It’s a busy time of year in the office! Just back from the holidays, we’re finalizing our newest bookazine Bags, Pillows, and Pincushions Volumne 2, we’re planning tons of special content for our special 20th anniversary issue of American Patchwork & Quilting that comes out February 4, and we’re creating the best projects for the next edition of Make It Yourself magazine out in April. On top of that, we have great new stories in Quilts and More and many free patterns going on our website allpeoplequilt.com. To say the least, we’re working hard!
When it’s so busy, it’s easy to push our own projects back until we have more time. In an effort to stay inspired and creative in this new year, we’re all embarking on something called Passion 48. For one hour each work week, we all work on a project of our choosing. We get four weeks off in case of vacation, sickness, or just being too busy. So, for a total of 48 weeks this year, we will all be creating a beautiful quilt.
There are a few rules we have to follow:
–The quilt must be from one of our publications.
–We spend exactly one hour (no more, no less) a week working on our project. Check out our cute timer later in this post!
–The quilt must be for us, not for a gift.
–We must blog about our progress once a month.
Last week, we had a launch party for Passion 48. We each brought our pattern and fabrics and spent 2 hours cutting to give us a little jumpstart to our year of quilting. We all squished into our sewing lab, played music, and talked about our projects. Here are some pictures from that day.
Come back every week for two new blogs from our staff. You can see what patterns they’re working on, see their thought process behind fabric choice, and see their projects progress through the year. Take the Passion 48 challenge with us! You can make the same quilts as us or start a different project. We’d love to hear what you’re working on and see your creativity!
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