My Feature in Quiltfolk Magazine: Nevada Issue 15

I love reading quilt magazines that are more than just a bunch of patterns. So when QuiltFolk debuted in 2016 it was a no-brainer for me to get a subscription and I’ve enjoyed every issue since then!

Imagine my pleasant surprise when editor in chief Mary Fons called me up earlier this year (before the world went a little haywire) and asked if she could feature me as one of the stories in their Nevada issue which published earlier this month.

Now, for those of you who don’t know, this amazing magazine tells stories about quilters all over the country, region by region. I was wondering when they would get to Nevada, and it was interesting read about the experience from Mary’s perspective on her Paper Girl blog here:

  1. Part 1 of Mary’s Crazy trip to Vegas
  2. Part 2 of Mary’s Crazy trip  to Vegas

The original Charming Chevrons making its second magazine appearance.

But, I’m getting ahead of myself. I do actually know Mary quite well as she used to be editor-in-chief of the now defunct Quilty magazine, in which my first ever published pattern (the first iteration of Charming Chevrons) appeared on the cover back in 2013. I’ve kept in touch with her over the years and it was so wonderful to actually have her in my home before she came for a visit, back in March, literally, the day before everything here shut down (talk about timing!!)

Jason’s first (and probably last) magazine appearance!!

So the issue was extra special for me since they included a pic of me and Jason in what I lovingly now call “the fabric room.” (Anyone who knows him knows that he prefers to stay AWAY from the limelight as much as possible). We chatted about quilts and things, my new home, and a little bit of my regret that quilting has taken over soo much of my life that other hobbies (like running) have taken a back seat.

Jason took this action shot of me chatting with the QuiltFolk team in my studio!!!

But it was fun to be photographed as Mary and her team poured over my quilts and artfully took pics of them around my home. Mary even told me “thanks for having so many quilts here – that makes my job easy!!”

Of course there are some other amazing stories as well and it was fun to see that every other person or group they mentioned from Las Vegas is actually someone I know. I’m a member of the guilds that are mentioned in the magazine, and I’ve taught for both of the quilt shops featured in the issue as well. If you look closely, there’s also a closeup shot of my quilts included in the article about The Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild on page 130.

Closeups of my “Vegas” Themed Quilts

I specially loved reading the stories about Nevada quilters I didn’t know about in northern Nevada, since they like to cover the entire state as much as possible.

If you’d like to get your hands on this issue or any other, you can check them out here. Fortunately QuiltFolk sent me an extra copy for publicity so I’d like to share that with you. One lucky US winner can win a copy of the magazine (or should I say journal is it’s quite heft for a quilting magazine. It’s more like a book)!

One of the feature photos they took with the updated Charming Chevrons behind me.

Just leave a comment telling me which state you’d love to visit to learn more about their quilting history. I’ll select one winner at random a week from now so be sure to comment by the end of the day on Thursday, August 6, 2020. I’ll notify the winner via email, sign the copy where my article is, and ship it directly to you!!

72 thoughts on “My Feature in Quiltfolk Magazine: Nevada Issue 15

  1. Judi Hansmeyer says:

    I would say right here in Nebraska. I love visiting the International Quilt Museum in Lincoln. So much history here with all the pioneers passing through the state in days gone by.

  2. Jennifer Ireton says:

    Congratulations! Hmm… Tough one. So many states with interesting quilt history. But a state I would like to visit would be Montana.

  3. k.castanette@hotmail.com says:

    I would enjoy visiting Pennsylvania and learning more about Amish quilting. Congratulations on being featured in Quiltfolk magazine!

  4. Debbie says:

    Congrats on the feature about you, Christa! Love the photos! The southeastern states are probably very interesting. If I have to choose one, I’d start with North Carolina. I was born in and grew up in NJ and still have a NJ mailing address. I guess it would be nice to know more about quilting in NJ, too!

  5. Cindy Waugh says:

    I’d like to learn more about the quilt history of West Virginia, my husband had several relatives that came from that part of our great country. I imagine the beautiful mountains hold many great stories of the hard working people who lived there.

  6. Christie Farris says:

    I would love to know the quilt history or my state, Texas. I’ve visited many of the quilt shops around the state but not familiar with the history.

  7. Luci Randall says:

    Congrats on being featured in this magazine. I grew up in Pennsylvania, but never got into quilting until I retired last year (living in California the past 45+/- yrs). I’d love to revisit my home state for its quilting heritage, especially Amish country. I’d also like to visit some of the NE coastal states. Massachusetts is so rich in its history, Boston especially, I’m sure there’s also great quilt history there as well.

  8. Shellie Lansing says:

    I would love to go to the Amish community and see how they do things. I have enjoyed watching your kids grow. Love your family.

  9. Martha P Cook says:

    I think I would love to go to Texas. I’m from there and I don’t much of a chance to visit. So it would be a double win to visit family and check out the Texas history on quilts and visit sites that display quilts and their history and shop of course 😊.

  10. Rita S says:

    As I am from Iowa and I know there is a lot of history right here I would love to learn more about its quilts and people behind the Quilts.

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