Quilty Launches Today!
Wed, Jan 19 2011 12:24 AM
It's here, it's here!
I imagine launching a business or a website or a new quilting show online is kind of like giving birth, only there are fewer surgical gloves and less screaming. Quilty launches today, and there are no nurses or whacks on the back, but there is a feeling of joy, of fear, of expecation.
It's just a little show. But it's our little show. And I'm very, very happy.
I hope you will all visit QNNtv.com and heyquilty.com to check it out. The first episode is up and the gettin's good. Be patient with us as we work out kinks in the website, here on the blog, and other items of business we haven't realized are kinked yet. Be patient with your host, too -- I'm still learning right along with you. But all those caveats are immaterial in the end. We're just going for it at this point.
I know from experience that if you've got a basic grasp of the mechanics of quiltmaking, you can open a door to a world of comfort, peace, art, and enjoyment and it can never be taken away from you. Quilty was born out of my desire to help the people in my peer group (and beyond) discover just that. Quilts are American. They are people. They are stories; past and future. They're also wildly fun to make these days, what with all the ridiculously beautiful fabric out there, and the collective body of quilt knowledge available to us today. There's never been a better time to make a quilt and Quilty wants to encourage and help anyone, everyone do that.
So enjoy! There's a new episode each week. We're already planning the next batch, and the next, and the next. I was going to post a picture from the set but I think I'd rather post another picture of me at the sewing machine with my favorite doggie in the world: Scrabble. I call her "Scrabble Doo" and she calls me "Bark! Bark!" but we both think you should watch Quilty, friend Quilty on Facebook, and stick around for a spell.
p.s. Thank you to everyone at NTM, Fons & Porter, and QNN. Thank you to my family, especially my incredible mother -- thanks for the fabric, Mom. And to my ridonk-a-donk, stupidly amazing Quilty production team, esp. Rebecca, Jack, Josh, and Ceasar. (This sounds like I'm winning an Oscar...)