Taped in the spring, Mark takes us on a different kind of door knock: into the press room at International Quilt Market in Minneapolis to put faces to the titles of your favorite magazines. First, he introduces Bob Ruggiero, who coordinates all of the press. He then talks with a roomful of magazine editors starting with Julie Stefano of Home Arts Magazine. Next up are Laura Roberts and Sherri Driver of McCall’s and Laurette Koserowski, Executive Editor of The Quilter and All American Crafts. They agree that they are all competitors but are also all friends. Susan Fuquay is editor and creator of American Quilt Retailer which is just for quilt shops. Jean Nolte, Editor of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting, Jennifer Keltner of American Patchwork and Quilting and Quilts and More and Carolyn Beam, Creative Editor of Quiltmaker field Mark’s questions. The main point they make is that they are always looking for new designs and designers. Mark then interviews Angie Hodapp, the new Editor in Chief of Quilters Newsletter Magazine. Angie, Jodie and Mark all are on the board of the Alliance for American Quilts. In answer to his query about trends she says she’s seeing a lot of new surface designs. And the hot color? Yellow!
Then watch part 2 discussing the long arm quilting expert, Linda Taylor.