Helene Ruiz paints Josie tribute
Helene Ruiz, an artist local to Richmond, Virginia, made this acrylic painting in honor of QB's late Managing Editor, Josephine Stone. Josie had written about Helene in one of her first stories for Quail Bell Magazine. The QB Crew is so touched that Helene used her talents to portray our Josie. Thank you, Helene!
Justice at last?
A former valet parker has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the October death of young writer Josephine V. Stone.
Paul Peter Gray Jr., a 26-year-old Chesterfield County resident, was indicted Jan. 3. His lawyer was working with the commonwealth's attorney's office last week to choose a time to turn himself in, Chief Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Tracy Thorne-Begland says.
Stone, 23, was a recent graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, a technical writer for health insurer WellPoint and managing editor of Quail Bell, a new Richmond-based arts and literary magazine. For years she was a popular server at Penny Lane Pub.
Stone was walking along North Fifth Street to a show at the National on Oct. 28. That's when she was struck by a vehicle being driven to the garage at the Hilton Garden Inn by a valet parking attendant, according to Richmond police.
She died three weeks after the publication of Quail Bell's inaugural print edition, before it was distributed. This month Stone's former colleagues released a new edition of the issue that includes more of her writing. Their goal: to distribute 1,000 free copies of the Josephine Stone Edition across Richmond. Donations to the project can be made through Kickstarter, a website that helps creative projects find funding.
Lenore, the Lonely Petal-eater
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A Feathery Non-profit Arts Festival? Why not?
QB has recently entertained the idea of starting an annual non-profit arts festival. It would serve emerging artists in Baltimore, MD, Richmond, VA, and Washington, D.C. who are working in the themes of "the imaginary, the nostalgic, and the otherworldly." But we need a catchy name! Please vote now.
Digital Download of QB Express Now Available
Dear friends, family and fans of the late QB Managing Editor, Josephine Stone,
The QB Crew is pleased to announce that the digital download of QB Express: Josephine Stone Edition is now available. This special edition contains two pieces of Josie's writing not originally included in issue one of the 'zine, as well as additional Josie-related design content. Order the 'zine now and your .PDF will be emailed to you via YouSendIt.com.
Thank you for honoring Josephine Stone and supporting Quail Bell Magazine.
The QB Crew
Where the heck is this?
Calling all fledglings! Can you identify this historical monument? If so, tell us the name of the monument, its famous location, and the name of the cityin which it's located.
You must send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10 p.m. EST on February 10, 2012. Don't forget to include your name and mailing address.
We will choose ONE lucky winner to get a full year's subscription to Quail Bell Express.
Hint: Even with Tobacco Company and The Black Sheep, Southern Living still forgot us in "The South's Tastiest Town Awards."
Vote for QB!
Virginia Living Magazine, a well-known lifestyle magazine for the Commonwealth's upper-crust, just put out a survey for the "Best of Virginia"--best bars, best parks, best local bands, best doctors, best cafés, and more. Well, this is your opportunity to vote for Quail Bell Magazine! Please vote QB your favorite Northern Virginia blog. (Our founder, Christine Stoddard, is from Arlington, VA.) We appreciate your time and promise to keep bringing you content you love!
Where Quail Bell and Amazon meet
The QB Crew has hand-picked some of our favorite gifts from Amazon.com--from books to costumes to jewelry to CDs--and put them in our new Amazon Affiliate store. All of the gifts relate to our unique themes of the imaginary, the nostalgic, and the otherworldly. Anything you purchase supports QB and our mission, so please take a look!