you never know what he's going to say or do next.........LOL!

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    I love his magazine and am sorry he's leaving. I wonder if he burned his bridges. I understand from a quilt shop owner that she went to one of the big shows and he had rented the whole downstairs. She said when she went down there he had all kinds of x-rated stuff for sale...and it wasn't stuff for quilts. I've had a hard time buying the magazine since I heard this. :shock: Then his articles on the quilts that were not traditional caused some big problems.

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    Hmmm, I had heard that Quilter's Home was having some problems. I know one of the editors, but she was laid off a couple months ago & had said there was trouble. Too bad, I really enjoyed Mark's quirky sense of humor!

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    darn........I have only received but two issues since subscribing........but I don't think I will renew without Mark......

    Thanks for the notice....

    MJ in NJ

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    How on earth can Quilter's Home continue without Mark Lipinski? It's like Oprah magazine continuing on without Oprah. He was on every page of that magazine.......

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    Today in the mail, I received two mailings from QH - one thanking me for renewing my subscription (I'll have to check my checkbook to see when I did that) and offering me another year for some more dollars. The other mailing was thanking me for subscibing and would I like to give some gift subscriptions. And all these folksie little letters were signed by Mark!

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    I know that I'm sort of liberal, but, that being said, I have never found anything offensive in the magazine. I just really wonder what all this is about. I probably won't renew my subscription either. I thought the magazine was funny and informative. I suspect we will hear a lot more about this.

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    Quilter's Home is one of the 2 magazines I subscribe to. I love it, because it's fun to read, and makes me realize quilting is supposed to be fun, not work. I don't see how the magazine will be the same without Mark. I guess I missed the porn aspect of it; I did however pick up on the snobbery of some quilters, and I realized that is not how I want to be. I just renewed my subscription last month, I will take a wait and see attitude. I read the magazine cover to cover, one of the few magazines of any genre I can say that about.

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    i have just deleted some of the responses in this topic. they were nasty personal attacks between individuals. they added NOTHING to the conversation.

    this topic may be of interest to those who are considering/reconsidering subscriptions to this particular magazine.

    i appreciate those who are talking about the magazine.

    those who want to talk about each other ... tsk! tsk! tsk! :?

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    I read the issue that had the 'sexy quilts', it wasn't porn in any way. It was rather tame. Fabric with pin up girls, and sexy guys. You see more than that on billboards. And if I remember right all the quilts were made by women quilters. I don't have a liberal bone in my body and my mind isn't the widest but there was nothing taboo for any quilt magazine to publish in that issue. It was interesting.

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    Thanks, Patrice for removing some of the posts. They were making me very uncomfortable, but I wanted to hear what people know about the changes to the magazines and programs.


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    GOOD FOR YOU !!!!!!!!!

    MJ in NJ

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