If you have a budding interest in quilting and this is your first issue of Quilting Arts, congratulations! You have taken an important beginning step. If you are a seasoned quilter, then you have a job to do: RECRUIT!. There are literally millions of pre-quilters waiting for a noble scout like yourself to take the lead and show them the light. Putting them in touch with a local fabric shop is a wonderful beginning, but perhaps an even better idea is to dig through your stash and snip some of your best fabrics and embellishments to put in a goodie bag. These bits of fabrics might be difficule to part with, but imagine being the recipient of such a personal gift. Wouldn't this inspire you to quilt?
Quilters are known to have generous hearts. In this issue, we share our artist profile Mary Fisher, a women who through her honesty and compassion is making certain that AIDS are not forgotten. Grab a cup of tea, sit in a quiet space, and turn to page 44 to read about her story and her art. If you have the change to go to a quilt show where she is exhibiting her works, make sure to take the official tour.