So, some exciting news to share today … I’m going to be in a book! Well, a quilt I designed is going to be in a book but that’s pretty much the same thing.
Earlier this year I was honoured to have two quilts juried into the Modern Quilt Guild’s inaugural QuiltCon held in Austin, Texas. One of the quilts was called “If Kaffe Met Seuss” and was in the Improvisational category and the second one was called “STELLA!” and was in the Modern Traditionalism category. While neither of the quilts won ribbons, it was an incredible experience seeing them hanging there amongst all the other modern quilts.
Through that experience I ended up corresponding with a quilter named Jenifer Dick who also happens to be an author and Executive Editor for the publishing company Kansas City Star Quilts. She had seen my quilts at QuiltCon and asked to see some more of my work. She then invited me to participate in a project the company was working on. How cool is that?
The book, published under KCSQ’s newest imprint, My Stars, has 10 different designers contributing modern quilts all based on traditional blocks that were published in the Kansas City Star newspaper in the past. Some of the blocks were originally published in the 1920’s and 1930’s. The book will be published this fall.
So even though I can’t post a picture of my quilt yet, here are some links to the blog, Facebook page and Twitter page that will introduce you to a new designer each week through a Q&A interview. Hope you’ll check us all out.