In the spring of 2011, I discovered the debut issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine. I could hardly believe there was finally a magazine specifically dedicated to the primitive quilter, rug hooker, and stitcher. With each issue, I felt like I was opening a treasure chest of quilt patterns and projects. As I pursued my designing career, I could think of nothing more special than to have one of my designs featured in this beautiful, quality magazine.
When the idea for the “Tree Lighting” came to life in my mind, I decided this would become my submission to the Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine. After carefully following the submission guidelines, I held my breath and dropped my pattern into the mailbox for their consideration. A couple of weeks later, I was taken by surprise when the editor called me and said they would love to feature my design in the Winter 2013 issue. It was a dream come true!
In the interim between my acceptance and the actual publication, I have been busy preparing kits for the project. There is a strong sense of anticipation as I cut hundreds of pieces of fabric with the help of a friend. Stacks of warm, fuzzy hand-dyed wools and cottons line my counters and table. What once seemed like an eternity away is now just around the corner. The winter issue will be out the first week of October, 2013. If you have never seen this magazine, don’t miss this holiday issue. I promise you won’t be disappointed! I am honored to have my “Tree Lighting” Christmas table topper published in this format.
Fall has definitely arrived, at least in my home state of Colorado. It has always been my favorite time of year, not too hot and not too cold. I love the gorgeous fall colors, especially the brilliant reds and golds of the aspen trees in our beautiful Rocky Mountains. In fact, there is nothing more special than loading up the cars with my adult kids and grandkids and heading up Ute Pass towards Pikes Peak to have a family picnic and witness the fall colors firsthand.
As the seasons change, my website is also taking on a new look. It now has a new design, which will be evolving over the next couple of weeks into a more homey feel, rich with the dark colors and homespun designs that I love so much. My goal is to inspire my quilting friends to add those special touches to their homes through the simple art of quilting.
Welcome to Little House Quilts!