Wednesday, September 21, 2011

It's That Time Again!

The past few weeks have been spent prepping for the October shows. I'll be on the road for the majority of the month and will be in Ohio for Quilting With Machines, in Portland for Machine Quilters Exposition West, and Houston for International Quilt Festival. Because I'll be gone for such a good chunk of time, I'm trying to get everything done and organized so that I can go into the month feeling organized and prepared instead of psycho and frantic. Like I usually am. But I digress.

In addition to prepping 86 yards of muslin for the Houston classes (anybody wanna come over and help me iron? please? would it help if I groveled?) I need to write my column for the March issue of Machine Quilting Unlimited, which is due in November. People always think it's so weird how we work months and months ahead of ourselves with the magazine, but that's how it is in the publishing world. Mags are typically done 5-6 months ahead of time, so you're constantly doing Christmas stuff in June, spring show stuff in the fall, etc. I've gotten used to people coming up to me and saying "Oh! I loved your article in this month's issue!" and then I have to stand there desperately trying to remember what I wrote 6 months ago for this issue.


What do you want me to write about for the March issue? Do you have any topics you'd like to see covered? Any questions about techniques? A question you want answered? I'd love to hear about what you'd like to hear about!

1 comment:

  1. I don't know if this topic warrants a whole article but I am starting to quilt several baby quilts that will be done with all over patterns. I don't want to spend a great deal of time on something that's going to be occasionally soaked in pee and vomit so I'm always looking for quick and easy all-over patterns that are just one step beyond the stipple.
    Or, along the same lines, how to develop an all over pattern based on some element of the quilt, like a fabric motif.
    Let's hope you get some better ideas than these! lol!