Today I am finally able to let some cats out of the bag. Last May I got a surprise visit which is one of my favorite experiences ever!! Mark Lipinski showed up on my doorstep on a Monday morning, the day after Quilt Market wrapped up here in Minneapolis. He was taping his famous "door knock" for the Quilt Out Loud series. The show is up on the QNNon website now so you can watch it!! Now I have to warn you....Mark is loud, funny and crazy....mix that with a crazy Icelandic designer...you know we had some fun!!!
My parents were visiting from Iceland and so they were caught on film. After making the rounds all over the house with Mark, I taped a demo of the Ric Rac Runner from the Fast & Furious Holiday book with Jodi Davis for another segment of the show.
We had such a great time together, time went by way too fast. I wish I could have spent a whole day with those two...it was the best and craziest surprise ever. If you are not signed up for QNN online, I highly encourage you to do so. You will have access to multiple quilting shows for a very small yearly fee. It's so worth it. You can watch on demand shows, classics like Fons & Porter, Sewing with Nancy, Kaye Wood, Quilt in a day and other shows like two I taped with Jodi a few years ago. Then they have their Quilt Market updates with all the latest things being introduced at market and the new shows Quilt Out Loud and Quilt It, the longarm quilting show. I just love spending time on there.
The new issue of Easy Quilts is on the newsstands now and it has one of my quilts in there. Olivia's Puzzle is a quilt made out of the Olivia fabric line. It's super fun because you cut up the panel and piece it back into the design. Fons & Porter is offering kits for the quilt.
I hope you are having a good week so far, I have been finishing up a lot of things, marking things off the list which always feels good. It has been extremely hot around here lately, feels like Florida with heat in the 90's and extreme humidity!
Have a great weekend!!