Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Behind the Seams With Duff

Yes , you can stitch your way to the top...

It is with great pleasure to announce one of our very own tut writers ( when we used to be only a tutorial blog) , participant in our blog hops and a dear friend...we know her as Duff, but that was yesterday...Today we will call her CHIEF- as in Editor-In-Chief for one of the largest Quilting Magazine in the world. American Quilter. 

YOU can read all about her here ( below) . WE at Sew WE Quilt could not be happier. I have known for sometime but was sworn to secrecy and that was soooo hard when you have dear friends you would like to share this with...But not a peep came out of me...well until today that is...

We will continue to cheer for our dear DUFF, and we wish her alllll kinds of success.
She has words so I do not think she will be keeping them in. We do hope she will have some time
to keep us abreast of her own projects on her blog .Bacon then eggs!

Leave her a note on her blog...., I know she will be overwhelmed at all of  the spirited cheerleaders who will  now be cheering her from the sidelines...

I may have to give up my pom poms soon!

Duff, you have managed to stitch many stitches in our hearts...  A JOB IN Quilting that pays with 
more than giveaways...Way to go D. U. F. F. xx

YOU can never have too many cheerleaders! 

Michele Duffy Named Editor-in-Chief of American Quilter Magazine

The American Quilter’s Society, the largest quilting membership organization in the world, announced today that Michele Duffy has been named editor-in-chief of American Quilter magazine.

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Michele Duffy
Michele Duffy American Quilter Magazine Editor-in-chief
Quote startI’m honored and proud to join the AQS familyQuote end
Paducah, KY (PRWEB) January 22, 2013
The American Quilter’s Society is happy to announce Michele Duffy is the new editor-in-chief of American Quilter magazine, the flagship magazine of the AQS. Ms. Duffy will assume editorial duties as Christine Brown retires. Ms. Duffy is already actively involved in the editorial direction for the May issue of American Quilter.
Michele is an accomplished journalist with a solid background in editing, education, and quilting. She brings a warm and unassuming nature along with a vigorous editorial background. Ms. Duffy’s keen eye for design and expertise in hands-on instruction will ensure American Quilter continues to provide quilters with the inspiration and techniques they have admired for 29 years.
AQS Founder and President, Meredith Schroeder, says, “We’re excited to have found someone with the combined quilt knowledge, communication skills, and leadership strength quilters have come to expect from AQS.”
Michele has been quilting for over 20 years and is a proud member of two quilt guilds. Now relocating from Sycamore, IL, to Quilt City USA®, she will enjoy quilting in the center of the quilting world. Ms. Duffy has earned an M.A. in English Education and has spent the past decade instructing at the university level.
Ms. Duffy notes, “Quilting and other textile art forms are in the midst of a vast revival period, so I am thrilled to be able to move seamlessly into the position of editor-in-chief.” She adds, “AQS is an incredibly devoted and collaboration-driven group of professionals. I’m honored and proud to join the AQS family.”
As the American Quilter’s Society continues to grow and expand its Market, Michele will be an integral part of the staff. AQS Chief Operating Officer, Richard Louise, states, “AQS is leading the quilting industry during an exciting time of rapid growth and development. Michele’s appointment to lead the magazine is one of several organizational changes keeping AQS poised to lead the industry through inspiration.”
The American Quilter’s Society is the largest quilting membership organization in the world. For almost 30 years, AQS has been the leading voice in quilting inspiration and advice. Through a broad suite of products—magazines, books, live events, contests, workshops, online networks, patterns, fabric, and catalogs. At AQS, we believe that with inspiration and advice, the creatively minded can take their quilting projects beyond what even they had imagined. That is why inspiration is central to everything we do. The leading authors in quilting choose to publish with AQS; the best in quilt artistry select AQS events to display their work; the newest quilters learn from the knowledge and inspiration of AQS members.


  1. WOW!!! What an incredible accomplishment! Congratulations!

  2. oops!
    Wow! thank you!
    And a big HUG and SMOOCH to you, Madame, for your unbelievable support, confidence, and confidentiality throughout the crazy process of this life-changing event!
    You're the BEST!

  3. Rosemary B here: :-)
    This is wonderful news.
    Congratulations to Michele on this exciting well deserved position.
    I will go to her blog right now!
    Thank you so much for this news!

  4. Já estive lá,e deixei minhas palavrinhas de carinho.Menina danada de boa no que faz e merece os louros,os aplausos e pom pom e tudo que Deus possa lhe dar de melhor.Beijos.

  5. Congratulations Michele! Such an awesome accomplishment!

  6. Oh, this is terrific, Ms. ♥Duff!! Congratulations to you and best wishes in your new assignment!

  7. Thank you so much for sharing this news. I worked with Christine Brown, so I was able to send her my "happy retirement" wishes. It's good to be in the know about these things.

  8. How exciting for Michele! What a great achievement!

  9. Congratulations on your new position. Don't forget to leave some time for actual quilting!

  10. A very beautiful and wonderful accomplishment for you - congratulations from Judy C

  11. thank you ladies!! I appreciate your support and encouragement. I♥bloggers!!

  12. Oh Happy Day! What a great way to start the year!!!Congratulations!!


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