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Monday, January 29, 2018

Happy 25th Anniversary American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine!!!

American Patchwork & Quilting magazine marks quite a milestone in April, celebrating their 25th anniversary!!  WOW!!  You may have noticed the celebration already began with the February issue and will continue all through out the year.

The April issue is the anniversary issue, and I am so excited to be a part of it!  The magazine editors did some research to find the top ten readers' favorite covers in the entire 25 year history of the magazine, and one of my quilts made it in the top ten!!  Holy Cow!

Scattered Leaves quilt originally published in American Patchwork & Quilting October, 2009 issue
My Scattered Leaves quilt is a reader favorite.  My goodness...I am so jazzed and humbled by this.  

The quilt remains one of my all-time favorites as well.  

To have been chosen by my fellow quilters means so very much to me.  

And...I am also very, very honored to be in the company of....

Lissa Alexander
Terry Atkinson
Cindy Blackberg
Kim Diehl
Marti Michell
Mabeth Oxenreider
Bonnie Sullivan
and Amy Walsh

All designers who's work I greatly admire.  

In this special anniversary issue, you'll find the patterns for all ten of the top selling quilt cover designs as well as a Q&A from all the designers.  There's some very fun nostalgia from the first years of the magazine, and all the regular columns you love.  

I have been a subscriber to APQ since I first learned to piece back in 1997.  I have many, many issues I've saved over the years of favorite quilts and educational articles.  Not to mention I have every Quilt Sampler magazine except for the very first one!!  The magazine always strives to bring its readers a beautiful array of quilt designs for every taste, fun columns with new gadgets and notions, quilting tips from readers, and the latest books, patterns and fabrics.  There are plenty of educational how-to articles as well.  

On a personal note....I have been very fortunate to work with the staff at APQ for over a decade now.  Heidi Kaisand gave me my first break for which I owe her a great debt (and she'll hear nothing of it!), and I've been invited to the corporate offices of the magazine in Des Moines, IA several times which allowed me to meet nearly everyone who works at APQ.  You might say I am biased, but everyone will honestly agree that they are truly a great group of women...creative and talented...YES!  But also the nicest people ever!!  From the first moment you begin to work with them, that make you feel that you're a part of the APQ family.  

So.....please join me in wishing American Patchwork & Quilting magazine a very 

Happy 25th Anniversary!!

The April anniversary issue is coming in your mailbox, to your local quilt shop and newsstand very soon!  Please...make sure you get a copy of this very special issue.  You'll really enjoy it!!  



  1. That is quite an honor, Pam! But I am not surprised you are a reader favorite.
    Thanks for the heads-up on the anniversary issue. I will be watching for it!

  2. WOW! Congratulations! That is such a great honor. I really love that quilt.

  3. Congrats! What a beautiful quilt. October 2009 is when I first started quilting, so I missed this edition.

  4. Congratulations to you and Happy Anniversary to the magazine! Your quilt is so beautiful! Have a fun day!!!!

  5. This was my go-to resource from 1996 -- have many of the back issues, as well, and also the Quilt Samplers. I still love them and find some useful tidbit when i go back and read again. Congrats on being so popular -- no surprise to us, your fans!

  6. American Patchwork and Quilting is the only quilting magazine to which I currently subscribe. I've just grown bored with the others, but look forward to this one coming each time.

    Your Scattered Leaves pattern is my all time favorite quilt. People just absolutely love my quilt in that pattern. I think it's gorgeous! Thank you for designing it!

    Karen in Kentucky

  7. Congratulations! I just received my issue and your quilt was my favorite in there. I love APQ magazine, too!

  8. Congratulations Pam, it is no surprise to me that your quilt made it in the top 10. It is a beautiful quilt. And WOW! 25 years. That just proves they are an exceptional magazine. One of my favorites for sure! Thanks for letting us know about the April issue, it will be a good one to have I'm sure!

  9. I can certainly see why your Scattered Leaves quilt was a reader favourite. It is gorgeous. APQ has always been my go-to magazine for wonderful patchwork quilts, as well as lots of new ideas and information. I'll be checking my local news agent for the April anniversary issue.

  10. Congratulations APQ and congratulations to you!! What an honor! I just ordered fabrics on your website that Cyndi is not going to get. If she is really nice (wink) I will share with her! I am so lucky to have her so close by!!

  11. Congratulations! I love this quilt and made it about a year after the magazine was published. It is still one of my all time favorites. Thanks for a great pattern.

  12. Congratulations Pam! Your Scattered leaves quilt is very pretty. I love fall quilts. I will have to be on the lookout for that issue when I go shopping. Have a great day!

  13. Hi Pam...congratulations! Well deserved for you and the magazine. Blessings!

  14. I very much like your pattern it's beautiful,thank for sharing good i dea !


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