Issue 01: Oregon

For the first ever issue of Quiltfolk, we crisscrossed our home state of Oregon, a wildly diverse piece of the American landscape known for its natural beauty and pioneering spirit. We hit the road with notebooks and cameras in hand, documenting the first leg of our long and glorious journey ahead. 

Issue 02: Iowa

For Issue 02, the Quiltfolk team explored an integral piece of America’s quilting culture. Iowa has more quilt shops per capita than any place on earth and a reputation for being rich with quilting history. The people were friendly, the places were picturesque, and the quilts were bold and incredibly beautiful.

Issue 03: Hawaii

For Issue 03, we decided to shake things up a bit and to explore a quilting community with a very different look and feel from the first two issues. We came home appreciating both Hawaii’s uniqueness and the commonalities it shares with other quilting communities we’ve explored.

Issue 04: Tennessee

Tennessee is all those things you see in the movies. It’s fireflies and sweet tea. It’s old Hollywood gone country. It’s driving down the country roads in the bed of a beat-up pickup truck. Tennessee is amber waves of grain, and it is good ol’ southern charm. Above all, Tennessee is a place worth going and coming back to. Join us as we explore the quilting community full of places, faces, and quilts that are sure to draw you into this historic state.

Issue 05: Eastern Massachusetts

Mark Twain once wrote, “If you don’t like the weather in New England, just wait a few minutes.” At Quiltfolk we can now echo that advice, since we arrived in Massachusetts on the heels of a hurricane, just in time for the impending tropical storm that followed. Gratefully, we were able to weather the (literal) storms in pursuit of some of the most fascinating quilters, designers, shops, and guilds that the eastern half of the state has to offer. 

Issue 06: Arizona

It took two crews to collect stories from the great state of Arizona – a first for Quiltfolk. The sheer size of Arizona was only part of the challenge. As the largest geographical area we’ve featured thus far and the sixth largest state in the US overall, there was a lot of (literal) ground to cover. But the landscape was met with an equally vast and beautiful quilting community, and all of the Quiltfolk crew left Arizona inspired and refreshed by what we’d found.  

Issue 07: Louisiana

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.

Issue 08: Michigan

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.

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