They Say…

by Nicole

…you always remember the first time.

First kiss.

First date.

First time your quilt is published in a national magazine!

I came home yesterday to find the Fall 2013 issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited in my mailbox waiting for me.

Inside was this little baby.

Jagged stars

Her name is Jagged Stars.

Jagged Stars_Name

I made her earlier this year and shipped her off to the MQU folks. It looks like they took good care of her and gave her a nice sofa for her photo shoot.

When MQU accepted my quilt, I knew the day was coming that I would see it in print. Now that day is here, I’m humbled to see my handiwork dolled up on the glossy page. It is a first I won’t forget.

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Kathy@KayakQuilting October 20, 2013 - 12:47 am

Congratulations! Your work is so impressive, I am sure this will be the first of many! Can't wait to get my copy of the magazine in the mail!

Tamie October 20, 2013 - 1:00 am

Congratulations. I can't wait to get my copy in the mail.

Leanne October 20, 2013 - 1:19 am

Wow, that is just wonderful. Congratulations! I am so pleased for you. And I love your quilt too.

Valerie Reynolds October 20, 2013 - 1:21 am

How absolutely wonderful!!! congrats!!!!!!

Jenny October 20, 2013 - 2:02 am

Congratulations! You should be very proud!

Megan October 20, 2013 - 3:33 am

Wonderful! Congratulations Nicole!

L E Antwis October 20, 2013 - 3:35 am

Congratulations! Need to find out how to get a copy of the magazine down here in NZ!!! L

Razzle Dazzle Quilter October 20, 2013 - 3:36 am

Fantastic!!! Well done you. If we got that magazine here I would rush to by a copy. I figure you can never have too many star quilts!

Best wishes


Pickles Quilting October 20, 2013 - 4:57 am

Very impressive! You should be proud of your accomplishment and your lovely quilt. πŸ™‚

Liz October 20, 2013 - 7:50 am

Oh well done you! And I see some awesome quilting – that must have taken you forever πŸ™‚

Mary October 20, 2013 - 8:02 am

Congrats! What a thrill for you! A beautiful quilt.

Gill October 20, 2013 - 8:14 am

I've never seen this magazine in the UK!!

charlotte October 20, 2013 - 9:04 am

Your quilt is lovely. Congratulations.

Katy Cameron October 20, 2013 - 11:30 am

How cool, congrats :o)

Toni October 20, 2013 - 11:41 am

Congratulations!! That is so exciting. Jagged Stars is beautiful and looks right at home in that glossy photo!

Debbie October 20, 2013 - 11:42 am

Congratulations! Your quilt is beautiful!

giddy99 October 20, 2013 - 12:28 pm

That's wonderful; congratulations! That is my FAVORITE quilting magazine, ever, and I can hardly wait to get my copy, too!

wish2stitch October 20, 2013 - 12:38 pm

Congratulations!! So well deserved that your creations are published. I really enjoy following your blog and looking at all of the wonderful quilts you create. Hopefully I can find a copy in Australia.

Paige October 20, 2013 - 1:14 pm

Congratulations! I do think it would be super fun to publish a pattern (and I don't even write patterns!). You should do a blog post on what the process of submitting to magazines is like!

Debbie October 20, 2013 - 1:56 pm

Very cool!! And I can always say "I knew her when…" ;-). So pleased for you!

Sandy October 20, 2013 - 3:23 pm

Fabulous quilt. Congratulations. You rock!

Jennifer | Gable House and Co. October 20, 2013 - 3:31 pm

Just wanted to stop by and say congrats! Lovely quilt by the way too!

S Staum October 20, 2013 - 3:38 pm

How exciting!!!! I so enjoy following your blog and this is a quilt I would love to try! Congratualtions!

Eva Porcello October 20, 2013 - 4:46 pm

Congratulations! Love the quilt!

Donna October 20, 2013 - 9:34 pm

Yay, Nicole! I see your online-published pattern was only the beginning – now you're on paper, too! So happy for you.

pandchintz October 20, 2013 - 10:12 pm

Yay!!! Congratulations Nicole!! Gorgeous quilt. I'll have to see if I can get a copy over here.

Anne October 20, 2013 - 10:43 pm

Congratulations. Having something published is truly a great feeling and well deserved. Your quilt is wonderful.

DeborahGun October 21, 2013 - 12:57 am

Yay! Many congratulations πŸ™‚

O'Quilts October 21, 2013 - 1:06 am

Very nice…congrats

Rx for Quilting October 21, 2013 - 4:55 am

Congrats! You do amazing work and it's no surprise something of yours has been published. Your work is amazing and beautiful! Enjoy the spotlight it is well deserved!

Books_Bound October 21, 2013 - 5:42 am

Congratulations, Nicole! I think I've loved every quilt you've ever made, so I think this is an honor richly deserved!

Megan October 21, 2013 - 6:53 am


Megan October 21, 2013 - 9:47 am

Hooray for you!! Congrats on the big accomplishment! may this be the first of many for you…

Denise Russell October 21, 2013 - 3:20 pm

Awesome!!! Congratulations! So happy for you… I felt the same way when one of my articles was published in a quilt magazine this year. Your quilt is beautiful and I am glad you shared it with all the readers…

Valerie October 22, 2013 - 12:59 am

Congratulations my friend! Well deserved-it's beautiful!

Heidi Staples October 22, 2013 - 1:33 am

So excited for you, Nicole!!

Ginny October 24, 2013 - 2:29 am

Congratulations! She is beautiful and although she is your first, I am sure it won't be the last publication of your wonderful work!

CitricSugar October 24, 2013 - 3:13 am

Woohoo! Congrats, Nicole! It's sure to be the first of many. πŸ™‚

Christine @ sew bossi November 2, 2013 - 2:53 am

This is wonderful! Well done!

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