Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Modesty

Maybe it is been British but it feels a little embarrassing to pat myself on the back sometimes and blog about this but I have just been published in a British quilting magazine, the sort of magazine that you can actually go into WHSmith and buy.  My granny will be thrilled.  And that is Julianna's quilt and pattern you can see on the cover!

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Modern Quilting has had a chequered history recently, you can read about that here so I was surprised that this issue did actually get published.  There have been a lot of ins and outs with this company and I am familiar to their ups and downs in the early days of Sew-Hip magazine so I went into an invitation for an interview and to write a pattern with my eyes wide open and to be honest, just hoping for a bit of publicity for Sew-Ichigo.  All the people I dealt with, both in this issue and previously have been courteous and straightforward and I am guessing many lost their jobs between issue 2 and 3 as ownership altered.  The new editor Jenn has been working flat out and this must have been a difficult issue to deliver but she did it and I am delighted with the interview and photos.

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Seeing my name in large letters across the page was a slightly surreal moment- I had Lula and Damian with me at the time and I was carrying the bag you can see on the right in the magazine.  

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I sent a few pics to show Penny, she congratulated me on my wise words on 'narrative quilting'- don't remember that I thought, and besides I am not really sure what narrative quilting is.  Turns out that a little of the previous feature must have migrated to the start of my interview!  I guess that reflects that hard time all at Modern Quilting has picking up a set of articles from the previous team and having to start afresh.  It is a great issue, lots to read and make- quilts,  English paper piecing, Joel Dewberry interview and of course Narrative Quilts.  My table runner pattern is in next months issue, so another bashful post is to come.  So I will quietly blow my trumpet and run away a little embarrassed by it all!
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47 comments:

  1. It's wonderful Kerry and no running allowed! Go bask in the fame, you deserve it xx

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  2. Congratulations, Kerry!! You should be blowing your trumpet OUT LOUD (lol) for your wonderful work and incomparable talent!! Although as a Japanese girl, I totally understand what you mean ;) I hope I can find this magazine here in southern California!

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  3. That's so awesome (I know you love that word) Kerry! Way to go!

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  4. Oh Kerry, I am so happy for you, congratulations! I've only been following you for a few months, but I can see the great talent you have. You are so sweet to be embarrassed...but SHOUT IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS...an awesome achievement!!

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  5. Wooop Kerry that is so cool, and very well deserved congratulations!! I will definitely stop by WHSmith and pick up a copy next week.

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  6. Hurrah - well done, will have to show Leah that you, Kerry are in a magazine! She will be impressed.

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  7. Congratulations! And well-deserved! Shout it from the rooftops - what a fun accomplishment to celebrate!

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  8. Of course you should let us know what is going on with you. The good things like this are few and far between in life and must be celebrated. I'm super proud of you. what a great article. Nicely done. You inspire so many.

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  9. Standing up clapping for you with a little woohoo! No need to be embarrassed - be modestly proud!

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  10. Congratulations, Kerry! I wonder if I'll come across that issue in the US? Sometimes the larger bookstores have international magazines. I will definitely keep an eye out for it.

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  11. Congratulations!!! so so exciting =D

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  12. Hurray Kerry! I'm so happy for you and your unique work deserves to be seen in a magazine! How beautiful page! For me this yellow coffee pot is so perfect! It's exactly the same like the famous Finnish vintage pot (my mom had red and yellow) and you have planned those flowers so well on it! I'm sure everyone is now waiting the next issue with your pattern! x Teje

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  13. Congratulations - it looks like a wonderful article!!

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  14. Yay, well done you! Hopefully this will be the beginning of better things for poor old Modern Quilting. And it's great bit of exposure for Sew Ichigo.

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  15. Congratulations! The article looks wonderful!

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  16. I think a pat on the back is definitely required here. Publication is not a simple thing - we take it for granted because we hit 'publish' for blog posts on a regular basis but print really does deserve a trumpet blow. So make it loud and not a tiny raspberry sound. :-) Congrats!

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  17. Congrats! But yes, it's a terribly British thing to want to mention that you've achieved something, but without embarrassing adulation

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  18. Congratulations! That's very exciting!

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  19. You are so very talented and creative, and deserve to be featured in a magazine! Your skills amaze me.
    Congratulations!!


    Sue
    legato1958 at aol dot com

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  20. Kerry,

    Congratulations! I am so excited for you and you deserve to toot your own horn. It is fun to see you and other bloggers get published. Have a fun time celebrating with your family and friends!

    Linda F

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  21. Congratulations!! If you won't blow your own horn, we'll have to do it for you. This is fabulous and well deserved.

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  22. Wonderful...you deserve the praise!

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  23. Congratulations, just started reading your blog and I look forward to your posts when I open up my email in the morning! Keep the trumpet blowing and blog posts coming. I wonder if we get Modern Quilting in Australia?!

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  24. congrats! you go, girl! toot your horn whenever you're published ... will the magazine be available over here?

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  25. Congrats...enjoy your accomplishment.

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  26. well done Kerry and enjoy the attention as you thoroughly deserve it as you are a huge talent and inspiration to many x

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  27. I'm now even more annoyed that my subscription copy hasn't arrived....

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  28. I got mine in the mail on Monday. Looks great Kerry, Congrats and keep the whole orchestra going....for as long as you like! I see it is in Easons for any of your Irish followers. I was over in the UK last week and every WHSmith I went into I looked for Issue 2 ( I heard on the grapevine that there were a few floating around) Alas I came home empty handed. Lucky, Ryanair probably would have charged me for more luggage!

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  29. Really exciting news Kerry ~ to see your name and creations in print must be thrilling!
    Wonder if we can get Modern Quilting in the States?

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  30. You are too talented to be modest! You should say about your works loudly and proudly:) If your character is just not like this, just listen your blog visitors and friends and try to change it:)))

    PS. Thanks for mentioning my quilt:)

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  31. CONGRATULATIONS!! You deserve it! Your work is just awesome!! I will search this magazine in the web and I will try to buy it!

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  32. Congratulations (& well deserved) Kerry!

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  33. Congratulations! It's great to see familiar names in the magazine and I really hope the mag continues as the projects in it are great. I bought my copy today!

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  34. That fame came just to right address, Kerry, congratulations! So well-deserved. And call me old-fashioned, but to be published in a REAL magazine is just something else.

    Many warm wishes from (surprise: rainy!) Finland!

    Yours,
    Mia

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  35. Outstanding! What a feeling huh?! How very exciting for you, congrats on your well deserved nod.

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  36. Congratulations and well deserved. You can toot your own horn any time. I'm happy for you.

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