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An Exciting Day


This morning, I found a message on my Face Book page from Vivika DeNegre, editor of Quilting Arts. It had two photos, the one above and this one:


That is my Hugs and Kisses (XXOO) quilt on the cover of the next issue. Way back when, I  was asked to send my quilt to Quilting Arts for an article about the new Dinner@8 exhibit, An Exquisite Moment. They would then ship it to California for the Long Beach show.

About a month ago, the phone rang and I saw Vivika’s name in the caller ID and my heart went pitty pat. She called to tell me that the quilt would be on the cover and said some really nice things abut it. But, I couldn’t say anything until now. I am very excited as I have never been a cover girl before!!

The other piece of news is about a new group that I was invited to join, The Printed Fabric Bee. We are going to be a FaceBook group and reveal our projects on our public page.

The Printed Fabric BeeThe Printed Fabric Bee is a collaboration of 10 professional textiles artists printing fabric collections for each other. Each month a member of the group chooses a theme, making her the Queen, and the members of the Hive create a piece of fabric based on her choices. In the end, each member will have a collection of custom made fabric made by all the members of the Hive. Here are the other members and links to their websites.

Lynn Krawczyk
Julie B. Booth
Leslie Riley
Carol R. Eaton
Jackie Lams
Lisa Chin
Susan Purney Mark
Lynda Heines
Pokey Bolton

I hope you will visit our FB page and like us and follow along. Lynn is the first Queen and she wants orange circle.

The other exciting thing for today is that Lisa finally got a link to photos from the wedding. I can’t show any with them in it yet, but here is one of Mr C and I which I quite like.

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OK, as if this were not enough excitement, tomorrow afternoon, I am picking up Jane Dunnewold at the airport and get to spend a few days with her. She is giving a lecture at my guild on Wednesday and teaching a workshop on Thursday and Friday. On Thursday night, we have our local SDA meeting with her. She is the current president of the board.

So, if you don’t hear from me for a while, you know why!

8 Responses to “An Exciting Day”

  1. Judy says:

    Well, as I’ve told you ad nauseum, I am very proud to know you AND to have slept with a cover girl!
    I hope you and Jane are having a ball….how could you not????
    Love the picture of you and Steve….you two have always been a good looking couple (well, I didn’t know you back then, but I’ve seen lots of pics!).
    And….congrats on being invited to join the Bee….what a great group of artists. It will be so fun to watch you all produce lots of honey!


  2. What a good looking couple!! And it’s great news about your quilt, Gerrie.

  3. Anita Lay says:

    Fabulous news. Love picture of you and Steve at wedding, too.

  4. Connie Akers says:

    You must need rocks to hold you to the ground. So excited to hear all your wonderful news. I signed up yesterday for the Facebook group. It will be fun & inspiring to follow. Congratulations all around.

  5. Susan says:

    Congratulations! I was ga-ga over that quilt when you posted it and it’s perfect for the cover! I look forward to watching your Facebook group.

  6. Diane Doran says:

    What a great day Gerrie. So glad to see you on the cover!

  7. Wow…lots of exciting things happening! Congrats again!

  8. Jeannie says:

    Exciting and Fabulous!!!! Congrats on the cover! I get so excited when I see work by people I “know” and especially when recognition of their talent is long overdue. I am really looking forward to following along with all the ladies of the hive. It is a great and diverse line up of talented women. Have fun with Jane!!! (As I said before, the photo of you and Mr. C is wonderful. You both look fantastic and your dress is the bomb.) xoxo