Last week when the latest Quilter's Companion became available I raced out to buy mine because they sell out quickly in my local newsagent and I didn't want to miss this edition,
In the bottom left hand corner you'll see my name...
and inside is an extensive article about me and my quilting journey. It covers everything from why I'm called Rachaeldaisy, how I came to patchwork and quilting, inspirations, what it was like for me to win Best In Show, my sewing room and more
Plus there's lots of photos of my quilts.
It's not all about me of course. The magazine is jam packed with great articles and projects. The cover quilt is by Christine Lethlean and there is also a lovely feature about her in her studio. Amongst the many patterns are ones by Chris Jurd, Deborah Louie, Anorina Morris. There are exhibition overviews and product reviews and all the regular columns.
Sending out a big thank you to Michelle Marvig, Quilter's Companion Magazine for featuring me and to Erica Spinks for making my colourful ramblings sound coherent.
On the other side of the world in a French magazine called Les Nouvelles. Katell Renon has written a wonderful article all about Pine Burr quilts focusing on US quilter Betty Smith and her traditional pine burr quilts and then my contemporary approach to the blocks through my Whizz Bang quilt.
From the traditional
To the modern..
The magazine is in French but as they say "A picture is worth a thousand words". The many pictures definitely say a lot! The articles focus on a wide variety of styles from modern, traditional, red work, Japanese quilts. I've been thinking I should work at translating them to learn some French.
Sending out a hearty Merci beau coup to Katell for including me in her article and to Les Nouvelles for having an interesting feature about Pine Burr quilts.
The Giveaway is now closed. I want to send out a special Thank You to everyone who entered the giveaway and for your wonderful comments. I do appreciate each and every comment.
Knowing that people read my blog encourages me to keep writing my whimsical thoughts and reporting my sewing adventures.
Congratulations to Wendy of The Constant Quilter who won a copy of Quilters Companion magazine. The funniest thing happened when I went to email her to let her know she was the winner I saw I had an email from her. She was telling me I'd won a giveaway on her blog!! What are the chances of that happening? Just amazing!!
(Now for the giveaway part. I have an extra copy of Quilters Companion to send to a lucky reader. Just leave a friendly comment and I'll include you in the draw. The giveaway is open to everyone in the universe. Beware of being a no-reply commenter, if you're not sure put your email address in your comment. I'll pick a winner randomly next Thursday 25th May, 5pm Blue Mountains, Australia time. Good luck!! )
You know I always like to squeeze in one last photo... Today's pic is in response the lovely comments about the sunny scene of my lounge room in my last post. I was playing around with my iPad and somehow took this photo. I like to think the kaleidoscopic view is a bit "Alice in Wonderland".