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!
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.
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.
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!