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    I've read several posts about various quilting magazines, but which one(s) do you all suggest either subscribing to, or going to pick up. Just wondering.

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    I like a lot of them, but if i could only get one it would be American Patchwork and quilting.. they seem to have the most quilts that appeal to me in them. I also like Fons and Porters, and McCalls. Quick Quilts is great for fast or small projects.

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    American Patchwork and Quilting gets a vote from me.

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    I love Quiltmaker, I have been getting it for 26 years. Do not waste your money on Quilters Newsletter, after the same amount of time with them I am cancelling my subscription.

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    I've wanted to ask this question too. Which magazine on the market has more patterns in it? Contemporary type patterns vs. traditional? I'd like to subscribe to a magazine that's slanted more towards contemporary than traditional.

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    My two favorites right now are Fons and Porter and Quilting Arts Magazine

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    I really like McCall's and Quilt. I also subscribe to Quilter's World online edition. It's cheaper and I don't have to store the magazines!

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    Has anyone read Alex Anderson/Ricky Timms new magazine? I browsed through it. I wasn't impressed. Lots of words but really didn't say anything type of articles.

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    With so much free information and so many free patterns on the internet, I don't get many quilt magazines anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltsbybarb
    With so much free information and so many free patterns on the internet, I don't get many quilt magazines anymore.
    I totally agree. But I'm tired of reading hunting magazines in the bathroom.... :)

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    Great question, something I had often thought about. Right now I get McCalls and the American Quilters Society, but have wondered about some of the others.

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    I don't subscribe to any quilting magazines but find them at garage sales, thrift stores and used book stores. Way cheaper and the patterns and tips don't really go out of date.

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    I don't subsrcibe to any, I look at them at the library or the store, then pick up the ones I like. I like the Quilter and Quilt as well as American patchwork and quilting and McCall's. Since I work at one of the local libraries, I usually get to see them as soon as they come, and I look at them on my breaks.

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    I have subscribed to many over the years, but keep my subscription going to McCalls Quilting and Quiltmaker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaverg
    I love Quiltmaker, I have been getting it for 26 years. Do not waste your money on Quilters Newsletter, after the same amount of time with them I am cancelling my subscription.
    Quilters Newsletter is my very favorite of all my magazines. I look forward to every edition (and they have more editions than most others) and I read it cover to cover.

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    I am letting all of my subscriptions run out. When I get to the book store, I take a quick look at what is on the shelf and if anything grabs my attention, I pick it up. Otherwise, too much money - too much paper - too many repeats, and not enough space to store it all.

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    I get Quilt, Quilter's World, Fons & Porter, Quiltmaker, and Quilter's Newsletter, oh, and American Patchwork. My favorites are Quiltmaker and American Patchwork because of the wide variety of patterns in them. I work and don't have much time to search the internet for patterns...I'd rather be quilting!!! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kasmitty1
    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltsbybarb
    With so much free information and so many free patterns on the internet, I don't get many quilt magazines anymore.
    I totally agree. But I'm tired of reading hunting magazines in the bathroom.... :)
    Oh my, I thought I was the only one who has hunting magazines in the bathroom!

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    I'm thinking eating more fiber to shorten bathroom stays and download free patterns off the internet, LOL!

    Sheila

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    I like them all..lol

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    These are my humble opinions on the most available mags I have sampled.
    Quilter's Newsletter (as the title suggests) has a focus on what's happening in the quilt world rather than patterns - more stories of individuals and groups.
    Quiltmaker hits the middle of skills for many patterns in various techniques(as the name implies).
    Love of Quilting, American Patchwork and Quilting, Quilter's World, try to include a little of everything.
    American Quilter (from American Quilt Society) has an educational edge to it with detailed technique descriptions and in depth interviews with well known quilters, also provides winning quilts at the major shows the attention they have earned.
    Easy Quilts, Quick Quilts, etc, are more focused on what their name implies.
    Quilter's Home was the brainchild and reflected the personality of Mark Lipinski, don't know what will emerge now that Mark has left.
    Quilting Arts is a specialty mag for the art quilting folks and is the most contemporary focused as it features many crossover art techniques and embellishment/mixed media ideas.
    Piecework has one issue a year devoted to quilting, interesting other issues on various needlecrafts.
    Outside of the U.S. mags (British, Irish, Australian,etc.)are jewels in their cultural highlight differences.
    Just a quick overview from my perspective - thanks for starting this thread to reflect what people are reading these days.

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    I suscribe to Quilters Newsleter magazine, Fons and Porter For the Love fo Quilting and the Quilter magazine amd American Patchwork and Quilting. I enjoy them all.

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    I have so many that have accumulated over the years that I now only subscribe when I get a "bargain" such as the recent offer from QUILT for $9.97 for a year (6 issues); I always accept the free issue offers I get, but rarely see anything new and/or compelling in any of them. I get my ideas from catalogs and other quilters.

    Another thing is that I am not organized enough to know what's in all my many magazines, so finding a specific pattern is a major undertaking. I'm better off just buying a book with the patterns/variations.

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    American Patchwork & Quilting and Quick Quilts and Quiltmaker.

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    I agree Quilting Arts and Fons & Porter get my vote.

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