Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Upon Which I Am Published...And I Didn't Even Ask!!!

Although I seldom do much quilting these days, there were several years when quilting was a passion. Now and then I still have a yen to put together some fabrics...usually recycled shirt fabrics...into a quilt. But these days the yen doesn't seem to move from my brain cells to my sewing machine. Other things are more important on my mind.

Still...it was quite exciting when I was recently approached by Marina and Daryl of Quilt Inspiration asking for permission to include a couple of my shirt quilts in today's article on quilts from recycled clothing. (This quilt is not shown there but two others are.)

Their previous articles have impressed me in terms of scope, creativity, and effort! They have spent considerable time researching, gathering, writing. So when they asked if they could feature a couple of my quilts, I fell on the floor and nearly begged, "Oh, please do!" Not wishing to grovel, however, I managed to remain calm. And while I can't remember how I worded my emailed response, I'm certain it was full of graceful decorum...they had no clue I was reaching up from the floor to type my email.

So if you love quilts (or if you are just plain curious) go to their article posted today..."Waste not, want not; Quilts from reclaimed clothing". You will be amazed at the creativity of today's quilters.

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8 comments:

Karen said...

Congratulations! And I just love the beautiful quilt! Keep up the nice work.

Wish you lived closer so you could teach me how to do that!

Gregg said...

Congrats! Good for you. There is nothing like being published.

WhiteStone said...

Well, Gregg, I have to back up a little bit here. While being "published" is a heady experience, I have to say that this little moment is pretty minuscule in the grand scheme of things. I'd have to say that there is nothing (in terms of joy) like knowing that you belong to Christ. Oh, that is the grandest joy of all. In fact, that is the only joy, real joy. You already know that, I'm certain. Thanks for reading my blog.

Pilgrim Mommy said...

Congratulations! They're gorgeous quilts.

Linda said...

The quilts are beautiful. I agree with Karen--the things you could teach me! Are you near Cedar Rapids? We maybe attending a John Deere 2 Cylinder Club exhibition there.

Glenda said...

Congratulations! I've already checked out quiltinspiration and will pass on the site to my daughter-in-law, who is a quilter! Beautiful work!! I just love quilts and need to learn the craft.

I also love your comment to Gregg! What a witness!

Diane said...

Wonderful, and your quilts hold up very, very well with all the others!

LOL, I'm being published as well, though not for quilting - will put the details up soon.

Kelly said...

I must say, I think your two were among the very best featured in the article! Lovely, lovely work!!