But I can't help it!!! You see, I've been published! This is rocking my world for several reasons. First off, Canada has never had it's very own quilting magazine....until Heather took over a regional newsletter and broadened the whole shebang to a new, glossy, national magazine. Joining forces with the very talented designer Laurraine, these two gals and their many contributors have created an amazing new resource for Canadian quilters.
Here's the cover of issue 4 that arrived in my mailbox today.
The second reason I'm so thrilled to have an article in the mag is that it's all about an incredible quilt created by my friend and quilting teacher/designer extraordinaire Dianne Stevenson. Dianne has made a beautiful quilt to honor women's work and textile history in our country called "Canadiana in Cloth". Dianne then turned this experience into an 8-month quilting course that is, in my humble opinion, worthy of a university credit in textile history.
Thirdly, while I can't re-write the entire article here for you, I can giveaway my extra copy to one lucky Poppyprint reader (and you know I could never send a magazine all by itself - how lonely would that be? - so expect some extra goodies)! Normally I don't go in for those giveaways with lots of rules, but in this case, I would love to spread the word about Quilter's Connection. If we want a Canadian quilting magazine to succeed, we need to support it, people!
So, leave one comment below to enter this giveaway. If you have your own blog, post a link to this page on your blog (feel free to use the cover photo)....then come back and leave a second comment for another chance to win! I'll leave comments open until 9:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, June 4 at which time I'll employ the RNG to find the lucky winner.
No need to become a follower (honestly, I know there is only so much time in the day for blog-reading!), but take a look around and if you like what you see, then why not hang out and share the love? I'd be happy to have you follow along!
If you live in Canada, you can find Quilter's Connection on the mag rack at Indigo or better yet, subscribe here. If you subscribe, then you will receive the fall issue which just might have another Poppyprint surprise in it....eeeeeeeee!
Edited: comments are now closed...winner announcement coming soon! (June 4, 9:10 pm)