Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Simply Moderne--A New Magazine

There is a new magazine just out from the folks who publish Quiltmania.  It's called Simply Moderne and the focus is on the world of Modern Quilts. 

Here is the Premier Issue, No. 1:

 I've been asked to review this new publication for you.  First, I must say, as with all the Quiltmania publications, this one is just beautifully done.  The images are clean, clear, colorful and very inspiring.  There are 128 pages of inspiration, ideas, new patterns, quilts with traditional connections, all the things that make the Modern Quilt Movement fresh and exciting.  Advertisements are not obtrusive and are just as beautifully created as the articles and photo spreads.

There was a big spread with photos from QuiltCon 2015 in Austin, TX,  The photos occupy the space while  the captions off to the side make each easy to identify.

There was a spread of local shops in Austin, fun and funky--places I'd like to visit.

There is a very well-done feature of Victoria Findlay Wolfe, Modern Quilter, author, all-around great person. 

Following Victoria's story, there is a photo spread of her favorite NYC shops, those not to be missed when you make a trip to the Big Apple.  A great way to follow up her personal story.

There are 12 complete projects you can make, with exceptionally clear photos and instructions, with measurements in both inches and centimeters. 

One of the projects that caught my eye, along with the terrific saying on the Contents page. 
While I am more of a traditional quiltmaker, I am all about anything that keeps our industry alive and brings more people to the art of quiltmaking.  Big pieces, bright colors, simple machine quilting, smaller quilts that can be done in a week, not a year, all of these things are attracting the next generation of quilters and that's a good thing. 
There are four issues a year and subscription information is available here.   NOTE:  the US portal will open August 17, 2015.  It will operate from Georgia, which will make shipping faster for US customers.  If you want to subscribe before that go here.  The magazines are available in print and  you may bundle your subscription to include other Quiltmania publications as well.  These are not magazines you flip through and discard--they are keepers. 
I hope you will take a look at this new publication and see if it inspires you to create. There are many more wonderful articles and photos here than I have shown, something that is sure to speak to every quilter.
Let's quilt!


  1. I am waiting patiently for this magazine to hit the shops here, I do have an order in with an amazing shop in Wellington. Your review and photos have me positively drooling here!!!! Thanks for showing us a glimpse of what to expect.

  2. Looks like there's plenty of eye candy in those pages -- I bet it was a fun read! I'll have to keep an eye out for it! Good review, Barbara! :)

  3. I look forward to seeing this. It's the first I heard of it. Another new one!!