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    Super Member PurplePassion's Avatar
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    I just got a letter in the mail to subscribe to the Quilter's Newsletter mag. Have any of you gotten this and what do you think of the mag? It looks like it would have a lot of good tips and patterns in it. Is it worth getting and adding to my stack of quilting mags? Thanks ,Elaine

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePassion
    I just got a letter in the mail to subscribe to the Quilter's Newsletter mag. Have any of you gotten this and what do you think of the mag? It looks like it would have a lot of good tips and patterns in it. Is it worth getting and adding to my stack of quilting mags? Thanks ,Elaine
    It's not really a pattern magazine. Go buy an issue or two off the magazine rack before you subscribe to make sure you like it.

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    I've borrowed them from the library and wasn't interested in subscribing. All the patterns look very complicated to me. If you like intricate patterns you might like it. Can you look at a few issues at the library first?

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    I have never cared for the magazine but there are others who do like it. My preference in a magazine is having good patterns and what is new or the latest in quilting.

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    I have lots of mags with patterns that I love. I get this one because I like the articles in it.

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    I'm looking at an old one now that my mom gave me. It seems like it would be a nice magazine to have, but I really don't subscribe to any others. There are patterns, techniques, ads, a biography, a review on different machines, show and tell from readers, and an armchair shopping center. This issue had 82 pages, but it is an old issue, so the publication might be different now.

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    My daughter gave me a subscription to QNM and I really enjoy it for the articles. Have so many quilt patterns I'll never get around to that I don't need a mag for patterns so much. This is a mag that you either really like or don't like at all. I wouldn't pay for a sub myself but as long as my daughter gifts it to me I will enjoy it.

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    It used to be a *wonderful* quilting magazine. Not worth subscribing nowadays, though. It has really gone downhill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    It used to be a *wonderful* quilting magazine. Not worth subscribing nowadays, though. It has really gone downhill.
    Why not just say it's not to your taste?

    *I* like it. It's one of the few magazines I have kept my subscription to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    It used to be a *wonderful* quilting magazine. Not worth subscribing nowadays, though. It has really gone downhill.
    Why not just say it's not to your taste?

    *I* like it. It's one of the few magazines I have kept my subscription to.
    Just curious. Did you ever get this magazine when Bonnie Lehman was editor? She started the magazine as a black-and-white newsletter and then acted as editor for 20 or 30 years, developing it into a glorious glossy magazine. If you have only seen the new versions, you missed out on a lot.

    The original poster asked for opinions. I gave my opinion. I'm not questioning anybody else's taste in magazines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    It used to be a *wonderful* quilting magazine. Not worth subscribing nowadays, though. It has really gone downhill.
    Why not just say it's not to your taste?

    *I* like it. It's one of the few magazines I have kept my subscription to.
    Just curious. Did you ever get this magazine when Bonnie Lehman was editor? She started the magazine as a black-and-white newsletter and then acted as editor for 20 or 30 years, developing it into a glorious glossy magazine. If you have only seen the new versions, you missed out on a lot.

    The original poster asked for opinions. I gave my opinion. I'm not questioning anybody else's taste in magazines.
    It doesn't matter if you were questioning anybody else's taste, you insulted anybody else that likes it by saying it's a waste of money. All you had to say was "I don't care for it" or "It was a better magazine 20 years ago."

    It makes no difference what the magazine was 20 years ago. You can't subscribe to the magazine 20 years ago. You can only subscribe to today's magazine.

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    I took it for the last 3 years but I'm not going to renew it. I prefer the other magazines with mostly patterns.

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    I simply think the magazine is not worth its subscription price today. This is my opinion, and not meant to be insulting to anyone who has a different opinion of the magazine.

    The original poster asked for opinions.

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    I have subscribed to QNM for many years and I really enjoy the magazine. Someone also gave me all the QNM ever published, lacking just 1 or 2 that were not included. They did overlap when I started by a year or two so I put those into my guild's quilt show boutique and sold the extras there. If I were to have only one magazine this would be the one.

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    QNM is generally aimed to the professional or business-of-quilting community, those who keep up with quilting around the world and the movers-and-shakers in the industry, with articles that are quilting oriented without being just about sewing/quilting/patterns/color.

    I've always preferred that orientation, personally, and still enjoy QNM and The American Quilter from AQS.

    In my opinion, no, it is not *particularly* for the quick-simple-quilt-in-a-week(end), doesn't-attend-seminars-conventions-national quilt shows, kind of quilter. There are a ton of quilting magazines published that do reach this largest segment of quilters

    Jan in VA

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    they always seem to have a **WOW** quilt on the cover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts
    they always seem to have a **WOW** quilt on the cover.
    True, but there is typically no pattern for the cover quilt inside the magazine.

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    I got it for years

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    I have been subscribing to QN for about 15 years, since I started quilting. The magazine has been through a lot of changes, some good, some bad...but it is the only quilting magazine I have continuously subscribed to. It really isn't devoted to patterns, but I design my own anyway. I just enjoy reading it.

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    I'm with Prism. QNM used to be the best of it's kind. I wouldn't even buy an issue anymore and I subscribed for many many years.
    Bonnie Leman was a real visionary.

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    Thank you everyone for your input on this. I will look for it at a store and check it out , before I buy a subscription.

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    I used to love it and subscribed for years, but when they changed their format a few years back to include more columnists and photos of beautiful quilts without patterns I cancelled what was left. It all depends what you want in a magazine!

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    I subscribe to several quilting publications, I enjoy them all for different reasons. Quilters Newsletter offers interesting articles, news abuot our national and the international quilting communities and patterns for some pretty amazing projects. Most are not for the beginning quilter, but many could be tackled by the confident beginner. They are not, for the most part, quick and easy designs, but I sometimes want to stretch my abilities, or at least look at and dream about a project that would be out of my comfort level.
    If I could only have one subscription, QN would probably not be it, but it fills a niche in my library of quilting magazines and I truly enjoy it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePassion
    I just got a letter in the mail to subscribe to the Quilter's Newsletter mag. Have any of you gotten this and what do you think of the mag? It looks like it would have a lot of good tips and patterns in it. Is it worth getting and adding to my stack of quilting mags? Thanks ,Elaine
    I get mine via the internet and it is free. You do get some interesting things in them.

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    I used to really like it, but I am not impressed with it now!

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