Studio Sunday and Another Giveaway!

First things first!  Can I just say that publishers and editors of Quilting Arts Magazine have been so completely generous with me this year!  It is always a pleasure to work with them as they are such great people!  I had one other submission with them that they were considering for publication and, on Friday, I found out that they will be placing it in this coming October/November issue!  So, to summarize my 2011 artistic accomplishments, I will have had two articles published (April/May and October/November), two projects included in their special publication, 101 Patchwork Projects, and a project included in the upcoming Quilting Arts Gifts issue this fall as well. 

Of course, I have to include my upcoming appearance as Guest Artist on 3 Creative Studios Blog beginning August 15th!  I can't help but feel so blessed to have been given the opportunities this year that I have and I need to thank all of my family and my new husband for all of their support and understanding when my artwork took priority over a few family events.  Without that understanding and support, I would not be able to spend as much of my weekend time in my studio as I do.  Finding time to dedicate to your passion is hard when you work a full-time job because after all of the daily tasks, commuting time, and end-of-day fatigue, the weekends are it.  So thank you Jim, Mom, Dad, Sue, Dave, Melanie, Erika, Andy, Sarah, Noelle and Bobby!

There has been a lot of artwork preparation this weekend as well as last minute tasks to complete before my wedding ceremony next Saturday.  That probably explains my on-going headache :)  That said, I have a ton to catch up on still!  I have this lovely little artwork piece that I would love to give away!

So on top of my other GIVEAWAY that I announced in my previous post, leave a comment on this posting if you would like it and I will put all names in a paper bag and pull one out on Monday, July 25th!  Thanks for standing by while I get back on track in the studio!


Laurie Schempp said…
This is beautiful! I'd love to own a Margaret Applin original:)
Margaret Applin said…
Congratulations Laurie!!! You are the winner of the giveaway!! I will mail this piece to you today!xoxoxox