Hey Quilty! New Project Start with Cotton Couture Solids

I am so thrilled I could hardly keep this to myself!

This bundle of gorgeous Cotton Couture solids just arrived in the mail from Michael Miller. I am going to turn them into an original quilt which will be featured in an upcoming issue of Quilty magazine!

Michael Miller Couture Solids

Michael Miller Cotton Couture Solids

Have you seen Quilty yet? Edited by Mary Fons, it’s an amazing new magazine geared toward beginning contemporary and modern quilters which has quickly become one of my favorites. (Be sure to catch her fabulous QuiltCon lecture for free on Craftsy!)

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When I first met New Track Media publisher Kristi Loeffelholz at QuiltCon back in February, I immediately knew I wanted to work with them. While I’m chatting with Kristi, who walks up to us but none other than Mary Fons? So of course I quickly got a picture with my camera phone, even though it was pretty dark in the room. (Sorry for the fuzzy pics!)


Mary Fons, Christa Watson, Kristi Loeffelholz (New Track Media Publisher)

The next day at QuiltCon, I ran into Mary’s mom Marianne Fons checking out the quilts! We had a fun little conversation where I was able to tell her what an influence she and Liz Porter have been on my quilting over the years. Their book, The Quilter’s Complete Guide was the first quilting book I ever purchased way back in 1995!

Marianne Fons

Marianne Fons and Christa Watson at QuiltCon

Now, some 18 years later as I am ready to take my quilting to the next level, I think it’s wonderful kharma that it’s Marianne’s daughter’s magazine that will have my first published quilt. Hmmm, I wonder if it’s too late to be adopted into the Fons quilt mafia family???

Stay tuned for updates on this quilt!

Michael Miller Couture Solids

Michael Miller Cotton Couture Solids

34 thoughts on “Hey Quilty! New Project Start with Cotton Couture Solids

  1. Margaret A. says:

    Love your quilt designs and love Quilty magazines! Congratulations! Can hardly wait to see your Quilty quilt!!

  2. spolgar says:

    I’m coming from plum and june….I love Quilty magazine and the online show you can watch free on qnntv dot com if you haven’t yet! Mary Fons personality is excellent and very entertaining! Congratulations and good luck on planning your quilt! I’m sure I’ll see it since I buy every one of their fabulous magazines ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. dezertsuz says:

    Love the fabrics. I can hardly wait to see what you make with it. I haven’t seen that magazine on the newstand, so I will have to look at a different store for it.

  4. Jen at Quilts by Jen says:

    I’ll have to look out for this magazine, it sounds great. And what fabulous fabrics to work from. Can’t wait to see what you create with them – sooooo many possibilities.

  5. Aoife says:

    Congratulations on getting a quilt published! And with such esteemed company ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, those fabrics are gorgeous, those reds and oranges really look like they’re glowing!

  6. Mary Ann says:

    Looking forward to seeing the new project. I really like the Quilty magazines. Mary Fons is coming to our guild’s quilt show in October.. She is doing 3 different lectures. Our guild members are all looking forward to meeting her and listening to her lectures.

  7. mindingmomma says:

    congratulations, that’s amazing news and beautiful fabric, can’t wait to see sneak peeks of the project!

    • Christa says:

      Yes – you can buy it online and they even have a fabulous auto-ship program so it’s like a subscription. It’s one of my favorites!

  8. Debbie says:

    I have only been following your blog for a month or two. I think you are delightful and even though I don’t know you I’m proud of you. That is a great accomplishment.

  9. Evelyn H says:

    Christa, I am so excited for you. It must be a thrill to get published. Congratulations! (A note not quilt related: You must be a little person like me, or those ladies in your pictures are very tall. =))

    • Christa says:

      Thanks – I am excited to work on it. I work well with the pressure of a deadline! And yes – they are tall and I am very short – only 5′ tall. ๐Ÿ™‚

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