Will I see you at CHA?

Here’s the first thing that I’m up to. . .

I’m partnering with Berwick Offray Ribbon (the largest and most popular ribbon manufacturer in the world) for upcoming projects and designs for crafters and quilters!  Just wait until you see what I have up my sleeve!

I’ll be at CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) SuperShow in Anaheim, California this weekend and early next week!   See you there! xoxom

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43 Comments on “Will I see you at CHA?”

  1. January 19, 2010 at 2:42 AM #

    I love ribbon! I love crafts, fabric, etc. etc. I can hardly wait to see what you have up your sleeve!! 🙂


  2. January 19, 2010 at 3:15 AM #

    Now we know why you were making quilt blocks with ribbon…….Offray always has been the BESTEST ribbon!!!
    CONGRATS Mark!


  3. January 19, 2010 at 3:25 AM #

    My daughter is getting to go to Anaheim for the show. I told her I am now Officially Really Jealous. She is the art director for Sew Beautiful Magazine, and their issue out right now is all ribbons. I’m glad to see what you’re up to.


  4. January 19, 2010 at 3:32 AM #

    I’m looking forward to going to CHA in Anaheim. And very happy to hear that you’ll be there.

    Can’t wait!



  5. January 19, 2010 at 9:31 AM #

    Have fun out West! Can’t wait to get my hands on some of those ribbons!!!


  6. peggy
    January 19, 2010 at 11:05 AM #

    You will bring new life to the ribbon industry. I know many stores eliminated or cut back on their ribbon inventory, so it will be interesting to see what you come up with to revive the interest in ribbon.


  7. Claudia
    January 19, 2010 at 3:38 PM #

    You’ve been to Berwick and haven’t stopped in?? Well, I do live out by the “twin towers” so it may be a bit intimidating (but you should see the size of the eggs my chickens lay ). They’ll love you at CHA, come back with some great stories.
    Hey, should we tell everyone about about the ribbon Outlet!?!


  8. Mary Beth Glover
    January 20, 2010 at 12:44 AM #

    Sounds like exciting plans in the works…I will be watching carefully and am excited for you, Mark and all your new ventures!!!!


  9. Mary Beth Glover
    January 20, 2010 at 1:01 AM #

    I was out double-checking what magazines “New Track Media” now publishes and under the CK Media link, their home page still shows “Mark Lipinski’s Quilter’s Home Magazine, and has a big picture of you and Tulip on a quilt. What gives…this seems like a deceptive practice?

    Just curious — I have cancelled any subscriptions to quilting magazines, QNNTv, Quilter’s Club of America and Fons and Porter just because I don’t like what they did to you and how they do business. Leaves more quilting time anyways!

    Mary Beth Glover


  10. January 21, 2010 at 2:29 PM #

    Glad to hear from you again. I’m sure you’ll hit the ribbon world like you did the quilting world…and when the two collide…it should be something wonderful!


  11. Mindy Nardi
    January 21, 2010 at 3:07 PM #

    OMG!!! Mark I miss you!!! Please, please, please write another magazine. I am having withdrawal symptoms. LOL!!! Seriously, I really do wish you well in all your future endeavors. But, please consider another magazine…just NOT the same without you!!!! I love your sense of humor; honesty; tips; creative energy and inspiration.
    Love from one of your biggest fans


  12. Janet W.
    January 21, 2010 at 5:12 PM #

    Quilters Home came yesterday. So only just realized you are no longer affiliated with them. I won’t be renewing my subscription either. You were the reason I subscribed in the first place. The reason I watch Quilting Out Loud. Good luck in in the ribbon world. I will be looking for news of you on the internet and in the quilting/craft world.


  13. Janet W.
    January 21, 2010 at 5:13 PM #

    Please do notify me via email, as checked below.


  14. Jarvis"Jay" Beasley
    January 21, 2010 at 8:19 PM #

    I also just found out with the arrival of the Feb/Mar issue yesterday and have been spending all morning trying to find out WHAT HAPPENED!!! There will be a lot of subscriptions cancelled!!!!!! still don’t know what happened othe than you resigned…..Is that true?


  15. January 21, 2010 at 8:59 PM #

    Hi Mark, Glad to see you back in the blogosphere. Can’t wait to see what you’re up to with the ribbons. I guess we’ll hear about it at guild meetings. I need a bunch of black and white damask Offray ribbon for Kelly’s wedding. I’ve bought a few rolls at WalMart. How can I get more?


  16. CelticRose
    January 21, 2010 at 9:28 PM #

    Hi, Mark.

    I just got the Feb./Mar. 2010 issue of Quilter’s Home and realized that you were no longer there! 😦 I’ve just renewed my subscription too. Fortunately, I haven’t paid for it yet, so when I get the bill I’ll return it marked “CANCEL!” The magazine won’t be the same without you. It was the last needlework magazine I was subscribing to — I was keeping that one because of your wonderful sense of humor. I probably won’t even save this issue — as soon as I’ve read it, it’s going in the recycle bin.

    I’ve bookmarked your blog and your website, and look forward to any new projects you may have in the works. I hope you do another magazine — maybe an online one so you don’t have to deal with nasty publishers? 😉

    Best of luck to you in your new endeavours.



  17. Kathy P.
    January 22, 2010 at 3:58 AM #

    I feel like I fell off the planet!!!
    Just received the Feb/March issue of Quilter’s Home and couldn’t wait to read your crazy articles. Kept looking and looking, but no Mark. Checked out back issues and saw the company’s names had changed….so off to the Internet I went. So sorry to see you were gone….where was I for the last few months….oh yeah….my husband and I took our first cruise together after 30+ years, so I did have other things than quilting on my mind.
    YOU were the reason I subscribed to the mag and I won’t be renewing my subscription. Just hope you will find your way back into writing again….always looked so forward to what was next on your list. You made me smile so many times…..so thank you for that and I wish you only the best for the future…..I pray it won’t be the last time we hear from you!
    Love and hugs,


  18. January 22, 2010 at 4:52 PM #

    Sorry you won’t be in Northern California. I would definitely come. I can’t wait to see the ribbon!


  19. Sandra
    January 22, 2010 at 6:50 PM #

    Just got my Quilter’s Home and boy am I uh, pissed. Where is Mark? Where are Mark’s dogs? Searching questions as in a childrens’ book. So I went on line, and got confirmation. Kee-rap. I really enjoyed your fun cheery voice via magazine. I hope to follow you here on your blog. Please take pity, there are those of us in withdrawal!! And in Mark style, I wish you could dish about what happened. Some seem to know, I am out of the loop, but wish you well (and your enemies unwell). And uh, can you make them make ribbon that is washable and colorfast? Loved your magazine, not sure about Markless impostor.


  20. Ida Kearney
    January 23, 2010 at 8:35 AM #

    Oh, we so miss your smiling face, and of course the wee doggies. Could you please post pictures of the Floral Girls on your site, as well as all your news?


  21. Benita G
    January 23, 2010 at 5:20 PM #

    Wow – I already sent you a message but I want to post this to your wall. I only read QH because of you. I got the biggest kick from that magazine and I especially loved your review of gadgets. My friend bought me a subscription for my birthday and it began in November. It was about that time that I became aware that you would no longer be associated with this magazine. Poop. I won’t be renewing my subscription. Let me know where you are going after this. P.S. met you at QU show May 2009. Benita


  22. Mona Dow
    January 24, 2010 at 12:15 AM #

    OH Mark,
    I received your magazine this morning in the mail. Coffee in hand to the couch I went, for my cover to cover therapy! The magazine did not feel like you so I had to do some research to find out just now after reading the whole magagize that you had left the magazine and Quilt Out Loud from this site.

    One side of me is very happy for anyone that can branch and grow and take on new endeavors. The other side is absolutely heart broken. I am a fairly new to the quilting world and found quilters home by accident and was completely hooked. I told EVERYONE about this magazine and 4 people in my guild subscribed. Had them hooked also. I just renewed last week! Today I find out that it is no longer your magazine. I just got the subscription in November to quilt out loud and bought one for a friend. I noticed you were not on during the holidays I thought you were spending time with you Evan. But you were back in a few of the January episodes. Now I just read you left that also. 8^{

    I only read and watched for your sense of forwardness and awesome attitude toward life and all it entails. I wish you the best, but know it is with sadness.


  23. Peggy
    January 24, 2010 at 8:16 PM #

    I just picked up the February/March Quilters’ Home magazine and I was so disappointed that you were no where to be found in the magazine. It is the last time I will buy that magazine. You were the magazine and it is nothing without you. Good luck with everything you do in the future.


  24. Mary
    January 25, 2010 at 1:08 AM #

    I loved the way you autographed my sisters magazine, QNC (OKCY Winter Quilt Show). I need your advise, what do I do with that magazine, I have 2 years left?


  25. Suzanne McCall
    January 25, 2010 at 4:55 PM #

    No Mark……No magazine. Knew something was up when you were not on the cover. You really lifted my spirits & kept me smiling with your wit. Hope you find a new outlet for your writing creativity that we can all enjoy. Will watch for your face to appear on the newstand once more. Keep us posted!


  26. January 25, 2010 at 5:05 PM #

    I too am slow to this info. When I received this months mag, I knew something was wrong, so I started looking for XOXOXOM and saw none.
    I simply fell in love with you when I saw you in Houston at School House and you were telling us the gurdle story when you had to go to a funeral…I laughed so hard I wet on myself! (not too unusual for an old gal my age).

    Very disappointed!! and I have another year to go on my subscription.
    Here’s hoping QH doesn’t turn into just another ‘pattern rag with show and tell’ magazine like ALL the others.
    Love you, Mark. I will be following you.

    Lonnie Schlough
    Woodlands, Tx


  27. Patricia Russell
    January 25, 2010 at 5:25 PM #

    Oh NO!! I knew there was something wrong with my quilting magazine! I kept looking for your column – nothing! Checked the cover, saw your name gone, figured out something was up – I am disappointed for, like many other quilters, I bought the magazine because of your upbeat attitude. I am a new quilter and your magazine was the first one I tried, loved it and subscribed. I will keep my subscription, but will not renew. I will wait, instead, for your new venture – you will be writing again, right?


  28. Sharon aka Sam
    January 25, 2010 at 11:05 PM #

    Hi Mark
    Guess I won’t get to meet you at Woodstock Quilts again. Was so sorry to see them go. I am so waiting for your next magazine. Keep on with those quilt patterns and fabrics.


  29. Cindy Sumner
    January 26, 2010 at 6:07 PM #

    I got my new magazine and the first thing I noticed is — no Mark picture on the front or the doggies…so I thought to myself..they are are the back this time. NOPE…not there either. Okay there will be an article which explains why this change, so I began to look and I looked and I looked and continued to tell myself– Mark will be on the next page and I will be able to breath again, but NOPE , no Mark. I got clear to the last page and there was no mention of MY MARK or his family or his dogs or his opinion or his current giggle. I AM VERY DISAPPOINTED. I looked forward to Mark in each issue and now I no longer can get MY FIX. I had not renewed any quilt magazines but his, and now his is GONE too.. PHOOEY ! I started my day bummed out. I wish you well in your new endeavors Mark, but I will really miss you and the fun you brought my mind. Always a fan…Cindy – Seattle


  30. January 26, 2010 at 10:22 PM #

    Just got my new issue of QH, and was very saddened to see you’re no longer with them! As a manufacturer in the Scrapbooking world, we deal with NTM all the time (especially on the CKC show circuit). We chose not to do CHA this year, and now I’m bummed you were there, and I wasn’t!!! Will have to check out your schedule and see if we can meet on the road sometime. Love you, Love the dogs. Wishing you all the best!


  31. Dana
    January 27, 2010 at 12:04 AM #

    I had a difficult day and couldn’t wait to sit down with your magazine so that I could LOL!! But..”Where’s Mark?” I screamed. After stomping throughout the house, I found myself at the computer to do a little research. I don’t know what happened. I just hope you are doing what makes your life worthwhile. Good luck with everything. In the meantime, I’m canceling the subscription.


  32. Roberta Lightfoot
    January 27, 2010 at 2:10 AM #

    Bummer! I’m in withdrawal already without your smiling face on Quilter’s Home. The only reason I subscribed to it was because of you and your sense-of-humor approach to quilting. I’m cancelling my subscription and anxiously awaiting any project you are connected with.

    I love ribbon art and already have several books on the subject. I can’t wait to see the Ribbon Revolution led by Mark!


  33. Rosalie McMenamin
    January 27, 2010 at 4:36 AM #

    Hi Mark

    I too was wondering when the latest issue arrived and your smiling face and the puppies were not on the cover. Started reading, no xoxom’s anywhere. No quilt by Mark, no Mark listed on the editor’s page. What were they thinking? I will be joining your following and not renew the magazine, nor the QNN show, in fact I will cancel the magazine now.


    Good luck with Offray. I hope we will be hearing from you and not just on your blog.


  34. Paula
    January 28, 2010 at 4:56 AM #

    I just got Feb 2010 QH and was wondering where in the world is Mark. I also renewed but wish I hadn’t. Missing you cupcake and now I find out you will not be on Quilt out loud or QNN either. Say it isn’t so. Hope all the best for you and I will keep up with the blog to find out what’s up with you.


  35. Kathleen
    January 28, 2010 at 10:03 PM #

    I am aware that some addictions can be dangerous, but the addiction to your style and humour was so comforting. I miss your touch. Your connection to so many quilters through your writing is phenomenal. Quilters Home is so disapointing without you. I (and it seems many, many others) miss you so much. I am so glad I checked your blog, because I did not understand why you had disappeared from the magizine. I loved the whole “dude” thing because I live in a surfing community. Wishing you all the best and great things to come. Take care, “dudette” Kathleen


  36. Roxann
    January 29, 2010 at 5:08 AM #

    Boo Hoo! Arrrrgh! Where is our Mark, his doggy darlings, and his adorable, cheeky quilting divaness! I knew there was a reason I put off looking through the latest issue. No Mark! Not even a why? That was so rude to the subscribers and dare I say –you Mark! I will not be renewing! I will follow you and your new (I’m sure will be golden) projects. Blessings to u and yours!


  37. Sue H.
    January 30, 2010 at 3:22 PM #

    Mark: As with all the others above, I’m greatly saddened that you are no long at the helm of Quilter’s Home. I have a question–I have a pull-out card to be “charter” subscriber to “Mark Lipinski’s Quilter’s Home”–is this a new magazine that you have started–or is this the same (but not the same without you) Quilter’s Home that I unfortunately just renewed for two years? Please let me know–I want YOUR magazine, not the imitation. Sue H.


  38. Mitch
    January 31, 2010 at 5:48 AM #

    Martha’s always on the front of her magazine. So is Oprah. Where’s Mark? I wasn’t sure I even had the right magazine. In a single issue, it’s lost its edge – it’s missing your ability to look up over the sewing machine and throw out a few zingers and keep us laughing and smiling. The February/March issue is my last – the only remnant of you is the blow-in subscription card that still promises that we can “join Mark as he shares his passion and excitement for quilting…”. The tag line still says “The only magazine for quilters that’s fun to read.” Two broken promises. Without you, your old magazine has turned into its own cheap imitation. I wish you all the best. And I wish us more of your inspiration, innovation, and cheekiness.


  39. Rosemary in Green Valley AZ
    January 31, 2010 at 4:33 PM #

    I just went online to resub to ML Quilting Home and then found out that you are no longer there so I went back and cancelled. It was always so refreshing to read your “words of wisdom” and I hope you will be back in some way soon in a magazine. Thanks for the memories!


  40. February 3, 2010 at 5:16 PM #

    i can’t wait until your new magazine comes out! i stopped buying QH as soon as i knew that you were no longer associated with the magazine – the only reason i was subscribed was due to your creatve influence – please keep us posted!!


  41. Kay in KC
    February 13, 2010 at 9:47 PM #

    Now I don’t feel like such an idiot. I also settled in to read by QH cover-to-cover when I discovered no Mark!!!!!!! Also as many others I had just renewed my subscription for 2 years. Mark, you are an awesome individual. You bring joy to all who take the time to read/listen what you have to say. Yours was the only magazine thata I did read every page. I’m trying to figure out how to cancel and get a refund. Good luck in all your endeavors and please keep your fans informed. Something smells a little fishy here when a figure like you just vanishes off the face of the quilting world. Best wishes. k


  42. Marty Knox
    March 1, 2010 at 11:37 PM #

    So there is a reason why you aren’t on the front cover. I thought it was odd. The QH-ML=0 (I’m a retired math teacher) and that’s what it seems like. The fun is gone please e-mail me & tell me you have a new one in the works with the same outrageous humor that I love. You made my day. I’ve got all my old ML+QH=:) mags saved so I can still reread them. Hope to hear more from you soon. Miss you. xoxoxoxoxo


  43. Dale Ricklefs
    April 19, 2010 at 2:00 AM #

    I feel the same way as all the others on this blog. I bought QH because it WAS you, I joined QNN because it was you. Now, I’ll just cancel QH though I have two years left, and stick it out with QNN. You were refreshingly and quirkingly funny. And, I don’t normally follow public personalities. Best of luck to you!


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