Yesterday I wrote a post about my excitment about having a 2 page article in Modern Quilting Magazine. And less than 2 hours later I felt I had no choice but to delete the post, because it has come to my attention that All Craft Media, (ACM) who are the parent company of Modern Quilting Magazine have very likely gone into either administration or liquidation.
But the plot thickens.
It should be noted that ACM, owned by Kerrie Allman, is a pheonix company of another company she owned, KAL Media, which went into liquidation in 2010.
It seems that there are many unhappy designers and contributors who have produced copy and designs for ACM and not been paid. I am one of them. (Perhaps my cheque is in the post?) And many designers have not received their samples back. Check out these links to see for yourself:
If you are a contributor or subscriber who is owed money, then take a look at this link for the administration details:
Sadly, it doesn't end there.
It seems that Kerrie has set up another company in her father's name:
Please draw your own conclusions.
It really saddens me to write this post. And I am so disappointed not to be able to share my article with you. It was my very first of the patchwork and quilting variety. But I am one of the lucky ones. My contribution was an article that involved about 2 afternoons of writing. Many others have spent hours and hours designing and sampling their work. All for nothing.
All Craft Media is leaving a bitter taste in people's mouths. But I hope this post will make people aware of the information currently circulating on the internet. Based on my experiences, that is all I can do.
Thank you for reading. I look forward to posting a happy post soon.