Quiltfolk is a community supported, print-only quarterly magazine that celebrates the people and stories behind the stitches. Quiltfolk is 100% advertisement-free.
Issue 14: South Carolina
South Carolina charmed us completely, and now it’s your turn to be delighted. In Issue 14, you’ll “paint the town” with new friends on the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail, you’ll peek into vaults of textile history, you’ll see how grand views of the Atlantic inspire more than patchwork, and you’ll meet a lean, mean longarming “machine”… who just started kindergarten. If you’re a quilter who wants to have her boiled peanuts and eat them too, the Palmetto State has its hand up, waving for you to come on over and stay awhile.
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Quilting is all about what you can touch, feel, and see. For that reason, we’ve set out to make Quiltfolk the most beautiful print magazine possible, from a soft, tactile cover to a minimalist interior aesthetic and timeless typeface.
Quiltfolk is completely advertisement-free, which means we serve only one customer: our reader. Not only does this mean complete editorial freedom, it also keeps the magazine looking clean, beautiful, and uninterrupted.
Inspiration comes in many forms. One of which is through the exploration of the lives, work, history, and stories of our fellow quilters. At Quiltfolk we believe that once we understand who these quilters are, and where they come from, we can begin to discover new places of inspiration within ourselves.
state by state
Quiltfolk travels state by state with a team of writers and photojournalists to uncover spectacular stories. We meet and interview incredible members of our community: shop owners and designers; collectors and superstars; quilt scholars, curators, and everyday quilters. Every issue is a new adventure.
Each issue of Quiltfolk is 180 pages of passion. Because our pages aren’t filled with ads, we have room to showcase more of the beautiful quilts we uncover during our travels. Whether you’re looking for traditional, modern, antique, or art quilts – Quiltfolk‘s got you covered.
"I love this magazine! The stories are so well written and heartfelt that they make me cry. It is my favorite quilt magazine." – Sharon, OR
Take four trips per year...without leaving home.
Meet inspiring quilters, learn fascinating quilt history, and discover an American quilting community that is as vibrant today as it’s ever been. Quiltfolk takes you on exploration of a new state in every quarterly issue. And with over 180 pages of advertisement-free reading, each issue of Quiltfolk is guaranteed to delight and inspire.
It’s the land of folk music, award-winning bourbon, a world-famous horse race, and quilts that could stack as high as the Appalachian Mountains. It’s Kentucky, of course, and we’re bringing you along for the ride in Issue 12 of Quiltfolk! The only thing more lovely than Kentucky itself? The “quiltfolk” living, working, and making quilts and quilt history in the Bluegrass State.
Grab your sunglasses. Grab some avocados. Grab that Map of the Stars and hop into the nearest convertible because we’re going to Southern California! In Issue 11 you’re going to meet remarkable people who live, work, and sew in sunny “SoCal,” the land of orange groves, naval bases, and year-round sunshine.
People want what Vermont’s got. And what it’s got is world-famous fall foliage, buckets of New England charm (and maple syrup), more than a few Jersey cows, and enough peace and quiet for a quilter to sit and sew awhile. There’s so much quilted beauty to discover in the Green Mountain State. We’re proud to bring you the best of it in our 10th issue.
We can’t wait for you to come on the road with us to this beautiful state and meet all the phenomenal people who live and quilt there. You’ll see quilts in the great outdoors; enjoy tales of hardy pioneers; meet modern-day quilters with family sewing traditions — and so much more.
A living legend. A notable writer-quilter with a new, groundbreaking book. A fine artist, a barn block painter, a quilter in transition. These stories and so many more are abound in Quiltfolk Issue 08: Michigan.
What extraordinary place could be beautiful, strong, and proud enough to serve as the grand finale for the mighty Mississippi River? Louisiana, of course. Only Louisiana with her impossibly gorgeous mix of people, language, nature, and history — and quilting traditions — could fulfill such a task.