Tuesday, September 27, 2005


The Artful Quilters ring owner recently asked us this question, "What magazines do you subscribe to, and why?"

Well, without launching into a long-winded diatribe about the delivery of magazines to Hawaii via the US Postal Service, let's just suffice it to say that it takes forever for magazines to get here. Actually, I think they swim them over on the backs of dolphins, or possibly send them by outrigger canoe, it takes so long. The same applies for mail order catalogs: nothing like getting "order by Dec. 20 for Christmas delivery" when the catalog arrives on Valentine's day.

That being said, I subscribe to a grand total of one magazine: Quilting Arts. I love it and subscribed because when they started you couldn't buy it here. Then Borders started bringing it in, but in small quantities, so you might sometimes miss out. They now bring in more stock, so I will most likely let my subscription lapse and just pick it up here when it comes out. Thankfully, Borders flies it in.

Other magazines I pick up occasionally:

  • Cloth, Paper, Scissors: I had a charter subscription to this one and liked it, but didn't renew because I needed to focus on quilting. I didn't need any other projects and goodies and wanted to try everything I read.
  • Bon Appetit: Love this one too. My SIL gave me a subscription for Christmas one year and I continue to buy it locally (see subscription lament above).
  • Gourmet or Food & Wine: Once in awhile, when I'm feeling fancy.
  • Runners World: Loved this one when I was running and plan to start picking it up when I get back to it.
  • Quilters Newsletter: Once in awhile, particularly if the cover appeals to me.
  • Other quilting magazines: rarely. I still buy American Patchwork & Quilting's Quilt Sampler when it comes out.
  • I also pick up "O", Vanity Fair, and various other magazines when I want to read about something or someone featured.

1 comment:

Robin said...

I'm with you on the magazine thing. I just picked up my copy of QA from Borders last week. Let me know when your subscription runs out so we can keep eachother posted on when Borders gets it in.