A few months ago, I sent in three items that I have kept secret from all but a few people; a laptop bag, a purse, and a little tote to carry a paper back book in. These were all made from old quilt pieces I picked up from the Hannah Grey booth at Art Unraveled's shopping extravaganza event last August. I did some new stitching, added some ribbons, and stuck in a funky zipper making "Grandma's quilts" into something more fresh and funky. They went to Art Quilting Studio, but sadly after I sent them, the magazine contained a letter in it stating that was the last issue. Next to Sew Somerset, that was my favorite magazine. Today the disappointment showed it's silver lining, when I got an email telling me the items had all been chosen to appear as a feature article in an upcoming edition of Haute Handbags. It is presently scheduled for the next edition which will be released in October, unless space becomes an issue, and then could be bumped to the following issue. This is twice in a row for that mag and 3 times altogether. I have the photos stored in my computer, but I'm keeping the pictures secret and safe for good luck because this will be my lucky Number 7 in the world of getting art published!
Postnote: This article is now scheduled to appear in the April 2011 edition. Space did indeed become an issue.