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Thread: QIAD Magazine?

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    I emailed them asking If/When they'll be doing their magazine and this is the answer I got
    Dear Beverly,
    Unfortunately because of the economy and with so many quilting magazines going out of business. Quilt in a Day is choosing to wait to see what happens.
    Thank you for your interest and patronage, we appreciate it.

    Happy Quilting,
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    That is so sad... So many places are going out of business these days I guess they want to make sure that it will be able to work rather than sink a lot of money into it and then not be able to make a go of it
    Sharon

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    Several months ago and within a 30 day period I received notices from 3 magazine I have subscribed to for years that they were ceasing publication. One was a sewing magazine and the other two were home related. I am glad none were quilting magazine. I was hoping that the economy would stop some of this junk mail/catalogs I receive on a daily basis but it doesn't seem to have slowed down any. Dixie in Alabamas

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    That is really sad. My son has subscribed to two sewing mags. and both have gone out of business. It's a sign of the times, but still so sad.

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    that's so interesting. here, in the new york area, where you wouldn't expect to find many quilters, you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a quilting magazine for sale. every supermarket, newstand, convenience store, etc. sells them. i always wonder who buys them? (i get mine in the mail).

    there's only one quilt guild anywhere near here and they don't have that many members.

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    As an update to my earlier post I received a notification in today's mail that another magazine I subscribe to is ceasing publication. I have been receiving this magazine for about 18 months and believe it has only been on the market for a couple of years. I guess it will be survival of the fittest so-to-speak. Again, I hope our quilting magazines will not get the axe. Dixie in Alabama

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    I quit many of the home type magazines because of nothing but ads and very little articles. With so many ads how did they not make money! Now most magazine are printed on cheap newsprint. I would rather spend my money of high speed internet then the poor quality magazines. Many of the magazines are going online and they are really nice with lots of extras.


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    you just hit the nail on the head, i think. with cheap or even free patterns and articles on the web, maybe mags can't sell enough subscriptions to stay alive. that would be too bad. i like to hold a hard copy in color, on slick paper, with interesting ads, articles by famous quilters, etc. in my hand. i look forward to getting them in the mail, too. the price of progress, right?
    the web really is wiping out a lot of small things that we all take for granted and even though it's much more affordable, we lose the 'people' aspect of so much of our lives. how sad.

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    It's sad for us that remember how things use to be. The younger generation has no memories of them to keep them going. I read that 9 out of 10 homes do not get a home delivered newspaper anymore.

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    i hadn't thought about that, but you're right. i still do, but none of my friends do any more. no one buys books, buys music, etc. the computer has changed everyone's lives and i'm not sure it's really altogether better. it's enriching, yes. but it was supposed to add to your knowledge , not replace it. kids just look up what they need, instead of actually learning anything forever.

    my daughter, whose intelligence i admire, told me that this board is exactly how the computer was intended to be used: as a means of exchanging information and broadening perspectives. we are not using it instead of doing something, we use it as a means of learning to do something better than we might have.

    you really can't say that about too many many computer-related things any more. it's become that lazy answer to too many things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    It's sad for us that remember how things use to be. The younger generation has no memories of them to keep them going. I read that 9 out of 10 homes do not get a home delivered newspaper anymore.
    its sad but you dont need newspapers anymore really. We are now living in an age where you can get your news 24/7 online or by cable tv. Besides think of all the trees being saved by not having newspapers.

    Now if we could get rid of all the unwanted junk mail wed save a whole lot more trees. And I dont really like subscribing to a bunch of magazines because most of the magazine is ad space. I recently took out all the ad inserts and ad pages that were in a magazine I bought off the stand, it was HALF the magazine. All that wasted paper/trees.

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    the waste issue is debatable, because anything that is run electrically is also using energy. also, printing computer paper is causing plenty of trees to go down. and spam is nothing but unwanted advertising. and not even on subject.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    the waste issue is debatable, because anything that is run electrically is also using energy. also, printing computer paper is causing plenty of trees to go down. and spam is nothing but unwanted advertising. and not even on subject.
    very true........

    all i was saying is that i do my part to try to help reduce my impact on the environment.

    Side note: I have gone back to washing and drying clothes like my grandmother used to do before the advent of washing machines and dryers. Its actually hard work but I am noticing my arms are getting stronger. I see now why laundresses (and my grandmother) had such nice biceps.

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    I saw Linda's post about this when the decision was made over at the QIAD board. She said that subscriptions pay the printing costs, but all the other expenses and profit are in the advertising. Since they are in a position to know, I believe them.

    If those advertisements in the magazines I buy serve to keep bringing me inspiration, new techniques, the words of amazing quilters I would never get to know of otherwise, plus new toys to look at and contemplate - and those same advertisements pay the staff to write, edit, shoot the pictures I drool over, distribute, etc. (who, by the way, like to earn a living wage the same as I do) - well, I don't mind so much.

    If people keep demanding free, and are unwilling to pay for anything - I guess then it's nothing we will get.

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    i totally agree. everyone wants to make a living. no one wants to help others make a living.

    it's like paying school taxes. everyone wants good schools for their own kids. once those kids are grown, no one wants to pay that tax. but everyone complains when american kids are behind the rest of the world academically, and i personally don't want my heart repaired by someone with a second-rate education.

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    I like the ads in the quilting magazine that are quilt related. I sometimes have to tear them out to show someone that yes there is such a tool that does this! Look! When I first started quilting I bought and read every quilt magazine I could find. No quilt websites to go to then. As far a saving paper, the corp where I use to work had a dumpster full of shredded paper every week. It was burned not recyled, afraid some one would piece the paper back together. And they still have a dumpster full of paper even though everything is on computer. Computer paper was ordered by the truck load and this wasn't even one of the bigger firms. No recycled paper either. Use to make me frustrated. :roll: :roll:

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    yup.

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