Quiltfolk is a community-supported, print-only quarterly magazine that celebrates the people and the stories behind the stitches.
Quiltfolk is 100% advertisement-free.
When we started Quiltfolk, our original vision was to create a completely different sort of quilting magazine: one that told stories about people and showed as many faces as it did quilt tops. We wanted a publication rooted in reverence for the rich tradition behind quilting, while speaking to the incredible future the craft is busy building—in homes, quilt shops, and guild meetings across the country. We wanted to tell the stories behind the stitches and celebrate the stunning visual nature of quilting itself. We wanted to create a keepsake quarterly, one that you could sit with, laugh with, be inspired by, and ultimately tuck away for reading on a rainy day.
To do this right, we committed to keeping Quiltfolk 100% advertisement-free. That means that, four times a year, you’ll find more than 160 pages of beautiful, uninterrupted quilting content in each issue. The truth is, we love the companies that make the products that make this industry tick — in fact, I personally own such a company — but we wanted Quiltfolk to be a place where readers could find a reprieve from clutter and distraction, and could focus not on buying, but on sharing instead. We wanted it to be a magazine that served the interests of only one group of people: the Quiltfolk community.
You may be familiar with novelist James Joyce’s assertion: “In the particular is contained the universal.” Quiltfolk‘s mission echoes this sentiment. While there are quilters, while there are quilters around the world, in every town, in every state, and in many countries, all with unique stories and differences worth celebrating, we believe a common thread binds quilters, regardless of age, style or geography.
In every issue of Quiltfolk, our team travels to a new location, where we meet new people and examine the communities and cultures that help shape their work. We hope that this will help reveal those universal truths that unite us all by way of passion and pastime.
Michael McCormick, Editor In Chief
Mary Fons, Editorial Director
Janelle Frazier, Creative Director
Copy Editor, Jenny Bartoy