Submitted by Dianne McD.
I just recently inherited my mother’s “Quiltfolk” magazine subscription with all of her past issues and have been enjoying making my way through each one. Then a month or so ago, I got a surprise in my email box. The folks at the magazine put out a bonus digital version called “Quiltfolk Explorer”; and this exploration took them to London, England. It has been a joy to read; and among the articles in this mini-magazine, there was a story about Kaffe Fassett and another one about those beautiful Liberty of London fabrics.
One story especially caught my eye. It was an article about Chris Webb, who is a quilter and a Canadian transplant in London. Among his many endeavors, he has created and maintained an Instagram account called 52 Quilters. His aim is to allow a different quilter or maker to take over the account for a week and show the Instagram audience what they’ve been up to. These contributors have been from all over the world.
Of course, I had to take a peek. The account is about 5 years old and when I got there, I very nearly fell head first down a rabbit hole. So much to see. So little time! As near as I can tell, this year it looks like he has asked 12 different hosts to curate a month based on a theme. November’s theme is Long-Arm Quilting. I’m now following this account, and so far I get something new to look at nearly everyday. And it’s been pretty inspiring. Especially what I’ve seen this week. Maybe someday I’ll go back and see what I’ve missed. But for now, I’m pretty happy just getting something fun to look at in my Instagram feed.
Do you have an Instagram account? You can search for @52quilters. If you like what you see, just click the follow button. Let us know what you think.