[from Martha Stewart Living]
“Quilting Inspiration from ‘Quilting with a Modern Slant'”
Photo: John Polack
“Monica Ripley’s Color Exploration”
I have to say that I never ever ever EVER imagined that anything I would write or make would be on Martha Stewart. Truly. Never entered my mind. Sure, I sometimes fantasized that Oprah and I would sit down to talk about my novel (every writer does this, right? …right???). But I never thought I’d make it into the pinnacle of the craft empire! I watched Martha’s show for years, and bought her magazines. And I made things along the way, as I did everything else. And now, in a strange and delightful twist of fate, making has become central — as if everything else was actually following it.The quilting book came to life, and now it’s making its way into the world, which is still such a shock to me — a wonderful and blissfully delightful shock.
This news came on the heels of a massive sewing weekend. I went to beautiful coastal Maine with the Boston Modern Quilt Guild on our annual retreat. Because of grad school, I haven’t been able to get to the retreat in ages, so it was a real…treat…to get there this year. Aimee Raymond organized the event and deserves a medal, as does our Pres Alice Webb Greer — thanks you two! Alice posted a rad photo collage of our weekend and some of the projects by our talented members — go check out the BMQG blog. My photos are coming as soon as I get them uploaded here. I got to hang out with some great sewing neighbors this weekend, who helped me master the Juki that has entered my life. More soon!