Thursday, 27 May 2010

OMG! It’s On The Cover!



26 Petals in My Canadian Garden

This is one of those projects that has taken me away from all my PhD’s (in the right hand column) and has kept me very busy with all the goings on to get this quilt, on time, to all the places it’s needed to be.  Now just like an awards ceremony (because I really do feel like I received a cover award) I need to acknowledge all the people that helped me out with this one:

Thank you to my wonderful, talented, very amicable machine quilter over in Estevan, Saskatchewan . . . Terry Whitman at The Meandering Star dropped everything and took this albatross of a quilt under her wing and created absolute magic all over it. 

Thank you also to Shirley over at Shirley’s Sewing in Moosomin, Saskatchewan for shipping all the samples of Canadian Cottage by Robyn Pandolph over to me here in Manitoba.  I believe the fabric had hardly come in the quilt shop door when it was already being sent out to me in little packages so that I could get my color palette nailed down for this design.  Of course there were many shipments after that initial one for more yardage of this or that before it was finally complete.   Shirley – you can now erase my VISA card number from your memory – I won’t be doing this again for a while!

I also have to thank my proofreader extraordinaire . . . Sheila – thank you for being so thorough and checking and double checking every little cut and word that I put in those directions.

And last but not least, thank you to Heather (at Quilter’s Connection)  for putting up with me wanting to use a Walmart smiley face for a photo – she would just not listen when I told her that photos of me ALWAYS are weird!  Heather you were great to work with and thank you so much for the cover.


  If you don’t subscribe to the magazine, be sure to check in early June at your nearest quilt shop, or Chapters/Indigo store.   The magazine is also carried in some independent newsstands across the country!

Can’t wait to get my copy . . . there’s a new feature called “Find A Teacher” and we’re always looking for new and wonderful ideas to learn in the two groups that I belong to.  I wonder if there are any teachers close to where we live?

I’m on holidays this week and just loving it!  I better get back to my HST and flying geese though or they’ll never get done . . .


Quilter Going Bananas said...

How exciting for you Marlene! I can't wait to get my copy of the magazine in the mail :^) Congrats!!!

What Comes Next? said...

Congratulations Marlene! It is a beautiful quilt - can't wait to get my mag so I can pore over the pattern!

Peg said...

Congratulations - I'd just been thinking that it must be time for the next mag - can hardly wait to get it now!

Karen said...

Congratulations! I have never seen that magazine before.

Myra said...

Woohoo M! Good for you! Now I can't wait to get my copy in the mail!!! 8-)

Sheila M said...

It has been quite a week - moda bake shop, cover of Quilters Connection, holidays, rain, (so you can stay inside) - does it get any better???
I am so happy for you and proud of you!!!

joan said...

Congratulations Marlene.. that is wonderful.. I will be checking the mail box for my copy with's a beautiful quilt!

paulette said...

Way to go Marlene!! I am one proud Canadian...just had to write about it and toot your horn...check out my blog! Take care and let the confetti fly!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations on making the cover! I bought the first copy of "Quilter's Connection" while visiting Canada last October and it looks like a very interesting magazine. Costs an arm and a leg to subscribe from here though :-(