Thursday, January 27, 2011

Hearts, Anyone?

I think I've been inspired by Jeni's latest design, a Heart Quilt.  I saw it in person at our weekly magazine meeting last night.  Love it!  (no pun intended).  Jan Patek has a nice post about a "heart quilt" made by a classroom of 7th graders for the "Long Road Ahead" quilt raffle for a young man waiting for a heart transplant.  Minick and Simpson have a "Heart Penny Rug."

What other "heart" projects are out there?  Especially primitive ones!

Please comment to let us know about those neat, gorgeous, lovely "heart" projects.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

We Want to Hear From You


Each issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects will offer four reader-focused columns. Please feel free to contact us about any of the following:

Show Us Your Work! We want to feature photographs of the work you do. This can be individual or group work. Quilts… rugs… table mats… dolls… and so on. Show the world what you've created—you might inspire a new project.
Your Voice, Your Ideas. For this column we invite you to share your ideas and suggestions. This will also serve as our "Letters to the Editor" section. So if there's anything you'd like share with us—compliments, constructive criticism, ideas, or anything on your mind related to the magazine or to primitive fiber arts in general, please let us know.
Ask Mom. Do you have a piecing, quilting, rug hooking or applique question that you need answered? Just submit your question to our Mom and she'll make sure to answer you...even if she has to dig around for just the right response! She will make every effort to answer everyone's questions, but it just might NOT be possible...she'll do her best! Several of the most interesting Q&A's will be published in each issue! So, if something is on your mind and you need some advice, do what WE do...Ask Mom!
Happy Birthday! We love birthdays! And we would love to recognize your notable events. The primitive arts community is as diverse as any—young, not-so-young, and always interesting. Are you—or do you know—a quilter about to turn 80? 90? 100? 100+? Perhaps a budding textile artist under the age of 10? Or any birthday celebrated in a unique and interesting way? We want to wish you a happy one!
This is your chance to be recognized, seen, and heard in an international magazine! We can't guarantee that we'll publish your submission, and we might have to do a little editing here and there, but we will do our best to capture the voices and happenings in the world of Primitive Quilts and Projects.

You can reach us through our website, or by email at homespunmedia@aol.com.

Thanks!
Judy, Jeni, and Gretchen


 

Friday, January 21, 2011

We picked the winner of the Take Your Pick, Give Away!!!!!!!!

And the winner is!!!!!!   Michelle!  Please email us at homespunmedia@aol.com with your address and let us know if you want the calendar or the kit!  And BeckyJean you also win a pattern, so email us and we will email you the pattern!!!  Congratulations to both of you and thank you Beckyjean for sending over followers to our give a way!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Hooray Hooray! A "Take Your Pick" Giveaway!!!

  • Who:  For those of you who commented on Saturday's "giveaway" blog post, plus anyone else who comments this week.
  • What:  A "take your pick" giveaway.  If we draw your name, you have the choice of the 2011 Woolen Willow calendar (Retail $14.95--but now selling for half price--but still VERY NICE), or Jeni's "Winter Stitchin'" kit, retailing for $27.00.  Bonus:  If you get at least one friend to sign up as a follower and we draw your name, we'll also throw in a bonus prize--each of you will receive a $9.00 pattern.
  • Where:  Right here at Primitive Quilts and Projects blog.
  • Why:  Because it's fun and we want you to keep us in mind.
  • How:  Just comment this week, and for a bonus, get a friend to sign up as a follower.
  • When:  We'll draw the winner on Friday!

It was fun writing that!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Free Block of the Week Project... and is it time for a giveaway?

Jeni is cooking up a Block of the Week quilt... take a look!  And while there, you can let us know in our poll about your charitable quilt work, and you can sign up for our weekly newsletter.  In the newsletter you can read Mom's answers to the questions people pose.

We haven't had a giveaway for awhile....hmmm....what shall we do?  A kit?  A calendar?  A pattern?  What do you think?  We'll decide on Monday for a Friday giveaway.  Let us know what you think.

Here is one of Jeni's latest projects, "Winter Stitchin'."

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Wow... A "Little Ol' Me Fest!"

It seems that we've all joined hands in a "little ol' me fest."  These are such amazing designers and they're all delighting in each other's company.  We are humbled by their participation.  With a deadline nearing, we're receiving projects on a daily basis from these out-of-this-world designers (in alphabetic order)... Buggy Barn, Cheri Payne, Dawne Heese, Gloria Parsons, Heather Lynn, Jan Patek, Jeni Gaston, Kathy Schmitz, Lisa Bongean, Lori Brechlin, Lynda Hall, Maggie Bonanomi, Renee Plains, Rita Briner, and Tonya Robey



Monday, January 3, 2011

What is Your Cause? We'd Like to Know

Hooray…it’s going to be a great year!  I started the 2011 work year with a day of vacation from my paying job… how ‘bout that?  I did this so I can work on the magazine...it’s not going to happen on its own, you know.  And boy oh boy, is this ever a fun job!  Thinking about what readers want to read and see.  Thinking about all those wonderful designers—WOW—their projects are out of this world!  I am really, really, really excited!

Something very important to us is charitable support and giving.  Each issue will showcase what our readers do help others.  Do you volunteer in any way?  Donate quilts, money, or time?  What are your causes?  A homeless shelter?  A children’s hospital?  Quilts of ValorThe Million Pillowcase ChallengeThe Humane Society?  An environmental cause?  Cancer Support?  The Red Cross? Do you have photos of your work?

We know you have hearts of gold.  We want to know what you are up to out there.  Please comment here to let us know, or email us at homespunmedia@aol.com.  If you include photos of your work, we just might feature you in the magazine!