The American Quilter’s Society gathered at The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky, to say farewell to Christine N. Brown on January 17, 2013.
Chris served as the Editor-in-Chief of American Quilter magazine for eight years. It is always difficult to know exactly what to say to someone who is retiring. So we just say, “Thank you, Chris, for your dedication to quilters, AQS, and AQ magazine. We have enjoyed working with you and wish you the very best in this next chapter of your life.”
In Her Own Words:
“Change is difficult, but I firmly believe change is good. Changing directions on your path through life allows for surprises and new experiences around every corner.
Though I have thoroughly enjoyed my eight-year sojourn as editor-in-chief of American Quilter, I’m ready to move on to the next adventure in my life, whatever it turns out to be. I hope the last 44 issues of American Quilter magazine have inspired you in some way and given you a few hours of reading pleasure every two months.
I look forward to the positive energy and new ideas a change in leadership can bring to a magazine. You can be certain that the combination of ingredients you appreciate in American Quilter—exceptional photography, proven techniques, distinctive projects, and unique stories—will continue to be the basic recipe for American Quilter in the future. Michele Duffy, the new editor, will undoubtedly add her own flavor to AQ while staying true to the editorial content you enjoy most.
But quilting has been central in my life for the better part of four decades, so I’m not going completely away just yet. I’ll be a contributing editor for American Quilter, seeking out your new techniques and personal stories to share with the quilting world, and contributing some of my own patterns and articles. I hope you’ll contact me at email@example.com with your article ideas.
Happy stitching to all!”Christine N. Brown, Contributing Editor American Quilter Magazine