Summer is over here in Golden, Colorado. I have harvested my two peach trees (it was an epic year) and pulled up the tomato plants. We don’t have the amazing fall colors of the eastern woods, but the golden aspen here put on quite a show.
The QN staff and designers have successfully finished our blog tour for the Best Christmas Quilts 2012. I have to thank our readers for their compliments on the photography in the magazine. Several of you remarked about the Calling Birds and other photos. Photo styling is one of the most interesting parts of this job. There are several tricks for getting that shot just right. Painter’s tape, safety pins and fishing line are part of my tool box, as are inspiration and a little magic. For those of you who wonder how some of those quilts “hang on the wall” without visible means of support, they are temporarily taped from behind. My photographer and I are very mindful of the homes and shops that we use for our shots, so we leave no permanent marks.
To order a copy of Best Christmas Quilts 2012 or Quilters Newsletter, August/September 2012 issue visit the Quilt and Sew Shop.
[Please note: this giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Denise, winner of these fine fabrics! Thanks to all who participated!]
Celebrate the coming of fall and winter with a chance to win this gorgeous bundle of fabrics called Autumn Bouquet by Denise Urban for Quilting Treasures. Leave a comment below by midnight MDT – Thursday, September 13. I will draw one name at random, and that lucky person will win this bundle of fabrics shown on page 50 in the August/September 2012 issue of Quilters Newsletter. One comment per person, please. Open to those who haven’t won something from QN in the past 90 days.