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Meander, by Shereece Nicole, could be made with just two colors instead of the three colors shown which affords the quilter some opportunity to play with color.

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I will jump in here to say that working with the ladies at The Quilt Pattern Magazine is super-wonderful!! They are so very encouraging and helpful when you are new at all this and their execution is amazing and very professional! - Marija V.
My first pattern, Colors of October, is coming out in the May issue (sent in 2012) and I am super excited and very grateful to the TQPM staff. - Marija V.
I will agree with you on that, Marija. I have a monthly column in the magazine and I find them wonderful to deal with. Great mag. as well. - Anna B.
One of the advantages of writing for TQPM is that there's less competition, thus a better chance of getting published and breaking into the business. Because TQPM insist on publishing a quality magazine, they have to guide and mentor us more than if they accepted work from experienced writers only. But being so helpful, the staff makes it easier to learn the rules and the magazine give us opportunities for publishing. Those are advantages that are not necessarily available to us from long-established magazines, and they are gold to us. - Mary M.
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