Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Marcie's American Dreamer

I was absolutely tickled last summer when Marcie of Patchalot Patterns asked me to quilt her newest grandbaby's quilt for her. What I didn't know is that Marcie had sent a photo of the quilt pattern she designed to McCalls Magazine and they accepted it. Marcie had no idea that they would accept her design until after I had it quilted. Oh goodness, that immediate thought process of mine said, "I should have done so much more" but I did what the customer wanted with a simple edge to edge pattern. Thank you Marcie and congrats!

The above is a photo Marcie's American Dreamer quilt. How exciting for me too to see my name next to hers! Here is the preview link for the June-July issue of McCalls Quick Quilts.

59 comments:

Vivian said...

I'm absolutely thrilled for you and Marcie. What a lovely quilt!.
I'm heading right out to a local store so I can buy a copy.

I can smile and say that through blogging, I know two published gals. Heartiest congratulations!

Jackie Russell said...

Congratulations! Your quilting is just what she asked for, it's perfect.

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Mary, I can't wait to get the issue. Love the quilt and just wanted to tell you and Marcie congratulations...

onlymehere said...

I can't beleive two of my blogging buddies are so famous! Way to go both of you. I'm a sucker for stars and the patriotic colors. I'm actually working on a quilt right now in those colors but hardly any stars in the pattern. I'll share it when it's done.

Sue said...

What an honor. That is just so nice. I am happy for both of you:)

It's really pretty

Lynn said...

Beautiful quilt. I love the red stars. Your spot in the magazine is well deserved!

Salem Stitcher said...

Wow!! Congratulations!

Strlady said...

How thrilling! I'm so happy for you. You need to go out and buy a few copies so you keep them as momentos... first time in print?
Congratulations!

julieQ said...

That is so very cool! I have just come from Marcie's blog...I am so proud for you both!

Rita said...

You know nice things happen to nice people....congratulations! The quilt is wonderful.

Shelley said...

Oh gosh Mary, You're Famous!Good for you!!! I must get my copy autographed!:)

paulette said...

WOW! How exciting for you and Marcie!! I'm so happy for you!! I must buy the magazine so I can tell everyone that a friend's quilting was featured in this magazine!! I'm so thrilled for you!!
Paulette

Becky said...

Congrats! Great looking quilt. I'll have to look for the magazine in stores. Thanks for sharing with us! Excited for you!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Wonderful!

Kaaren said...

Woo hoo, Mary. You're gonna be famous. Just think, I'll be able to say, "I knew her when..."

How exciting for you. Please remind us again when the magazine is available on the newsstands because I don't trust my memory.

Shakerwood said...

Congratulations to both of you! That is wonderful news!!

MARCIE said...

High five Mary!

Suzanne said...

It's so beautiful!

Karen said...

That is wonderful for both you & Marcie. Maybe it will bring you more business. That is, if you want more.

Carol said...

That is so awesome to have a quilt you quilted in the McCalls Quick Quilts magazine. Marcie's quilt is so nice too. How exciting for both of you.

rebecca said...

What an exciting story! Congratulations to both of you. It looks like a great quilt to take to sit on while watching the fireworks over your head on the 4th of July.

Quilt Rat said...

How wonderful! Be sure to keep the issue open to the right page on your coffee table for everyone to see :-)

Loris said...

Well, that's a fun surprise! Lovely quilt too :-)

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

How exciting! But I have to apologize - I drooled on that gorgeous quilt and some of the others!! What beautiful treasures!!

I think this is what you were looking for..
http://www.robinbecksnest.com/2010/03/tutorial-creating-your-own-dot-com.html

Lori said...

It's a gorgeous quilt and I'm sure you did an aweseme job on it!!

Allyson said...

Ooh, very pretty quilt! And congratulations on being a new celebrity quilter!

Thimbleanna said...

How exciting!!! You do such a beautiful job quilting, I'm not surprised at all! Congratulations!!!

Sharon said...

Awesome! You do such beautiful quilting! Congratulations!

Little Lady Patchwork said...

Congrats Mary!

You are very talented and you ALWAYS brings your quilts to life! You work is always well done.

I can't wait to get a copy of the magazine so that I can tell everyone in blogland..."I know HER!"

I am sending you a BIG hug Southern style. My Little Person send you one also!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Congratulations to you and to Marcie! It's a beautiful quilt. I'm sure your quilting is as beautiful as always, and I can't wait to see it in the magazine. I'm so excited for you!

AnnieO said...

Very exciting--"your name in print"! That looks like a sweet project. Congratulations.

WoolenSails said...

Congratulations to Marcie and you. I think with all the blocks and fabrics, a simple stitch is best.

Debbie

Taryn said...

You totally, totally deserve it. The quilt looks great and you know, "the quilting makes the quilt." Congratulations! When I see a quilt in a magazine I always look to see who the quilter is.

Millie said...

Congrats Mary! Now I can say I know a published longarm machine quilter. LOL

Joyful Quilter said...

How exciting!!!! Congratulations to you and Marcie.

Pat said...

That is such FUN news!!! Congratulations to you and to Marcie.

Sonnja said...

Beautiful quilt!
Bear regards,

Beertje Zonn
Bear from the Netherlands

QuiltSue said...

Congratulations. What a lovely surprise for you.

Sue-Anne said...

Congratulations on being published! The quilt looks fantastic.

Carol said...

Mary that is so very exciting! The quilt is awesome and the quilting is beautiful!

Libby said...

Oh what fun! Can't wait for the magazine to hit the stores *s*

Barb said...

congratulations! It's really nice - you must be thrilled.

Tam said...

WOW! Congrats Mary!!
The quilt and quilting are gorgeous.
Looking forward to more of your publications...good for you!

andsewon said...

Very nice!! The 'beach gal' can piece and you sure can quilt Mary!!
Look forward to my copy coming!!!
hugs,
Lola

Candace said...

Oh Mary - you and Marcie are famous together! Both of you deserve this for sure!
Cheers!

Heidi said...

What a great quilt and deserving of being in the magazine. How fun it must be to know you quilted it for her.

I finished the patchwork of a new doll quilt. I think I am too addicted to these little guys. Already planning another one when I am still piecing the second one I showed in that previous entry. LOL!

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Red Geranium Cottage said...

That quilt is beautiful. I love it. Love the colors too. Congrats to her on the magazine. WOW

missjanesplace said...

Mary, congrats on your name appearing in print. Good job on the quilting too! I know Marcie will love it too.

Mary said...

Wow - the quilt is gorgeous and the quilting you did is fabulous! Congratulations on having your work published. Thank you for stopping by and entering the giveaway for my one year blogiversary - good luck!

Fiesta said...

congratulations to you both Mary. It is great!

Karen said...

Marcie's quilt is excellent! Congratulations to both of you!

Carrie P. said...

Congratulations! to you both. The quilt is so pretty. Love the fabrics and you always do a great job of quilting even if it edge to edge.

Cindy said...

YOU can do mine edge to edge anytime an I know I'd love it.

The quilt silly, not my body....

Kim D. said...

Congratulations!! That quilt is gorgeous and you both did a wonderful job!! I can't wait for the magazine to come out, hope you let us know which issue. Thanks

Micki said...

Congrats! The quilt is just stunning!
Micki

Barb said...

What a beautiful quilt!

Karen said...

Congratulations to you and Marcie!! You lucky girl! I'll be looking for the magazine when it comes out! :0)

Darlene said...

I remember when you did this beauty for Marci. Way to go!

Kim said...

How cool! For BOTH of you! Congrats!