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Welcome to PieceWork® Magazine!

PieceWork celebrates and expresses historic and ethnic fabric-related handwork in stories and selected projects on:

  • quilting
  • knitting
  • crochet
  • embroidery
  • cross-stitch
  • basketry
  • beadwork
  • needlepoint
  • lace making
  • dyeing
  • other traditional crafts.

From early Colonial samplers to Japanese sashiko quilts to beaded Athapaskan dancing boots, handwork's history in human history. The clothes that warm us, the linens that adorn our homes, the finery that lifts our spirits—these works have come from hands that tell us who we have been and who we are. And using our hands to carry on handwork that reflects our history and culture is rhythmic and sustaining.

Jeane Hutchins Jeane Hutchins has been the editor of PieceWork magazine since June 1998. Prior to that, she was the director of marketing for Unicorn Books and Crafts (a textile and craft book distributor), and she has served as the editor of both The Flying Needle, the Council of American Embroiderer's magazine, and Yarn Market News, a trade journal for the owners of retail yarn and needlework stores. She has edited four textile-related books: The Fiberarts Design Book II (published by Lark Books), Ikat II (published by Unicorn Books), as well as Stitching a Legacy: American Needlework Projects and Stories and The Needleworker's Companion (both published by Interweave). She has been a frequent guest on the PBS television program, Shay Pendray's Needle Arts Studios. She frequently speaks to needlework-related groups and guilds and she was a guest lecturer at the Peabody Essex Museum's 2002 Embroidery Arts Symposium. She has a degree in English literature from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, with her husband Bob McQueen and two cats.

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