Last October I found out that the folks at American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine were going to come to my house and do a profile on my business. Imagine my excitement! It’s got to be one of the biggest moments in my career so far. The idea all came about thanks to Carrie of Miss Rosie’s Quilt Co. Carrie and I were invited down to the headquarters of American Patchwork and Quilting last September to be guest judges for the Quilt Sampler magazine. One of the shops happened to be in Minnesota and Carrie suggested “You will be going right by Heather’s – you should stop by and take some photos.” Of course, I am thinking the same thing, but don’t dare suggest it. (I’ve been told that I sometimes have a problem with self-promotion.) After she said that, I found myself holding my breath, waiting for Elizabeth’s reply (she one of the editors of the mag). She actually agreed that that would be a good idea! Then, the panic started setting in – I’m not ready, I need to redecorate my house, my studio is a mess, etc. Anyways, I survived and it was actually really fun. APQ did a great job and I’m so thankful for the great exposure. So, a special thanks goes out to Carrie and the APQ staff.
For those of you looking for specific quilts featured in the magazine, I thought I would lay out some of the info for you and save you the time of emailing me for it. So, on page 21 we have:
4-Patch Fusion – on the cover of my book Charmed and Dangerous
Charming Trios – The Baby Collection
Gypsy Girl from my book Fat Quarter Five (on the design wall, to the left of my head on page 21 and on page 22)
Behind the french door: Diamond in the Rough that was featured in APQ in the Dec. 2006 issue (I don’t have a photo of this one)
On the cutting table (page 22): Flower Boxes, found in my book Favorite Quilts from Anka’s Treasures. The Lone Star Sensation on page 23 is also found in this book.
On page 24: Shooting Stars can be found in my Fat Quarter Cottage book
The quilt on the couch on page 24 was made from one of my fabric lines called Serenity. It’s a free download from Henry Glass’s website: http://henryglassfabrics.com. (You can let me know if you need some fabric.)
Lastly, for those of you wondering about the fabric in my Round About quilt on page 92 – most of the fabrics are from the line Chocolate by 3 Sisters for Moda. The binding fabric is from their line Shangri-la. The outer border fabric is one of my designs – from the line Winter Spice by Henry Glass.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the article,