Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A Secret Revealed...

Last month, I was asked again by Handi Quilter to be a part of their advertising campaign.  Quite surprised at the offer, I jumped at the opportunity.  I did this in 2011 also, but this time's photos were much different.  Much better if you asked me.   A professional photographer came to my house.  Using 10 or so of my quilts, about 5 wardrobe changes and 3 hours of smile-time, several hundred photos were taken.  I haven't seen the other 299 (my wild guess there!) photos, but this is the one Handi Quilter chose.   Here's the end result which you will see gracing the pages of upcoming quilting magazines.
Handi Quilter makes really well functioning quilting machines.  I have had mine about 3-1/2 years now, and couldn't begin to tell you how many quilts I have quilted.  I did, however, check the stitch counter yesterday for giggles, and it reads 30 million stitches to date!  That's amazing.  The quilt in the background ("Primavera") is one of only two that are in my house that were small enough for the photographer's photo stand.  It's one of the first I longarm quilted for myself back in 2010.  The essence of this 2013 ad campaign is "Finishing Quilts".  They are supposed to be homey and to appeal to real everyday quilters, and the things that quilting means to them.  There have been other ads that say "...Maintains Traditions" and "...Warms my Family".  Angela Walters did the latter one; I'm sure you've seen it with her adorable kids.  I'm pretty thankful she got that shoot...taking this with my three would have made me crazy!  So, be on the lookout.  This is what I look like when I'm not busy quilting in my jammies :-)

11 comments:

Strlady said...

Congrats Margaret! Well deserved! You could have done all three modos because you maintain traditions by finishing the quilts that warm my family!!! :)

~Michelle~ said...

Congrats! And lol about the kids' shoot - I can only imagine, it's hard enough getting 3 adults to coordinate with each other, let alone 3 kids!

Rhonda said...

Oh congratulations! You certainly deserve attention. Your quilting is, as I've always stated, outstanding, amazing, eye-popping and beautiful! Good for you!!

Rhonda said...

Oh congratulations! You certainly deserve attention. Your quilting is, as I've always stated, outstanding, amazing, eye-popping and beautiful! Good for you!!

regan said...

Congratulations, Margaret! The add looks great! Yay!

Susan Lawson said...

What an awesome opportunity! can't wait to see you in a mag ad!

Rebecca said...

AWESOME!!!

Rebecca said...

AWESOME!!!!

Tami @ Lemon Tree Tales said...

Congratulations Margaret! Great looking ad too.

KathyinMN said...

So super cool! The ad looks great.

Alicia said...

cool! I'll be watching for your ad!