This weekend was our guilds retreat, we have them twice year and they are always a lot of fun. I didn't accomplish too much as I have a cold and just couldn't focus on what I was doing so I mainly just ate and socialized. I did manage to finish the first part of our guild Scrappy Squares quilt so that made me feel good. I also puttered at some curved piecing but that project can be saved for another retreat.
So I have some exciting news to share. Back in July I got really bold and contacted the editor of Quilters Connection, the only quilting magazine being published in Canada, and asked if she would be interested in an article about Snow Dyeing. She loved the idea and said it would be perfect for her winter issue. After reading her reply I felt excited and terrified all at the same time...what have I gotten myself into. Then I realized I can't write this article alone I need my dyeing cohort to join in this fun ... so Lori agreed to help :)
The only minor glitch was Lori was in the middle of moving and couldn't help until she was settled in her new home and could find her computer again. So with two weeks until the deadline we got working on it, via emailing ideas back and forth, and finally came up with the finished product we were both happy with. This also made her moving away just a bit easier on me as we had a project to work on together and it was a lot of fun.
The next step was a scary one...sending the finished article to the editor. What would she think? This is our first published article, would she get our sense of humour? With this being in the "Show Me How" section of the magazine it is a step by step article and we didn't want it to be a boring read. So when I got the reply from the editor saying "The article is great! I love your sense of humour" I could breath again. She liked it!!!
I'll be sure to let you know when the magazine comes out ;)
I have been quilting for 18 years and have turned my passion for quilting into a home business. Tamarack Shack Longarm Quilting opened it's doors January 2009.
This blog is where I share photos of my quilts as well as my clients quilts. I have recently become addicted to dyeing fabric especially snow dyeing as we have snow 6 months of the year. I also throw in few personal stories about living on the shores of Schist Lake, in Northern Manitoba, as life isn't all about quilting.
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