VICKI ANDERSON Founder & Publisher

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Vicki Anderson and her husband Dick are the owners of Meander Publishing Inc, which publishes Modern Quilts Unlimited and Machine Quilting Unlimited magazines. They love to travel in their RV, with their Tortoise Shell Calico cat Betty tagging along. They also enjoy spending time with their daughter, son-in-law and three grandsons, who fortunately live nearby.

Vicki has a diverse professional background including many years of producing newsletters, brochures and marketing materials for civic and personal interest organizations, creating and publishing a bi-monthly magazine for various farmers’ associations, and working as an editor for consumer magazines. She also freelanced as a writer and editor for other major publications and manufacturers in the sewing, quilting and craft industries. An avid quilter, Vicki purchased Unlimited Possibilities Magazine in early 2006 and advanced it to the leading magazine for the longarm industry. One year after creating Machine Quilting Unlimited Magazine, launched in Dec 2007 to serve the home quilting enthusiast, she and Dick realized that they could create a stronger, more inclusive magazine which would address both the longarm and domestic machine quilter by combining the two magazines. into one publication, retaining the title Machine Quilting Unlimited Magazine. In July 2009, the magazines were merged. They have now added Modern Quilts Unlimited to the family and look forward to working with the designers, manufacturers and quilters in this exciting new movement!

You can reach Vicki at vicki@meanderpublishing.com or 1.800.910.1925  EXT 1

KIT ROBINSON Editor

Kit Robinson has exhibited her contemporary and landscape art in national and international venues and has won awards across the country.  She lives in Fort Collins, CO, with her husband, two dogs and two cats, and is lucky to have her daughter, son-in-law, granddaughter and grandson nearby.  Her son is doing post-graduate work in Madrid, Spain. When not working on the magazine, Kit can be found walking her dogs at the lake, working in her studio, trying out new techniques with her friends or painting fabric on the driveway. Lately she has become involved in quilt photography, both for herself and for other members of the local quilt community. You can see her work at www.kitsquilts.norova.com.

As Editor, Kit overseas the production and editorial aspects of the magazine, as well as managing to day-to-day operations, often organizing a myriad of projects at once. Contact Kit for article queries and submissions at kit@meanderpublishing.com.or 1.800.910.1925  EXT 3

 

DIANE RUSIN DORAN, Associate Editor

Diane  has always fascinated by color and fabric. She’s been sewing since childhood and quilting since 1987. Best known for her digitally collaged art quilts, her work has been widely exhibited and won numerous awards at major shows across the country. Diane was an aerospace engineer, has written numerous articles for a variety of quilt publications, and is the author of the instructional DVD Digital Collage for Quilt Design from Start to Finish. She lives in Glenelg, MD, with her husband and three sons. You can see her work at www.dianedoran.com.

As Associate Editor for Machine Quilting Unlimited, Diane works with designers and authors, and finds quilts and  products to showcase in each issue.  Diane’s email is diane@mqumag.com.

 

TIFFANI HAHN, Circulation Manager

Tiffani has over 20 years direct mail/ circulation experience. She was already familiar with our magazine when she joined us in 2010, having previously worked for our shipper! She is responsible for all subscription and back issue sales, direct shop sales and now, broad distribution such as Barnes & Nobles and JoAnn’s stores. She also acts as our liaison/expert with the US Postal system, which is a unique challenge! Her number is 1.800.910.1925 EXT 4 and her email is tiffani@meanderpublishing.com.

Tiffani lives in Frederick, CO with her husband Zach and five children,  CJ,  Paytton, Brianna, Sydney and Trevor.  Although having five kids can keep her busy all on their own,  she does love to watch football (especially the Denver  Broncos) and plays fantasy football.  She also enjoys the family camping trips to Walden, CO. Being very new to the quilting industry, Tiffani looks forward to one day completing a quilt herself.

SARA DUFFERT, Advertising Manager

Sara Duffert has a BA in Mass Communications from St. Ambrose University.  She has over 14 years of experience in sales and marketing and has spent the majority of her career in the advertising sales industry.  Prior to joining the MQU staff, Sara spent six years at a marketing firm, where she developed advertising and marketing campaigns. Sara’s expertise is focused on customer relations and coordinating all facets of the advertising campaign, ensuring every client’s success.

Sara is an Iowa native (GO HAWKEYES!) and currently lives in Fort Collins Colorado with her husband, Mike, and two extremely active boys, Owen and Derek. You can reach Sara at sara@meanderpublishing.com or 1.800.910.1925 ext. 5

 

Emily Vanek, IT Director and Webmaster

Emily has been developing websites since the early 2000’s. After working with multiple dot com startups, she finally decided to go into business for herself, consulting small businesses on everything from web design to social media campaigns. She runs ColoradoMoms.com and contributes to many other large websites. She has been featured in such publications as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal as well as many local newspapers across the US. She lives in Denver with her husband and three spirited boys, the youngest with Autism. She is a strong advocate for the Autism community.

You can reach Emily at emily@meanderpublishing.com