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.
Assembling Tree Lighting quilt kits
Fabric prepared for The Tree Lighting kits
Cathy Thomas, also known as Cat, has been a longarm machine quilter for the last thirteen years. Recently, she has been turning her focus towards designing quilt patterns. Her new pattern, The Tree Lighting, is making its debut in the Winter 2013 issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine.