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I have some exciting news.  I’m so giddy I can barely get my fingers to work to let you know.  I knew back in May that McCalls wanted this quilt for their magazine but imagine my surprise when my friend Cheryl facebooked me congrats that my quilt was on the cover of McCalls along with this link.  I could hardly believe it.  And the truly great thing is that it’s coming out just in perfect time for my sister, Julie’s, fabric line Circa 1934.  That will be in stores soon. 

You can gohere to learn more and to order a kit for the quilt full of Julie’s fabulous retro fabric, full of fun dots, cool type keys, fancy medallions, awesome numbers, and a really neat element print full of nostalgic 30’s goodness. 

Thanks for letting me share my good news.  So what’s good in your life?  Would love to hear about what is making you do a happy dance.


  • A Spoonful Of Sugar says:

    CONGRATULATIONS Emily – how exciting!! I love your quilt design and have been anticipating the Circa 1934 fabric line. What a fun collaborative effort with your sister.

  • *karendianne. says:

    Oh Em. Spectacular news. Congratulations. I'm beaming with glee for you. What's making me do the happy dance? Why my friend, this exciting news does it. Imagine how you are feeling? Let me try that. Oh yeah, that makes me do the happy dance. Oh Em, I am by gosh so darn happy for you I can hardly contain myself. Yep, I'm doing the happy dance with a big happy smile all for you!!!!!!

  • Lynn says:

    Congratulations, I't will be thrilling seeing the magazine! It's a terrific pattern and I love that Circa 1934 line!

  • Deanna says:

    CONGRATULATIONS! It may be time for me to go buy a magazine. The quilt (and the fabric) look great.

  • http://thankfullga447 says:

    This is so exciting, the quilt is beautiful. Love to hear good news.

  • Eat Sleep Quilt says:

    Congratulations, what a lovely quilt! I'll have to make sure I get a copy this issue and read all the details. Who's the lucky recipient of the quilt, or is this one a keeper?


  • Sarah Craig says:

    Whoop whoop, Emily!!! How absolutely marvelous!! I'll be going out and looking for a copy of the magazine today!!! Happy dancing for you, for sure!!!!!

  • Shari says:

    Absolutely marvelous! It's a lovely quilt and deserves the cover! Congratulations!

  • Little Island Quilting says:

    Noooooooooo. I had no idea your sister designed Circa 1934 (why would I?!) as I've just bought a charm pack and layer cake of the stuff!

    Fab quilt and just as fab you have a fabric designer in the family!

  • Karen says:

    I can only imagine what a thrill that would be!!! So happy for you.

  • Nicky says:

    Congratulations! You have both done well! What a great combination – will there be more collusion to come?

  • Mrs.Pickles says:

    Congrats! I am going to have to check out the mag and the fabric line for sure!

  • Gayle says:

    Congrats Emily! You've certainly come a long, long way since I took you to your first guild meeting, huh? That's totally awesome!

    Question: I seem to remember you posting about an outdoor quilt show you attended last summer. Has it happened again this year? Or is it still coming up? I'd love to go if you would let me know about it….

  • Nedra says:

    That is fabulous Em! I will look for the magazine in the stores and when I spot it I will shout " I know her!"

  • Julia says:

    Wow, Em..congrats!
    So happy for you and to be on the cover..well done!
    I love 1930's fabrics..
    Julia ♥

  • Char says:

    Congratulations Em! That's wonderful!

  • Wendy says:

    Congratulations, that's fantastic news. Your quilt is wonderful.

  • Razzle Dazzle Quilter says:

    Wow!! Well done you! Have you stopped jumping up and down yet?
    New Zealand

  • Chris Daly says:

    Congratulations Em! That's so exciting!

  • Joanna says:

    How wonderful!!! I'll have to keep an eye out for that issue. Maybe I should send it to you to sign so I can say I knew you when 😛 Big congrats!!

  • Cathy says:

    Em, that is fantastic. How wonderful for you. The quilt is gorgeous. I love it. Hugs

  • StitchinByTheLake says:

    Congratulations to all! And it's well deserved. 🙂 blessings, marlene

  • hetty says:

    Congratulations Em! This is really exciting news!

  • Allie says:

    I am happy dancin' for you – that is great news, congratulations!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    What a thoroughly well deserved accolade!! Well Done You!!!!!

  • Teresa says:

    Congratulations and that is very exciting news!

  • Purple Pam says:

    WOW! A cover girl! Congratulations. Your quilt is great. Can't wait to get my issue. Your sister's fabric line is wonderful. Can't wait for that either. WOW!

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