I just had to share this awesome story with you.
Recently, I received my author copy of the book, Farmhouse-Style Quilting, which is a compilation of the work of many quilt designers. The book was created by Annie's Quilting.
To buy your own copy of the book, go HERE. It is available as a book or an ebook.
I was fortunate to have 2 projects accepted for the publication --
Red-Letter Day Place Mats p.9
Wash Day p. 29
My Wash Day Quilt made the front cover of the publication. If you look closely at the wooden crate under the bench, you can see my quilt peeking out. (Tehehe)
Wash Day was quilted by one of my favorite local long arm machine quilter's, the very talented Karen Shields of Karen's Quilting Studio.
The design for Wash Day came to me pretty quickly once I found the Moda collection Oxford by Sweetwater. The fabrics reminded me of my Grandpa and his quilt, which I inherited after he passed away. The quilt was made by his mother -- my great grandmother -- when he was a young man before he married my grandmother. It is one of my most treasured items, even though it is faded and worn. (I promise to add a photo of the quilt to this post when I get the chance.)
Here's the back of the book. You can see both my projects there!
Anyway, another of the designs in the Farmhouse-Style Quilting book is by my friend and fellow designer, Cathey Laird. You might know Cathey from her ruler, the Firefly Glow Y Block Ruler. Cathey's design is called Country Stars Runner.
Okay, what's really neat is that another one of my friends and fellow quilters, Kristine Smith, also had a quilt featured in this book. Her quilt is called Country Comfort and it was machine quilted by another friend, Debi Crocker. Kristine's quilt is also on the back cover of the book.
As they say on info-mercials --
but wait -- there's more!
All five of us --
Karen, Cathey, Kristine, Debi, and me --
live right here in northwestern PA
AND WE ALL BELONG TO
THE SAME QUILT GUILD!
Holy Guacamole, Batman! Can you believe it???