One of my readers went so far as to direct the editor of AP&Q to my blog and here is her response:
Thank you for taking the time to write us and share your comments. I am sorry we failed to meet your expectations with this issue of American Patchwork & Quilting, and I would love to hear from you regarding the quilt designers or types of patterns you’d enjoy seeing featured in upcoming issues. If you are like many of the posters on the blog post you’re referring to, perhaps primitive projects would be something you’d like us to include more of? Sincerely, Elizabeth
Maybe it is time we start a email campaign to our favorite quilt magazines and let them know what we want.
I found this online as well: I design quilts and would like to submit ideas to your magazine for possible publication. What process do you follow? All submitted projects must be original, never before published. If the quilt has already been constructed, please send a photograph and 2" square swatches of the fabrics used in the quilt. If you are still in the design stage, please e-mail or send a sketch or computer drawing, a description of the project, and 2" fabric swatches of the fabrics you may choose for the project. Please do not send the finished quilt or instructions for re-creating the quilt until a contract has been offered to you. Do note any special techniques or tools needed to complete your project in a cover letter.
Please send all submissions along with your mailing address, telephone number, and mail to:
American Patchwork & Quilting® Project Planning Mtg.
1716 Locust St., LN-418
Des Moines, IA 50309-3023
I loved hearing the variety of comments on the subject.....
Speaking of comments. I made it so I can reply directly into the comment field as a reply. So many of you are on "no-reply" and then ask a question. This is where you may find my response.
Also, this is "my" blog. I do try and be sensitive, but I've never been one to be politically correct.(never claimed to either!) If you leave a comment it is my prerogative to publish, respond, or outright delete.
Thank you and have a nice day... This concludes my service announcement.