Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Quiltmania #94

Quiltmania #94 is on the News Stands now in Europe,
and coming to your mailbox if you have a subscription.
Love that quilt on the cover!! Its been made and designed by
 another well known Aussie quilter, Marg Sampson-George.
l have 2 quilts in this edition.
Lucky me!
The first one is based on antique quilt in my collection, only l added borders.
This quilt featured in the story Quiltmania did about me several years ago.
Not long after that article, l had an email from Margreet, asking if there was a pattern.
At the time  l didn't know it was to be published later  in Quiltmania,
 so happily sent her my rough draft of the pattern.
Margreet has kept me posted on her progress through emails, and blog posts.
How happy was l to receive a note recently that her quilt is finished and now on her bed.
All hand pieced and hand quilt, a wonderful achievement!!
l hope to meet with Margreet one day soon on my
 travels to Europe, and what a meeting that will be!!

The second quilt is an antique quilt in my collection.
 l just love the brightness and scrappiness of this quilt.
It always gets comments when on display.

Cruising blogs as you do, l came across this post last June.
Imagine my surprise when the quilt Regan
 was using as her inspiration was my antique quilt.
She did all her own drafting, and even found a fabric almost
identical for the background triangles.
We have had several wonderful email conversations about the quilt,
and l have been able to give her more info about it.
This will come as a surprise to her, as she didn't know it was going to be published!
Its great having pattern testers without having to make the quilt yourself!!
Here is her finished quilt. Just love it!!
l would love to hear from you if you make one of my quilts
 that have been published. Its always nice to know someone
 likes your quilts enough to want to make them.
Thanks for visiting.


  1. I'm a subscriber so I should have my mag soon. how exciting for you to be in Quiltmania (again!!!)
    I need to take a leaf out of your book & finish some (many) UFO's .................. or perhaps start another project???????

  2. Hi Linda,
    Trying to send you an e-mail but getting an error again. Do you by any chance have another e-mail address. I just opened the packaging around my Quiltmania :) Received it some time last week, but was a little late in opening it (busy, busy). What did I see, not one quilt, but two of your quilts. I wanted to know whether you had received your copy. I see that you have :)
    Can't wait till Pour l'Amour du Fil in Nantes. Hope to see you there! Wishing you a good trip.

  3. First of all : Congratulations! Maybe we can expect a whole book one day?
    It's not the wanting to make a quilt or not that's the problem, nor the lack of fabric.
    I also do love the cover quilt. It feels very Aussie to me, maybe because of the aussie blogs I read where you see that style quite often.

  4. Congratualtions on having 2 more quilts in Quiltmania!

    I'm looking forward to my copy of the magazine landing in the letterbox soon.
    I love the quilt on the bed i the last photo.

  5. Oh! I'm so glad I didn't miss this post! Congrats on having two quilts in the mag! And I must confess.....my pyramids quilt is still just a top! :o( I'm hoping to get quilting on it very soon! I think I need to get a subscription to this magazine! I can never find it anywhere here.

  6. Lucky us!!! If I could only find No. 94 ..... will keep my eyes peeled..... Aussie and Quiltmania mags are so hard to find since the recession and COST way too much.... but I can see this one is special...

  7. I had to click on the link and check out your antique quilt. Beautiful! I can see why you love it.:)

  8. Can't wait to get my subscription - it is such a lovely quilt on the cover. And look forward to seeing your quilts - love the yellow one - so fresh - and Regan did a great job reproducing it too! Congratulations on your publications :)

  9. Wow, two in one mag! Wonderful! I love them both!

  10. I was so happy when I got my issue and saw your stuff in there again!!

  11. I've been looking high and low for a pattern like your Pyramids. Unfortunately I can no longer find this issue of Quilt Mania. Do you have the pattern available anywhere else?


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