As I said in my blog post last week (see below), quilters and otherwise creative people know how to celebrate. We also enjoy incorporating quilting and creativity into our celebrations of holidays, seasons, and life events throughout the year. Those of you who entered the contest told wonderful stories of how quilting is an integral part of your celebrating and gift-giving.
When I began developing Party with Patrick over a year and a half ago, I wanted to turn my love for designing seasonal and “celebratory” quilting and crafting projects, along with your love for making them, into a monthly club that quilt shop owners could offer to their customers. We’re coming up on the one year anniversary of the club and I couldn’t be happier with its success and with the number of new friends I’ve made because of it.
As quilters, there’s another thing that’s pretty universal about us; we have hearty appetites for the things that get our creative juices flowing. So, with that said, I’m about to offer a lot more of those things to whet your appetite.
I told you all I’ve been working on a big project and guess what? You’ll be able to grab it off the newsstands this September! It’s my magazine, Quilting Celebrations and it’s like Party with Patrick on steroids. I can’t give a lot of the details here but if Party with Patrick is “a monthly dose of Patrick Lose”, then Quilting Celebrations is an overdose!
You’ve shown me that you love to have projects to quilt that are just the right size and won’t end up being the next UFO in your heap. You’ve told me that you’re making multiples of the Party with Patrick projects and proudly giving them to everyone you know. You’re showing me, more and more as the club grows, that you really enjoy the “monthly celebration of quilting and camaraderie”. You might say that Quilting Celebrations will be “party central”.
If you’re a Party with Patrick member, you’ll still have your exclusive projects each month and the parties and get-togethers that go along with it. But, if you embrace my new magazine the way you’ve welcomed my club, you’re going to have even more to create and celebrate throughout the year!
So I hope you’ll look forward to Quilting Celebrations as much as I’m looking forward to bringing it to you. Now you know what’s going on and we can talk about it. I hope you’ll be among the first to join the new Patrick Lose fan page on Facebook where most of the discussions about the magazine and all of the new things I’m doing will take place. There’s also a Party with Patrick fan page specifically for the club. I’d love to hear what you think so speak up!