Saturday, June 30, 2012

On Deck: Speaking of Roses...

On Deck: August/September issue of Quilters Newsletter
Speaking of roses...check out the cover of the upcoming August/September issue of Quilters Newsletter Magazine. After Mom and I had spent so much time at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland just this week, roses have been on my mind. What a coincidence that there are roses on the cover. That's not the only reason why I'm blogging about the upcoming issue of Quilters Newsletter. I want you all to know about the magazine because I'm in it!


Say what? 

If you go to the Quilters Newsletter website, you'll see a preview. :)
Yes, it's true. I'm in the magazine, and I've been doing my best to keep it a secret for a long time. But now that the preview for the August/September issue is up on their web site, I think the cat's out of the bag! Quilters Newsletter has been around since the late 1960s. I believe it was 1969 when Bonnie Lehman started it. Today, the magazine reaches far and wide. I've heard there are more than 200,000 subscribers. That's a lot!


So, some of you may be wondering, why am I in the magazine? I'm certainly not a world famous quilter, although I did recently make my first quilts. I've only been involved with the whole world of quilts for a few years, but I have collected for about 23 years. There are so many people who deserve to be featured. Why me? Well, I haven't seen this issue of the magazine yet, and I'm still not sure exactly how they found me, but on the most basic level I think it's because I really love quilts.

I'll write more about it when the magazine arrives, but wanted to give everyone the heads-up to keep an eye out for the August/September issue of the magazine. There will be pictures of quilts, an interview, and even a pattern! Most of all, I'd like to thank Quilters Newsletter for including me in the magazine. I'm honored, beyond words.

14 comments:

  1. And a well-deserved honor, for sure!! I'll be looking for the issue. The quilt in this post is just gorgeous. I love, love it! Look forward to learning more about it!

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    1. Thank you, Sandi! The quilt in this post is the one that will be available as a pattern. :)

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  2. After I made my first NYB I said never again...but that was 1O years ago! Maybe it will be easier this time around? I want another one....

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    1. I think it will be easier. And as I said to Sandi, the pattern is the quilt in this post. I like this one. It's intermediate level, and there are many ways you could make it. I can't wait to see what people do with it. :)

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  3. I might give it a try! I was going to be so jealous if your first few quilts were in the QNM! What a great honor to have the NYBeauty there.

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    1. That quilt is one of the earliest examples I've got that seems more like a scrappy quilt, so that should make it interesting. If you don't like red, you could do something completely different in the sashing. Same with the other elements. I hope to see people try it out and come up with their own spin on things. :)

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  4. very cool, Bill! Congratulations! Now I just have to wait till QN hits my mailbox.

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    1. Me too, Dawn. I'm eager to get copies so I can give one to my mother. :)

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  5. Now that's fantastic news you are so deserving of the honor.

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    1. QN arrived. Very nice article and good looking photo too.

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  6. I am very Happy for you. I hope you don't mind me saying "So, some of you may be wondering, why am I in the magazine? I'm certainly not a world famous quilter, although I did recently make my first quilts"

    You are part of us. Hugs.

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  7. "Collecting Beauty" made me smile; It was a pleasure to experience on 'real' pages

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