Sunday, February 20, 2011

We've Come a Long Way Baby!

Modern quilting and the Modern Quilt Guild take center stage in the Kansas City Star! Yippeee! I'm so happy and proud that the movement continues to have a voice and be recognized.

When Shane took this picture at the Star photo studio, I thought it would be a little picture in the corner of the House and Home Section, but wowsers, a full page color pic of the Life in Technicolor quilt. Dang!
Yup, that's my quilt on the cover of the House and Home section of the Star. I'm shaking and beaming all at the same time.
I'm grinning like a silly school girl in this shot, but quilts make me happy. Lauren, of My Aunt June fame, looks so serious and focused. Lauren, how did you become serious and focused all of the sudden? We are quite the contrast of modern quilters, young and hip, and experienced (aka old)....I think it's great that as modern quilters we're kind of a soup to nuts kinda group and we all have a place.
You can read the article online if you're not in the area...if you are, pop out and pick up a copy! I got quite the look from the clerk at my local convenience store when I bought a stack of papers about as tall as I am. He said I must be "into" news. I said, today I am!

I couldn't end this post without thanking the many folks who have inspired and supported me over the last three years, many of them are mentioned in the article. I never could have imagined something like this for me or modern quilting. We've come a long way in a short time!
WOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOO!




53 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Congratulations Jacquie! People are taking notice of this wonderful thing called modern quilting!

Alissa said...

Waahahooo!! You provide so much inspiration for everyone else too... so deserving!!

Suzanne said...

Yippee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sequana said...

Good for YOU! And you look so happy in that picture. *S*

You know, the woman who wrote the article really brought together some of the best names in the modern movement; she put together some really great resources too. Bravo to her too.

What an exciting day for you - and well deserved.

Diane (Wi) said...

Congratulations Jacquie! You just keep smiling form ear to ear---well done.

MariQuilts said...

Great article...congratulations!

Victoria said...

Huge congratulations!! Your smiles and happiness are contagious, and I thank you for infecting me!

Jen of ReannaLily Designs said...

Congrats! That is excellent!!!!

Melissa said...

C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S!!! What an honor:) Enjoy your day!!!

Jackie said...

Great article!! Congratulations, Jacquie!

skye said...

Congratulations!! Awesome!

Marty's Fiber Musings said...

Best news I've real all day! Congratulations - I'm smiling with you.

Vicki said...

So cool. I have to go get my copy!

Ethne said...

Congratulations - what a fantastic boost

Carla said...

It was the first section I read today! And it must be true that we have the largest MQG...because that's what the Star said....right!! If it's in the news...it's true! Your quilts look wonderful, Jacquie...thanks for all of your hard work.

Jan said...

Yeah for you! So exciting!

VickiT said...

Oh how exciting for you!!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! Awesome article.

Live a Colorful Life said...

Congrats, Jacquie! That is a gorgeous quilt.

I totally "get" buying the stacks of papers. A year ago, the L.A. Times writer and photographer came to our rental cabins on the lake as we were closing down for the season, spent the whole weekend, writing/photographing. When the paper came out, I thought we would be stuck somewhere in the travel section. But we made it to the front page (!) of the L.A. Times--and didn't even have to commit a crime to be there! It was very exciting and I bought every single copy at Borders.

Pam said...

Congratulations! You forever inspire us. Thanks!

Vickie said...

Congrats, Jacquie! I am so "proud" of you. Your blog is one of the first I followed as I began my quilt journey. Also, I started out as part of the KCMQG, but living 2 hours away and having a job, I had to drop, however, it is still in my heart! It is way cool to see the guild getting this kind of publicity. You go, girl! Hugs! :)

Paula said...

What a great article Jacquie! I am so proud to be a part of the KCMQG!! You are such an inspiration. What a great group of people in this "modern" movement.

jill/marny said...

What a wonderful article! Thanks for letting us all read it. And thank you too for the inspiration, information and support you give your readers in their unique explorations of modern quilting.

Dan Rouse said...

congratulations! a very nice article.

melody said...

Congrats! What a great article & photos. I so enjoy being part of the KCMQG and enjoy seeing the "modern" look in your work. You inspire us as to what modern can be in our own quilting. Thanks for your hard work!

Lisa said...

Wow! Congrats! That is awesom!!
:)

Lauren said...

Congratulations! It was a delight to read....be prepared for a packed guild meeting next time!

Miriam said...

Woohoo, congratulations Jacquie!!!
Thank you for the link to the online article.

angela said...

Fabulous article and huge congratulations on the cover quilt! Your quilts really are works of art.

ellen said...

Congratulations! You are amazing and I am so fortunate to be able to look at the little houses every day that you sent me. Whew!

Modern Day Quilts said...

Great article and I love they did a close up on that quilt because it is so beautiful (as are all your quilts).

Mary Anne said...

Way to go Jacquie and all the KCMQG Leaders! So proud to be a part of this dynamic and growing group!

Can't wait to see what the future holds in store!

abcgirl said...

you are SUCH a rockstar! :)

MelanieO said...

Congratulations Jacquie! That is so, so, so cool!

Jan | Daisy Janie said...

What an incredible feature! I am so moved by all of it! Yay modern quilting!!

Poppyprint said...

Congratulations Jacquie!!! Validation of hard work is always heartwarming. You deserve all of the positive attention and recognition - you share a great deal and your work is very inspiring. I love it that the mod movement in quilting is so inclusive of all ages, skill levels and nationalities. How wonderful that your paper chose to feature the KCMQG in such a meaningful way.

Jody of Because I'm Me said...

You are so awesome! Congratulations!

Sharon said...

Congrats to you and your "modern quilters", I'm off to read the article. Way to go, we have to keep the art of quilting alive and pass it along to the next generation.

Little Bluebell (Adrianne) said...

Congratulations! I loved reading this article. GO Jacquie!!!

PS, Hi from the Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild. : )

Esch House Quilts said...

What a terrific article! Congratulations to you and the whole KCMQG group!

Tammy Vasser said...

I was so excited to see the article! I wanted to show everyone I saw yesterday! It was like having a front page article about family and everything I so enjoy. Congrats Jacquie! I have a feeling the year ahead is going to be filled with exciting times like this!

patty a. said...

Congratulations! How wonderful to be recognized for all your hard work!

happy zombie said...

AWESOME article! I especially love the reference to the Gee's Bend quilters - who lit my match for my love of modern quilting. All around great article (and PHOTOS!!) - one I'll refer to often when I'm asked what modern quilting is!

brown robin said...

You deserve ever bit of that spotlight! I lurked about for over a year before I ever joined the improv your butt challenge. Then I began getting my confidence up, leaving a comment for you here and there. I still follow you all the time. Now, I know I can just say... "GO, GIRL, GO!!!!" You are absolutely spectacular.

Barb said...

How Wonderful for you!! congrats on the wonderful press - you deserve it

audreypawdrey said...

Congratulations! That is an awesome article and I am so thrilled for you!

Linzee said...

Congratulations, Jacquie! So great to see Modern Quilting, and you, receiving deserved recognition. And I love what I can see in the challenge on your next post. You've inspired me for a long time, and continue to do so.

Erin said...

Ah, such great stuff! After such accolades I'm sure the following will seem so small, but I've given you a blog award. Thanks for all the inspiration!

http://theconsummateamateur.blogspot.com/2011/02/stylish-moi.html

Christina said...

I enjoyed reading the article! You are a fabulous ambassador for modern quilting. I wonder if you'd talk more about "knowing the rules before you break them". I admit I had a strong reaction to reading that. I guess I can see both ways. I want quilters to know the different approaches available to them without feeling like only one way is "right". Thanks for being such a powerful force and amazing quilter!

Stephanie D. said...

Congratulations! Off to read the article now....

Laurie Wisbrun | Scarlet Fig said...

What a wonderful article! Congrats and you should be SOOOO proud!

Tif / Halu-Halo said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!! You have definitely helped pave the way to modern quilting and are an inspirations! WTG!!!!!!!

Allison said...

Congratulations Jacquie! When I read the Sunday paper I meant to comment that day and forgot until now. How exciting!

MightyMom said...

well you really ARE the neatest thing since sliced bread you know!!

and since we bake our own bread I KNOW what I'm talking about!!!