Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Shout Out in Quilter's Home!

That Mark Lipinski! I tell you, he keeps me in stitches! His quick wit and "Tell-It-Like-It-Is" articles that border just a tad on the irreverent side...LOVE IT!

This is the latest issue, March 2009, and I have to thank Tonya for telling me that Mark reviewed my book in this issue! I hadn't seen the issue, so she quickly scanned and sent me my part :c) Can you read it? I hope you can!

And when I say Mark tells it like it is....it's that way in his reviews too! One person's book comment was "ixnay on the booknay" OUCH!!! Another book mentioned said it had good projects if you could get past the boring cover! *LOL*

So Thank YOU, Mark..for saying the wonderful things about Scraps & Shirttails that you did!

And for those thinking I'd be posting pics of finished and bound quilts this morning...think again. I got hit by a bug or something yesterday. About mid day I was so achey I could do nothing but lay down for a nap. I couldn't get warm, it was awful. I was asleep for the night by 9pm. Hopefully it's just a 24 hour thing because I got places to go and people to see and things to do.

Tomorrow I'm headed to Asheboro for a day with my friend Mary, and a book signing later that evening at her guild.

Saturday I'm off to Durham to teach a workshop for the African American Quilter's guild. I love these ladies! What a hoot!

Monday I'm off to FL for a couple days.

I do NOT....repeat....DO NOT...have time to be SICK!!

So there.


  1. That was a really nice write up about your book.

  2. Bonnie,
    Love your book and hope you will be feeling better. I bet you caught something at that mean man's sewing machine store.
    I just subscribed to Mark's magazine. I sure hope my first issue is the one you pictured.
    I like the irreverent remarks. There are too many quilt police.
    I am starting my second Virginia Bound. This one will be all in batiks. I have been scrounging around in my stash gathering all my batiks.
    XOXOXO Subee

  3. Oh I hope you feel better soon!!!

  4. Hi Bonnie,
    I hope that you feel better pronto.
    I just received your book. I love it!

  5. Hope you feel better soon, you're right... too busy to be sick! Congrats on the shout-out! :)

  6. I haven't read your book or even looked at it yet, but I have always like Mark's reports so I think I will trust his judgment on your book and it is on my list of books to get this year. I thought the cover looked interesting.

  7. I really like Mark's book reviews because he'll actually tell you if he doesn't like something -- unlike the other magazines that only heap praise!

  8. Congrats on your book and congrats on the nice review in the mag.
    Wonderful idea, which I think I have remarked about before here how i made six placemats using collars of shirts and a art quilt for the wall with old Hawaiian shirts of a friends dad who died last summer. Warmly received both.

  9. Tea,lemon,honey and rest before you leave....even its just for a couple of hours. And no talking or reading neither, we see you.

  10. I just picked up this copy of his magazine and may even subscribe...how is that for someone who swore off quilting magazines last year! Did you know this issue has been banned in Jo-annes? (Plastic cover on a quilting magazine...what a hoot!) Of course that is why I had to have it!

    Hope you are feeling better soon!

  11. Anonymous6:04 PM EST

    Congratulations Bonnie! It must feel so good to recognized for your work! Not mention that you know Mark is a no BS kind of guy.
    Hugs & Stitches,

  12. curious as to why this mag should be banned anywhere????

  13. Where in Florida you gonna be??? Great about the review from Mark!

  14. Hope you're better soon! I love your book too - thanks for writing it!

  15. Awesome to be included n that issue...it has been all the talk on the quitart list and people who might not have ever purchased it are hunting it down...you will get great exposure!! Yea!!!

    or should I say YAAOOOWWW!


  16. Yay for you! Mark will be at the Sew Expo in Puyallup at the end of the month. Can't wait to meet him!

  17. I just received my book yesterday. I agree with Mark 100%. Congrats! And I even love the cover! LOL!


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