I have been sitting on this news for several months now, but the May issue of CardMaker Magazine finally arrived in my mailbox yesterday and my quilled Father’s Day card, Sail Away, is featured on page 18 in their Quill It Easy section. Needless to say I am thrilled to see my card in print, and yes, I do plan on purchasing an extra copy of the magazine so I can frame the article for my workroom. 🙂
My card isn‘t the only one featuring quilling in this issue, however. Alli Bartkowski shares a lovely card perfect for that special sister, and Ann Martin has designed a handsome Father’s Day card that could be used for any occasion simply by changing the sentiment.
If you are not familiar with CardMaker Magazine
, I encourage you to seek it out at newsstands, or, better yet, order a subscription. I was talking to Ann Martin earlier today and she said that, “Tanya [the editor] is great about including quilling in every issue – as far as I can tell, it’s the only U.S. papercraft
magazine that features it regularly.” If you are eager to see this trend continue, I encourage you to write a letter to the editor
and let Tanya know how much you appreciate seeing quilling in the magazine, and support the magazine by ordering a subscription for yourself or your crafty mother, sister, friend, etc.
On a personal note …..
I would like to thank Alli Bartkowski for taking the time to talk to me at the 2009 NAQGCON held in Tampa last year. She encouraged me to submit a card design to CardMaker Magazine and for that I will always be grateful.
Ann keeps a close eye on the paper art community and her blog posts on All Things Paper
are a constant source of inspiration.