Good day everyone. Thank you so very much for stopping by.
For the first time ever, I was gobsmacked at the grocery store! Yes, it’s true. I was aimlessly walking the aisles at Co-op, sauntering here and there when I decided to stop in the “greeting card aisle” and have a peek at the latest quilt magazines…Quilting Arts, Easy Quilts and Modern Quilt magazine. But, my eye was drawn to Quilter’s World magazine with the lovely autumn colours on the cover. It was so fall-ish! So warm and inviting.
Standing there, my shopping cart filled with eggs and veggies and jujubes, flipping through the pages of the issue, I stopped with a jolt on page 57. “Quilting in the Canadian Rockies” by Kim Hanson! What was this? My article? This was the first time ever I was surprised to see my own written words. But there they were in black and white.
I had written the piece for Quilter’s World’s Winter 2017 issue. Unfortunately, they had run out of space for that issue and my article was “shelved”. That had never happened to me before, so I didn’t know what to expect. I was paid, but would my piece ever be published? I really didn’t know.
So here it was, much to my delight and surprise. I worked hard on this piece and loved writing it. I got to drive out to Canmore
several times to visit with quilters in the area, to photograph them and their quilts. I met Leah and Dean Murphy, the owners of The Sugar Pine Company, a destination quilt shop nestled in the Canadian Rockies. They were lovely and I got some great shots of both of them and their wonderful quilt shop.
I met Jillian Roulet, an art quilter of distinction. Her quilts are unique, impressively creative and little jewels of art. She lives a “mountain” lifestyle, in that she lives among the evergreens in the forest, the deer in the front yard and essentially creates every day.
QW also published a photo of my quilt, which I call Carina. It had previously been featured on the cover of one of Annie’s Publications.
I am extremely grateful to both Carolyn Vagts and Barb Sprunger at Quilter’s World magazine for their guidance, expertise and finesse. Thank you ladies!