My favorite quilting magazine is Quiltmaker. I started subscribing several years ago because I saw that one of my favorite quilt designers, Bonnie Hunter, was going to have a column every month. Bonnie is a prolific designer, teacher and author, and is well known for her scrap quilt patterns and her website "Quiltville". Her most famous saying about fabric is "If it's still ugly, you haven't cut it small enough"!
Anyway, Every year, the Quiltmaker editors recruit 6 – 8 people to take one of the patterns in each issue and remake it in a scrappy version. They call them the Scrap Squad. Each Scrap Squad member then writes a post about their version of the quilt. I thought that it sounded like a lot of fun, so when I saw the post on Facebook soliciting applications for the 2015 Scrap Squad, I applied. I had applied once before, a couple of years ago, and was turned down, so told myself that I would not be upset if I wasn't chosen. But I still checked my email every day and when I saw an email from the editor, I tried not to hyperventilate.
I started reading. Darn, I wasn't chosen to be in the Scrap Squad. OK, I could handle that. I was disappointed, but I really never expected to be chosen anyway. But then, as I kept reading, I saw something terrific! The editor was asking me if I would consider being part of a NEW group! Would I? OF COURSE I WOULD!!! <<Jumping up and down and squealing!!!>>
This new group will take the blocks in Bonnie's column and turn them into scrappy quilts. That's right up my alley!
Check out the Quilty Pleasure announcement:
Make sure you enter the giveaway! They are giving away a nice assortment of useable scrap fabrics and a copy of the book Devoted to Scraps!
The giveaway is open until February 8th! You can head over there now, I’ll wait…..
Ok, now go and see the announcement on Bonnie’s Quiltville blog!
How cool is that! I already have my assignments, and have delved into my scraps bins and started planning what I’m going to do! I can’t wait to get started!