| This first issue of 2009 is dedicated to Nora Creeach, former editor
and beloved friend. We will all miss her and wanted to
remember her in some way. I hope this is not a somber issue, but one
which will give you, the reader, a peek into the life and times of someone
who promoted crazy quilting by offering this magazine as a free resource.
It is my intention to celebrate Nora's life and to honor her wishes to see
the magazine continue under my watch. While I know I can never really
fill her shoes, I am equally dedicated to offering a quality quarterly
periodical focused on the crazy quilting community. I am lucky to have
some dedicated staff members who are also willing to share their
knowledge and volunteer time and services to CQMagOnline.
Also in this issue, Barbara Blankenship has put together a contest to
solicit articles from our reader community. Our logo says it all, "for
crazy quilters by crazy quilters." Staff members come and go, even
readers come and go, but our goal remains the same. We need to keep
the magazine alive by harvesting ideas and projects from enthusiastic
readers, and help them craft articles that can serve the crazy quilting
community as a whole. Please note, that does not mean that we are only
seeking articles about crazy quilted blocks and items; we are also looking
for articles that cover techniques and ideas for embellishment, as well as
documentation of both historical crazy quilts and modern CQ projects.
So, if you were sitting on the fence, this is the year to put together an
article and submit it to CQMagOnline.
There are also articles on Goldwork for CQ, piano key borders, some
step-by-step projects, the Readers' Showcase, plus book and product reviews
for your reading pleasure. Please enjoy this issue and we look forward to
seeing your articles. Your continued support is what will keep
CQMagOnline going strong.