Tuesday, September 4, 2018

If you haven't herd yet we we chosen out of over 3000 quilt shop applicants as a Better Homes and Garden, Top Shop and featured in the 2018 Fall Quilt Sampler magazine.  We feel very honored and blessed to receive this recognition!   We found out right before Christmas last year and had to keep it a secret until announced at the Spring Quilt Market.  The icing on this fantastic cake was opening the box of magazines and seeing our quilt on the cover!  We didn't dare to dream that would happen.  

Although the odds are one out of the ten shops make the cover, there are so many great projects in the magazine.  What a tough choice that had to be for their staff.  While we were in Portland at Quilt Market, the Editor, Lisa Shumacher, was announcing each of the ten shops to be featured.  She would introduce the shop owners and then show the shop's quilt to be featured. One quilt stood out in my mind that the staff just seemed to swoon over and we figured that would be on the cover.  

In July we caught a glimpse online of our quilt's photo in the newest edition of American Patchwork and Quilting magazine.  It was a page advertising the upcoming Quilt Sampler and with the listing of shops to be featured there was a photo of our quilt!  Again we thought to ourselves the there was no way the advertisement would give away the cover photo.

It wasn't until FedEx delivered the 17 boxes of magazines we ordered and Tom ripped open the box,  He yelled out "WERE ON THE COVER!"  The poor FedEx driver jumped out of her skin!  Again we feel honored and blessed.  

We are getting daily calls, emails and messages about how folks love the quilt.  One caller said she had no intentions of buying the magazine until she saw the cover.  Many are sharing how they have their mothers or grandmother featherweight and this will make the perfect  project to hang in their sewing room!  We just don't know what to say other than "Thank you and please send photos of your quilt displayed!" 

We are so glad to share this pattern and hope you enjoy!  Join the fun on Facebook where we are looking for Quilt Sampler "sightings".  We are receiving photos of the magazine on all sorts of newsstands and locations around the country. If you see it send us a pic!  If you haven't got your copy yet feel free to order it from us on our website and don't forget the kit and thread pack!




At December 7, 2018 at 2:54 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

I purchasecthecFall/Winter 2018 magazine butvsomehowcpattern section came up missing. Is there any way I can buy another magazine or at least the pattern for sewing machine wall hanging on front cover?

At December 7, 2018 at 11:19 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

Hello Bobbie, by contract with better homes and gardens the pattern is only available in the magazine which can be purchased on our website or by calling the shop at (606) 784-7235. calicopatchdesigns.com. Thanks!


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