Autumn Elegance Publishes!

I’m a cover girl!! Last fall, my pattern design was accepted by Quilts and More magazine for this year. The magazine officially publishes tomorrow, August 5th, and you can find it in grocery stores, bookstores with magazine racks, and some quilt shops. Beginnings Quilt Shop will have it locally as well.

Art Gallery Fabrics generously gave me the fabrics to make the quilt, and the colors I chose put the feel firmly in the Autumn season. The fabric is a polished cotton in their Decostitch Elements line. You all know I just love those colors. I had about 12 weeks to get the quilt made from acceptance to deadline, and much of it was done during Autumn Jubilee last October. It had to ship before Thanksgiving.

Imagine my delight when the editors looked at all the photos for the issue, and decided on mine for the cover shot! I’ve been over the moon, and the secret has been next to impossible to keep! I’ve known about it for about 2 months now.

I called the quilt Vineyard, and the magazine used my quote for the explanation of quilting with a grapevine pantograph. The pantograph is Vineyard designed by Lisa Thiessen of Threadsongs for Willow Leaf Studio. The thread is sage green Glide, with Bottom Line in the bobbin, and Hobbs 80/20 Batting.

The quilt was designed in EQ8, with Art Gallery Decostitch Elements fabric images included in the monthly downloads from their website last year.

So now you know what I was putting a sleeve on last weekend! I intend to show the quilt soon.

Getting published is a blast!!

95 thoughts on “Autumn Elegance Publishes!

    1. clara macuirles

      take a bow…..wonderful experience for you and well deserved. your work is really really nice and I love the pattern…..nothing really fancy but colors do make for eye candy.

  1. Eileen Emerson

    How exciting for us all and a super congratulations Carole. Beautiful quilt and very nicely done. Enjoy your ride, you deserve it!

    1. Julie

      Congratulations, cover girl! Good job keeping the lid on that secret, you must have been fit to burst with pride. So happy for you. Have you now been published 2 years in a row?

  2. Linda Ladner

    Congratulations! Your quilt is beautiful and really is perfect for the front of a fall issue. I am happy for you.

  3. Debbie Skinner

    Congratulations!! The quilt is gorgeous! I love the quilts and More Magazine and can’t wait for it to come out!

  4. Rheanna

    Such an awesome accomplishment! It definitely deserves the cover spot. Cheers to many more publications in the future.

  5. Grace1927

    Carole, Congratulations! Your quilt is beautiful, I love the design. I’m going to rush out and get a copy of the magazine as soon as it hits newstands! Great job!

    1. Congratulations, such a thrill, I’m sure! Now the secret is out, you can bask in your status as a cover girl, such fun. Just like getting a ribbon at a show, or maybe better, as your work is shown to a much wider audience.

  6. Cindy Bauer

    So happy for you. You are such a hard worker and very deserving of recognition. It is beautiful, Thank you for all you do.

  7. Lesley Gilbert

    What a great looking quilt – no wonder they wanted to feature it on the front cover – well done to you 🙂

  8. Connie

    Congratulations! Another quilt shop owner I know is also in this issue! I have been waiting for it to hit the stands. Now I have two reasons to hurry to the store tomorrow!
    Love your quilt and the colors! So pretty!

    1. Sarah

      Congratulations! The quilt is beautiful. I can see why they wanted to publish it! So much fun that it is on the cover. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Niki B

      Congratulations! What fun. Beautiful quilt, well deserving of the cover. And you get to keep the quilt after it’s published. That’s really great.

  9. Sue Hoover

    Congratulations!!!!! The quilt is beautiful. Looks great in Fall colors and would look spectacular in other combos as well. I will look for this issue at my local store. Great job at keeping the secret. I’m sure that was very hard. I know it would’ve been for me. You rock, girl!

  10. Teri

    Wow! What a thrill it must be to be not only recognized for creating a beautiful quilt, but the ultimate honor of having it been selected for the cover. Well deserved!!

  11. Meg Tafner

    Congratulations from the UK! I hope you have a bottle of something special to celebrate!! Kindest regards and many thanks for your newsletters and wildlife photos. I do envy you living in the mountains.

  12. Nanci Cartwright

    What a beautiful quilt! I can see why it was chosen for the cover of the magazine. I will look for the magazine in the stores. Congratulations to you. Well deserved!

  13. Jocelyn Thurston

    Congratulations Carole, what an achievement and perfect recognition of your quilting expertise. Such a beauty and so appropriate for a cover!

  14. Carolyn K.

    Oh my, what an incredible product, Carole! I looked at the photo prior to reading your info and immediately thought it was very special. I was thrilled for you and you deserve all the accolades you are receiving. Congratulations
    Carolyn K.

  15. Jean McKinstry

    Super fabrics, love the design, and the quilting, and many,many congratulations on the publishing. You have kept the secret so well!!!

  16. Mary

    How exciting! And to keep it all to yourself when you were bursting with excitement! And now you are able to share it. :))
    Well done and many congratulations for designing and making such a beautiful quilt.

  17. Debbie Miller

    Congratulations on a beautiful “Cover Girl” quilt and for being able to keep the secret! Much deserved recognition!

  18. jseccurrtwcnyrrcom

    So happy for you Carole! I can see why you are over the moon happy! The quilt design is awesome and the pantograph you chose compliments it perfectly!

  19. June Neigum

    Congratulations! What a secret to keep for sooo long. Now you can bask in the in the spotlight you deserve. Will be looking for the magazine.

  20. Laura Riley

    Congratulations! What an honor for you to be featured on the cover. You quilt is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing your talent with the quilting world.

  21. Becky

    Lovely~~the longer I look at your quilt, the more secondary designs I see, and I love the quilting. How exciting for you to not only be published but on the cover! Congrats!!

  22. Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting

    Beautiful quilt, Carole!!! I love that magazine–really do-able quilts! Awesome that your quilt is on the cover!!! Gorgeous quilting, too!!!!

  23. Diane Kent

    Congratulations Carole! What a thrill to see your lovely work in print! I will be on the lookout for a copy of this magazine!

  24. Juana Ibanez

    Congratulations Cover Girl! Beautiful quilt, too! I am going to look for the magazine so one day you can autograph it for me! I am so glad you have some over-the-top joy happening!

    1. Sometimes i see that magazine when I go away….. If I don’t get sick I’ll look later this week. ….. It’s the perfect kind of cover girl to be…. Congrats….. I’ll have to see if I can find the pattern……

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