Machine Quilting Unlimited Magazine (MQU) is focused on the machine quilting process, whether you are using a domestic sewing machine, small frame system or professional longarm machine. Our articles are instructive, informative and enlightening, showcasing the latest products, designs, teachers and quilting celebrities. We continually strive to educate the reader via how-to instruction and detailed product reviews. We also dedicate a portion of the magazine to showcasing award-winning, machine-quilted items, whether quilts, garments or miscellaneous creations and profiling industry leaders and businesses. Published six times per year, MQU is available through subscription and at select quilt shops nationwide. On-sale dates are the first of January, March, May, July, September and November.
Machine Quilting Unlimited Magazine is for the machine-quilting enthusiast. We will cover techniques and fundamentals, whether using a domestic sewing machine, a small frame system, a midarm machine, or a longarm machine. There will also be design inspiration, profiles of your favorite quilting stars, reviews of products, books, and DVDs, ideas for setting up your studio or workroom, help for beginners, and a calendar of quilt shows and events.
Machine Quilting Unlimited Magazine is written and edited to reflect an educational, informative format. Most articles are written by members of the machine quilting community. All submissions must be about machine quilting or related products and topics. Profiles, Interviews, Essays and Business Articles that are related to quilting are acceptable, including humorous, serious, new products, trends and developments, the jury process, shows and conventions, retail, wholesale, etc. First Person or Opinion articles are also accepted and will be identified as such. Submissions must be original. We prefer materials that are previously unpublished. We suggest you send a query before submitting finished articles. New writers are gladly considered, but we require no simultaneous submissions to other publications. Send SASE and/or sufficient postage for return of samples and photos. MQU reserves the right to edit, shorten or modify articles.
Articles are accepted from beginners to professionals. Contact us for requirements regarding photographs and the proper sequence of how-to steps. Please always include photographer credits. Drawings are acceptable where appropriate. Length is determined by subject matter and photos but generally runs 500-2000 words. Please include a resource section with your sources for supplies and special tools, etc. where applicable. Provide company name, website, telephone number and address, if available.
Please send an email query titled, “Article Submission” to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Machine Quilting Unlimited Magazine is looking for machine quilted items to include in our reader’s quilts section called “Noteworthy” – we love to showcase our readers’ talents! Send high resolution, digital photos to email@example.com and your work may be included. If sending photos by regular mail, please note that photos will not be returned. Label the entries clearly with name, address and contact information. If you did not make the quilt or garment, please send the name and contact information of the maker, list pattern used and any other pertinent information. We require written permission from the quiltmaker as well before we can publish. Please also note that by sending your photos, you hereby give permission to Meander Publishing Inc (Machine Quilting Unlimited Magazine) to use the photograph for publishing. You, however, retain all copyrights to your work. DO NOT SEND THE ACTUAL QUILT OR GARMENT UNLESS WE CONTACT YOU. Machine Quilting Unlimited Magazine assumes no responsibility for loss or damage of unsolicited items. Entrants will be notified prior to publication if their entry is selected.
NEW PRODUCTS AND BOOK REVIEWS
We are pleased to review publications and products of interest to our readers. Please send samples or review copies to
Meander Publishing Attn: MQU Product Review PO Box 918 Fort Lupton, CO 80621 800-910-1925
Rates available upon request. Please send an inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org