At least one American Quilter reader was so motivated by Barbara Polston’s article about “cursed quilter” Terri Doyle that she made her own bottle charm to keep away the evil quilt fairies. In addition to nine pins, nine needles, and nine nails, Debbie Stanton added a few tiny buttons for color and some fairy dust (glass seed beads and glitter) to her bottle charm. Debbie says, “Thanks for the idea. Now my longarm work should be free of all the evils!”
You can read all about this old superstition and see photos of Terri’s amazing quilts starting on page 36 of the March 2012 issue of American Quilter, available right now on newsstand at many grocery, discount, book, fabric, and craft stores. Or, you can purchase a single copy by calling our toll-free ordering number, 800-626-5420. This issue also features other amazing quilt stories: Cheryl See’s 12,256-piece hexagon quilt, and an article about seven quilters from Missoula, Montana, who created quilted covers for traffic signal boxes around town as public art. Award-winning quilt artist Melinda Bula takes you step by step from your own flower photo to a fabulous art quilt, and Molly Hamilton-McNally shares her technique for creating stained glass-look reverse-appliqué designs. Plus, you still have plenty of time to start our new mystery quilt, Rainbow Rotini, designed by AQ pattern editor Marje Rhine. Part 1 of 3 is published in this issue, along with the pattern and complete instructions for our cover quilt (my design!), Tapenade.
Don’t miss out! There is something wonderful in this issue for every quilter to read, admire, learn, or make.
Posted by Christine N. Brown, American Quilter magazine editor-in-chief