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Introducing The Slicing Desk: A New Digital Zine


I’m so excited to lastly announce what the Suzy Quilts workforce has been exhausting at work constructing behind the scenes — The Slicing Desk Digital Zine! This has been a ardour challenge constructed brick by brick for over two years and I can not maintain it inside for an additional minute. Subscriptions will probably be open on March 1!

This new publication is a month-to-month digital zine subscription crammed with our favourite issues together with inspiring tutorials, in-depth articles, knowledgeable video interviews (you may take heed to them like a podcast!), and even a month-to-month e-book suggestion with dialogue questions.

Along with a brand new themed challenge every month, subscribers of The Slicing Desk will even get a free quilt sample, unique reductions from over 15 of our companions (starting from notions and material to longarm quilting), and two-week early entry to new sample releases.

Subscribers could have limitless entry to all previous points AND be capable of work together with the authors of these points via writing feedback and questions. In a nutshell, when dreaming up our largest hopes for The Slicing Desk, we centered our concepts round creating an precise area — a magical area the place you may hang around, be taught new issues, and discover inspiration to perk up your day!

Our mission is that will help you prioritize your creativity. A few of my fondest reminiscences of studying to quilt had been standing beside my mentor’s reducing desk as she gave me directions or taught me a brand new stitching approach. From my first moments as a crafter to over 20 years later, I nonetheless discover consolation and pleasure each time I get to face at my very own reducing desk.

Luminous is a free sample obtain you get only for subscribing!

Subscriptions open on March 1. You can subscribe on The Slicing Desk subscription web page, which will probably be obtainable on that day.

Month-to-month subscriptions are $12.99 and annual subscriptions are $129.99 — that is your greatest deal as a result of annual subscribers get two months free annually! 

Be sure you join our e-newsletter to be notified first concerning the launch!

The Slicing Desk: Points 1-3

The wait is over and we have ants in our pants after holding this secret in for thus lengthy! As I discussed above, every month-to-month challenge will probably be centered round a theme. If you enroll on March 1 you should have entry to not only one challenge, however three!

Are you able to guess our first three themes primarily based on these covers?

The Suzy Quilts web site that you just’ve grown to know and love for years goes to remain precisely the identical. You’ll nonetheless have entry to all the previous content material in addition to new free stitching tutorials, articles, and product opinions, plus our weekly newsletters, our well-liked sew alongs and new quarterly sample releases.

The Slicing Desk is a brand new digital zine which you can subscribe to on a month-to-month or annual foundation. Every month, you’ll get a contemporary themed challenge with:

  • Tutorials that make you say, “I neeeed to make that!” Our workforce of creators is captivated with high quality. We all know that you just’re busy and the time you put aside to be artistic is sacred. We don’t take it as a right that you’re spending your treasured time with us! We’re throwing all the pieces we’ve bought into ensuring you like these tutorials.
  • Articles from textile historical past to paint idea to recommendation from artistic specialists, we analysis and uncover new depths within the matters you care about. We deeply worth the heritage of quilting and see it as its personal wealthy tapestry from which we are able to be taught. Can discovering textile designers and quiltmakers from different locations and occasions assist us higher perceive our craft? We predict so!
  • Skilled video interviews from different fiber artists or stitching specialists every month. Every interview is transcribed and timestamped so you may seek for key phrases or particular areas of curiosity. Consider these movies like a recording of your new favourite podcast!
  • A e-book suggestion that has been thoughtfully chosen for our readers. Every e-book synopsis concludes with dialogue questions for you to consider and even speak about with a e-book membership!
  • A letter from the editor (me) discussing the frequent threads operating all through the difficulty and why we chosen its theme. 

Prepared for a sneak peek of our first challenge? It is merely Meet the Slicing Desk! And nobody is aware of extra about that than Suzy Williams (me) and our Managing Editor, Laura Hopper.

Within the video beneath Laura and I speak about how The Slicing Desk got here to be and what our subscribers get. We’re a chatting duo, so hit play if you’ve have a half hour to look at or pay attention. 

Keep tuned subsequent week for our new article A Transient Historical past of Zines, which incorporates the fascinating story of early quilting zines. And simply because I can not assist myself, this is one other sneak peek of one of many tutorials you get… 

LeMoyne Star lumbar pillow tutorial in Situation 1.

If you subscribe to The Slicing Desk, you get extra perks than only a month-to-month challenge.

Child’s tote tutorial in Situation 3.

On the Suzy Quilts weblog, we concentrate on three issues: 

  1. Serving to individuals be taught to quilt for the primary time via accessible tutorials, extra stitching suggestions, and useful product opinions.
  2. Guiding quilters via the method of constructing a quilt with a sample, step-by-step, in our free sew alongs.
  3. Instructing quilters how they’ll use quilt patterns in fascinating methods past quilts to create issues like luggage, stockings, pillows, and extra.

With The Slicing Desk, we eliminated all our constraints and stated sure to our imaginations! Every challenge is stuffed with no matter initiatives and articles excite our workforce, all centered round a cohesive theme. Some upcoming themes are group, luggage, self-care for quilters, colour, and pictures. We won’t wait to share these and extra with you!

Be taught our greatest suggestions, together with a video, in The Final Information to Selecting Materials for a Quilt in Situation 2.


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