Bad News from the Quilt World

I got my recent issue of Quilter’s Newsletter and it is time to cancel. They, recently, had a big campaign to get people to sign up for a 3 year subscription. I thought they had made some nice changes lately after recent content problems, so I signed up.

Stupidly, apparently.

Hidden in the middle of the Editor’s column, she announced the magazine would be printed only 6 times per year. The reason given was that readers have said they can’t read all the information in one month.


This situation seems unethical and I really don’t want to do business with such a company.It seems wrong to have recently asked subscribers pay for 30 issues and then change the publishing schedule to only 18 issues over 3 years. If I am desperate, I can always buy an issue on the newsstand. My call to cancel and get a refund has already been made.

Additional bad news came locally when I drove by Black Cat Quilts, on Ocean Ave in San Francisco to see a 50% off-going out of business sale. Huh? What gives? The economy? High rents? Very sad. I wish Gretchen and her crew all the best.

Author: Jaye

Quiltmaker who enjoys writing and frozen chocolate covered bananas.

3 thoughts on “Bad News from the Quilt World”

  1. Very shady!
    I didn’t renew last year and now they keep sending me pleas to re-up. Nope, not doing it, especially after hearing about this. Too bad about Black Cat, I always liked going in there with you, it was a really nice shop.

  2. Sigh. I don’t understand how 6 issues a year can be a standard publishing schedule. Most of the journals I am familiar with at work got 10-12 issues per year.

    I am sad about Black Cat, too. I don’t know what my neighborhood quilt shop will be now. None, I guess.

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