Friday, April 11, 2008

It's Here!

I felt like Navin Johnson in The Jerk* (one of my favorite movies—I know, dumb, but it tickles me everytime I see it) when I arrived home today to find three complimentary copies of the new Quilting Arts magazine had come in the mail. I could relate to Navin's excitement at seeing his name in print.

After my last post I got lots of news of "sightings" from people, that had me dashing around the Portland area—"I saw one at Fred Meyer's"—"They had it at Borders when I was there yesterday" etc. I think these folks were hallucinating. I still haven't found one in a store here—and I have looked! I also got an email from the features editor at Quilting Arts telling me that they were sending copies, but it might have been delayed by their preparations for Quilt Market this week. I was really impressed that she knew about my blog, and took the time to email me. I have to say everyone I was in contact with at QA was so responsive and so helpful regarding the article. And, by the way, doesn't it look great?!

The copies that came today were in a US mail plastic bag with the message, "we're sorry your package was damaged . . . " And the inside envelope was wet. The magazines are wet on the edges. Darn Post Office. I think that's why I didn't get them sooner.

* Navin R. Johnson: The new phone book's here! The new phone book's here!

Harry Hartounian: Boy, I wish I could get that excited about nothing.

Navin R. Johnson: Nothing? Are you kidding? Page 73 - Johnson, Navin R.! I'm somebody now! Millions of people look at this book everyday! This is the kind of spontaneous publicity - your name in print - that makes people. I'm in print! Things are going to start happening to me now.


  1. The article looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing such a great technique. Del

  2. I found my issue at our local quilt store maybe all the places you looked were already sold out! It's a really nice issue of QA and your article looks great!

  3. My copy finally arrived today, and I read your article first thing. It is a great article with very good instructions. I am hoping to try the technique soon - if I can unbury my sewing machine! Thanks and congratulations!

  4. Yeah, your magazines were delayed because the PO selected them for its special edge-wetting treatment. Lucky you.

    It's a fine article, Terry. I'm glad you finally got to see it.

  5. glad they finally made it... congratulations on a lovely article.

  6. It made it all the way to the UK too (dry!) - great article, thanks... might have to try that on my next twelveby12 quilt!

    Looking forward to getting my copy in the mail any day now!

  8. If I had known, I would have brought you mine, which came several days ago and sits unopened as I have been too busy. I think the last issue is waiting to be perused, also.

  9. Anonymous12:17 AM

    Wooohooo! Indeed, tis finally here - and your article looks great, well done!