Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Quilters Newsletter Bush Fire Quilts Article

It arrived in today's mail! The Oct/Nov issue of Quilters Newsletter magazine is available!
The reason I'm excited is because on pages 50-52 is an article I wrote.
Back in March of this year, the first person I interviewed for the story was Mary-anne Rooney, a quilter and principal at Eaglehawk Primary School in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia. I was fortunate to do so in person, at her school where quilts have been collected.
After our interview and photographing Mary-anne with some of the donated quilts, she drove me past burned areas outside of Bendigo. It was difficult for me to take pictures; I felt like an intruder on these individuals' tragedies.
My interview with Jan MacFadyen (AKA Jan Mac) was by email. She provided some wonderful photos - more than the magazine could print.
While the reason for this quiltmaking effort was beyond tragic, I always enjoy writing about anything related to quilting. I especially enjoy getting to know some pretty wonderful quilters. Thank you Mary-anne, Jan, and Christina Kuhne for your willingness to make this story possible.

To find out how you can help with this quiltmaking effort, you can get more information at: www.OzComfortQuilts.blogspot.com

5 comments:

  1. Congratulations.. it is always exciting to see something one has written actually turn up in print.

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  2. congratulations on your article - now I'm anxiously awaiting my copy of the QN
    Edith

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  3. Wow, Linda, I didn't know you had traveled there. Congrats on the article. I'll be sure to check it out!

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  4. So exciting to see it in the magazine at last, Linda. Thank you for all you've done (and are doing)to help our Victorian bushfire victims.

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  5. Congratulations! that is so awesome.

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