A few years back, a friend's Mum de-stashed a huge amount of sewing goods. Part of that stash was a big old pile of quilting magazines. At the time, I was not a quilter, so had absolutely no use whatsoever for them! A lady from an online sewing group came past and picked them all up happily. Then, once she found out I was quilting, she dropped a bunch back in to me.....
Where they have happily sat atop my shelves in my sewing room. Without being opened. Ummmmm.......
So why am I telling you all of this? Wellllllll.......... Something very exciting is happening in the quilting world, and I just happen to be playing a part in it. You see, the first and only Australian online quilting magazine will be released tomorrow!! And I was asked if I would like to be a contributor! Ahhhhh, yeh!!!
Make Modern is - well, let them tell you what they are:
MAKE MODERN: An online quilt magazine for quilters, by quilters.
Doesn't that sound perfect?
So I decided on my project, completed it and sent some delightful photos to the team. Just so excited to be a part of something so fabulous, and it turns out they liked my project so much - they asked if they could feature it on THE COVER!!! Whattttt????
Needless to say, I answered with a resounding YES. I was so excited, I nearly wet my pants when they released the cover photo last week.
The Make Modern team released a preview of the magazine today, to entice you with its fabulousness before it's big debut tomorrow. You can check it out HERE.
Now, given I have just confessed to NOT reading quilting magazines (OK, I bought one a few weeks ago, and actually read it from cover to cover. But it was because I had a little spot in it with artist trading cards!) why would I be gushing about a quilting magazine and telling you all how much I love it? Well, I'm an "online quilter". I have learnt to quilt through the online community. I share my quilting through this here blog. I spend a hell of a lot of my time online. It is only fitting that my first magazine feature and quilt pattern would be in an online magazine! Yes?
As you can tell, by all of my babble, I am incredibly excited. I am incredibly proud. And I am incredibly terrified! There are so many amazing and talented artists in the first edition, you HAVE to get yourself a copy and share in the excitement.
Make Modern have a wonderful Blog Hop lined up to celebrate the release, and I will be sharing more about my quilt and the pattern with you on the 23rd of September. Be sure to subscribe to their newsletter, so you can stay up to speed with all things MM.
And just because I love you all so much - here's a little out take from the photo shoot I did. This gorgeous girl was ever SO helpful during the process ;)
I'm linking up - You can too!