Saturday, February 8, 2014

Exciting news!

Now that it's confirmed, I can share my news with you all.

I've been asked to design a project(s) for my absolutely favorite magazine...


Primitive Quilts & Projects


The first one will appear in the Fall 2014 issue and the second one will probably be sometime in 2015.  Of course I can't tell you what it/they will be because we want it to be a surprise but you all know and are familiar with my style and I promise you won't be disappointed.

My deadline is May 1st and all I can say is that I'm thankful that this gorgeous "crackle" fabric from Moda arrived just the other day which I'll be using in my design along with some others that are on the way to me as well.
The design is done and the dates and deadlines are set.  I will be starting to work on it this week and my goal is to have it completed by the end of the month.

Can you tell I'm excited?

Happy stitching!

88 comments:

Michelle said...

yeah...congrats....just made the cinnamon rolls...so easy and delish.

Doniene said...

A great big congratulations!!
I know it will be wonderful!!

Blessings and hugs!

barcord said...

Comgratulations I know your designs will be great,

Kris said...

How fun, Kaaren and you are the perfect choice to create a masterpiece!! Can't wait to see it!! :-))

Lynn said...

Congratulations Kaaren.....well deserved recognition of your designing and quilting talent!

JoyD said...

Congratulations. I love your work and can't wait to see your new design.

marie said...

Congrats! What a thrill. I'm sure it will be the first project I do out of that issue, as those fabrics scream 'me'.

Tammy said...

Wow, that is exciting! Congratulations! Can't wait to see your work. Love the magazine.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Congratulations, well deserved.

Sue said...

How EXCITING ! COngratulations !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lesley said...

Super duper congratulations!

Diane said...

congratulations!! I love the magazine too-can't wait to see your design in it.

Acres of Crafts said...

Congratulations - its great when you see your work in print. I write for the British Patchwork and Quilting magazine, and I know I was very proud when I saw my first project in print. Makes everything worthwhile.

Radka said...

Wow, congratulations!
xx

Jacqueline said...

WOW good for you. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Dianne in the country said...

Congratulations Kaaren,

That is my favourite magazine and I have been a subscriber since it started. Can't wait to see what you will create for us.

Have a nice day.

Dianne

Bev said...

YIPPEE! This is so wonderful for you! You are so talented! I just love your designs and can't wait to see what you do! Great to know someone famous! A published author! WOOT! XO

Gail said...

Congratulations Karen,

You deserve this good news! Really happy for you after all you've been through. Good things come to good people.

Can't wait to see your project when the magazine comes out.

Gail :)

WoolenSails said...

Congratulations and I can't wait to see what you make, love the magazine and now there is another wonderful designer contributing to it.

Debbie

PatC - All is Bright said...

Congrats! I subscribe to that magazine and look forward to seeing your creations.

Pat

Donna K. from N. Texas said...

Wow! So happy for you. Can't wait to see it.

Susannah said...

Wonderful! Congratulations!

sunny said...

Congrats! How exciting. I know I'll be watching for your lovely creation.

Janet O. said...

WooHoo!! How exciting. My local grocery store, of all places, just started carrying this mag. I look forward to your entries! (I love that crackle fabric, too! Just came across a bunch when I was sorting through my fabrics that weren't where they belonged.)

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Congratulations--this is super exciting news and your project will be great!

Margs Primitive Quilts said...

Congratulations! That is wonderful news! I LoVe that quilt magazine! Your designs are unique!

Sandi said...

Congratulations Kaaren, I've got a subscription and look forward to seeing your creation. Have fun with the fabrics!

Sydney said...

So happy to hear your news! I love PQ&P magazine and am looking forward to seeing your patterns! <3

janeks said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to see them

Heartsdesire said...

Very exciting for you, Kaaren. Can hardly wait to see the projects. I love everything you do so I know they will be exceptional.

Jeanna said...

Congratulations Kaaren. I look forward to seeing your projects. I'll be asking some of my readers soon about their favorite quilt related publications...you've just given me one to check out.

Miriam said...

Congratulations Kaaren!

Kindred Quilts said...

You have good reason to be excited! And thrilled, and honored, and bursting with pride and joy!
Congratulations!

martha said...

Congratulations! I am sure your gonna be great!

Kate said...

Congratulations, Kaaren! Can't wait to see what you create.

Sheila said...

Oh how exciting , congratulations ! I love that magazine too!

Judymc said...

So happy for you, Kaaren! I love Primitive Quilts and keep every copy! I know your projects will be wonderful!

KaHolly said...

Congratulations, Kaaren. I'm not surprised in the least!

tpott said...

WOW Kaaren! I'd be excited also, how could you not be? Congratulations, I can't wait to see your creations. ;-> Toni Anne

Louise said...

Hi Kaaren, i can understand how elated you must be!
I love the crackle fabrics and most fabrics primitive. Congratulations, looks like this spring you are going to shine!!!

A Nudge said...

Congratulations, Kaaren! So excited for you. Sure it will be wonderful as usual.

Ann in PA said...

Kaaren, Woo Hoo! How wonderful! Love Primitive Quilts & Projects..Congratulations...can't wait to see your designs.Ann in PA

Bolts and Bobbins said...

Congratulations! One of my favorite magazines also and I'll be sure to watch for your designs. Nice to see Canadian designers being asked. I'm sure you'll do a wonderful job.

Gayle said...

YAY! This is my very favorite magazine right now cuz they have projects to feed both of my passions - rug hooking AND quilting. Can't wait to see your designs!

tink's mom said...

Congratulations. I am so happy for you. Can't wait to see the final project in Print.

Linda R said...

Congratulations! Your design will be special. Please keep the pictures of Ollie coming. I love your little Westie.

Linda said...

I am so excited for you Kaaren! Can't waited to see these.
Linda

celkalee said...

My favorite as well. Can't wait to see your contributions. I know they will be great. The ladies are cousins to one of my best friends! They have been vendors at our guild quilt show as well. Wonderful young women, full of enthusiasm and have great passion for quilting. Bravo to you!!!

gracie said...

Wonderful news for a deserving lady.

Robin said...

Yeah you. We (your followers)all know they will be great.

Carole Y. said...

Kaaren,

Congratulations!

Made with cotton or wool, I know your designs will be great.

Carole Y.

Patty said...

Way to go Kaaren! I'll be watching for your designs.

carla said...

Hi!!! Yaa!!! Congrats!!! Sounds like lots of fun!!!! Can't wait to see it!!!!

Jeanne Gwin said...

OMGosh Kaaren, I nearly snorted my drink when I read this. I started whooping and clapping and of course Mr. Mr. thought I was losing my mind once again. Congratulations. I am so excited for you and for me because I know you. I can't wait. :)

Pam in IL said...

WooHoo!!! Congrats!!! I can't wait to see what you design!

Joan said...

Congratulations! Such exciting news and my favourite magazine! Can't wait to see your projects!

Jackie said...

Congratulations! I can see why you're over the moon excited! I'm looking forward to seeing your projects.

Karen said...

I am so happy for you. I guess we will have to wait. Want too give a hint or two..

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I hope it involves embroidery! I have been thinking of subscribing to this magazinand now I definitely will. Congratulations!

sandi s said...

Congratulations! I love that magazine too. Can't wait to see what you do, I love all your things also. Hugs,

Donna said...

How exciting Kaaren! Congratulations.

Jubama said...

congratulations Kaaren !!!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Congratulations!!!! What exciting news…can't wait to see what you are creating :)

Flickenstichlerin said...

Dear Kaaren,

these are really exciting news, and yes I do love your designs. Congratulations on this honor.
Best wishes,

Sylvia

margaret said...

congrats form me too look forward to seeing the complete quilts. Not sure if we get this magazine in the UK

Marisa said...

Felicidades Kaaren, seguro que haces un trabajo precioso.

Darlene D said...

We're all excited!!! Congrats my friend!

icraftnqlt said...

Congratulations! That is very exciting. I am sure it will be wonderful!

MooseStashQuilting said...

Now that's a match made in Heaven. Prim Quilts, and you! :-)
Congrats! Will be watching for you.

paulette said...

OMG!!!!! How exciting!! This my fave mag too...can't wait to see your design...I'm loving your fabric choice!! I think we have a winner!!
We can all say we knew you when...
CONGRATS!! You deserve a mag of your own!!
P

Maria Alba said...

Segur que serĂ  un projecte molt i molt bonic saben l'art que tens.
Felicitats per l'encarrec !!!
Bona setmana

Candace said...

Wow - that's fantastic, Kaaren! Congratulations!
Cheers!

jackiero said...

awesome news Kaaren!

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations! I look forward to seeing your designs as I do get that magazine - I wonder if they'd like a bear pattern from me.....

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations! I look forward to seeing your designs as I do get that magazine - I wonder if they'd like a bear pattern from me.....

Colleen Gander said...

What a wonderful feather in your cap. I hope there is just enough snowy weather to keep you at your work but not so much that we miss spring.

Glynis said...

Congratulations Kaaren, you have every right to be excited. I look forward to every issue of Primitive Quilts which is my favourite magazine.

Mimi said...

How exciting. Congrats.

Marti said...

Congratulations! That is exciting. Are you going to use the fabrics in your photo?

StitchinByTheLake said...

Kaaren I'm thrilled for you - I love that magazine! It's the only magazine subscription I've kept after looking at how much I was spending on magazines that kept stacking up in my sewing room. I'll look forward to seeing your projects. :) blessings, marlene

The Farmer's Attic said...

Fantastic news!!! Congratulations. That is a favorite magazine of mine and I can't wait to see your work in print!

Cfrosty said...

Congratulations Kaaren! That is my favorite magazine!

Silvia LGD (Little Green Doll) said...

Congratulations!! Great news!! :)

Teresa S. said...

This is my fav magazine!!
Oh, I can't wait to see what you submit!!

suz said...

woo hoo! I've been subscribing since the first issue - how wonderful we'll get not one, but two of your designs! How exciting!

Colleen said...

Congratulations!!! I love your beautiful designs and I am excited to see what you will be doing!

Carrie P. said...

I subscribe to this magazine and I love it. Can't wait to see what you make. Congrats!

KATHY DEPAUW said...

I just subscribed to this magazine and love it. Can't wait to see what your project is, I love what I've seen on your blog.