Submissions

Quilt News is a blog about quilting related information, mostly patterns, but related items are usually acceptable. If you submit something, please consider submitting also for a friend or associate too – everyone can use a little help.

Acceptable submissions: Notices of original quilt pattern designs offered for sale by the designer or her agent. Notice of new fabric designs. Notice of new videos on quilting. Notice of new accessories related to sewing and quilting. Notice of a new website or blog might be considered as well. If you are not sure about something, submit it! I’m a nice person (usually 🙂 and I want to help. If you find erroneous information here please let me know and give me a chance to correct it.

Not acceptable:

* knockoff patterns – -if you can’t design something original don’t submit your copies here;
* free patterns – – I am promoting quilters trying to earn a living using their talents and their craft;
* “upcoming” patterns – – let me know when it’s printed and quilted and ready for sale;
* EQ only patterns – just because
* membership sites
* sites/patterns with no prices

In case you are wondering, here are the five “W’s”:

Who am I? Marguerita McManus. Professional quilter, former pattern designer & former longarmer. Published author, blogger, Quilt Market junkie.

What to send me? Send me an email and you can write your own text or I’ll do it, send me a condensed photo or tell me (with a link) where to find your photo on the internet and I’ll post a copy. It couldn’t be easier! QuiltNews @ gmail.com (take out spaces)

The very best email has:

The title of the new item
A short blurb written by you that best describes the item to someone who has never seen it before
Links to your website and blog
A small jpeg or gif of the item
Thanks for publishing!

When to send? Send anytime. I publish when someone sends me notices and when I have time to surf the internet for interesting items.

Where do I send my notices? Send info to quiltnews @ gmail.com – – take out spaces

Why? I do this because I enjoy it. You should submit because every bit of internet exposure can help grow your identity on the internet, in the quilting community and increase your sales.

The two extras:

How long? Your info and the post stays up as long as Google lets it and forever unless I am given a reason to delete it.

How much? It’s free. It’s probably going to stay that way too. As long as it’s working for designers and fun for me, we all benefit. Oh, and the ads you see on the side? Free to people who go the distance to help others. If you think you qualify, let me know!

Lastly, I am the editor of this blog. Don’t argue with me about my submission guidelines.

3 Responses to “Submissions”

  1. Karen Griska on February 4th, 2009 at 7:12 am

    Maggie,
    Thank you very much for highlighting my book “Quilts from the Selvage Edge.” I found your website through Google Alerts, and I am enjoying all the cool stuff you have here.
    Best wishes to you!
    Karen

  2. Karen Griska on February 4th, 2009 at 7:33 am

    Hi Marguertia, I’m sorry I got your name wrong a minute ago. I am not a morning person. 🙂
    Karen

  3. Penel Jensen on June 22nd, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Margerita,
    Your web site is most interesting and a great help for new designers. We just were contacted by a designer who found our name on your site. Thank you very much. We specialize in helping new designers get started in the quilting industry and I didn’t know about this site. One thing I might mention so you could update your distributor listing -FYI – Thimblefaire and Starwood are out of business as of last October. Again, thank you for your helpful web site.

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