December 11, 2010

Welcome new visitors to All About Appliqué! You may be here as a stop on the QPM blog hop… if so, stay awhile and poke around! This is a great resource for any quilter interested in appliqué of any kind.


Regular readers… Have you heard about the new online pattern magazine created by a quilter for quilters? Introducing The Quilt Pattern Magazine, debuting in January!

Cindy McCoy, the quilting brain behind, is the publisher of this exciting new venture. I’ve been watching this new publication develop since it was first announced, and when the sample pages went up on the website, I was thrilled to discover that the editor is a great chum of mine, Maria Hrabovsky of Maria Michaels Designs!


I immediately submitted a short piece for the first issue of the magazine. It’s a review of Baltimore’s Country Cousins from AQS Publishing.

The cool thing about The Quilt Pattern Magazine is that since it’s online, there are no printing or shipping costs like those associated with other magazines. Subscribers will receive monthly issues with no less than five new patterns included in each. A subscription gives instant access to magazine issues from the day of their release to two months afterward.

Save trees! Print only the pages you need.

Would you like to win a free one-year subscription to The Quilt Pattern Magazine? Here’s what you need to do: Go to the magazine website right now and take a look around. Then come back here and leave a comment about it on this post.

Here’s a link to the magazine that’ll open up in a separate window. Go! Then come back!

The Quilt Pattern Magazine

Hey, great to see you again! Now comment here to enter the drawing. My winner will be announced during the first week of January.

By Kay Mackenzie


83 Responses to “New! Quilt Pattern Magazine”

  1. QuiltSue on December 11th, 2010 3:57 am

    Brilliant. Now I can feed my addiction without having to buy a new bookcase.

  2. Karen Beigh on December 11th, 2010 3:58 am

    I popped over to see what the magazine sample pages look like. The applique block of the month looks interesting. And a pieced block of the month for those who don’t do applique.

  3. Quiltwhinny on December 11th, 2010 5:52 am

    Thank you for letting us know about this innovative quilting magazine! Can’t wait to share it in our next guild newsletter.

  4. Sandi on December 11th, 2010 6:00 am

    I think the magazine is a great idea.

  5. Dianne on December 11th, 2010 6:04 am

    What a great idea — the block of the month looks interesting

  6. Lynn S on December 11th, 2010 6:08 am

    I checked out the site too. What impressed me is the price. Printing and mailing a hard copy magazine is expensive. Subscription price is really nice!

  7. paula.thequilter on December 11th, 2010 6:09 am

    O I love e-zines. I read several of them this way. Thank you for the chance to enter a drawing for a subscription. My favorite? I love BOMs and the tantalizing glimpse of the one in the zine is no exception.

  8. BARBARA on December 11th, 2010 6:15 am

    I liked what the sample of Quilt Pattern Magazine, and is a wonderful idea. I am sure in the future that is how we will receive all our magazines. Which definetly cuts down on clutter.

  9. Mary Jo on December 11th, 2010 6:25 am

    I haven’t heard about that magazine. Thanks for sharing the information. It looks very interesting so I may need to subscribe if I’m not lucky enough to win your drawing.

  10. Ruth B on December 11th, 2010 8:08 am

    Love this idea. I have too many magazines and it is a struggle to find the pattern I want from the pile. Printing patterns online….brilliant.

  11. Robin Gold on December 11th, 2010 8:17 am

    Wow! looks really great! Of course, they had me hooked with the Baltimore Album on the cover …

  12. Brenda on December 11th, 2010 8:37 am

    Thanks for letting me know about this new publishing venture. It looks very interesting. Brenda

  13. Barb Rohrmayr on December 11th, 2010 8:52 am

    This looks like a great way to have a magazine without the bulk. Thanks for the chance to see a bit of it and the opportunity to win. =!=

  14. Martha on December 11th, 2010 9:08 am

    This is a wonderful idea. Only need to print the patterns I need but can look at others all I want onscreen! Can even enlarge print, if needed. Yeah………..

  15. Cecilia Young on December 11th, 2010 9:38 am

    I like the looks of the pieced BOM. I’m fairly new to applique, but enjoy it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  16. Janis T on December 11th, 2010 9:45 am

    I love this idea! This is going on my Christmas list for sure. I like being able to print what I want and of course I love applique!

  17. Linda on December 11th, 2010 9:56 am


  18. Linda Carhill on December 11th, 2010 10:31 am

    I think this magazine will become my favorite!

  19. Betty Braud on December 11th, 2010 10:52 am

    Good price and convenient to be able to see it online and print only what you need!

  20. Jen on December 11th, 2010 11:45 am

    What a great magazine! I too live how I can print what I need!

  21. Linda Zobrist on December 11th, 2010 11:48 am

    Thank you for the heads up! I am looking forward to reading this and checking out great ideas.

  22. kate on December 11th, 2010 12:47 pm

    What a great idea,I might never get off the computer this way. IT is really shows the cost difference. You really are on the cutting edge.

  23. Hannele on December 11th, 2010 1:34 pm

    Thank you for letting us know about this new quilt magazine!

  24. Donna on December 11th, 2010 4:10 pm

    Thanks for the heads up. Looks like some nice projects.

  25. kathy in NC on December 11th, 2010 4:13 pm

    what a wonderful idea, thanks for always sharing Kay, your are such a dear. & I look forward to always finding your patterns

  26. Dolores on December 11th, 2010 4:43 pm

    It looks like it has something for everyone. Thanks for letting us know about this new publication.

  27. Debbie St.Germain on December 11th, 2010 8:01 pm

    It looks like it is going to be a wonderful magazine and I like the idea of online magazines. It saves money and space.
    It is also a great gift idea for some of my online friends.


  28. Angie on December 11th, 2010 8:11 pm

    What a nice idea – this printing only what you want. I like green ideas and I like the variety of projects that will be featured each month.
    Hope I win!

  29. Dana on December 12th, 2010 5:47 am

    I’ve been following this one, too! I can’t wait to see the first issue – the quilt on the cover sure looks fantastic!

  30. DianeH on December 12th, 2010 6:36 am

    Looks like a great magazine and I really like the price!

  31. Vivian on December 12th, 2010 10:01 am

    I love electronic books and magazines and am a new convert to hand applique so this is a very exciting announcement and something to really look forward to for the New Year!

  32. Kim on December 12th, 2010 12:30 pm

    This is a great idea and I’ve been following its progress to date. As well as the great projects, I like how the various skill levels are identified so you know exactly who they’re targeting with their patterns.

  33. Fausta Carnevale Tavares on December 12th, 2010 2:20 pm

    Hi, it´s Fausta from Brazil and I would like to win this online magazine. I´m certain that the world will thanks this way of read a magazine.
    Best regards, Fausta

  34. Marcia W. on December 12th, 2010 3:40 pm

    This is an interesting concept. I would want to try it out first before purchasing a subscription. Thanks for the drawing.

  35. Jean Baumert on December 12th, 2010 5:43 pm

    Looking forward to your article in the new ezine. Jean

  36. kathyinozarks on December 12th, 2010 5:43 pm

    thanks for letting us know about the magazine, a good idea. I like the block of the month section.

  37. Bonnie on December 12th, 2010 5:55 pm

    Looks like a great magazine, hope I win.

  38. Nancy McNab on December 13th, 2010 2:17 pm

    The price is fabulous! What a great idea.

  39. Marilyn Wilson on December 14th, 2010 12:08 pm

    Hi, I’d sure love to win this magazine.


    marilynjw1971 at gmail dot com

  40. Bea Langeweg on December 14th, 2010 6:57 pm

    Love to win .have a great day

  41. Melissa on December 14th, 2010 7:48 pm

    How great! I love digital downloads!

  42. Sue on December 15th, 2010 8:13 am

    It would be really good to win this because I am not yet convinced about digital magazines. They seem to be popping up all over the place. It’s nice that they take up so little space and you don’t feel like a hoarder keeping them all. But I have to sit at my desk to read them. That is the downfall. Maybe it’s fine. I’m just not sure yet…

  43. Eileen on December 15th, 2010 8:25 am

    So thankful to know about this new online site! I love that I can subscribe and only print what I need! Count me in….

  44. Carrie on December 15th, 2010 9:40 am

    Can’t wait for this new magazine, or should I say, e-zine?

  45. Sandy B on December 15th, 2010 11:24 am

    Wow, on-line and lots of various quilting related articles. I will love it!!!!

  46. Susan Punch on December 15th, 2010 11:47 am

    This is such a great opportunity. I will have my lap top while I’m away for the winter and my magazine will always be with me.

  47. Billie K on December 15th, 2010 12:28 pm

    I would love to win a subscribe to the new magazine.


  48. Kerry on December 15th, 2010 12:28 pm

    Congratulations on having something published in the very first issue of this nmagazine! It sounds like a great mag and a great buy. I would love to win a subscription so I’m crossing my fingers. It looks great – I hope they will have articles and patterns for crazy quilting in future issues!

  49. Ros H on December 15th, 2010 1:15 pm

    What a fantastic idea – just love browsing on the internet and not having to go to the shops to get a mag then I can just dowload exactly what I lke :-)

  50. Lori G on December 15th, 2010 4:17 pm

    Very excited about the new online magazine!!!!!

  51. Debbie on December 15th, 2010 7:11 pm

    Would love to win, Kay. I like the idea of making a collection of the patterns on my computer.

  52. Carrie P. on December 16th, 2010 12:58 pm

    I have not heard of this online magazine. Looks pretty cool. Going to check the link.

  53. Caroline King on December 16th, 2010 2:40 pm

    Great idea to have mag the has gone green. I hope it continues for many years.
    Caroline in Maryland

  54. Jill on December 16th, 2010 3:25 pm

    I am looking forward to the new online magazine.

  55. Gill on December 17th, 2010 12:28 am

    This looks a great idea – especially for overseas readers! We can save a tree or two too!!

  56. Kathy Shaw on December 17th, 2010 5:38 am

    Love the magazine’s format. Obviously a lot of care and thought has gone into it’s design. If that care is also taken on the content…I expect this will be one successful endeavor!! So far, I’m impressed!

  57. Marianne on December 17th, 2010 6:27 am

    Love the look of the new emagazine. Would love to win a free subscription. Looking forward to the first issue.

  58. Debbie Smith on December 17th, 2010 8:31 am

    I love this idea!

  59. kathy h on December 17th, 2010 1:00 pm

    I like that we will be able to store the patterns on the computer. There will also be 2 blocks of the month and i always enjoy them.

  60. Bec Clarke on December 17th, 2010 7:45 pm

    I love that you can easily submit photo’s and articles for future issues and from issues that you have made something from. There are really good clear instructions.
    I am just very excited.

  61. sue in CA on December 18th, 2010 1:33 pm

    A wonderful new venue to promote our quilting community and allowing us to submit ideas etc. Love it!

  62. Laine on December 19th, 2010 7:05 pm

    I think this is a great idea to have an e-magazine. Can’t wait to see the whole issue.

  63. Tamera on December 20th, 2010 6:21 am

    Thanks for the chance at a free year’s subscription.

  64. Mystica on December 21st, 2010 1:21 am

    Wonderful idea. Thank you for the giveaway

  65. autumn on December 22nd, 2010 6:53 am

    Great giveaway! I love this concept!

  66. Lori Summers on December 22nd, 2010 7:46 am

    This looks like a great magazine for beginners, like me, and experienced quilters alike. I think I’ll give it a try!

  67. Karol B. on December 23rd, 2010 9:47 am

    I would love to win a subscription to this magazine. I like the idea that it is online and I keep what I want or copy it to a disk for future reference.

  68. PattyS on December 23rd, 2010 6:48 pm

    Wonderful way to save money, paper, and time spent looking for that one pattern you knew you saw somewhere. Look forward to Jan. issue and new BOM.

  69. M Rosemary Dempster on December 24th, 2010 3:33 am

    Sounds like a great idea, especially being able to save and print only the bits we want. Like the look of the patterns.

  70. Wanda Stenzel on December 24th, 2010 4:19 am

    I’m glad to have the chance to print out “only” patterns which I am interested in making. I’m into saving paper when possible.

  71. Sue on December 26th, 2010 4:55 pm

    I love the idea of an online quilting magazine. I already use an ereader and like the chance to cut down on the paper in my house. More room for quilting!

  72. JeanF on December 26th, 2010 8:06 pm

    Great Idea – looking forward to it

  73. Ilse on December 27th, 2010 4:31 pm

    Never done this before,already paid for subscription, cannot wait for the 1st issue.

  74. Jocelyn on December 28th, 2010 5:59 pm

    This looks and sounds like such a great idea! Thanks for offering a subscription.

  75. Annette on December 28th, 2010 9:20 pm

    What a great idea for a magazine! Sounds exciting.

  76. Lyn on December 29th, 2010 9:24 am

    This would leave more shelf space for fabric in my hobby room!

  77. scarlette on December 29th, 2010 5:56 pm

    i think the new quilt pattern magazine will be fun fun fun

  78. Nancy Sue on December 29th, 2010 8:33 pm

    I love the idea of an online magazine and it can print out only what I need from it. Very green idea to start the New Year. Thank you for participating in the blog tour!

  79. Jo E on December 31st, 2010 4:32 pm

    I can’t wait for the first issue!

  80. Susan on January 21st, 2011 7:50 am

    Love the Magazine and the opportunity to network with fellow quilters.

  81. Shazzi on December 4th, 2012 6:54 pm

    First, it’s a great idea; second, I saw a number of patterns that I really loved; third, I’m out of room for any more paper magazines or pattern books.

  82. kim on April 2nd, 2013 5:47 pm

    I love the idea of saving tree’s and being able to only print what I want!!! Great idea!!! Thanks>

  83. gail kearns on April 7th, 2014 9:18 am

    Looks like a really useful magazine for quilters.