On The Road

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Uh … My new favorite painting?? The Traveling Companions by Augustus Leopold Egg, ca. 1861.



It’s a crazy life!

I’m on the road for Quiltfolk’s eighth issue. It’s crazy because Issue 07 : Louisiana is shipping now and is on newsstands now, but I’m working on Issue 08.

The bad news is that I can’t tell you just yet what the next state in the Quiltfolk cycle will be, but the good news is that I will be able to tell you soon. Quiltfolk, in case you didn’t know, is a quarterly magazine that investigates quilt culture in America state by state. The magazine has had the policy of not letting the cat(s) out of the bag(s) about what state or region we’re focusing on next, but that is about to change. We’ve decided to “announce the season” ahead of time, an idea for which I strongly advocate.

But I don’t want to start letting cats out of bags before I huddle with my team, so for now, I can’t tell you where I am at this exact moment. No, all my cats are in bags. Some of these cats are in paper bags; others, shopping bags. One cat is happy inside a potato sack, which isn’t technically a bag, but when you have this many cats in bags, it’s really — okay, this is getting strange. And disturbing?? Who is putting these cats in these bags??

No cats were harmed, physically, spiritually, psychically, or metaphorically, in the making of this post.

I’ll try to check in tonight.

14 Responses

  1. Jeanann Montney
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    I received my copy of Quiltfolk last week and am enjoying it immensely. Also, the photo you chose of “The Traveling Companions” is amazing. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Cathy
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    Love the teasers!!! Have a fun trip and be safe! Can’t wait to get my Louisiana Quiltfolk!!!!

  3. Sally Nesser
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    Enjoy Enjoy! Quilts, Co Workers, the search and the adventure. Oh what An interesting job. Almost to fun to refer to as such?

  4. Barbara
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    Will you at least let one cat out of the bag????

  5. Bob Collis
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    Looking forward to the freeing of the cats!

  6. Theresa Libby
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    I say let the cat (s) out of the bag(s)! No cats should ever be in bags! These old sayings, we really should stop saying them because if we really thought of their real meanings, we wouldn’t say them at all. I also really want to know where you are or where you are going next!

  7. Lois Wilhelm
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    Too funny Miss Mary!!!!
    Safe travels!!

  8. Judy Dobbins
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    Potato sack, is that a hint Mary?

  9. Lynn
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  10. Kathie Hood
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    So I have guess about the cat in the POTATO BAG>>>>>

  11. Gina
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    Idaho? Does Idaho have quilts?

  12. Jess Irwin
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    Cats love bags. They are just fine until you’re ready.

  13. Sandra
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    Love Quiltfolk, it’s a fabulous magazine, it’s more a softcover book! Look forward to each issue, while perusing my old issues over and over. Thank you, you are doing a great job, Mary.

  14. Betty Elliott
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    I actually have pictures of my cat in bags. I did not put her there – she got in by herself. Oddly enough, she has no interest in boxes.

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