Tuesday, February 23, 2010

MQG, Apartment Therapy and ME!!

Ever have one of those days when you're questioning everything you make, nothing is good enough, maybe not good at all? And then, something comes along that makes you legitimate, at least in someone else's mind. Check out this link. The Modern Quilt Guild gets recognized and someone at Apartment Therapy, yes, I said APARTMENT THERAPY, thinks my quilt is modern and cool. My quilt and my name are on Apartment Therapy. I can't believe I just wrote that. (Insert happy dance, giddy squeals, and self pinching to test if it's really true.) Check out the other quilts too...I know there are some other folks doing the happy dance!
I made some quilt backs...

...and then just to make sure my head didn't get too big...don't ask...I'm simply a klutz and it's too embarrassing to tell you.

Just a reminder...the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild meets tomorrow (Wednesday) at Harper's Fabrics in old Overland Park. Come at 6:30, meeting starts at 7:00. You don't want to miss it!

55 comments:

~Michelle~ said...

ROCKSTAR LADY! Congrats on the shout out :) And I'm totally loving the spiderwebs turned into pinwheels - just think how lovely that would be if you butted a whole bunch of those blocks up against each other!

nettie said...

congratulations! no surprise to me, your quilts are all cool.

i am really digging the "hi quilt" that is also on the link.

em's scrapbag said...

So happy for you! Hope your hand feels better soon. Your block reminds me of candy corns. Yum, yum.

BaileyGirl5 said...

Of course you're in Apartment Therapy! You have the coolest quilts out there!

Congratulations.

Alissa said...

Yeah! You more than deserve the AT mention - your quilts are amazing. And have a blast at the KCMQG meeting!!

MichelleB said...

Congratulations! How wonderful for you. I love that selvage pinwheel block too. Fabulous.

kelly lautenbach said...

Can't wait to be in the presence of greatness tomorrow night! :) I'm so excited to see you!!!

wishes, true and kind said...

That is VERY COOL -- for the modern quilt guild and for you! Congratulations!

Blue Is Bleu said...

Congrats!! That's so awesome!

Hope your hand's okay :/

MelanieO said...

Yay! Congrats! I love it, too :)

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

That is wonderful!! I am so happy for you, your work is amazing!!

RosaMarĂ­a said...

felicidades! of course your quilts are modern and sooo cool!!! that is so great Jacquie, I'm happy for you!

Jackie said...

Jacquie, so fabulous for you!! Happy dance going on here. But ouch, what on earth did you do to your hand. Hopefully, it doesn't impair your sewing for too long. Okay, so I wish I was meeting you at Harper's. I stopped at that shop when I was out your way 2 years ago and really liked it. We ate at a little place right across the street. Then went to Penzey's Spices.

Angela Walters said...

And your quilt was even the first one listed!! Awesome job, YOU ROCK!

Duff said...

Your heart needed creative validation and the universe responded! (That's called a Godwink in some circles).
Please, don't ever doubt your abilities again. You don't have a follower button but if you did you'd realize that there are hundreds of quilters out in blogland who LOVE and ENVY your creativity.
So, do a happy dance! Eat some chocolate!Have an ice cream cone! And then put a frozen steak on that wrist....
♥♥

Carla said...

Congratulations, Jacquie! Your quilts are very inspirational. I made a red/aqua block for your Project Improv helping others quilts last year and hope to introduce myself to you at the MQG meeting tomorrow....looking forward to it!

calicodaisy said...

Marvelous! Isn't it wonderful how kudos comes your way just when you need some?! -- michele

Amy R said...

Congratulations! I get so much inspiration from your work I'm so glad others are shining the spotlight on you and making you beam!

Jenny @ Anything Pretty said...

Oh wow! What a huge honor to be featured on apartment therapy but all your quilts are gorgeous so it is really not surprising. Congrats!

MightyMom said...

well ain't that cool. I like the backing you made.

MightyMom said...

just wondering but wasn't that one of the quilts you didn't care as much for when you made it??

it's very very nice.

lizy said...

ongratulations!!!! You deserve it :) Your quilts are amazing and they inspire many of us to quilt :)Hope your hand feels better....

Kerri said...

congradulations, jacquie!! that is so exciting!

your pinwheel is amazing! LOVE it!!

Brenis said...

Oh my gosh, how exciting!! You totally deserve it - your quilts ROCK!! Maybe your phone will be ringing off the hook next week with orders!! :D
Take care of that hand woman!!

Amber said...

doing a happy dance for you too :-) and ouch - that looks sore!

Stephanie said...

The only surprise is WHAT TOOK THEM SO LONG! :o)

Esch House Quilts said...

Congratulations! I was not familiar with Apartment Therapy, but it could be my new obsession! So much eye candy!! Your quilts are great and I'm glad you got such great recognition.

patty a. said...

How wonderful! It is always great to received kudos! Hope your hand is ok.

Thimbleanna said...

Yikes! I hope your hand is better soon! Congratulations on the Apartment Therapy nod -- although, in my mind, you're MUCH bigger than Apartment Therapy -- I'll bet they're squealing because THEY got mentioned on YOUR blog.

And hope you have fun at the quilt meeting -- I've actually been to Harper's so I can just imagine you meeting there. Oh, and now that I think of it...if you see the old Viking sewing machine (it's green - circa mid-60s)that the owner uses as a window display, ask her if she'd like to sell it to me LOL!

NorahS said...

Congratulations! That quilt IS stunning!

silversmith said...

ah! i hope your hand gets better.

and yes, you quilts are some of the coolest ones i've ever seen. and i have to tell you...you and your blog and quilts were brought up several times at the first meeting of the houston chapter, modern quilt guild. especially that red and aqua one you raffled last summer.

Sweet Baby Jamie said...

Love iT!!! Thanks for being so honest, and keeping it real :) I'm such a klutz, oh my, I almost sewed my finger the other day with my Grandquilter!! agghh!!! took my nail off a bit, so thankful that was it! btw I love Overland Park! My husband grew up there, and I'd love to get us back, pretty sure it will never happen, but one can dream!

Sweet Baby Jamie said...

Love iT!!! Thanks for being so honest, and keeping it real :) I'm such a klutz, oh my, I almost sewed my finger the other day with my Grandquilter!! agghh!!! took my nail off a bit, so thankful that was it! btw I love Overland Park! My husband grew up there, and I'd love to get us back, pretty sure it will never happen, but one can dream!

KateKwiltz said...

Any injuries are outweighed by the coolness of your new status.

Congratulations!

Needled Mom said...

It looks just fabulous in spite of the injury.

Anna said...

Before I even read the post I thought - wow that quilt looks fabulous! Congrats!!! I was featured on Ohdeedoh (AT's little kid site) for some Stitched Handprints I do and I was giddy as all get out for the SAME REASON: someone out there likes my creation!!!

Congrats again - and I think a MQG might be starting up here in Lincoln *fingers crossed* otherwise I might have to drive 3 hours each way to your meetings!

Meg said...

Aw, Jacquie, many many congrats to you! And mend fast!

Beth said...

Congratulations on Apartment Therapy AND the fabulous pinwheels!

Amber Hansen said...

I love your quilting style. I'm a newbie to quilting...I'm about to make my first quilt ever using Amy Karol's Bend the Rules Sewing easy-lap quilt pattern. Any advice for a first-timer or books I should look at? I love following your blog. It's such an inspiration!!

syko kajsa said...

Yay, fame and glory! You deserve it!!!

Rebekah said...

what an awesome feature! your quilt is totally AT worthy!

Poppyprint said...

So sorry to see your wrist under ice!!! Hope that it's better soon. I am now going to crawl out of my cave and investigate Apartment Therapy, which I've never, ever heard of. I'm sure it's HUGE, though (I am always a bit behind on these things) and fantastically awesome that your creations are featured - your quilts are really spectacular Jacquie, that's why we keep coming back here day after day...we can't wait to see what you come up with next...like selvedgey pinwheels - genius!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Oh, I hope your wrist gets better soon!
What a great acknowledgement for all of modern folks!

Victoria said...

WHOO-HOO!!! Congratulations! That is a wonderful feather in your most deserving cap!!

Hope you didn't injure the wrist doing the Happy Dance... but either way it's worth it!
Heal up soon, and again, whoo-hoo and bravo!

Miss Sews-it-all said...

Congrats, that is soooo cool! Oh, not the part about you hurting yourself...that part is a bummer. Hope you are feeling 100% soon.

Can't remember if I've mentioned the www.WeAllSew.com website to ya yet - it's an awesome project connecting sewers with others across the web!

nicolette said...

WOW, Congratulations Jacquie! Your quilts are a true inspiration, like yourself.

You jumped so high that you hit the ceiling?
Whatever you did, I hope it’s better soon!

Craig and Elizabeth said...

That is beyond great. Congratulations!! I myself would print screen that page and FRAME it!

Also, I do hope you are planning on brining your selvage quilt for show and tell in March. Pretty Please!!!

Heather said...

Well, no suprise there! Your quilts are AWESOME!

Marga (MarPie) said...

Congratulations to you and you treuly deserve it, your quilts are awesome.
Greetings fom Holland,
Marga

CitricSugar said...

Congratulations!! (It's a bit of a no-brainer that you are fabulous, however....)

PS - kind of in love with how you used your spiderweb blocks in pinwheel formation....

Emily said...

It looks great! Whoo hoo!

Truth and Beauty said...

Woot! Yay, Madame President! And your photo was NUMBER ONE. Congrats -

Kate said...

Congratulations! Entirely deserved praise and recognition!

audreypawdrey said...

That is awesome news! You are famous!

sewtakeahike said...

congrats Jacquie!!