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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!

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Taken on March 27, 2013