Modern Quilting – Another One Bites The Dust

29 January 2013

Surprise, surprise ….. Modern Quilting magazine is no more.

The magazine that belonged to All Craft Media (which went into Administration in June 2012), then Craft Magazine Shop (owned by a deceased gentleman by the name of Derek Barnes. And I don’t mean he unfortunately died after launching the magazine.  I’m not sure how he managed this but he’d been dead for over 20 years when he bought it), then Craft Magazine Limited (sole Director and Shareholder Richard Rycroft, Kerrie Allman’s father).   Yes, THAT Modern Quilting.

Craft Magazine Ltd is to no longer publish it which, once again, leaves a lot of people who’ve bought annual subscriptions without either money or magazines.

The CM Ltd telephone number has been unavailable for a few weeks and emails are unanswered. But you can write and tell them what you feel if you think it may make you feel better – info@craftmagazineshop.co.uk – or Unit 10, Huntingdon Business Centre, 14/16 Blackstone Road, Huntingdon PE29 6EF, UK.  That address is a mailbox address only so there’s no point in turning up there brandishing your scissors.  And while you’re writing, ask them if you’re going to get a refund.

If you paid your subscription by credit card or Paypal, you could lodge a claim with them.  And you can contact Consumer Direct at 08454 04 05 06 (if you’re in the UK) 

Simply Sewing seems to have disappeared too but there’s no official word yet that it won’t be published again.  So perhaps you could ask about that too. 

Kerrie Allman/Tallulah Ray is promising another issue of Truffle soon.  And I’m sure the denizens of Bishop Stortford and surrounding areas are waiting with baited breath (well, probably not. Most of them haven’t seen a copy of the first issue yet).  

How many publications are going to fail before it dawns on her that perhaps this wasn’t the right career choice? 


  1. I can’t decide if these folks are a bad situation-comedy, a soap opera, or a craft-magazine Ponzi scheme. I am boggled. Why don’t they stop? {sigh} Sorry – redundant question. Thanks for trying to warn folks.

  2. I’ve been searching high and low for even mention of this! Argh! I nearly subscribed at Christmas too!

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