August 7, 2012

The winner of Fuss-Free Machine Appliqué is Glynis B. of Duncan, British Columbia. Congratulations Glynis! Enjoy the book.

Glynis sent me a photo of herself with my book Inspired by Tradition. How sweet! I was so glad to hear that she is enjoying my designs.

On to the This and That. There’s a Pets on Quilts show going on right now, hosted by Lilypad Quilting. This internet quilt show features real pets on quilts, pets depicted on quilts, or any combination thereof, so what a happy topic. Joanna, who blogs at Needle Thread Happiness, used two of the cat patterns from my book Easy Appliqué Blocks to depict her gorgeous black cat Moxie. And in the post Moxie herself inspects the results LOL!

Joanna also shows her very cute version of Lollipop Grove (the cover quilt for Scrap-Appliqué Playground) with a little dog frolicking in the trees. What a great idea! Thank you Joanna, for including my patterns in your Pets on Quilts entry. I really enjoyed them.

I got a nice little surprise while I was in Long Beach… the Martingale blog Stitch This! did a feature on different ways to label your quilts, and lo and behold up popped the information I included in Scrap-Appliqué Playground on how I make labels. There are lots of other great ideas too so be sure to check it out.

And I was honored to hear from Dorothy Sparks that she had made a small quilt using the Eagle block from Inspired by Tradition to donate to the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative August 2012 Online Auction. Dorothy had contacted me and the publisher earlier for permission to use the pattern, and it came out just wonderful. It’s Number 10546, “Proud to Be an American.”

Until next time,
By Kay Mackenzie


3 Responses to “Winner, plus this and a little of that”

  1. Joanna on August 7th, 2012 3:49 pm

    Kay, thank you for mentioning my projects in your post. Both of your books made it easy for me to compose both the runner and the wall hanging. And having a black cat to portray made it even easier:)
    Congrats to Glynis on her lucky win.

  2. Debbie St.Germain on August 7th, 2012 7:06 pm

    I do have your book and the eagle was one I liked, hanging on a line, something I plan on doing. I saw the piece at the auction, wonderful piece and nice to see it getting bids.


  3. admin on August 8th, 2012 7:05 am

    Hi Joanna! I’ve had two wonderful black cats who were my best friends at different times in my life so I know you’re a lucky lady. K.