We’re thrilled to introduce Lori Baker, our new creative editor. She’s an accomplished quilter with several years experience in the quilting industry and we know she’ll be a great asset to the staff. Here’s a greeting from her:
Wow! As I start my second week on the job my excitement continues. My first week was busy as I familiarized myself with projects in various stages and the systems and processes we use here. I’ve picked the brains of my kind and very patient coworkers many, many times. I’ve figured out the layout of the building and am slowly learning the names of everyone on site. I can tell already I’m going to love it here.
Our building is wonderful. I admire quilts and new fabric collections on the walls of offices and cubicles every time I pass through the halls, and the view of the foothills from my office window is inspiring. And the archives! Can you imagine being able to look back at every single issue of Quilters Newsletter since publication began in 1969?
Now allow me to tell you a little about myself. A native of Colorado, I’ve been sewing since I was a child and seriously quilting since the mid-1990s. My husband and I have 5 children, 14 grandchildren, 2 cats and a dog. It makes me smile that the last sentence didn’t seem complete until I mentioned our pets.
My personal sewing goal for the year is to finish two PIGS (Projects In Grocery Sacks) a month. I’m on target so far but with only one week remaining in March, I may have to stay up VERY late this week. I’ll let you know how I am doing as the months go by.
Now back to work on the next fabulous issue of Quilters Newsletter!