Did you know that Quilt Mania has another beautiful publication? It is called, Simply Moderne. My spell check his pondering the spelling of Modern :-) Who would ever expect one of my quilt designs to be featured in it....
The Magazine is beautifully done, which is the trade mark of their publications.
While I was sewing this quilt, the thought did occur to me that it was a design, which had a contemporary feel as well as a traditional one.
And then, there was one of my designs in the Simply Vintage magazine. It had slipped my mind, because the contracts are signed way prior to the publications coming out. I get involved with life and then I have this pleasant surprise when the magazines arrive.
This particular quilt has been well traveled. Too bad I wasn't always there to accompany it.
There was an article in the Simply Moderne magazine written by Mark Lipinski, called Slow Stitching. I was so excited to read it, because it validated my feelings about quilting. I want to share a few of the comments that I highlighted. "The slow stitching movement has little to do with actually stitching slowly. As a matter of fact, the entire worldwide slow movement, from slow food, to travel, to reading, church, parenting, and dozens more, is about advancing our understanding of what and how we approach our day to day living and creative process. Taking a breath and stitching with intention is taking a step to gain physical, creative, spiritual, and financial benefits through are creative process. Slowing down and being present will not only up your quilting game, it can transform every part of your life."
I imagine this is why a picture of a group of women around a quilting frame appeals to me so much. Women coming together for friendship and to support each other through life's trials. Quilting is such a peaceful and gentle art. My quilting as seen me through many difficulties in this journey of life. Our quilts have many stories to tell. As I reflect on some of my quilts, I recall different times in my life. So readers, slow done and enjoy the journey......and do not forget to label your quilts!
"Love is contagious. When I share love, it comes back to me multiplied." -Louise Hay