Quilting ISN’T Funny… It’s Hilarious

Megan Dougherty (a.k.a. the Bitchy Stitcher) interviewed me WAAAY way back in July of 2011 on Light Up Quilting for a new little website called Generation Q.  But before that she was the humor columnist for Quilter’s Home, you know, the magazine that had an issue come polybagged and that a major store refused to carry?  Megan’s sense of humor, and this style of guerrilla quilt reporting appealed to my sensibilities. THESE WERE MY KIND OF PEOPLE.

If you have ever tried to explain to a non-quilter that your hobby/profession/passion is “quilting” (“No, really, I’m a ‘quilter'”) then you know the kind of comedy that can ensue.

Megan's awesome bookMegan has written a great book full of her humor pieces from magazines and a few new ones too.  It’s really great.  I laughed out loud, and got that look from my husband of “what the hell are you reading, I hope it’s not smut again”.  It’s like she wrote this just for me, with quilt guild minutes that seem like she was in the room during my quilt guild presidency, and how quilting will be essential during the upcoming zombie apocalypse. She takes the stuffiness I have all too often run into in quilting and turned it on it’s head.  I loved it.

RDxIn honor of Megan’s fabulous book, WHICH YOU SHOULD GO BUY RIGHT THIS INSTANT, I am giving away a Red DELUXE LED Sewing Kit.  And then you can flip to page 132 and make your very own Black Sabbath quilt that lights up.  Or you know, just make the zombie version in the kit.  Your choice.

To win, here’s the rules:
1.  Think hard about going and buying Megan’s book.  Really it’s great and you won’t regret it.  Go HERE.
2.Please only enter one time.  Multiple entries will be disqualified. (Comments are moderated, so you won’t see your entry online right away)
3. You must leave me a way to contact you, so please leave your valid email address when leaving a comment.
4. The drawing will be open until Dec 26th at 5:00 PM CST.
5. The winner will be chosen randomly the evening of Dec 26th.  Check back to see if you are the winner!

Now go check out the rest of the blog tour too!

The winner has been selected, CLICK HERE to see who won!

34 thoughts on “Quilting ISN’T Funny… It’s Hilarious

  1. Wow, I relate to what you have written. My husband gets snoopy when I laugh while I am reading a funny book. Too bad he doesn’t read more. he’s also one of those that asks why I am cutting up fabric into pieces and then sewing it together again! Duh.

  2. I just ordered several copies of Megan’s book.
    I’m a huge sucker for quilts and lights. What could be better than combining them!!!

  3. Found your blog through Megan. Love your creativity. You definitely take quilting to another level.

  4. I already have my copy of her book, so I’m very happy you’re giving away this LED kit. Definitely need to make a zombie version…

  5. I bought 4 copies. One for me (natch) and the other three for Christmas gifts. Do not read while consuming liquids!

  6. Megan has been making me laugh for a couple years. Now if only she had some of these LED’s for her ironing board cover . . . hmmm . . . you know the one?

  7. A quilt with LED lights! I could have really used that when I was a kid instead of trying to sneak a flashlight into my bedroom to read under the covers after lights out.
    thelady at hotmail.com

  8. I have been enjoying Megan’s humor for a while now on her blog and I am so glad that she introduced me to your website and your totally fabulous quilts!!! Love the way you think outside the box!!

  9. Love Megan’s book, and her blog, hilarious! I’d love to win the LED kit, I’ve been thinking of experimenting with this sort of stuff in my quilts (I have a BSEE degree!)

  10. I’m just nerdy enough to LOVE the idea of mixing electronics and quilts. After many years of designing both circuit boards and quilts, my head is full of ideas. Fingers crossed. Thx for the giveaway!

  11. I’d love an LED kit. Love your blog. I ordered Megan’s book before it was published, so got an autographed copy. I am a HUGE fan!

  12. A book which makes one laugh – nothing better. And a quilt or item of clothing which lights up – what more could one want?

  13. These are so freakin’ cute. Why have I not seen light up quilting kits before? I love the example photo you have posted in your Etsy shop. Great ideas. Everyone needs a light up zombie square. :)

  14. fingers crossed….i would love to win your led kit…a very great part of this book tour is meeting all the you wonderful hosts! love this book and her calendar xoxo

  15. Just what I’ve been thinking of doing! It’s like you’ve read my mind. I’m getting goosebumps. I think I want to be on your team for the zombie apocalypse.

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