Things change and things stay the same. This issue of the SAPFM quarterly eMagazine looks familiar, but it has a new editor. After 6-1/2 years of vigorous growth, Bob Van Dyke decided it was time to pass the reins to someone else. In addition to editing American Period Furniture, the annual SAPFM journal, I will now be editing Pins & Tales. Julian Peters will continue as art director, much to my relief. Julian has done a wonderful job of ensuring that Pins & Tales looks as good (or better) than many commercial magazines.
In this issue you'll find a detailed report of the 2019 Mid-Year conference, news of past and upcoming chapter meetings and events, classes and exhibitions as well as articles by 2018 Cartouche recipient Ray Journigan, Mary May, and Nick Vanaria. You'll find techniques and information you won't see anywhere else and I hope you enjoy it. As editor I welcome your feedback about the quarterly and if you feel the urge to contribute content to a future issue (or to the 2020 edition of American Period Furniture) send me an email.
Thanks again to Bob and Julian (and numerous volunteers) for the time and effort over the last several years to produce Pins & Tales. I'll do my best to live up to the example they have set and I look forward to hearing from you.
-- Bob Lang