Tuesday, November 24, 2015

A Favorite Quilt...and a Profile

Happy Tuesday! Today I'm excited to share a few things I've been keeping "under wraps" since last spring! I was absolutely surprised and honored when the editor of American Patchwork & Quilting called to ask if her team could come to my home and take photos for a profile article on me and my quilting...

 "Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2015 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.”

of course I was delighted (and more than a little nervous), but it ended up being the most wonderful day and the most wonderful experience! So, the February 2016 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting will have the profile article about me as well as a quilt I designed for the issue. Subscribers are starting to receive their issue copies, and the magazine will be on newsstands December 1st.


The profile article contains fun photos of our home (with lots of quilt pictures included). I was grateful for the article as well: author Linzee McCray has a wonderful way with words and beautifully conveyed my thoughts and feelings about quilting.


 "Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2015 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.”

 The quilt I made for the issue is quite special to me as well. It's actually a re-make of a family quilt I was gifted a few years ago. The original quilt is in terrible condition (it was well-loved and used), and I wanted to "rescue" it by re-making it from the second I held it. You can read more about it in the magazine, and it truly is my favorite quilt right now. I have a great technique for making it as well, so don't let the curves scare you if you'd like to make this quilt!


 "Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2015 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.”

 I thought I'd share my profile photo too...I've never thought of myself as photogenic, but the photographer was amazing and captured my love for quilting in this photo.



"Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2015 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.” 

 And here (above) is the cover photo of the issue so you can be sure to find the issue on newwstands.

I can't finish this post today without a special thank you to my readers: thanks so much for your friendship and inspiration...it's what the on-line quilting community is all about! I appreciate being able to share about this incredible past time on a regular basis, and also appreciate the ideas and inspiration you are able to share through comments and emails.

Have a great day!

41 comments:

Heide said...

How exciting! Great photos and your house looks lovely and inviting. Congrats on the article, I will be looking for it in the newsstands.

Ruby Rose said...

Great! I love the work you do and now I'm looking forward to getting my next issue of American Patchwork & Quilting.

Carole Williams said...

What an honor for you, Sherri. That is a beautiful quilt and I must get the magazine just for your article alone. I follow your blog and love to read what you are doing.. I hope you keep blogging for a long time.

Donna said...

Congratulations! I love your quilt and will be looking for the magazine.

Sigi G said...

Congratulations! This is exciting. Love the quilts! I'll have to look for this magazine now :)!

KathyinMN said...

Yay! Congrats. You really are photogenic. Can't wait to go find that issue too-I'm just about ready to tackle a curved project, so this is intriguing.

Grandma said...

Congratulations!

Tracey Holzer said...

This is awesome! Congratulations to you!!

Nancy Poorbaugh said...

Received my magazine a few days ago and have added your pattern to my "to make" list. Love your color sense.

Rebecca Davidson said...

Congratulations. I love your blog and quilts as well. Can't wait to get my hands on this one to see all the pics. Love the quilt as well.

Melissa Corry said...

So exciting Sherri!!! Congrats!!!

AnnieO said...

I just got my issue in the mail yesterday and this quilt is my favorite! I was gifted some vintage fabric and think your remake is wonderful. It was great to read your story of how quilting entered (and has taken over) your life. Every success to you and your business.

Elaine Walker said...

I have read the article and they did do a great job. It was exciting to see someone I "know" in the mag! :-}



Brita said...

You so deserve the recognition. I love profiles that include the person's home, it really gives more insight. I look forward to reading the article, and seeing more of that delightful quilt.

Hildy said...

Congrats! I love the quilt you've made and the photo of you:-) I thnik it's perfect that they captured you while cutting some Fig Tree fabrics;-)

Judy Ann said...

Congratulations! I love the quilt you feature here. It's nice to have "rescued" it in this way.

Thimbleanna said...

Congratulations Sherri - I can't wait to read the article!

carolann said...

This is so exciting! I just got my issue from my mailbox a few minutes ago and can't wait to read it as I love your blog! Congrats!!

Mindy Williams said...

OH Sherri! That is wonderful. I am going to buy a subscription so that I don't miss it. Very very happy for you. ����������������

Shasta Matova said...

Congratulations! How exciting to be featured like that.

Rosemary B❤️ said...

I am so proud to know you, Sherri
I think this quilt design is just wonderful and can imagine it in so many colorways
You are beautiful!

Karen said...

Yay for you! That's great. And I LOVE the quilt. It will definitely go on my "to do" list.

Lorri said...

Congratulations! What an exciting experience. I love the quilt and will be looking for the magazine!

Quilt Fabric Pizazz said...

Great reproduction quilt idea! Love it and so easy to make. I love the use of secondary blocks for added interest. I think my Mom would love this design. Think I will dig out my repro fabrics tonight and see if I can have it done by Christmas. Beautiful!

Michele said...

How exciting!! I've been waiting for mine to arrive ever since I heard about this :-) Congratulations! What an honor to have such an awesome article about you in APQ. The quilt you created just like the one you were gifted is amazing!

Cecilia said...

Congratulations! I just received my copy today and will have to read your article first.

deb said...

Yay! And...that IS a great photo of you!!

gailss said...

Congratulations Sherri and well deserve as you have inspired many, many quilters and always share with us so freely.... can't wait to get my issue.

jmiles said...

I received my magazine yesterday and was so excited to see you featured. I love the remake of the quilt. Can you tell me what pattern you used for the quilt shown on the bed on page 22?

SallyB said...

How exciting to be reading this and my Hubby bringing in the mail with my copy of this magazine! Now, to sit back and look and read!

Helen L said...

That's a beautiful quilt Sherri, and the picture of you is lovely!! Your sweetness and goodness shines in your face! So happy for you, and I'll be looking for that magazine!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!! Hugs, H

Karen said...

Congrats! Can't wait to get my copy.

CarolynPhi said...

Congratulations Sherri!!! The article is really good, and both you and your studio look beautiful!!!

Carolyn in SoCal

Quilting Focus said...

How exciting! I have been following your blog for a while and love your quilts, the articles look fantastic!

Michele said...

That is so exciting. Congrats on the feature.

Lara B. said...

That's so amazing and exciting Sherri! Congratulations! All the photos are just gorgeous and you must be thrilled to bits. I love your quilt and will definitely look for the magazine!

Sheila Stewart said...

Got my magazine last week but finally had a minute to sit and look at it. I am in LOVE with the fanfare quilt and am already pulling from my stash and shopping for fabric with plan to make it "next.". One question: I read thru the instructions and do not find the "B" template. Was it omitted or am I just not seeing it? Hoping to start soon. Yjanx
Sheila S

Bari Jo said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to get my copy!!

amy smart said...

This is so awesome Sherri! Congratulations. And I LOVE that quilt!! I might need to make that one. Love you!

Carla said...

How exciting! Congrats! And by the way you are photogenic
We're our on worse critic. ;o)

Carla said...

Congratulations! Cool quilt but then all of them are that you make

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