U R MY TYPE, she quilted
OK, Folks, the secret is out!
Back in March I submitted my very first piece to my favorite quilting magazine!
There was a "challenge" right up my alley which I couldn't resist . . .
Out of over 100 submissions, 10 were published in a lovely format in the back
of the issue; and today I received the proof via my subscription. Don't think the
mag is on the newsstands yet, but it should be in all the craft stores, plus Border's,
Barnes & Noble and Bam!
I was especially excited because this was only the second quilted square I ever made!
Here's the letter I sent to the editor with my submission,
which tells a bit about the "Quilting Challenge" . . .
As a book artist, calligrapher and writer who has lately caught the quilting bug,
I was immediately inspired by your "Text Me" reader challenge in the
Feb/March 2013 issue of Quilting Arts!
So many ideas germinated in my mind weeks before
I could settle on a design!
My goal was to incorporate *part* of a poem I wrote about loving the moment
between wet ink on the page and dried thoughts.
I also wanted to include the typewriter illustration done by my husband
(with permission, of course), as we coordinate most of our projects.
Thus I made a photo transfer from Richard's watercolor,
which I detailed with machine top stitching and a little hand embroidery.
I'm passionate about the written word, and very old-fashioned in sending
snail mail art, combining calligraphy with type from my age-old typewriter.
Having studied shorthand in college back in the 60's, I'm fascinated
by the new verstion of "texting" but rarely use that means to communicate.
While creating, I receive great joy in incorporating "gifts" from friends.
The yellow ribbons were recently given to me by a friend's old collection of Brazilian silk threads,
and are symbolic of the ribbon necessary to transfer letters from the typewriter onto paper.
Thanks again for your amazing magazine which has been a source of great inspiration.
Of course I must add a quotation to complete this entry:
“Your idea of bliss is to wake up on a Monday morning knowing you haven't a single engagement for the entire week.
You are cradled in a white paper cocoon tied up with typewriter ribbon.”
~ Edna Ferber ~
Note: If you click on MY WEBSITE you'll see where the typewriter originated!