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!

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Masters Art Quilts, Vol 2 Blog Hop!

I love Blog Hops and I love giveaways!  So how cool is it that I’m part of this awesome blog hop and giveaway for Masters Art Quilts Vol 2.  Have you seen the first one?  It’s a gorgeous book, and so inspirational.  Check out these fine folks and their awesome blogs below on the following dates so you win a copy of this new book!!  Some of these blogs are folks who are “big names” in art quilting, so I’m super thrilled to be counted among them!


The Schedule of Awesomeness
8/16 Larkcrafts.com
8/17 Terry Grant: www.andsewitgoes.blogspot.com
8/18: Linda Teddlie Minton: fiberreflections.blogspot.com
8/19: Cheryl Sleboda: blog.muppin.com  <<<<=====LOOK MA! 
8/22: Terri Stegmiller: http://stegart.blogspot.com
8/23: Stephanie Forsyth: thefibernation.blogspot.com
8/24: Janice Paine Dawes: http://thedistoriatedquilter.com/
8/25 Karen Stiehl Osborn: http://stiehlosborn.blogspot.com
8/26: Kathy Loomis: artwithaneedle.blogspot.com
8/29: Diane Lochala http://dianedoodles.blogspot.com  
8/30: Sue Bleiweiss: http://www.suebleiweiss.com/blog
8/31: Gerrie Congdon: gericondesigns.com/weblog
9/1: Marilyn Wall: http://www.marilynhwall.blogspot.com
9/2: Laura Wasilowski: http://artfabrik.blogspot.com
9/6: Sherryl Buchler: http://skb2000.blogspot.com
9/7: Cheryl Lynch: http://www.CherylLynchQuilts.blogspot.com
9/8 Deborah Boschert: http://DeborahsJournal.blogspot.com
9/9: Brenda Gael Smith: http://serendipitypatchwork.com.au/
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Blogger’s Quilt Festival!

I love blog festivals because I get to see so many new blogs, and I also get to meet new readers. 

This is the quilt that I have entered into a few shows, but not really shown a full size picture of it by itself.  I’m showing it today because I’ve got a new quilt in mind for competitions that I hope to work out very soon.
This quilt holds a lot of personal meaning to me as it represents my journey back to Ilinois after many years in Maryland.  It’s BIG by any of my own standards, since I work 12 inches and under.  It’s a whopping 48 inches square.  It’s not wonky as it is in the picture, it’s just hung badly. ha ha  It’s also got thousands of beads to represent the windows in the cityscape.

Enjoy the blog tour, and welcome if you are new!

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