Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Quilting Arts Magazine Article In The Spotlight Barb Forrister

Wow, I am so excited to be included in the April/May 2011 edition of Quilting Arts Magazine. This is my first magazine article publication and best of all, it is in my favorite magazine! I think perhaps the first time is most special of all. Being so new to this, I can say that the folks down at Interweave were wonderful to work with. Pokey does a fabulous job and how she manages to juggle so many things at once is a mystery to me! The photography was done by their "in house" photographer. I think they did a beautiful job of staying true to color and capturing the essence of both the blue jays and raccoons. While my work was in Stow, Massachusettes being photographed, I received news that Generation Y: Song of Hope had been accepted into the International Quilt Festival Celebrate Spring Show. With only a couple of weeks to get it to Houston, I emailed Lindsey Murray to see how we could accomplish this. She was fantastic and within just a few days, my pieces arrived carefully packaged at my front door with plenty of time to ship to Houston. Later, a few weeks before the article was set to be published, Ellen Seeburger, assistant editor at Quilting Arts emailed me a copy of the article to make sure that everything was correct. As I mentioned earlier, their kindness and attention to detail is amazing and I feel blessed to have my work included in this distinguished publication. Coincidentally, this magazine will be in the stands at the same time that Generation Y: Song of Hope is showing at the International Quilt Festival Celebrate Spring show in Cincinnati, Ohio. How cool is that?! Wow, this is a memory I will never forget! Thanks Quilting Arts! 


MJ Russell said...

Congrats, Barb! well-deserved, and I loved seeing more of your work. MJ

Barb Forrister said...

Thanks, MJ! So good to hear from you, especially during this very busy time of the year!