Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Patchwork Professional Magazine...Or Why You Should Read Emails Carefully

Do you ever have those moments when you think you understand what someone is asking of you; but really you haven't a clue?

That is what happened to me earlier this year, when Patchwork Professional, a well respected German quilting magazine, contacted me.  Aside from what you might think, there were no language barriers, I just couldn't wrap my head around what they were asking of me.

WHY?

Well, because it turns out they didn't want a quote from me about modern quilting; which is what I had thought. They wanted to do a whole story on me, my work and oh, yeah...include a quilt pattern that I designed for them.  It became more surreal when I did a little research and learned that they only publish 4 issues a year, and the issues this year have featured Luke Haynes and Jacquie Gering.

Yeah, now do you see why I didn't get it at first. 

Collaborating with Patchwork Professional was a wonderful experience, and honestly if it wasn't for seeing the screen-capture below, it would be hard to believe that it happened. Yet, right there on the cover is my STAR'D quilt and MY name.  Holy Sh*t!


Patchwork Professional magazine // Kristy Daum - STAR'D quilt


While you likely will never see this magazine in the United States (and of course it is entirely in German), You can get a preview at the Patchwork Professional website here; just be sure that you translate the page first unless you are fluent in Deutsch.  I can't wait to get my hands on a copy to see how it turned out, what additional quilts they included, etc.  

I'll be writing a separate post about the quilt that I designed for them; which is named PARALLEL. You will be able to buy the pattern...and yes, it will be in English :)

So now you know one of the many quilting secrets I've been keeping this year. It was a Biggie!!!

--Kristy

20 comments:

  1. wow! You are becoming quite the rock star!

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  2. Mom-your biggest fan10/15/14, 1:59 PM

    PROUD is just the begining of the feelings that I have for all that you have accomplished in your life so far. The moon and the stars are still out there. Aim high and you will get there. Love, Mom

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  3. Phenomenal! Congratulations, Kristy!!

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  4. Wow! That is super exciting! Congratulations!

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  5. You are awesome, Kristy!

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  6. How amazing! That's so cool and I certainly wouldn't understand an email like that either

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  7. Kristy, that is sooo exciting! I'm happy for you!

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  8. Happy dancing here, too, friend! Congratulations!!!!!

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  9. I am from Hungary, somtimes buy the patchwork professional, this time I will definitely look for it :) (also speak German, it should be no problem). Because I was alwasy eyeing your quilt with the flying geese :)

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  10. Kristy I enjoyed working with you anytime angain.
    Dorothee Editor of Patchwork Professional

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  11. Standing ovation for you!

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  12. That's super exciting - congrats!! Great quilt design, too :-)

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  13. You're so funny. And truly talented. Congrats!!

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  14. Congrats! I'm wondering whether they use inches or centimetres? The latter are a nightmare to do patchwork with, even though the metric system is what I use normally.

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