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Thread: Mark Lipinski where are you?

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    Super Member DeniseB's Avatar
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    I ask becuase my last issue of Quilters Home came today and I noticed on one of the renewal cards they are still using his picture. I do not intend to renew because he is no longer associated with the magazine. Why are they still acting as if he is?

    Have any of you renewed? I haven't read this issue yet but when they run out of articles that I am sure they in reserve it will not be the same.

    Has anyone heard what he is up to?

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    He posts on facebook

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    Thank you

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    I got mine today as well, and went through it cover to cover. It is missing something. Now I know what...Mark! I had no idea he was no longer part of the magazine. That is a shame; I really did enjoy this one.

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    I subscribed when it first started, but didn't renew. Too much fluff, and not enough patterns. Personally I don't care how quilt designers decorate their bedrooms!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack
    I subscribed when it first started, but didn't renew. Too much fluff, and not enough patterns. Personally I don't care how quilt designers decorate their bedrooms!
    I did the same. I enjoyed it at first, bc it was different, but I don't care about other people's private lifes. I never saw a quilt in the mag that I wanted to make. What happened to him, I forgot.

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    I had no idea Mark was no longer with Quilters Home. What's the schmaltz?

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    I didn't renew because part of the draw for the magazine, for me anyway, was his wit. It's not the same without him.

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    I just got the latest issue and whoever is writing the articles is trying too hard to imitate Mark. I thought he was funny and interesting (yea, sometimes over-the-top) but I always enjoyed his articles. I won't renew--they had three pages on quilt guild ID badges--BORING!!!! That's as far as I got (about page 10) and I used to read it cover to cover. I agree-I never liked any of the quilt patterns, but like they say about Playboy: I just got it for the articles LOL.

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    I got a free issue and new immediately is was not for me. It would be nice if all the magazines would give you a free issue to test the waters so speak.

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    He posted on his blog that he is no longer associated with the magazine. He is apparently busy designing fabric, and he is involved with some ribbon manufacturer.

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    He will be here in Denver in a few weeks for an Expo. I would LOVE to take his class, but it is too expensive. I actually never liked the magazine because it read too much like a chic magazine... like sex and quilting... or best kind of chocolate... I just want to quilt, not read a quilting magazine that delved into the bedroom life of quilters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeniseB
    I ask becuase my last issue of Quilters Home came today and I noticed on one of the renewal cards they are still using his picture. I do not intend to renew because he is no longer associated with the magazine. Why are they still acting as if he is?

    Have any of you renewed? I haven't read this issue yet but when they run out of articles that I am sure they in reserve it will not be the same.

    Has anyone heard what he is up to?
    Why isn't he with the magazine anymore? :( I don't have Facebook so I can't beg to be his Friend and see what he posts. It makes little sense to me that he would start the magazine and then jump ship after only a year. Maybe it was a lot more time consuming then he realized it would be. I know many editors say that while running a magazine they have very little time to actually do any real quilting.

    I actually enjoyed his magazine and loved his quarky sense of humor. I'm glad I didn't up my subscription. I knew something was different but couldn't figure out what it was. Now I know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meemersmom
    I got mine today as well, and went through it cover to cover. It is missing something. Now I know what...Mark! I had no idea he was no longer part of the magazine. That is a shame; I really did enjoy this one.
    I didn't know either. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaverg
    I got a free issue and new immediately is was not for me. It would be nice if all the magazines would give you a free issue to test the waters so speak.
    I agree, alot of the time, I just get one issue and cancel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaverg
    I got a free issue and new immediately is was not for me. It would be nice if all the magazines would give you a free issue to test the waters so speak.
    I agree, didn't like it at all....too much about Mark's underwear (or lack of it) and other off the wall subjects...JMO

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    Well I did alittle research. The company who published Quilters Home was bought by another company and came in and started letting go people Mark worked with. He didn't like that so he left too, they are the same company who puts on the internet show he was doing with Alex Anderson, he is not on that anymore.

    Now this information is what I have picked up on the net, nothing from his mouth though. I found comments from him that just said he was moving on to better things and not to worry he'd still be around.

    I really do miss his humor in the magazine, the earlier poster who said that the new people are trying to imitate him is right. they are not very good.

    i just don't know why they are still using his picture on order post cards that is very mis representing.

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    I think the show you are referring to is QUILT OUT LOUD with Jodi. The show is on QNNTV. I do agree that the magazine is not what it used to be.

    I appreciated Mark's honest opinion about notions and fabrics.

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    Bummer! I've been meaning to subscribe but never got around to it. Glad now I didn't. His sense of humor really made the magazine stand apart from others. Hope he returns to a medium where it won't cost an arm & leg (e.g., joing QNNTV) to enjoy him.

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    He was the guest speaker at the MQX dinner last year. He is HOOT, made sure I went to the ladies room before he started. :)
    He kept us laughing through the whole meal LOL.
    We also enjoyed his show and tell with his quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeniseB
    I ask becuase my last issue of Quilters Home came today and I noticed on one of the renewal cards they are still using his picture. I do not intend to renew because he is no longer associated with the magazine. Why are they still acting as if he is?

    Have any of you renewed? I haven't read this issue yet but when they run out of articles that I am sure they in reserve it will not be the same.

    Has anyone heard what he is up to?
    I also received my newest issue and I also am not renewing........I was sent a renewal card in the mail and it had Mark's signature on the request as Editor !!!!

    Looked in this latest issue and I don't see his name anywhere at all.......

    What's going on anyway????

    mj

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    Mark was here 2 weeks ago at our Okla. quilt show. I did not take his class, because I do not like his humor. Used to take the magazine, but there was too much other stuff in it. I did hear his talk was good but got a bit too racy for some. This board is where I first heard that he was not with the magazine.

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    I've been looking on the newsstands for weeks trying to find the quilt magazine he was in (couldn't remember the name) never did any quilting from it but enjoyed his humor although sometimes it could be somewhat offensive. Guess I can quit looking now.

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    He is still on QNNTV's Quilt Out Loud.
    I also cancelled the mag. It is not the same without him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaverg
    I got a free issue and new immediately is was not for me.
    Me too. With the many free issues of different magazines I've gotten over the years and the ones I've bought, I rarely subscribe any more. It seems to me that there's only so much they can put into the new issues without being repetitive and therefore boring. I do get to see "new products", though, in the new issues and I appreciate that.

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