The e-mails have been FLYING! WOW! I'm so happy about the response to the HexieLove magazine! I've had thousands of visitors on my blog in a short amount of time. This dream of mine is becoming a reality! I'm so thankful to all you for your excitement and interest.
A few days ago I purchased the special software I'll use to manage the magazine. It will handle subscribers, advertisers, and pagination. This may be more than you want to know! But I'm working hard behind the scenes to make this happen. The software is being set up this weekend and I'll start learning to use it Monday! I'll need to have hours of training to get proficient in the system, but I know in the long run it will make my life easier and more organized.
Here are some questions that I've been getting:
1. Do you have a list for people who want to subscribe?
No, I'm not keeping a list. Just stay tuned to the blog and to HexieLove.com! You'll hear it here first when I'm ready to take subscribers! I'm hoping I'll be ready in the next couple of weeks.
2. How much will it be to subscribe?
Not sure quite yet, but I do know it will be under $20.
3. Are you accepting submissions?
Yes! If you have an idea, please send me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). I'm always looking for new hexie patterns, both traditional or modern. Any tips involving hexies (no matter the technique) are always needed. Be creative - I'm looking for things that haven't been seen before. I'm also looking for small projects, such as bags, table toppers, pin cushions, etc.
Every issue will have a Featured Hexie Artist article. No, you don't have to be "famous" in the quilt world to be the Featured Artist! If you've made an amazing hexie quilt, let me know!
Every issue will also have an article on The Modern Hexie - do you make modern quilts with hexies? Let me know!
4. Do you pay for submissions?
Yes! Okay, it's not a fortune - so don't expect to get rich! But I know that I have to pay in order to get quality submissions!
As Dolly Parton said,
"If you're going to DREAM, you're going to have to put some WINGS on those dreams, and some FEET and some HANDS. You can't just sit around and THINK of all the things you WANT to DO."
Thanks for sharing my dream!