The spring issue of Quilt Sampler Magazine arrived today!
On the day of the photo shoot Tatiana the photographer, her assistant and the editor set-up the shots while we pretended that nothing special was going on. It is fun to watch them work and see what appeals to the magazine eye and what works better in reality. One of the things we love about our shop is the SIZE. Compared to most we have massive floor space, lots of room for customers to move around and not feel claustrophobic. In the magazine world photos of floor space is a big no-no. Lots of time was spent deciding how to make us look spacious without showing too much floor.
Once they were finished there was nothing else to do but wait, keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best. Well, nothing but submit our project and instructions. All of the Sampler Shops are asked to design something original for the magazine. As the Encore shop I was asked to provide something small to feature. I chose to update our Three Pocket Tote. I added a new elastic closure and chain handle and made not one but three versions for them to showcase. I also chose to quilt the fabric myself - on the Handi Quilter instead of using pre-quilted fabrics.
Now the issues have arrived, the shop and our project looks great and we get to celebrate and share the issue with you!