Wednesday, May 20, 2015

3 fabulous things happened this week!


I've been a bit speechless, in a good way, since seeing the cover of Quiltmania's newest publication Simply Moderne. Partly because I was busy falling off my chair in surprise, and then because I've been happy dancing and cheering with delight, 
because they chose my Bubbles quilt for the front cover!!
Yes, that's right, I'm a cover girl! 
Awesome huh?! 


Knowing the quality of Quiltmania's magazines and books, this is bound to be a great magazine to watch out for when it hits the news stands in June, or you will be able to order it from the Quiltmania website here. I for one can't wait to see what other fabulous projects are inside.


But wait there's more!!! 
I'm honoured to be the Featured Blogger in the May/June edition of Quiltmania! Here's the cover of the magazine,
 and here's me, with a big smile.

A huge thanks to Quiltmania for featuring my blog. I always try do my best to make Blue Mountain Daisy a fun place to visit. 

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The third fabulous thing was receiving the email saying my entries into the 2015 Modern Quilt Show Australia had been accepted.  I'm so pleased to be able to be part of this show, it sounds like it's going to be amazing with lots of quilts, and workshops by the Material Obsession team. A big shout out to the Woollongong Modern Quilt Guild for organising such a great national event.  You can find out more information on their website here

Here are the show details 
When:  Saturday 10-4pm and Sunday 10-3pm 
Location: The Pavilion - Bong Bong St, Kiama

The venue is by the beach so not only will we get to see lots of amazing quilts but this mountains girl is looking forward to seeing the ocean and walking on the beach. I like to make little nature sketches in the sand using things I find. Just goes to show creativity can strike anywhere, anytime. I'll leave you with some photos of a few nature sketches I've made in the past.

Rock heart


Windswept

Lines in the sand

Ocean's Bounty

59 comments:

Erica Spinks said...

So excited for you! How wonderful to be able to share your quilts to a whole new audience. Well done. :-)

Chookyblue...... said...

woohoo........not sure what else to say as it would be boring compared to the news you have got........

Ann-Maree said...

Congrats! Can I now say, "oh I knew her before she was famous" LOL

shez said...

wow Rachael how good does that cover look,well done you are sure on a roll and its great to see your work get recognized,you are one talented lady thats for sure xx

Patchwork and Play said...

What an exciting time for you Rachael! They say good things happen in threes and what great things they are! Congratulations on being recognised for such an innovative and creative quilter!

Michelle said...

So cool! Times three!!

Jeneta said...

Oh my - three exciting things all at once!! Your Bubbles quilt looks pretty fantastic on the front cover and you look even more fantastic in the Bloggers' Corner. What a beautiful photo!

Terry said...

Rachael your train has left the station and your journey is just begining. I always knew you had amazing talent and the perseverance to succeed.
Congratulations! !!!!!

jednoiglec said...

Congrats on the cover and being featured! Well deserved!

Quilts on Bastings said...

Wow, Congratulations! What a fantastic cover - well done.

Sjoukje said...

Hi! I just read about your blog in my version of Quiltmania, in Dutch. You're not only a cover girl, you are famous around the world. I like your blog very much, a will continue reading here often. Bye!

Sjoukje
from The Netherlands

Sujata Shah said...

Cover-girl Rachael!!!
This could not have happened to any other person! Well deserving..Oh I am so happy for you, Congratulations!!! I am looking forward to their new magazine.
Blue Mountain daisy is always FUNTASTIC!

Sujata Shah said...

And, congratulations on being accepted in the show! Have fun at the beach, wish I could see your quilts hanging in the shows here someday. xoxo

Judy said...

Wow, you're a cover girl now!! Congratulations on all of the good news that's come your way. You deserve it :-)

Quilting Dee said...

Wow, great times Rachael! Congratulations, soo excited for you!

pennydog said...

Go you! Simply Moderne looks interesting I'll have to see if we get it here....

Karen S said...

Good things look like they do come in threes! This is all so exciting.
Being on the cover is amazing. What a wonderful pat on the back for you. I will watch out for that one. And then to be a featured blogger as well!!!! Fantastic.
I am delighted to read that your quilts will be in the show. Another wonderful achievement.
Bet that smile stays on your face for a long time!! Congratulations.

Val's Quilting Studio said...

How cool and certainly well deserved! Congrats!! Enjoy!!!!!

Janice said...

Woo Hoo!!! How very exciting for you. It sounds like there may just be something a little magic in your quilts and blog, but we know that. Have fun at Kiama.

Dawn said...

Beautiful smile! Congrats on all the publications, so deserved! I hope to see you and your quilts in Kiama. I will be the tall lady all star struck in your presence.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Congratulations! I am so happy and excited for you! I can't wait to read the interview with you, I will watch for the magazines on the newsstand, I hope we get them in the US.
I wish I could see you quilts hanging, your star is rising! Your blog is one of my favorites!

Pip said...

Very exciting for you, well done, good things often come in threes. I will have to keep a look out for that Quiltmania and for the new magazine as well. I can see some great improv quilts in your nature sketches.

Donna~~ said...

Wow, a cover girl! That's very exciting--congratulations! I look forward to seeing the edition!

Nifty Quilts said...

Wow! Wow! and Wow! Congratulations on being recognized for the creative spirit and dedicated quilt-maker that you are!! The cover of the premiere issue couldn't be better. Love your little drawings in the sands. So happy for you!!!

Kyle said...

What exciting news. Good things are coming your way. I'm so happy for you.

Barb said...

Oh Rachael congratulations!!
I'm so happy for you and it's all so well deserved!
I can't wait to get the magazines and bask in your glories!
xoxo

Melissa P said...

Hooray!!! What a whirlwind of excitement. And so well deserved too! It makes me so happy to think that your reaching such a large audience with your carefree style and optimistic attitude toward the craft. Could not happen to a better person!

audrey said...

Yippee, yippee!! So exciting for you! Love that you're on the COVER of the new Modern Quiltimania! Your quilt is gorgeous.:) Best of luck in the show too!

Tonya Ricucci said...

woohoo, congrats! that is a beautiful quilt on the cover and you look fab in your photo!

Cindy Maki said...

Congrats Rachael. I do love the bubble quilt. I made a circle quilt a few years ago for my BFF. I wish I had thought of the overlapping thing then, but they are just spread around. I still have about 50 circles left. Maybe I will give your style a try next. Again. Congrats x 3. (Still gonna keep my fav (Happy as a Clam)up as wallpaper on computer though).

Sandi said...

Congratulations on your hat trick (triple score) Rachael, you so deserve this happening to you.

Love your creative vignettes from the beach adventure.

Your bubble quilt looks amazing on the PREMIER COVER! Take a bow girl!

Diane said...

Congratulations! Congratulations! Congratulations! You totally deserve to be a cover girl and I am SO excited to get a copy of both those issues. I dearly wish I was going to attend the quilt show! Have a wonderful time and thanks for sharing your cute little 'beach art' scenes. You are so creative no matter where you go!

quiltzyx said...

Wow! Congratulations on being the Cover Girl, the Featured Blogger and having been accepted into the quilt show! Enjoy the beach. :)

Linda said...

Brilliant, on all fronts! So pleased for you, Rachael. Well deserved recognition in all departments. Love your impromptu art on the beach photos. Something else for me to try.

Shay said...

Absolutely deserved - all three things, because you're so very talented !( and a wonderful person as well!) Im so happy for you Rachael.

the girlfriend gap said...

Happy Hugs for you my sweet dear. Sharing your excitement! I know you put your heart into everything you do. Love your little nature sketches. I think it might be something fun for me to do with the grandchildren this summer. Happy day to you. Janita

Chris said...

Well done girl! Can't wait,to,see this new mag. In French only?

Janet said...

How utterly wonderful for you, congratulations. I was delighted to read your bloggers corner article.

Susan C. said...

Is that what Tony Abbott refers to as a "thought bubble" ...I will forever be visualising this quilt when that expression gets tossed around....thank you, or should I say Merci!!
Yet again I have a legitimate reason to splurge on magazines, a Grand Merci Beaucoup!!! Or as my daughter would say, big thanks buttercup!!!! Now on with the show.

Mystic Quilter said...

Congratulations!! Bubbles is a beauty! I normally pick up a copy f Quiltmania when I see it in our local book store but I shall definitely be placing an order for both of these now.

Béa said...

Congrats Rachael ! I can't wait to receive the Simply Moderne with my subscription.

Heidi said...

So happy for you. All three happenings are well deserved ! :-))

tracie @ beets+birch said...

HAPPY DANCE!!!!!! congratulations to it all you are awesomesauce and you deserve it all!

Fisty Muff said...

Wow you are famous now. Congrats on making it on the cover. I will have to keep an eye out to make sure I get both magazines.

pompom said...

Congratulations Rachael. Fancy being a cover girl! I will be looking out for those magazines for sure!

Marg said...

Congratulations, that's so exciting Rachael. I'm not really surprised though because your work is so awesome and very well deserved. Can't wait to see the magazine. Unfortunately I can't get to the quilt show so please make sure you show lots of photos of your quilts.

Vickie said...

A HUGE congratulations Rachael ! I think the Quiltmania magazine is hard to get in the states. So I will have to order one....I want to READ all about what the magazine has to say about you ! (READ, YOU, MAGAZINE...how cool does that sound !)

DeborahGun said...

Oh wowee - many many congratulations for so many thoroughly deserved acknowledgments of your amazing creativity :)

Helen L said...

what wonderful news: congrats!!! Hope I can find the magazine somewhere!! I have found it at a few quilt stores, but it isn't on the regular magazine racks. Will be looking for it!! Hugs, H

Susan Mckee-Nugent said...

YO HO HO........what a treat!!!! and you deserve every one of the three surprises! Those bubbles are fabulous.
Great picture of you and I think those
sea pictures are quilts in the offing.
They are very cool.........

smazoochie said...

You are a Cover Girl!!!
Congratulations! Big squeeze-y hug & kiss on each cheek to you!

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

Yay to the power of three! I'm soooo happy for you and can't wait to get my copies :)

pandchintz said...

Wow!! Congratulations, congratulations and congratulations!! All three are such exciting events -I'm SO happy for you. I've just received my copy of Quiltmania, so I'll be reading with extra interest. Can't wait to see the new book with you as cover girl! Woo hoo!

rebecca said...

Triple happiness to you. The accolades are so well deserved. Wonderful news.

rebecca said...

Triple happiness to you. The accolades are so well deserved. Wonderful news.

Radka said...

Congratulations!I have just found your lovely blog via Quiltmania,xx

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh me oh my RAchael I would be gobsmacked! Congratulations....I will have to look out for this mag now! You Go Girl

Thimbleanna said...

SOOO exciting Rachael -- Congratulations! That Bubble quilt is beautiful!!!

Anorina (Samelias Mum) said...

Yay Rachael! Congratulations on your cover and on your awards at the modern quilt show. I got to see your quilts in person today and you've inspired me to try some new techniques. You rock the yo-yo's!

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