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International Quilt Festival: QUILT SCENE Newsstands Celebration!

27 Oct 2009

Although International Quilt Festival: Quilt Scene made its red carpet debut at the International Quilt Festival a couple of weeks ago, today it celebrates its World Premier on newsstands around the globe!

Assembling this publication was a labor of love for all involved--both our team here at Quilting Arts and the dedicated staff of Quilts, Inc., who put on the International Quilt Festival. In honor of this magazine's newsstand birthday, I have some behind-the scene pictures...

Louie, my Min Pin (who, by the way, is a total poser) tried to get in on the Quilt Scene action by jumping up and sitting pretty on this haystack alongside Brandon Mably's and Liza Prior Lucy's quilt. (Louie was a little miffed he didn't get a chance to model in this year's Quilting Arts GIFTS issue.) Sorry it didn't work out, Lou, but you're still featured in the digital subscription ad!

Dickens (my Maine Coon mix who weighs nearly 30 lbs.) notices how the quilt creates a little nook for him to hide inside the bales. (Don't even think about it buddy!) Side note: In the end, we didn't use any of the hay shots for this quilt as we felt they were a little too country for the look we were trying to achieve for this publication.

Above: We hauled an antique brass bed down the stairs to our living room, moved some furniture and folded up the rug, and got some really nice shots of Sarah Fielke's "Dotty Garden" quilt, the main cover image:


But one of the best parts of the shoot was having a visiting baby! Above baby Violet Rose Hudson poses for our amazing photographer, Larry Stein. Violet was such a happy, delightful baby and she did a great job posing for Patricia Bravo's "My First Play Mart" article. Many thanks to her mother, Briana Flemig, and Violet's aunt for taking the trek down to the Boston area for this photo shoot.

And one of the funniest moments of the shoot was getting the alpacas to stand still for Terry Grant's fabric birds article...

This video tells the story...


We really hope you enjoy our new publication!

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Jeannie EVH wrote
on 27 Oct 2009 5:18 PM

I just picked up my copy at B&N - it was the last copy they had - my lucky day!!! I scanned it while waiting for an appointment and it is a fantastic magazine! Kudos to all involved, you did a great job.

on 27 Oct 2009 8:29 PM

Great Vid, Pokey. Seems like so long ago, huh?

on 28 Oct 2009 9:29 AM

And they say to never work with Kids or Animals!  The shots look fabulous and it is fun to see what goes into getting them made.  Thanks for the behind the scenes look.  Can't wait to see the magazine!

Brenda@41 wrote
on 28 Oct 2009 9:36 AM

While at Festival I picked up a copy of the magazine.  It was ajoy to share it with my best friend who became severely ill and was not able to attend Festival with me for the first time this year.  She enjoyed seeing the winners, plus the pictures I took of some of the quilts.  The magazine is a sure winner and so well developed.  Thank you.

ToniMitt wrote
on 28 Oct 2009 10:15 AM

Ooooh I didn't get to Festival so I am excited to know that it's available at B&N.  I'm just leaving town for a 4-day retreat with my quilty friends, so I'll pick it up on the way up north.  

Great video, Pokey.  The alpacas are way cute.  

Lesley43 wrote
on 29 Oct 2009 7:00 AM

Love the behind the scenes shots & video.

jojo wrote
on 3 Nov 2009 7:55 AM

My fav -quilts and animals!  Who cares that it's too country?  I love the creature comforts. . .  30# cat - seriously!?  Are all those animals yours?  Can I come take care of them for a week?  Keep those animal/quilt pics/videos coming - Weeeeeeeeeee!

MellyT wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 4:17 AM

I love seeing how you guys do it. The publication is fantastic and knowing the work and care you put into it makes it all the better.

on 12 Nov 2009 11:16 AM

I had all my fingers and toes crossed on the plane to Houston for International Quilt Festival last month, but it wasn't because I'm afraid of flying. No, we were debuting International Quilt Festival: Quilt Scene in a few days, and like a new