Saturday, April 2, 2016

They're in print!

You probably don't recall the little pile of trimmings I posted about last May.  I can finally share what those came from.



My three runners were featured in American Patchwork and Quilting's June 2016 issue!

Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2016 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.

I sent the runners out at the end of June, and got to see proofs last month, but I didn't quite believe it until I actually saw them in print, with my name right there on the page.  There might or might not have been some squealing and happy dancing happening here yesterday when I finally saw the magazine.

These runners had the benefit of professional staging and photography, so I won't bother sharing any more of my photos.

Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2016 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.
Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2016 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.

Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2016 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.

Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2016 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.

Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2016 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.

Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2016 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.
I particularly like how the color placement and choices change the look of the border.  And it's funny how tastes change.  When I first worked up this design, I really favoured the fall version.  When I sewed them up, the grey and yellow was my hands-down favourite.  I really didn't care much for the green/blue/yellow the editor requested, but made it anyway, and quilted it, and shrugged.  Well, guess which one is my favourite right now?  Yup.  The green one!

The magazine should be on store shelves soon, and may have already appeared in subscriber mailboxes.  I did spy a few copies out early at my local supermarket.  My ever supportive husband, who was with me at the time, was ever so disappointed that the cashier didn't ask why I would buy three copies of the same magazine so he could enlighten her!

Yes, I bought three copies.  One for my mom, one for my mom-in-law, and one to give away (APQ sent me my very own copy).  If you'd like to win a copy of the June 2016 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting, leave me a comment telling me what you're working on these days. If you are a no-reply blogger, remember to leave me a way to contact you if you win.  I'll draw a comment at random next Sunday, April 10th. 

Happy quilting!

34 comments:

  1. Congratulations--so awesome! The runner is very cool--it would be hard to pick a favorite color combination! I'm still working on finishing UFO's--they seem to be endless!

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  2. CONGRATULATIONS! My magazine came in the mail today, and as I thumbed through it hurriedly, I saw your name, and thought "I know that gal!"; well, you know, through this medium. Not only did you get in print, you got NINE pages in colorful print! Indeed it is beautiful pattern, and I can't decide which colors I like best, probably the green, but I love how color placement makes such dramatic changes appear in the layout. Quite an honor to you, and very well deserved! ---"Love"

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  3. Woot Woot for you, great job, love the colors!

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  4. Beautiful table runners! It is amazing how different they look with the different color combinations. I love the lime green one. Oh...I'm making baby quilts for gifts.

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  5. They are so beautiful! I am working on a quilt and some other things for my new grandson due in July.

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  6. Congratulations!!! I wouldn't have waited for the cashier to ask...I'd of popped the magazine open, danced and giggled and said this me this me! All three runners are beautiful. I'm working on a medallion quilt with so many little pieces I don't think it will ever be done.

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  7. Well, Congrats to you!! How exciting!
    Three beautiful runners, each so unique, but all from the same pattern. Very cool! And the quilting on each adds to the different character the varied color scheme and placement creates.

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  8. I was working on a bargello quilt, but my sewing machine broke, so I'm trying english paper piecing now.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  9. Your runner was my favorite pattern in the issue! I'll definitely be making at least one. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  10. Oh WOW Congrats!!! I love the green one, of course I'm partial to green anytime. Slowly working on a my watercolour piece.

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  11. So happy for you to be published with such wonderful table runners! I love making runners so of course it would be awesome to win :-) I am making a queen quilt for our camper this month. And a lap quilt using Island Batik fabrics.

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  12. Oh wow, these are beautiful! I love the different color combinations!

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  13. How cool is that?!?! I love, love the green one, especially how you quilted it. The grey and yellow one is really quite lovely, too. Congrats. These are great.

    I'm currently working on a quilted cover for my Singer 99 case. If I'm lucky I may start stitching today!

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  14. Congrats on your accomplishment and I truly believe there was a happy dance going on, thanks for the chance to win.

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  15. Gorgeous photos of amazing projects... congrats!

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  16. I'm squealing for you! So exciting and a big congrats! I love the blue/green/yellow one =). I can say I knew you when..... =)
    Very lazy day today.... just doing a little hand appliqué on my 1857 block while watching a hockey game. Really should go tend the garden and retake it from the weeds so tomato's can be transplanted this week. I should go find the sewing machine and make a snowflake or three tonight.... I hope. I purchased a print I am much happier with so I can continue that pattern.

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  17. That secret project was well worth the wait. Congratulations on being in print (and I hope that I win the copy you have to give away!!)

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  18. My magazine arrived a couple of days ago and I recognized your style right away! I even bragged about you to my DH, telling him I "know" you from the blogs I follow. Your table runners are all beautiful but I think the green and blue on is what really catches my eye. Congratulations for having your patterns printed, how exciting! Since I already have the magazine, you can omit me from the giveaway. Enjoy your new fame! ! !

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  19. I am working on one of your quilt patterns right now, as well as a baby quilt for my quilt guild. The table runners are fabulous.

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  20. The table runners are wonderful! I am working on my blocks for Old MacDonald's Mystery Sampler and a tutorial for converting this month's paper-pieced block to traditional piecing.

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  21. I LOVE the table runner!!! I think the grey and yellow is my favorite. It looks kind of complicated, but I'm definitely going to make it to add to my table runner collection. Right now I'm working on a baby quilt/play mat with roads to drive little cars on, some pillow covers, a cheater quilt panel, etc. etc. If I don't win the magazine, I will definitely buy it! I'm so excited for you!

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  22. Congratulations on having those lovely pieces featured in a major magazine. That is quite an achievement and so deserving as all your work is immaculate.

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  23. Do you recall the fabric used in the gray runner?!

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  24. Oh, my! WAY too many BOMs! But I'm enjoying each and every one of them! lynnstck(at)yahoo.com

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  25. Congrats!! These are beautiful (love how you quilted them) and I actually did think they were three different patterns. Amazing what color placement can do! I would love to win a copy . . . and if I don't I'm buying one :)
    What am I working on? Yikes, nothing right now because 'work' work is getting in my way!
    kakingsbury at verizon dot net

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  26. Congratulations!!! They are all beautiful and I would love to win a autographed copy!! I'm working on a few different projects including a table runner also.

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  27. OH, MY GOODNESS, MY GOODNESS! I have goosebumps for you! How exciting. And the runners? They are beautiful! I will definitely see to it my daughter picks up a copy for me! What am I working on today? I am FMQing individual blocks to QAYG together (I'm on #9 of 9!). These blocks were made in 2004 by a woman who has since passed away. The quilt will be gifted to the only granddaughter on her next birthday. XO

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  28. Wow, they are stunning, all three, different colour ways and all. Table runners can be a great 'go to' for gifts for people, so those patterns are sure to get a work out. Congratulations on having yours published.

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  29. Wow! So exciting. Your runners are lovely. Such fantastic color combinations. I am partial to the yellow and gray, but they are all very pretty. It interesting how you've achieved three distinct looks with the same pattern. Isn't that just one of the best things about quilting??


    I am working on my first border for my first round robin quilt. My swap partner has a different style than I do, so it's a growing experience, which is fantastic!

    Congratulations on being in print! I'm not sure I would have been able to stop at three copies!!
    Tami at sewmuchforfreetime.blogspot.com
    Izemmom@gmail.com

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  30. Congratulations! I don't have a copy yet...but hope to get one soon. Right now I'm working on longarm quilting 12 tops my mom left unquilted before she passed last year. I've been in a funk and have left my new longarm sitting for over a year now. Last week I finally decided it was time to take a deep breath, stop crying and quilt those tops. I finished one last week and have the second on my machine now. Blessings...the runners are gorgeous.Kathy in WV

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  31. Congratulations Joanne! It's a very well deserved honor because your patterns are simply fantastic! I love how different they each look, from fabric placement to quilting. What wonderful photos too! It is funny how you kept liking each one the most at different stages.
    The story about your husband makes me smile too. :)

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  32. These are beautiful! Congratulations on being published. Their photos show your amazing quilting so well. :)

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  33. Congratulations Joanne! Your designs deserve to be in print. They are wonderful.

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  34. I received my APQ magazine and zoomed right in on your placemats! I love especially the Summer one. Congratulations!

    Hugs,

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