How exciting is this?

Awhile back, I received a lovely email from Manuela Schlenker, who is the Product Manager for Rowan and Free Spirit Fabrics in Central Europe. She explained that one of their quiltmakers made a quilt using Free Spirit’s “Modern Meadow” collection. The quilt was inspired by a pattern in my book, Jelly Roll Quilts & More. Even more exciting, Burda Patchwork Magazine wanted to publish this quilt! So the good folks at AQS were very understanding and happily agreed to give permission for this quilt to be published. Burda not only published the quilt and pattern, but the quilt ended up on the cover of their Summer 2011 issue, with a mention of my name and book inside. How exciting is that? This publication is available for sale in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France and Spain. Can you believe it? I am just over the moon with excitement!

(To all my wonderful international friends…..if you see this publication at your local fabric shoppe, market, or newsstand, I hope you’ll be sure to buy a copy!)

Manuela contacted me today and shared the following pictures which I am now sharing with you. The quilt itself is just glorious — I adore the colors, fabrics and textures. I also love the way the stylists photographed it! Wouldn’t it be fun to find those fabrics and make something with them? My mind is just full of ideas!

Thank you, Manuela and Burda. This gal over here in the USA is just delighted. And honored!

  1. Kimberly, I found the magazine at the newsstand today and got you some copies – in fact, I bought ALL (four) that one particular store had on display…

  2. Kudos to you for making it into yet another international magazine!!

    I did the same pattern, back when your book first came out. I tried to be much more controled about it because it was a wedding present & I knew the colors favored by the bride & groom, but not so much their taste. It turned out well, but never really turned me on. THIS quilt turns me on! I just love the riot of color. The fact that the fabrics are from the same line keeps it cohesive, but the randomness of the placement is just so joyful and refreshing. Of course setting it in a white room makes it pop even more.

  3. That is really exciting. I didn’t know that Burda did quilts. I have used their patterns for clothing for many years and love them. Congrats on the success.

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