Dear QNM. What’s up y’all? I’ve been a faithful reader for years. In fact, when a lady got tired of you guys a few years ago, she gave me all her old copies from the 90’s, so I’ve actually read back issues from before I was a quilter.
All those little sticky note pieces? Those are all quilts I’d like to make from your publication.
Recently, I’ve become a bit disenchanted as it seems that you’ve chased after the newest trends in quilting, relaxing on the news sections and the instructional sections that made you famous and focusing too much attention and ink on the hate filled comments of some of your readers. And, personally, I’m not much caring for some of the newer patterns…note how many sticky notes are on the left side of the picture above and how few on the right side, where the newer editions are stored.
But, despite that, I’ve remained a faithful reader of every issue…they don’t even get time to warm up on these cold days before I’m ripping through the plastic to get to the goodies inside. I’ve read them to keep up with the news in the quilting community and to become a better and more inspired quilter.
But, I need to tell you that I’m getting really frustrated by your subscription department. And, I’m not thinking that their values reflect the values that drew me to your publication.
You see, in the last 6 months, I’ve received at least 5 threats to discontinue my subscription unless I pay NOW. But, when I log into my online account, I’m paid through March of this year. You probably can’t see the small print in the picture, but this threat says I’ll be cut off as of January 4. Huh?
This is the most likely reason that I would end my subscription to your magazine. I had similar experiences a couple years ago and dropped both those publications because of it.
I think you can count on my subscription this year…and hopefully my approaching expiration will not cause you to step up your efforts to collect early. But, I’m not sending the money one day before I have to. Before I choose to. And, I’m only being bull headed like this because of all those previous “reminders”. This never would have caught my attention except for their frequency.
And, for all my regular readers:
Tonight, Sydney has a far away game that Rob will be going to. I’ll be coming home early to feed the hounds and let them out. I’d like to think that I’ll get lots of quilting done, but I know that what I’ll end up doing is sitting in the floor and playing with the dogs until I tire them out and they head off for a nap and then I’ll get just a few minutes to sew before I’m too tired to safely operate heavy machinery.
Okay, so Alba Tross can’t actually be qualified as heavy machinery.
It’s more likely I’d get tired and my seams would go all wonky.
Everybody have a great Tuesday. I’m still in the middle of too many projects to have my own work to share today. Too many projects means I don’t make much progress on any of them.
All the rows of the I Spy quilt are assembled. Now, it’s time to press the seams and start joining them.
Be well. Lane