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A HUGE Announcement

Good Morning Quilters!

I hope your Friday is filled with sunshine, happiness, and lots of quilting. I find myself in an especially good mood, because tomorrow is officially the first day of summer! This means three things to me:

1. It's wedding season. I love a good wedding. The decor, the dress, the emotions; I just cannot get enough of it. In fact, tomorrow I have a wedding to go to.

2. Late nights. I think my favorite part of summer is that the sun stays up late. I can sit out on my deck, listening to some nice jazz music, surrounded by my friends and family. It doesn't get much better than that.

3. Travel. Road trips, plane trips, short trips, long trips. (Do I sound like Dr. Seuss?) But this year, due to my responsibilities (ahem, working...) I will only be taking a short vacation. I will be going to Colorado for a few days. I used to live in Boulder, and the opportunity arose for a short visit. I've been itching to go back to the food, mountains, breweries, and fresh air. Shout out to all the Coloradans out there-you are living the life!

On to quilting matters...

I am very pleased, ladies and gentlemen, to announce...we have.... A MYSTERY QUILT!

I absolutely despise writing in all caps, and as a journalism degree holder, it has been forced into my brain to never do it. However, this is a super exciting matter and deserves all caps. A MYSTERY QUILT!

Your very own tnmtgrl (aka Jennifer) has designed a mystery quilt that will begin in September. A big kudos to her as she has designed an amazing quilt along with instructions. I have my special elves, or sewing specialists at the office, making an "official" pattern so I can give out the instructions on a week by week basis. Hold on to your hats quilters, because this is my first mystery quilt, and I am going to do my best to make sure every quilter participates! I'm imagining lots of sharing, progress reports, pictures, galleries. It's going to be pure quilting glory. 

Look out for more updates as September rolls closer.

A tedious matter

I am very aware of the non-existent printing function for Premium QCA members to print patterns from the digital issues of Easy Quilts. I can assure you this function is being examined very closely and discussed with tech and development. If you are a premium member and are not receiving the print copy of EQ, please contact customer service, as this is part of your membership.

A broken record

I know this is the 7,428th time I have mentioned our other social media sites, but I want every quilting community to be readily available to you. Pinterest goes hand in hand with quilting. And I spend time every day looking through what our sponsors and other quilting brands have pinned to deliver top notch stuff to you. Also, I'm quite a foodie, and pin way too much food than I should.

Just look at this gorgeous quilt I found and pinned!

 

For you Tweeters out there, QCA has a Twitter account. We are putting up new stuff every day and sharing a lot of what work you put up on this site on to Twitter. Tweet Tweet!

 

And last, but certainly not least, good old Facebook. Our weekly Show & Tell Spotlight has taken off and it's only going to get better. Look there for videos, pictures, touching stories; it's everything you will ever want!

All rights to Aurifil Threads for the humor



Comments

Carmel wrote re: A HUGE Announcement
on Friday, 20 June 2014, 10:26 AM

I love mystery quilts, I can't wait for September.   Now I had to get sewing everyday so that I have time for this quilt.  

Thanks and have a great weekend everyone, Happy Summer

Carol from Pittsburgh wrote re: A HUGE Announcement
on Friday, 20 June 2014, 12:14 PM

Thank you, tnmtgrl !!!!!!  I am really looking forward to the next MQ. I have lots of fabric that I recently purchased in Intercourse, PA that needs a pattern to go with it. This will be fun!

And thanks to  Rachel, too. Your hard work for this site is much appreciated.

Susie wrote re: A HUGE Announcement
on Friday, 20 June 2014, 1:36 PM

YEAH! I can't wait for the fun to begin!

hammertm wrote re: A HUGE Announcement
on Friday, 20 June 2014, 7:39 PM

I have never done a MQ. I will be watching.

Pat A wrote re: A HUGE Announcement
on Saturday, 21 June 2014, 4:58 PM

Great news!  Looking forward to September.  Thanks tnmtgirl!

Roxana wrote re: A HUGE Announcement
on Sunday, 22 June 2014, 10:47 PM

I agree that this is great news. Thank you!

Linda wrote re: A HUGE Announcement
on Tuesday, 24 June 2014, 5:39 AM

I've never done a mystery quilt, but if Jennifer is behind this I just might have to sign up.

Linda wrote re: A HUGE Announcement
on Tuesday, 24 June 2014, 5:39 AM

I've never done a mystery quilt, but if Jennifer is behind this I just might have to sign up.

Jan wrote re: A HUGE Announcement
on Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 12:41 PM

MQ's are a lot of fun. Thank you tnmtgirl for writing it and letting us use it.  Thank you also Rachael for having it "test made" to the directions.  I have participated in them with QCA from number 3 through 9.  I don't imagine myself not participating.  But there have been a couple of fabric amount mess ups along the way.  I absolutely do not hold any person giving of their time responsible for human error, but it is more fun when things are accurate and go smoothly.

Michelle wrote re: A HUGE Announcement
on Thursday, 26 June 2014, 8:39 AM

Looking forward to a mystery quilt and will be reading along at least if not able to catch up when we return from Alaska

Marie wrote re: A HUGE Announcement
on Friday, 27 June 2014, 1:49 PM

Great news, thanks Jennifer for taking on the new MQ starting in September, can't wait.  We've had such a great time doing these MQ's when Nana took the lead.  Jennifer, hope you're up for the prodding of our members to, "give us a hint"  "how much fabric will we need", etc.  All in good humor of coarse!  Our newer members who've never participated in a MQ are in for a pleasant surprise, it's so much fun!  Bring it on!

Helen wrote re: A HUGE Announcement
on Friday, 27 June 2014, 8:20 PM

Count me in on this Mystery.  By September I should be ready to participate!!  Thank you so much Jennifer!

Helen wrote re: A HUGE Announcement
on Friday, 27 June 2014, 8:21 PM

Thanks so much Jennifer.  Count me in too!!  Looking forward to another MQ!

Rochelle wrote re: A HUGE Announcement
on Friday, 27 June 2014, 9:16 PM

I can't wait for the next MQ! By the time September rolls around, I should be ready. Many thanks to Jennifer for creating the design and QCA and Rachel!! MQ 10 here I come!

Laura G wrote re: A HUGE Announcement
on Friday, 27 June 2014, 10:32 PM

I participated in the QCA Mystery Quilt 9 last Fall.  It was my first time and was lots of fun !  I am anxious to get started on this upcoming one...OH...better sharpen the scissors, check the rotary cutter blades, rev up the sewing machine, and start digging through my stash!  Can't wait!

Nancy L wrote re: A HUGE Announcement
on Tuesday, 1 July 2014, 7:12 AM

Love a good mystery.  Looking forward to this one.

Beverly Caldwell wrote re: A HUGE Announcement
on Tuesday, 1 July 2014, 1:03 PM

Love that there will be a Mystery quilt offered. Will  have to work hard on all my present projects so I can enjoy this in September. Way to go and thanks for this opportunity.

grammacharlie wrote re: A HUGE Announcement
on Thursday, 3 July 2014, 7:13 AM

What really avid quilter does not enjoy a mystery quilt. Oh, soo looking forward to this. Thanks.

Admin Blog wrote Pat Sloan is Coming to QCA!
on Friday, 1 August 2014, 9:41 AM

I think I am bursting at the seams because I have something HUGE to share with you all. I am not very

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