Monday, March 14, 2011

Upcoming Events

Hi everyone:

Well, it looks like spring - or at least pre-spring - has arrived in Calgary. Yup, it's actually warmer than 0 celsius out and is supposed to remain that way all week. Yippee! Of course with the warmer weather comes lots of slush as we've still got tons of snow to melt, but I'm not complaining - I'll take that sunshine and warm temperatures any day. I've been busily working on a few projects which I've finally finished up this week-end so I'll be able to get outside and enjoy those sunny days this upcoming week. 

You're probably wondering what I've been working on. Well, I won't keep you in suspense any longer. I've been working on a pattern which will be published in the summer edition of Quilter's Connection Magazine. I'm so excited, but also nervous, since this is my first magazine submission! I've previously had a pattern in their newsletter, but this is the big time - in the magazine! I'm especially proud to have my first pattern published in a Canadian magazine. I've just got to mail the sample off to the magazine for photography and will be doing this in the new few days. Then it'll be a few months' wait until I get to see it in print. I can only give you a small idea of what it is - you'll have to wait until the magazine is published to see the entire project. 

I've also been eagerly awaiting the release of my friend, Kay Mackenzie's latest book from Martingale & Company and it's finally here! Inspired by Tradition: 50 Appliqué Blocks in 5 Sizes is currently being shipped to quilt shops and is also available on Amazon, on Martingale & Company's website and on Kay's website, if you'd like an autographed copy. I'm so happy for Kay and excited that I will be one of the bloggers participating in her Book-A-Round blog tour which is starting on March 22 and will run until March 31. I'll be providing information about Kay's book on March 28, so mark your calendars. In addition to a review of the book and accompanying CD, there will also be a giveaway for a copy of Inspired by Tradition at each stop of the Book-A-Round tour (U.S. and Canadian addresses only). 

So that's what I've been up to. How's your week been?


maggie muggins said...

Glad to meet a blogger who is a fellow Albertan! I am with you on the warmer weather but this howling wind could quit any time! I have been busy making aprons and quilts and just finished long arm quilting a beautiful log cabin quilt that our guild made for the STARS Auction upcoming in Taber on April 2nd.

Chatterbox Quilts said...

Glad to meet you too, Maggie! Good luck on the upcoming auction - I hope that the quilt makes lots of $$$ for STARS.