Patchwork Professional

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I like keeping secrets!

In January, I was contacted by Dorothee Crane who is the chief editor of the German Art Quilt magazine called Patchwork Professional. She had seen “Windblown” and she wanted to know if I would like to have my quilts featured in her magazine. Naturally, I said, “Sure!”

A few months later, she emailed me a series of interview questions about how I got started making quilts, techniques I used, and questions about specific quilts. It is always fun to sit and reflect on some of these things. I’m not naturally a very introspective person, so it is always a bit of a challenge to figure out how to answer some questions.

In June, I got the surprising news that “Windblown” was chosen to be their covergirl! What a real honor!

Yesterday, I received two copies of the magazine in the mail. Here is the article that was printed.

I don’t really know what the article says (LOL!), but the magazine certainly did a beautiful job of showing off my quilts, so I’m sure they wrote a very nice article, too. Thank you, Dorothee!

10 Responses

  1. Ann Wiseman

    Ausgeseichnet! (“Excellent!” auf Deutsch…) Go to and you can type in the text and have it translate into English. : )


  2. DD#2

    Wow Mom – I don’t think you even told me about the article! Way to go… that’s wonderful. I love the quilts they decided to display. can’t wait to see it next time I’m at your house. Love you!

  3. Jocelyn

    Congratulations!! Windblown is such an exceptionally beautiful quilt. Very deserving to be on the cover.

  4. Lynette

    Wow! How super-cool to be featured in a foreign magazine. Congratulations. 😀

  5. susan schaller

    I’ll offer my husband up to translate for you. He is a native of the German section of Switzerland. Wonderful how quilts have spread around the world. My husband just returned from his Swiss village and a relative’s wife asked him if his daughter quilted. He told her I did, and it seemed she had seen pictures of U.S. quilt shows and saw some of my winning quilts. Small world!

  6. Beth Schillig

    wow, that is sooo cool!! What a great honor and you deserve it!!