I was so thrilled to have the opportunity to edit the winter issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects, which is now arriving in your mailboxes and at newsstands. It is packed with great gift ideas, just in time for the busy holiday season. Whether you love quilts, bags, or pincushions, you'll find the perfect project. As usual, there's also something for you rug hookers, cross stitchers, and bear-makers. You'll find an adorable santa bear, a cross-stitched sewing pocket, and a heartwarming hooked rug.
You might notice a few changes with this issue. Our trusted pattern testers, who have the all-important job of verifying the accuracy of the instructions, are now assigning each project a level of difficulty to help you choose one that's right for your skill level. True to the magazine's prim nature, we've chosen a crow as our creative icon for this new feature. One crow represents a project that would be great for a beginning quilter, two for those with an intermediate skill level, and three for advanced quilters.
You'll also notice we added some blurbs to the cover. We realize you die-hard fans might pick up a copy anyway, but for those new potential customers scanning the newsstand, such blurbs are helpful in making a choice about whether to buy the magazine at a glance. Whether you're a regular reader or not, I hope you'll check out the latest issue. You definitely don't want to miss it!