I have been considering getting a digital subscription to Quilting Arts. I love that Interweave do digital editions of their magazines so I can get them wherever I am in the world. I really enjoyed Fibre Arts, but seeing as it is no longer going to be published I wonder if Quilting Arts will fill the hole it has made in my reading. Obviously it is going to be more quilt related than general fibre art related though...
Any recommendations for Quilting Arts or a suitable alternative to Fibre Arts that is digital?
Jo aka Salvaged Mutiny
Living in the Netherlands I love my digital subscription to Quilting Arts.
I also love that it is possible to read the eZine wherever I am in the world.
It also saves the environment, because I only use a paper print when I truly need one.
If you are looking for examples, you can look at the free QA eBooks at
Their content consists several previous published QA articles, bundled by subject.
I hope the eBooks give you a good impression and a taste for more!
Thanks for the advice Geni and Teresa. I am seriously considering it now. I really like the free ebooks so this might be the way to go.
You've really got to love digital magazines! I need Stitch with the Embroiderer's Guild to do the same now :-)
I also enjoyed FibreArts but will not be getting Quilting Arts. I do buy the occasional (electronic) version of Cloth Paper Scissors. I think it depends on what you want out of the magazine. I do enjoy the Interweave eMags, and really hope they bring out an iPad edition.
I enjoyed the articles and reviews in FibreArts and find similar articles in Textile Fibre Forum Magazine, however this is only available in a print edition.
I have been getting the paper version of Quilting Arts for the last two years and devour it when it arrives. Also have a large collection of various books, quilting, crocheting, needlework, various art magazines, etc. Quite a few I love have been mentioned in this group. I can't imagine not having books around. Those who don't have the book gene will never understand.
I love my digital edition of Quilting Arts! I live in Italy, and Quilting arts can be found in a few central bookshops in my city, but it's SO expensive!! (about EUR 14 per issue... Which is about USD 19 , that is a lot of money for a magazine!) I could save some money by subscribing to it, but it would take about a month for the magazine to be delivered to Italy our posts are slow! And for magazines they are even slower!)
So I couldn't believe it when they created the digital edition... The price is ridiculously cheap compared to what I pay the printed copy here, and I can have th magazine immediately, on the day it's issued! It's wonderful!
I wish ALL the magazines did the same, they would sell a lot more IMHO....Of course I'm not saying to eliminate the printed version, but to give the opportunity to download a digital version is a great thing for those who live in a different country.
I'ts also very nice to have all the issues on my laptop (I also have a backup on an external hard disk) , this summer during my holidays I brought my pc and I could look at al my Quilting Arts issues too, that was very nice!
Of course it's not cheap to PRINT ut the magazine...But the point of digital magazines is not to have them printed by yourself at home (then of course the magazine in a printed fom would be cheaper and better) , but to read them on screen and print only the pages that you need to print (when you need them).
BTW, Quilting Arts in its digital edition can be bought not only from Interweave, but also from Zinio, ( www.zinio.com ) that sells magazines in digital formats for many platforms (also for iPad) and stores many other crafts magazines (you can give a look at their list here, if I copied the right link... http://www.zinio.com/browse/category/index.jsp?prnt=cat1960032&... )
I do subscribe to Quilting Arts and Cloth Paper Scissors, both of which are always inspiring and challenging, and otherwise am constantly perusing my extensive library which I justify as being my self-teaching tuition. AND I agree with Joann that the British also have amazing talent. As a matter of fact, I discovered the contemporary arts of textiles in England about 25 years ago and have been hooked ever since. When I have more time in a couple of weeks I will recommend some books-in the meantime I have reviews on FAMM and book mentions on Pinterest. You can google me as mimu rubin or amy mimu rubin. Website is www. galleryatfoxhill.com