Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Featured in "Love Patchwork and Quilting" Issue 14

This month, I am so excited to have my very first projects, my Quilted Ruffle Duffle Bag and a Scarf, featured in Issue 14 of the Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine.

 Love Patchwork and Quilting launched last year, and quickly became my favorite magazine. It is a beautiful publication that features gorgeous photos and projects about my favorite subject... quilting. The mag is packed with news on the latest trends, fabrics releases, great tips, and quilting news in general.

Having a project in print means so much to me... It reflects the love and encouragement of my family, especially my husband who cheer me on and tell me its okay to spend a portion of my time working on things that I love. It represents my love of learning... back in college I majored in Home Ec- the closest thing to a sewing degree at my university- and by having a blog and a reason to keep creating, I feel that I am continuing the education I received at BYU. It's a culmination of ideas that went from a simple design in my head, to a canvas dance bag for my daughter, to a laminated version I created for Bernina, to this quilted version that I love so much.  It represents a project that I sewed for a sample at Spring Quilt Market '14. It's a satisfying feeling after years of blogging and sharing tutorials online, to see one of my favorite projects come to life in my favorite magazine.

This is the title page:

Here's a look at the 5 page spread... I love the way they took my photo tutorial and digitized it. It looks so professional. I scoured every detail, and it looks spot-on!

It was really fun to work with LPQ. The editor Jenny, and her assistant Allison, are such a hoot to communicate with. Since they are based out of the UK, I read every email we exchanged in my best British accent! I just can't say enough great things about they way they conduct business. The whole process was so fun, from writing my article, to sending my bag across the big pond for professional staging, to finally receiving the cold hard copy in my hands. Such a great experience!

You can read more about this bag on my blog here.

This is the scarf I made, as an extra little project in the mag. I'm so excited about wearing it this fall!

Love Patchwork and Quilting is a UK-based magazine. In the US, you can find it at Joann's and Barnes and Noble. I receive my issues in the mail. Find out how you can subscribe to LPQ here. (This is not a paid for or affiliate link. Just passing along helpful info simply because I adore this mag)!

Oh, and here's the little blurb on the title page of the mag:

Thanks for reading!
xo, Rach


  1. I've been drooling over this bag on IG and wanted to congratulate you on getting published!


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