Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Way back in 1985,
 I went to a 
Colorado Quilting Council meeting
and was brave enough to participate
in the show and tell segment of the meeting.

I had worked on a kaleidoscope design
using a Jinny Beyer border prints.
This was a new concept in fabric then and
her fabrics were hot and fun to use.

It's such a common concept now,
fussy cutting fabric to create 
exciting new patterns,
but it was new then.

I loved 
Her color palette with the deep rich colors and 
intricate designs.
So I worked on a variation of a kaleidoscope pattern
using the play,
The Quilters
as my inspiration.


After showing my quilt,
I was approached by one of editors of the
Quilters Newsletter Magazine
 who thought it would make a great pattern
for their readers.

I was so excited and honored
and also so surprised.
It has been my one pattern "published moment."

My piecing is far from perfect and
I certainly know a lot more now than I did then.
But it's part of my history.

If you have a magazine collection,

You can find me in the September/85 issue
Page 21.

Until Next Time-


  1. I learned Jinny Beyer's style of making quilts early in my quilt making adventures. I also went to one of her seminars in Hilton Head, SC. An experience in itself.

  2. Oh, my gosh, I remember that pattern! That is so cool!

  3. I love Jinny Beyer's work. I have all her early books.
    Your quilt was well deserved to be published! Very special.
    Thank you for sharing!

  4. That is pretty cool, you are a celebrity in my world. I have seen the play "Quilters" twice and loved it. Rinda