Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Stitching from the Soul


A few months back I was delighted to get a request from Quilting Arts Magazine asking if I would be open to writing an article on my Work Quilts. They wanted me to talk about what my inspiration was and a bit about my process in creating them. I was more then happy to do so, and am very pleased to announce that the article is now out and can be found in their current June/July issue! (I loved the title that they gave to the article, as it truly sums up what I am trying to do.)


Thanks Quilting Arts!

Also, I wanted to let you all know, in case you hadn't yet heard, about the new Online Quilt Museum which was created by the amazing Karen, of Selvage Blog.


This site will no doubt prove to be a valuable and educational resource to quilters and quilt lovers. Karen contacted me a bit ago while she was building the new site, asking if I would allow her to feature my Hurricane Katrina Quilt in the Online Quilt Museum's Exhibit section. (Speaking about "stitching from the soul"... this quilt poured out from my soul.)


When I saw Karen's presentation, I was so honored and impressed... she did such a fabulous job, really bringing out the emotion that I felt in creating it... even typing up a section of the words that I wrote on the backside. The whole site is truly a wonderful! Please be sure to visit, and also of interest... Karen is offering Gallery space to individual quilters for a mere $4.95 a month. Go here for the details.

Have a great week!

51 comments:

patty a. said...

Congratulations on the article! The pictures look fab!

Colleen MacDonald said...

WOW, Victoria. This is great press and done in such a lovely way. I'm so proud of you, way to go!!

Cheryl Arkison said...

That si all just fantastic. Such great exposure for you, as an artist.

Lynn Weathers said...

Can't wait for my copy of QA to arrive in the mail. Looking forward to reading your article. I think your work quilts are stunning.

Mrs Moen said...

Congratulations, Victoria, I'm really looking forward to receive my copy of Quilting Arts although it might take some time before it arrives here.

dosfishes said...

Congratulations! Looking forward to reading the article when my copy arrives. Thanks for mentioning the quilt museum, I will definitely check it out.

Stephanie said...

Congratulations! Well deserved and inspiring always. Your work shows the love you have for it.

Sujata Shah said...

Congratulations, Victoria!
can't wait to pick up my copy and read all about it! You are such an inspiration!

Michelle Engel Bencsko said...

Someone handed me this issue of Quilting Arts at the show and I never got to peek inside, otherwise squeals of delight would've rung through the crowds! It's on its way home in the crate, so I'll be sure to dig it out and look.

I forgot just how incredible your hurricane Katrina quilt is. Happy for the reminder. Bravo!

BaileyGirl5 said...

Congratulations! I'm searching now to see where I can buy this magazine. Your Hurricane Katrina quilt it just amazing and so full of meaning.

Selvage Quilter said...

Your article looks wonderful; I'll have to get a copy of QA.

Thanks for the kind words about the Museum. I'm so glad your Katrina quilt is part of it. That really is a fine quilt. It so powerfully conveys that raw moment in our history. The colors and the shapes and the words, it all works. I can't wait to see your "work quilts."

La Dolce Vita said...

congratulations! no matter how many times I am published, it is always such a thrill! wonderful!!

That Girl said...

That is wonderful! Congratulations!

Jennifer :)

Ann Champion said...

Congratulations on having your quilts published! It's a joy to see your wonderful work brought into the "public eye" on a wider scale, so that others can see and enjoy it. Your work is always an inspiration!

XUE said...

Congratulations Vic! So happy to see you in print, again!!! Can't get Quilting Arts in Tokyo :( so I have to find a way, to get my hands on this later.

yahaira said...

congrats V!! I love your work so I can't wait to check the magazine out.

Anonymous said...

That is so exciting! Your work is beautiful and inspiring I am sure so many people will get much joy from your article. I can't wait to get my hands on the magazine!
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Jane Moxey said...

Drat! My subscription to Quilting Arts has just expired, but I will treat myself to a copy so I can the article about your work! Congratulations!

RosaMarĂ­a said...

congrats Victoria!!! i'm happy for you :) you are working so hard on those beautiful quilts, you must be in a magazine! thanks the inspiring!

idreamofquilts said...

Congrats! I am a big fan and this is a great honor. Great work!

Kristin L said...

Congratulations! I look forward to my next issue of QA so I can learn more about your work quilts, which I already admire so much.

I had not seen your Katrina quilt before -- it's wonderful. Very powerful in a quiet way.

PioneerValleyGirl said...

Your work quilts are so wonderful, I'm glad they (and you!) are getting some much deserved recognition and wider viewing. Congrats!

Fer said...

That's so wonderful!! Great recognition of stunning work.

Sewz4fun said...

Wow! Congrats on both accomplishments...It was a very good BooDilly Day for you!

Allie said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! My very favorite quilt magazine, and you're in it - I can't wait to get my hands on this issue! Congrats too on being asked to the Quilt Museum!

Kaye Turner said...

Congratulations on the QA article - and the gallery spot! Thanks for the link.

Diane J. Evans said...

Congratulations! How absolutely wonderful for you! And so well-deserved. I can't wait to read the article -- and I can brag to people that I know you! What an amazing talent you have.

Diane

hensteeth said...

Congratulations and quite right too, you should be featured regularly. x

innBrooklyn said...

i'll have to pick up a copy of the magazine: would be great to have some of your lovely work to see in print.

Anonymous said...

That is absolutely fun and adorable!

sweetypie said...

looking forward to my magasine arriving glad to see your back keep stitching tina

Gina said...

Hi Victoria, Thanks for visiting my blog. It has been lovely to "meet" new bloggers through Karen. Although I'm not a quilter I love your work and I'm sure I'll be back to see more!Congratulations on the article in Quilting Arts too!

nicolette said...

Congratulations on the article Victoria!

It’s so well deserved! You’re an inspiration to many!

Debbie said...

That is terrific, Victoria. I get Quilting Arts and cannot wait to read the article. Actually, I hope the magazine comes today.

wishes, true and kind said...

Oh, congratulations! Your work is just beautiful!

sheila at shecological said...

That is so wonderful for you to be featured like that! Big Congrats! your work is beautiful!

Dee / Cloth Company said...

My QA arrived today and I was so, so psyched to see your name, your quilts, and read your article... a lot of it I knew from reading your blog, of course, but it was wonderful to see it there contained and of a piece -- so official, so glossy, and so well-written. Kudos...
(and the quilts, well, you know how much I love the quilts!)

Margo said...

can't wait to browse through the gallery. This is the first time I saw your Katrina quilt - it's amazing.

britt said...

I'd been trying to describe your work to my boss at the quilt shop, and then the new issue of Quilting Arts arrived! Congratulations, it looks wonderful! It was interesting reading about your process; I can't believe you quilt on your lap like that. :)

Kim said...

Really there is nothing more wonderful than to see a very talented quilter and artist get her due recognition....your work is truly beautiful and so inspiring!
Congratulations and I wish you many more successes.......You go Girl!

Happy sewing

shellysquilts said...

Hey Victoria, Of course they chose you, you rock! Your Remnants pieces are fantastic! I love looking a them. There is a lot to discover. Have a fabulous weekend and happy sewing!

picciolo said...

congratulations on the wonderful feature Victoria! The images they have used look wonderful
x

Hey Harriet said...

Way to go Vic! Congrats on the article in that magazine! How awesome! I clicked the link with hopes of reading the article but it didn't appear to be available to read online. Phooey!

Have a wonderful Memorial Day long weekend :)

Kay said...

just got around to looking at my June/July issue. Congrats on your article!! Really cool!

QuiltSwissy said...

Article is great! Congrats. Just got a chance to read it, i have been at a dyeing workshop for the last four days. So much fun, so tired.......


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stephie @ Narrative Self said...

Congratulations Victoria - so well deserved :) Your Hurricane Katrina quilt looks amazing and really captures the feel of a storm. So inspiring, you're amazing! Best wishes Stephie

knitsteel said...

Congrats on the article. That's a very good magazine. I will have to go hunt it down now.

Deborah said...

Congratulations! Your work is fantastic!

Wanda AKA "Craftymule" said...

Congratulations to you!!!! You deserve it!!!

henny said...

Oh, congrat to you!!!
You're rock and always come out with new fresh brilliant project :)

Elaine Kiziah said...

How exciting! Some well-deserved recognition. I've loved your work quilts since I first stumbled across them on Flickr. I'm glad more people will get to discover them!