Hello Friends, thank you for stopping by again. It’s always lovely to have you visit! 2014 was certainly an exciting and happening year at the Ivory Spring household. Yet, it also meant a rather sad one for me… because a publication that frequently featured my designs was longer as of August 2014. You see, the reason The Quilter was so special to me is that it was the magazine that featured many of my early designs. You can see the exhaustive list here. A very special issue for me was their May 2009 issue where it made mention of the birth of Miss Baby. Miss Baby is turning 6 this year — how time has flown by!
I was happy that I was able to contribute to The Quilter right up till the very end of the publication in 2014.
1. Farm Crossing (December 2013/January 2014)
2. Boxing Day (December 2013/January 2014)
3. Tulip Trail (April/May 2014)
4. All Squared Up (April/May 2014)
5. Garden View (June/July 2014)
6. Song of Praise (August/September 2014)
So, might you have a favorite among my featured projects in The Quilter? Also, if you are a former subscriber of The Quilter — are you experiencing withdrawal?
I cannot leave today without mentioning the former editor of The Quilter, Laurette Koserowski. I credit Laurette for mentoring me on the design aspect of quilting, from the best use of fabrics to writing pattern instructions. Over the years, she grew to be more than just an editor to me. She became a mentor, a dear and sweet friend who always had a minute to chat about things that are not about the magazine quilts. She always had time to share snippets of her life experiences with me, and asked how my little family was doing etc. Laurette and I remain in touch even though we no long work with each other, and I count her a sweet blessing in my life.
Click here for 2014 Recap Part 1
Click here for 2014 Recap Part 2