Thursday, 22 July 2010

Quilting Arts August/September

This year I subscribed to the digital edition of Quilting Arts. Yesterday I got the email to let me know the latest edition was available for download. What a fabulous issue! You know how it is: some months a magazine seems to have nothing much to interest you then along comes one which really gets your pulse racing. There is so much in this one I want to try out: thread sketching to add depth to a quilt, design variations on a single motiif, creating quilts from photos, painting on fabric and more. I need to make more samples of techniques for my college course and this magazine will provide loads of inspiration!

Why a digital subscription? I like being able to browse through the magazine on the computer, zooming in to see detail in the pictures and clicking on links in articles and adverts to go to the relevent resources. The magazine gets to me here in the UK much quicker than by post, is cheaper than the printed version,  is filed on my computer so I can easily find it and doesn't take up space on my groaning bookshelves  The downside is I don't have a paper copy to curl up in a chair with a cup of tea and read from cover to cover. It's not quite the same reading off a screen although I could print off some pages. Perhaps I do need both versions after all!

1 comment:

  1. I do agree with you about the digital magazines, but, I find I don't enjoy them as much as getting the real thing, so I've gone back to them. Curling up with your laptop isn't quite the same as with a magazine!