Switching seasons… gosh Christmas comes quick after Halloween! Just got my issue of Mary Engelbreit’s Home Companion and there was PaMdora in her quilted, zippered vest.

Actually MEHC asked me for some photos last spring when they started the Top Stitch profile to feature art quilters. Here’s the other artists who have been featured this year. They told me it was only one page, but I sent more photos anyway, and it turned into two. I guess they got that quote from my website because I didn’t write that artist’s statement until summer.

I like MEHC because they always feature artists’ studios and lots of inspiring arts and crafts. Mary Engelbreit is a self-made artist turned publisher, but then I’ve always known about her because she’s from my home state.

I wonder if it’s a coincidence that the next day, Whip Up featured my quilts on their website under quilts with an attitude. Maybe kath red saw the magazine article. Anyway, was glad to see my crazy ideas were again resonating with someone else.


  • I’m so sad about the demise of this great magazine! I know this might even be too late, but is there ANY way I might order some back issues I don’t have? If anyone knows, PLEASE let me know! There are at least twenty I don’t have.
    Thanks ahead for any help you can give me.
    Shalah Brummett

  • Dear Mary,
    I am a master Callilgrapher; I have documented my childrens lives for years through scrapbooking, calligraqphy, journaling, photography, etc…….I am an artist, homeschool teacher, household engineer. I published a poem several years ago; I would love to write stories for your magaizine if you are interested.
    Ann M. Krueger

  • Hi Laume — of course it’s a blogger thing — it’s a whole new world here, just some of those people don’t know it yet 😉
    Thanks for stopping in and the comments!

  • I saw this in my new MEHC and I started pointing at the page and saying “Hey! I know her!” and my family all gathered arounda and oohed and ahhed and said “Really? How do you know her?” and I said “Well, I read her blog” and they all rolled their eyes and said “Oh, you don’t know her” and they walked away. But, y’know what I mean. It’s a bloggers thing. It was a very nice article.

  • Woo! Congratulations! I love MEHC, I’ve bought every issue since it started. Haven’t got the latest issue yet though (everything takes twice as long to get to Hawaii). Can’t wait to see it. 🙂

  • Oh how cool. I was reading my home companion last night and was floored when I saw your feature. I thought, “Hey, I know her!!”
    Great spotlight and fabulous quilt work.
    I think your work will translate well into children’s books.

  • Hi Sue, sorry to learn of your reaction to magazines. That would be a big problem around here, as unwanted catalogs pour through the front door, but it must not be fun to read the ones you want to. Makes the internet seem more attractive though?

  • Way to go! MEHC used to be one of my favorite magazines too, specifically because they featured artists of all kinds and their studios. Now magazines make me ill and I’m having to let my subscriptions expire. (I suspect the fumes from the printing process – which does not seem to fade with time.) Not fun for a visual person!

  • Thanks for checking out my blog, and for the huge compliments. I think I had run across your blog a while back through IF, but was glad to see it again on JacketFlap. You have a great style!

  • First time here in visiting your blog and here you are talking about quilts, and I think, aren’t they illustrations…?! And upon a closer look, they are quilts!! HOLY COW! Thats amazing!! Very cool style… love it.

    I am a fan of Mary Engelbreit but I haven’t flipped through her magazine in a long time. I am going to take a look now!

    And thank you so much for visiting my blog and so happy to hear you enjoyed it 🙂

  • Jill, here’s what I found:

    How do I contact the Editorial Department?
    Mary Engelbreit’s Home Companion
    Editorial Offices
    6358 Delmar Blvd. Suite 450
    St. Louis, MO 63130

    Note: Due to the volume of e-mail messages received, we regret that we cannot guarantee a response to individual inquiries.

  • Hi Pam, love your christmas one and like the others thanks for the source but thinking about it am not sure my bright stuff with be ok, if they tell there readers to pick there sun glasses up it would be lol

  • Congratulations on the great PR you have this week. And thanks for sharing these two sources for information about art quiltmakers. I wish everyone could see your quilts “in-the-fabric” – the texture added by the quilting adds so much and can’t usually be seen in a photo.

  • Hi Christine,
    Have you been reading my mind? It’s something I’ve been doing research into all fall!
    Thanks for the compliments!

  • Pam, you need to consider writing and illustrating children’s books. Your illustrations will hardly need words, and the kids will love your sense of humor as much as adults do.

    And congratulations on your most recent recognition in the MEHC magazine.

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