Friday, 29 May 2009

The Big Reveal!

After what seems an age. I am in print and I have now received my complimentary copies of Quilting Arts .
Thats not a complaint but it seems such a long time since I was contacted by Pokey Bolton with a view to writing an article....out of the blue.
How exciting.
She phoned me!!!!



Thats me in the middle of the cover..retro inspired.



I made some new pieces for the article based on pieces I had already done.



They came home today after a trip across the world to places I have never been and will probably never go.


Its so exciting.


Its only me.



And my sewing machine.




And the contents of my little brain spilled out into stitch.



I wish I could be cool and blasé (can put the accent in now. Thanks Kitty!!)........but its just not me.



Sorry to be such an insufferable show off.

84 comments:

Misafir (Ruth) Geldi said...

They are super-gorgeous!

Shelly said...

Hi Jackie -
I've been away and have so much catching up to do on your blog, but had to pop in quickly and say a big "CONGRATULATIONS" !!! It may be just you, your machine and the contents of your brain, but it all combines perfectly to the delight of us all who follow your blog and have had the pleasure of seeing your work firsthand.
Bravo, well deserved.
:-)
Shelly

Gunnels blog said...

Congratulations! I am waiting for my copy !!!

Gina said...

Congratulations Jackie. Beautiful work - I hope you are very proud!

Dolores said...

How very nice. Congratulations!

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connie said...

Congrats!!!! I can hardly wait to get my magazine in the mail. They look wonderful and You should be proud of your work! We love it

jan said...

Congratulations you deserve it your work is always beautiful

Corryna Janssen said...

Congratulations on your article. I can't wait to read it. Hopefully they'll send my copy overseas quickly.

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Your work is really lovely! Congratulations on the article, it is well deserved Jackie. Have a lovely weekend, best wishes, Carolyn

Terri said...

Congrats on the article. I enjoyed reading it.

Joei Rhode Island said...

Back from vacation and this is what I find!!!!

WOW!!!! YIPEE!!! WOOOHOOO!! and Good for You!

Can you see me jumping up and down and clapping for you? Can't what to see them in print!

Joei

Kayla coo said...

Well done Jackie!
Your work looks fantastic in the magazine.x

Daisie said...

Brilliant!
Many Congratulations!!
xxx

rivergardenstudio said...

Wow... what a beautiful spread... congratulations to you! Roxanne

konnykards .. Musings of a Senior Citizen said...

Congratulations - everything looks lovely!
I'm looking forward to receiving my copy ASAP. Connie.

Judy Scott said...

you've got to show this off ~ its absolutley awesome ~ congratulations again and again ~ Judy x

Menopausal musing said...

whoo, blooming(I'm being a good girl!)hoo!!!!!!!and: :O)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!x

arlee said...

SHOW SHOW SHOW SHOW OFF!!!!! -----you are more than entitled and a wonderful inspiration!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Hey, you can be an insufferable show off any time you like because you have every reason to be proud! Now I can't wait for my copy to come so I can be an insufferable show off too and show everybody I know the article and also show them my wonderful piece of real-live art I have from you!!

paddysdaughter said...

Go ahead and boast all you like - well done! They look really lovely in print! I will look forward to getting my next QA - it always takes a while to get here after it is published in the US, but this time I shall be more impatient than usual.

Ruth said...

Congrats! I'm still waiting for my copy. You deserve the recognition.

MargB said...

These are lovely and a tremendous collection. I will have to chase the magazine.

Leisurely Lesley said...

You shouldn't be too surprised. Your work is brilliant.

jeanette mistress of longears said...

Congratulations! You could not possibly deserve it more!!!!

Wabbit said...

Jackie, this is SOOOOO cool! I'm so excited for you and of course, for all of us who gets to read it!

This is VERY cool and you are NOT a show off for tooting your own horn about it. It's thrilling to see you being published in various places and so much fun to read your articles.

HUGS,
Marilyn

Erica said...

congratulations, how exciting! and you deserve it, your work is wonderful

Jude said...

Oh, such lovely work, you show off!! Go on, you deserve it!! Show off some more, I don't care.....
Do you order that mag? If so, can you give me the details and I'll get my son to get one for me ( I know someone who wrote an article in here, don't you know!!)
ps. not to be recommended, but your lovely brooches wash well in 30 degrees still attached to dress, of course.... (After Dubai trip, I stuffed everything in washing mashine, not thinking!)
Take care
x

Fenland Textile Studio said...

Congratulations, I can't wait to get my issue of Quilting Arts.You should be very proud of yourself.

jellybelly*jellybrain said...

I love your work (it's not exactly gross) and you should be shouting from the rooftops!!
It's great that your talent has been recognised!
xx

Lynne said...

Conogratulations Jackie, enjoy your fame. Your work is beautiful.

verobirdie said...

Congratulations! I hope my copy arrives soon!

cocoa and blankets said...

Oh Jackie those panels are lovely...congratulations...you have every right to show off...your work is beautiful and should be shared ....

Robyn said...

Show off all you like Jackie. I would be doing the highland fling if that were my article and artwork. Well done! Such gorgious photographs on this post!

Debbi Baker said...

How fabulous and you could not possibly be insufferable!! Look forward to reading your article when my copy arrives!!

PS that bag in the previous post is just so beautiful!

karen said...

well done! It all looks amazing!

Lady Hopwood said...

I wouldn't be blase, I would be very proud of myself! Well done you, your pieces are just lovely :-)

ethel and edna's tearoom said...

You're allowed to show-off. You're now famous but it's totally deserved as you are massively talented and "a very, very nice man" (OK lady) to boot. :O)

katafolt said...

Wow! Congratulations !

julie king said...

you deserve to show off so NO apologies!! heartfelt congratulations!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

the article looks great,cant wait to get my copy!
congratulations!
amazing work!
Ingrid

jude said...

oh, oh oh, great! I AM SO EXCITED!

Dale Anne said...

CONGRATULATIONS!
They are FABULOUS and I look forward to getting that issue!!!

soggibottom said...

Very pleased for you Jackie.Such beautiful art work, it needs to be shown around x x x

Sandy said...

Congratulations! I'll be watching for the article.

Victoria said...

Congratulations, Jackie! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy! The publishing process from start to finish does seem to take a crazy long time, but it is so worth it. Looking at your work, I realize that it would make for a great book... there isn't anything else like it out there. Have you ever thought of sending in a query to any art/craft book publishers? I think you would be a hit!

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Clever you! Well done. BFN.
Lesley

Jenny said...

Congratulations Jackie,it looks gorgeous. I'll have to try and get a copy.

Lorie M. said...

WWOOOOWWW I'm so happy for you Jackie! So well deserved! I can't wait to see the issue. I feel like I know a rock star!! awsome.

Morna said...

Yay! It is a fabulous article ... excellent coverage ... they love you ... just like the rest of us!

Hens Teeth said...

If anyone deserves to be in print Jackie, it's you. x

Swirlyarts said...

Oh fabulous! Congratulations :)

Karen said...

WOO HOOO!! COngrats!

Sue said...

Well done Jackie! Don't bother to reply as I see you have 53 thank you letters to write already :-)

Annica said...

Congratulations Jackie! Great work!

Anonymous said...

You know what they say "if you've got it flaunt it" just can't wait for my copy,so pleased for you.

Judith in Hampshire

calicodaisy said...

Good for you. I'll be looking for that issue next time I'm at the bookstore. Your little art pieces are gems!

marie said...

You are way "cool" and I am so-o-o happy for you! Congratulations!

lindacreates said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!
Great article

Jacky said...

You're not a showoff! You are just proud and have every right to be.... these are gorgeous!!!! (as always).

Congratulations!

Jacky xox

Mermaids Purse said...

The article (and your pieces of course) looks wonderful!

kate fern said...

Your work looks amazing, can't wait to get my hands on a copy!

Diana said...

Jackie, your work is just amazing and you fully deserve this accolade! I stopped subscribing to QA but I may have to get this issue! Well done!

Wendy Coyne said...

no 'just' for you any more. It is You and Your machine. Well done, I hope it only your first article.

Purple Missus said...

Its all really beautiful work Jackie. You should be shouting from the rooftops - I know I would.
Can't wait for my copy to come.
Well done you. :)

green phoenix said...

Wonderful!

It is so exciting to see your work in print, I don't blae you for being proud.

x

Heather said...

I wouldn't be cool and blase - I'd get the Town Crier out! Well done and congratulations. Can't wait to see my copy of Quilting Arts. Maybe it'll come this week. You mustn't belittle your work, it is so highly thought of, quite unique and just looking at it brings a glow of pleasure.

Ati. Norway. said...

Jackie, I know I am number 68 :)and all is been said before me but I like to Congratulate you with the article.
You deserve it, you work is very special !!

Jeanne said...

I was so excited when I got my Quilting Arts Magazine. I have been a folloer of your blog for a year now. Congratulations.

Cowboys and Custard said...

Don't hide that light under any bushes..your work is fabulous.. and refreshingly original!!
Thanks so much for your visit... glad the formica stirred up memories for you..
Comforting to know that I am not the only worrier... my other half tells me I could worry for England... and I do!!
Love your profile.... much in common.
The cottage we stayed at in Lavenham is one of Grove Cottages.. a gorgeous collection of period houses in Suffolk... http://www.grove-cottages.co.uk
Do let me know if you stay in one... ours was absolutely perfect..
Nice to have met you
Michele

silverpebble said...

That is seriously exciting - what delicious images. So many congratulations!

Love the stylised flowerheads in some of your pieces - they make me think of Lucienne Day textiles, agapanthus, and my favourite skirt. Fabulous.

Kitty said...

Just had to look in and say 'WELL DONE JACKIE!!' It is such a well deserved recognition of your wonderful work. I couldn't be happier for you.

xx

(PS: If you hold down the Alt Gr button when you type 'e' you will get a 'é' which will allow you to be blasé ;-) ) x

smarcoux said...

fantastic work J
Love this stuff .. and congrats on the magazine input .. will have to buy that one

Sandy

Linda said...

Brilliant stuff - I'm glad that you did show off because I've let my subscription lapse and I might never have found out!

Well done you - you deserve it.

Dot said...

Belated congratulations lovely and talented Jackie! You are so talented and I am so pleased you are getting more recognition for your work.
Your art is truly outstanding (and you seem like a beautiful person too).
Big hug from me!
Dot x

Melissa Snyder said...

I saw your article in the new Quilting Arts magazine and I am in LOVE with your work! I am not expecting such exquisite results but I am so inspired to try your techniques. Love the colors, love the stitching, love everything about it...just beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

Melissa

Linda said...

Ok...I'm number 77 Jackie, what else is there left to say...except W*E*L*L D*O*N*E!!!!
(I have my digital copy)
Hugs
Linda

'fancypicnic' said...

So much catching up to do!!

Your trip looked lovely...your brooches are gorgeous (I really must come up with a new word..)...and brilliant to see you in the magazine!! And a phone call, no less!

Vast amount of congratulations to you...wonderful xx

Sara Lechner said...

Well done, Jackie!!!!! I'm waiting for my copy here in Austria!! thanks for the sneak peak!

ANNA said...

My copy arrived today and I can't wait to read your article - well done. By the way your colours are stunning - no need for us to 'find more restful' blogs (although they are lovely too) !!!!! I especially love your blues/greens and purples!!

Beate Knappe said...

I hope I get my Copy of QA soon- and hey, Congrads- wonderful to be published - your work is always beautiful.Well done, Jackie!!!!!

Julie said...

I'm a bit late as I've been away for a week but congratulations!!! I am still waiting for my copy to arrive but it will get here eventually. Well done and hold your head well up!

Mary said...

OOOOOOOh, It tickels and motivates me to see your kudos! Please, showoff!

Morna said...

Congratulations! Those are gorgeous pieces you made for the article. I will definitely be going to Borders to get a copy!

I had the same experience with Quilting Arts and I will be bragging at my blog soon! Is there anything more fun than working with editors named Pippa an Pokey? :-)

BTW, how do you do the accent?



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