The Chicago Tribune, Love of Quilting, and Hurray!

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Pendennis made this. It is very fancy. Image: Pendennis.
Pendennis made this. It is very fancy. Image: Pendennis.


The media frenzy continues! Quilts are in the news again — and I promise you, no PR agents were hired in the making of this big, juicy article. People just dig quilts, man. That’s a fact.

Two weeks ago, legendary Chicago reporter, radio personality, and consummate gentleman Rick Kogan came over to my place from the Chicago Tribune with a photographer. I offered them a beverage, Rick pulled out a notebook, and we all hung out and talked quilts. They put together a groovy video and Rick wrote a terrific piece all about a certain quilter, ahem. It’s a terrific thing for quilters and quilts when quilters and quilts can be in the news — thank you, Rick.

Part of what’s exciting about all this is that I got to tell the Trib/the world how I’ll be heading to Iowa in a few weeks to be a guest on Love of Quilting! The show is in such good hands with the beautiful and talented Sara Gallegos, of course, but Sara will be able to kick back her heels for a minute while I’m in Iowa to tape three episodes with Mom. Oh, how I do miss TV! I can’t wait to get in there, hang with the crew, and make some work with my favorite sewing pal: my awesome Mother Unit.

That quilt in the background, by the way? That’s one of the projects for the fall taping! So you can say you saw it here first.

Catch you later on the small screen, folks. You don’t even need to change out of your pajamas.


p.s. I did share the article/video on my Facebook page the other day when it hit the web, but I discovered the story was also a full feature in the Sunday print edition this week. And anyway, who says you can only celebrate a neat thing once??

13 Responses

  1. Lisa
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    Whoohoo for quilts.

    • Lisa
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      Forgot to mention. Chicago is my home town.

  2. Kerry Leach
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    I did enjoy the link – and the small sample of the quilt show with snippets of such awesome quilts. Thank you.

  3. Li
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    Definitely another sewlibrity in the family. I get a real kick how you and Mr. Kogan connected.

  4. susan
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    What a great way to start the morning, a cup of coffee and listening to you talk about quilting. I love that you said quilting is a democratic art, I had never heard that said before . Visual and tactile, yes! Oh, and that fabric cabinet is awesome. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts and quilts.

  5. Kathryn Darnell
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    You and your Mom again on Love of Quilting…..why it is a dream Come True! Wait til I tell the world…at least the corner of my world. Hot damn it’s gonna be a GREAT fall.

  6. Barbara
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    So looking forward to seeing you and Mom reunited in Love again on the box! Beautiful quilts and seeing your home surroundings is very comforting. You are keeping quilting in the news – thank you!

  7. Anita Brayton
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    Yes, Yes and yes!

  8. Chris K.
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    Lovely article and video. It’s great that you’re coming back on TV.

  9. MaryAnn
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    Great video.

  10. Gayle
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    What a lovely article in the Tribune!

  11. Jess
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    1. You are adorable/lovely,

    2. Congratulations on this video/story.

    3. WHERE did you get that storage unit for your fabric? It is perfect and exactly what I need in my quilting life!

    • Mary
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      Jess! I’m blushing! Thank you for being kind. And I’m going to blog about that cabinet soon, actually, so stay tuned. 🙂

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