A few months ago I received an email from Bill Gardner with interest in doing an article in Quilter's Newsletter Magazine. Articles are always interesting because there's a good bit of back and forth with photos and content, then a LONG wait, then finally, the article comes out in print.
But this article in particular was definitely worth waiting for!
This article can be found in the February / March 2012 issue of Quilter's Newsletter Magazine.
This is a really wonderful article and I'm so pleased with the way Bill put it together. I took a chance with the interview questions and candidly discussed the issues and themes of a few of my goddess quilts.
I actually said the words abuse and alcoholism and mentioned my inner negative voice and this was included in the article. Words like that are kind of like jack-in-the-boxes. Once they're out, you can't put them back in again!
Since reading it, I've been asking myself if this is the right thing to do. Am I too open? Am I too honest? Should I maybe start editing my personal history so it's not so dark and gritty?
But upon further reflection, I'm always happy with my honesty. There's a freeing quality to saying something aloud that might have previously stayed tucked away inside.
So I have to say of all the articles I've contributed to, I'm proudest of this article.
It also happens to be the prettiest, with My Cup Runneth Over, Shadow Self, Winter Wonderland, and Release Your Light all gracing the pages along with many designs from this project.
So if you don't have a subscription and would like to read the article, keep an eye out for copies of Quilter's Newsletter Magazine this month!
Let's go quilt,