The American Dream comes in many shapes and sizes, and though it might look much different today than it did yesterday, most people will agree that it is still based in achieving a level of comfort and happiness. Issue 91 is about how American’s are making their dreams a reality by following their passions, believing in themselves, and having the courage to step outside the box. Like the Doan family, who left the hustle and bustle of California for quaint Missouri and found their calling in quilting. Print maker Chris Fritton also hit the road to find his calling, and hasn’t stopped traveling since. The “itinerant printer” makes his way from print shop to print shop, learning from and spreading the knowledge he has picked up on his journey. The American Dream came later in life for Lina Alattar, who, having lived on three different continents as a child, found her love for art as an adult and decided to give up corporate life for an artist’s life. No matter what your personal dreams are, this issue inspires you to go after them, full steam ahead.
Virginia-based abstract artist Lina Alattar discusses her nomadic upbringing and how it has influenced her subject matter and techniques.
The handiwork and history of Heritage Restorations, which brings antique structures back to life, including a Dutch barn in Telluride, Colorado.
Chris Fritton, also known as the Itinerant Printer, discusses the history of traveling printers and his own such journey across the country.
A trek to Michigan’s scenic Upper Peninsula to experience its many exotic locals alongside Lake Superior.
A profile of Missouri Star Quilt Company, a rags-to-riches success story founded on precut fabrics and popular quilting tutorials.
A look at Carolina Raptor Center’s ongoing efforts to provide protection for and education about America’s birds of prey.
Popular blogger Tieghan Gerard shares culinary creations from her first cookbook, Half Baked Harvest (Clarkson Potter 2017), including potato chip chicken.