Where Women Create

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I don't know how many of you have already discovered this wonderful new publication but I thought I would share it just in case you hadn't. It is a collaboration between Stampington [ of the beautiful Somerset series of scrapbooking bookazines…] and Jo Packham, author of the classic  book Where Women Create, a long time staple on many of our bookshelves I am sure.

I first read Where Women Create, the book, when I was just starting out in business  and I can still remember the profound impact the book had on my desire to pursue my dream, to hone my vision and to generally be inspired by the women portrayed in the book. Today, many years later, its well used pages are still on my actual bookshelf as well as on my blog bookshelf below. It is still a book that I go back to for inspiration again and again.

I first met Jo a few years ago at one of the Quilt Markets when this wonderful magazine was still in the initial stages and I remember thinking that this newest Stampington brain child was sheer genius!
I mean who of us creative types doesn't want to see the design spaces of those who inspire us with their creativity and their art?
After giving us such beauties as Somerset Studio, Somerset Life, Sew Somerset, Artful Blogging…. just to name a few, I had no doubt that this newest venture would be enchanting!  And of course, it has not disappointed…

A few of my favorites from the first issue are here below..
 
Kaari, my new friend and fellow MODA fabric designer- your studio is just as I remember it when we came to visit on our little Hollywood adventure….

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And from the Second Issue [available now]….

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If you haven't already subscribed, then I highly recommend that
you do
 here

Talk to you soon.


About The Author

Joanna

26 COMMENTS

  1. Melody | 9th Feb 09

    I recently was able to order the first two issues and start a subscription. I highly recommend it. This magazine is just as well done as Jo’s book. Highly inspirational. When will we see your studio in there?

  2. Amy @ parkcitygirl | 9th Feb 09

    I love how beautiful the pages are! Have to venture out to find my own copy πŸ™‚

  3. Lissa | 10th Feb 09

    Joanna, You didn’t tell anyone to make sure they subscripe in time to get the next issue. Aren’t you featured in the August issue? I can’t wait.

  4. tina | 10th Feb 09

    Do you just LOVE that magazine? I tell you it gives me the goosies! Issue Two has completely inspired me to re-do my sewing room, new colors, new designs, more fabric, wonderful padded closet doors, more storage, more more more. I could go on. I’m exhausted and broke thinking about it but sooooooooooooo delightfully happy thinking of it!!!!!! No doubt you will be in the pages soon????

  5. Tanya Whelan | 12th Feb 09

    Hi Joanna,
    I love the new blog header, really beautiful!! That magazine looks great thatnks for the heads up.

  6. Lee | 9th Mar 09

    Hi Joanna,
    Love the looks of this magaine, I have to have it and the first issues as well. Hope to see your studio soon.

  7. Sharon Whelan | 9th Mar 09

    Hi Joanna,
    I just started a BOM program using your Gypsy Rose fabric line at A Time To Sew in Laguna Hills. Check out their website at http://www.a-time-to-sew.com. You will be presenting at our guild, Beach Cities Quilters Guild, in February 2010. I can’t wait!

    Merci,

    Sharon Whelan
    Dana Point, California

  8. kbehunin@msn.com | 9th Mar 09

    hi Joanna,
    I love the fact that you keep in touch via email, I am in a remote part of Utah and your email makes me feel more in touch with the quilting world. I love your site. I am always interested in whats new and coming up. Your the best!!
    Deleska
    Moab, Utah:)

  9. Sally Silzars | 9th Mar 09

    I suggest you name your next fabric collection “Brandywine” as in the beautiful southeastern Pennsylvania countryside where Andrew Wyeth lived and painted his beautiful paintings.
    Your fabric collections are gorgeous.

  10. Ann Chalk | 10th Mar 09

    Love the mosiac bag!

  11. Sandy Whitson | 10th Mar 09

    I love your fabric. Thanks for sharing on your blog. I find something wonderful each time I visit. Your naming contest got me to thinking of the fields of hay around our home, and the wind changing the scene to waves of water.
    “Flowing Meadows”
    Best Wishes,
    Sandy Whitson

  12. helmsmn@hickorytech.net | 10th Mar 09

    Love your latest fabric collection. I feel the need to spend this wintry day surrounded by it in my quilt room. And as for naming contest…I suggest your call it “Stupendous Season”. Here in MN we experience the wonderful seasons to their fullest.
    Thanks

  13. Daisy Smith | 10th Mar 09

    I absolutely love the fabrics and was excited to receive the email about the Patisserie fabric contest. With Spring literally just around the corner how about a project called Patisserie’s on Parade… maybe a simple Spring bag, hat and/or light jacket.

  14. Lynn Mather | 10th Mar 09

    What a delightful little vacation it is to visit your blog and stroll through your fabrics this fine morning . . . and hopefully I’ll be back to my desk in time for my day job refreshed from my mini break. Thank you for sharing your talents and selections they are all beautiful. Imagine, fabric that is breathtaking and make my mouth water all at the same time. I would suggest “Anticipation” for the new title you seek. As we all are too excited to wait another minute to see what you have in store. I know we all “anticipate” your announcement “now available”.

    Blessings,
    Lynn

  15. Daisy Smith | 10th Mar 09

    So many ideas swimming in my head, but to help you with something that will catch everyone attention is not an easy task. I glad you are giving us a wonderful incentive to help get those imaginative juices going.
    Since Patisserie is done in a very soft demure color pallete, how about Patisserie Princess-a sweet little girlie quilt project.

  16. Sheryl | 10th Mar 09

    The colors of Patisserie are very warm and inviting and would be uplifting when creating with them. Thanks for emailing out and keeping us all posted. I started quilting when cornucopia was released and have been following your fabric line since. Keep them coming!!. I would hope that you could work on fabric colors that are suitable for a male-oriented quilt, sometimes that is the hardest to find unless I am into plaids or stripes and then you can name them Bread and Butter, Peanut Butter and Jam, Milk and Cookies.

    Thanks again for inspiring a new “old” quilter.
    Sheryl

  17. natalie barton | 10th Mar 09

    my heart cannot let go of these delicious colors, I am so anxious to get started on a project

    You have outdone yourself with this collection, Joanna

  18. LORAINE MURPHY | 10th Mar 09

    IN ALASKA, WE QUILTERS ARE ESPECIALLY EAGER FOR THE FIRST SIGNS OF SPRING.
    OUR ANTICIPATION IS REFLECTED IN OUR SEWING AND QUILTING AS WELL.
    WE’VE HAD OUR FILL OF THE DARK AND LOOK FORWARD TO THE EXPANDING DAYLIGHT. IN OUR SEWING, WE ARE DRAWN TOWARD THE LIGHTER COLORWAYS AND EXCITED TO PLAN A SPRING QUILT. I’D NAME A NEW LINE OF FABRIC “SONGS OF SPRING” TO ENSURE ITS APPEAL NOT ONY TO ALASKAN AND OTHER NORTHERN QUILTERS BUT TO OTHER QUILTERS AS WELL WHO LONG FOR THE NEW BEGINNING SPRINGS SIGNIFIES.

  19. Jean Potetz | 10th Mar 09

    Your fabrics are once again beyond lovely. The music playing on your sight inspired me to suggest Those Were the Days as a possible title of a fabric line, but I also love the softness of your fabric colors, so perhaps Soft Whispers or Shades of Summer to reflect the soft yellows, greens and blue of that warm season. Whatever you decide, it will fit I’m sure. Thank you for such lovely fabrics to work with –

  20. Ann Drake | 10th Mar 09

    Your fabrics are exciting and inspirational. It just makes your mind swirl with possibilities. A possible title that popped into my head is “Lollipops and Licorice Sticks”. It is so much fun working with your designs.

  21. Frances Locklair | 10th Mar 09

    your fabrics are so beautiful. They lift my spirits. I feel like I am browsing in a beautiful boutique with such beautiful displays. My suggestion for a title is “Uplifting Spirits”. All of your designs make it possible to put together a quilt or other projects that have such an artistic look.

  22. Doreen | 10th Mar 09

    awesome!
    Doreen, NY

  23. Sandy | 11th Mar 09

    Love your fabrics. Very romantic and soothing.

    Names – Strawberries and Cream
    Sunshine and Roses

    Sandy, OH

  24. Marge, VA | 11th Mar 09

    I want to leave my desk, go to France, by fabric, eat pastries and sing – you have made my day!!!!

  25. Paula Steingas | 11th Mar 09

    Just love your fabric line, the site and the music! I feel like I am there and totally swallowed up in the beauty of it all! thanks!

  26. Paula Steingas | 11th Mar 09

    Hi…How about a name like “Gardens of Romance” for a title of your new fabric line?
    I can think of so many!
    Thanks for making my day, especially when it is rainy and gloomy today. So nice to see Spring on your site!

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