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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

I'm a Cover Girl!

How exciting!  I received an email a month or two ago stating my patchwork quilt (you can see detail pics here) was accepted to be part of the 1000 Quilt Inspirations book, to be published in 2015.

 Well, I was pretty stoked with that email but then yesterday I received another email that included a picture of the cover for the book!  And guess who's on the cover!!!  A big WooHoo from this gal!

Yep, that's my patchwork quilt on the bottom left!!!  I am so excited....who knew!!!!  Here's a link to the book, which will be published February 2015, and a description of the book:

"As one of the core, traditional crafts, quilting is enjoyed by countless enthusiasts around the world - and its popularity is only growing. This collection of one thousand quilt DETAILS builds upon this interest, showcasing some of today's most innovative and beautiful WORK. See how others utilize color and design elements to craft creative pieces. Gain inspiration from their variations and intricate techniques. Maybe even CONSTRUCT your own original quilts. Whether YOU ARE a quilter or a collector, a craft-lover or an art enthusiast, 1000 Quilt Inspirations is sure to inspire your admiration and appreciation of the art of quilting. It's also likely to get you itching for some fabrics of your own!"

I actually have the 1000 bead books...I know...go figure, which I do enjoy looking through for inspiration.  I have to say, my inspiration for this quilt came from Linda Kemshall from Design Matters.  Linda had a video on using up your scrap fabric pieces.  Well, you know how much I love hand stitching and after making my 'base' fabric, I thought the piece was perfect for hand work!  You can see the original base fabric and my drawing process for the circles here.  So, thanks Linda for the inspiration!!!  It's so nice to be recognized for the effort we artists put forth in our work (and yes, I just called myself an artist!).  The hand work on this piece took quite a long time but the end is always in sight!  I also hope I do inspire just one person to create a piece of artwork and perhaps even add some hand stitching!  Now to get my hex horse finished!


12 comments:

The Inside Stori said...

A really great quilt worth the honor!!!

Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

I knew from the first time I saw your work you were Cover Girl material!
Congratulations!!!!

Anonymous said...

Robbie, how exciting!! Soooo happy for you! Let us know how we can get our "mitties" on a copy. Mary L.

Gayle from MI said...

How cool is that? Your work is spectacular to say the least. I now own art work from more than one famous quilt artist. Woot for you!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

You have a HUGE talent. Congratulations on the recognition. Very Cool!
xx, Carol

Nancy said...

Now that's is just outstanding!! Congrats on the selection of your quilt for publication, and on the cover no less. Very exciting.

Quilt Rat said...

WOW! How fabulous! Congratulations!

Createology said...

Congratulations Robbie Dear! Your quilt is stunning and it looks absolutely divine on the cover. I shall need to add this book (hand signed by you) to my library. Cover Girl Bliss my friend...

Sherrie Spangler said...

How exciting for you! Congratulations!!!

Sue said...

So glad you got the recognition you deserve. Beautiful work….you are so multi talented.

I had a quilt as background on a Threads book years ago. My mother was absolutely thrilled because I had made it for their 50th. They didn't give me a book, just a cover and I was too cheap to buy it.!!

Windy Hill Happenings said...

An exquisite piece...so worthy of being a cover girl ...

Roberta said...

Well deserved my friend, well deserved!