Saturday, February 07, 2015

Exciting Scrappy News!

QM scrap squadB3 Scrap Quilt Ideas: Beths Stars in My Crayon BoxI am so excited to share some happy quilting news with you. I have been accepted as a member of the 2015 Scrap Squad for Quiltmaker magazine! I submitted my application at the beginning of January, and was almost beside myself when I found out that I was accepted as one of the 6 members for 2015. I am the only Canadian scrapper on the team this year, so I really have to represent - no pressure!

What it means to be on the Scrap Squad is that over the coming year I will make 6 quilts from their magazine patterns using my scraps. Those quilts will be posted on the Quiltmaker blog called Quilty Pleasures. The 2015 Scrap Squad announcement has just been posted, so you can hop over and find out about us - click here. Here's my new photo for the Quilty Pleasures posts (with my "Dotty for Kaffe" quilt in the background).


So now I really have to get organized. Seriously. This pile/mess will not suffice! These scraps need to spruce themselves up, blow the dust off, and become irresistible.
Before I start my first project, I'm getting my scraps in order so I can find what I need, when I need it.


Today I will be sewing up some pink scraps. I have started a new Valentine's project from Temecula Quilts called "Hugs and Kisses". Here are the tiny pieces I have cut so far plus 60 little 1.25" squares... don't you just love mini quilts?!?!
Hop over to SoScrappy to see what the other rainbow scrap quilters are sewing with their pink scraps this month.

65 comments:

julieQ said...

Kathy!! I am so proud for you!! Congratulations!!!

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

Congratulations! Sounds so exciting.

The Cozy Quilter said...

This sounds like so much fun! You are the scrap queen of Canada! congrats!

Kathy S. said...

That is soooooo exciting! I'm glad that I am your follower and a follower of Quilty Pleasures. I won't miss a thing of scrappy goodness. I am playing along with the Hugs & Kisses too. I love Temecula Quilts too!

Design Originals by KC said...

Congratulations on your new position! I don't know if you will get to share your scappy quilts as they come together or if we have to buy the mag to see your work for them... either way I am happy for you! It is a wonderful mag.. and congrats on a great head shot for the mag too! Love seeing a picture of an quilt artist I adore :) Kathi

scraphappy said...

What exciting news! Congratulations on becoming a famous quilter! Your new photo is beautiful. Looking forward to lots more scrappy fun, but now officially!

Chantal said...

Congratulations!! Whoohoo! So thrilled for you! The only Canadian on top of that! Go Kathy Go!

Jo said...

Good luck with your scraps

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Congratulations! I was interested to see that 2 of the others are from Pennsylvania, my state, and one is from Pittsburgh....I am about 30 minutes south of there.

What a fun read..we'll have fun following along with you :)

KaHolly said...

Congratulations! What fun!

Judy D in WA said...

How exciting! 2 of my quilting friends are Scrap Squaders. :) Congratulations!! I can't wait to see what you create!

Dianne Cook said...

Congratulations Kathy, great to have you representing Canada. I'm a faithful blog follower. Always enjoy all you writings. Dianne

Linda said...

Congratulations! How awesome is that!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Congratulations. I look forward to seeing your contributions in the magazine.

Lesley said...

Congratulations! Thrilled that you are the Canadian rep...I know you will do us proud!

Maureeneh said...

Congratulations! I love reading your blog posts and now I will enjoy seeing your quilts in the magazine.

Kate said...

Congratulations! It will be fun to see your scrappy creations.

Kristin said...

Woo-Hooo!!! Way to go!! :)

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

Congratulations! Maybe I will need to renew my subscription to keep up with you...

Karen said...

I think you will do a good job. You are a dedicated scrap saver and user. And creative.

Melanie MacDonald said...

Congratulations, Kathy! You'll be amazing! Can't wait to see what you create!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

Congratulations - I'm sure you will be a good representative for Canada. Always enjoy seeing your work.

Barbara said...

Fantastic! What fun!

carol fun said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to see what you make...l know it will be wonderful!

Marie said...

Hey, way to go Kathy! So nice to have a Canadian on the squad. It will be fun to see what you create.

Deanna W said...

Yahoo....how exciting...I know a celebrity!!! Can't wait to see what you do and I know you will do it well!!

Scrappy quilter said...

Congratulations. As a Canadian I'm so proud that you are on the squad team. Can't wait to see all you do

Terry said...

Congratulations! :0)

Julierose said...

How wonderful to be accepted on Quilty! You will make a wonderful representative for Canada! hugs, Julierose

Needled Mom said...

That is awesome....congratulations.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Congrats again - I was so thrilled when I saw it. And I am so happy they are doing a 'scrappy' year of quilts - can't wait to see what you get to play with. I am working on the Temecula project this weekend, too.

Sandi Whitford said...

Congratulations! I am so pleased you are representing us Canadian quilters......we will be rooting for you! Have fun on the journey!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Congrats--you have a fun year ahead! I am trying to resist the Temecula sew along, but it's really hard when I see others show what they are doing.....ack!! I will probably cave--no willpower....

Judy Dietrich said...

It will be fun to see your version of the scrap quilts. This will be very interesting to follow, since I read your blog. Good Luck on the six quilts. Congrats!!

Jackie J said...

Congratulations Kathy, looking forward to all the wonderful quilts you will be making.

Julie said...

I am excited to be part of the Scrap Squad with you! I look forward to our great year!

A Nudge said...

Congratulations, Kathy!! I'll be sure to go to Quilty Pleasures and here to see your beautiful, scrappy creations.

Rose said...

How exciting! Congratulations Kathy--looking forward to seeing your scrappy quilts.

Missy Shay said...

Congratulations!

carla said...

Hi!!! Congrats!!!!! I look forward to seeing your scrappy quilts!!!!!

carla said...

Hi!!! Congrats!!!!! I look forward to seeing your scrappy quilts!!!!!

Kathy MacKie said...

I'm just over the moon for you Kathy, so proud of you. Will really enjoy watching your progress.

Deb A said...

Congrats Kathy! It will be so fun to watch you create some great quilts with your scraps this year. Have fun playing with pink before your deadlines start.

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

Congratulations Kathy, from another Canadian. I am so proud that you are representing our country. I signed up for a subscriptions to Quiltmaker, ,perhaps I should get Quilty Pleasures too, I don't want to miss a thing. Am so excited to see what you create.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Woot! Woot! Woot!

Ivani said...

Wow-Ho!!! Congratulations Kathy. I'll look forward to see the gorgeous quilts you will make. Happy for you! :)

Sheila said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful news!

AnnieO said...

Well deserved! Lovely photo if you with your quilt. Congratulations! All your scraps will be clamp ring for a magazine shoot!

Andee said...

Congrats on making the squad! Cannot wait to see what all you do. I have my scraps all organized and it makes it so easy to use them! I am quite tempted to do the Temecula project....not sure I will find the time but I want to!

AnnieO said...

That's photo OF you. Sheesh...

Janet O. said...

Your scraps look an awful lot like mine! : )
Congrats, Kathy!!

Quilt Rat said...

Well how COOL is this?!!!! Congrats....all hail our Queen of scaps!

Jennie in GA said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to see what you do. Always love those little TQC freebies!

Maureen@Mystic Quilter said...

I shall be watching out for your quilts on the Quiltmaker Blog - congratulations.

Mary said...

I am happy to know you and my Friend from Idaho are on the Scrap Squad. I've tried to get on the Scrap Squad a few times, but didn't even try this time. I love that You have a messy bunch foscraps to tame. That means youve been making pretty quilts with left-overs.

Jill said...

How exciting. Congrats! Well deserved.

Lisa J. said...

Wow Kathy: Congratulations. You really are the scrap queen!

Nell's Quilts said...

Wow! Wow! and Wow! I know you'll do Canada proud - no pressure. Just keep on doing what you always do.

Alycia said...

Wow!!! Congratulations!!! How cool is that! and all your projects !! Way to go!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Just getting caught up on my blog reading! Wow Congrats! Looking forward to seeing your quilts and six scrappy quilts you will definitely be busy!

tubakk said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy to be your follower, and have a chance to take part in this.

Linda said...

Congrats! How exciting!!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to see your first scrappy quilt on their blog!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Congratulations! You'll be great for this.

Kevin the Quilter said...

Congrats! How cool!