Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas and Happy Winter

As if we needed a reminder that winter was upon us! The last week has brought a snowy panic to travelers all over the U.S. In Denver, it means a white Christmas, which doesn't happen as often as you might think. The white part is good; the single-digit temperatures not so fun but definitely picturesque. Like the teeny tiny town of Cuchara in the Sangre de Cristo Range in southern Colorado. Last month, The Quilt Life's art director Joyce Robinson joined me on a trip down to La Veta for a photo shoot with Ricky Tims for our first issue. We were on the hunt for a suitable setting for a photograph of Alex Anderson's darling little quilt Love Letters, a pattern in issue 1. And we found the perfect spot in Cuchara.

This isn't it, but this view is right across the street from where we shot Alex's quilt. The town itself is only one block long! Very rustic with gorgeous views. When the issue comes out, you'll get another, and an unusual, view of this street corner with Alex's quilt in it. It took a few tries before we found the perfect setting. Below, Joyce (left) and I holding up the quilt for Ricky's approval (didn't get it at this site). We weren't exactly dressed for the cold and snow, but whatever it takes to get the best photo for our readers, we're game.

Take a look at the Table of Contents for the first issue now posted on the TQL website to get a closer look at Alex's quilt.

Merry Christmas from all of us at The Quilt Life. May you spend it enjoying the warmth of family and friends.


  1. I tried over and over, but the Table of Contents page wouldn't load for me so I couldn't see the sneak peak of Alex's quilt! Aarrgg! lol

  2. Well, duh, if the operator knew what she was doing then she could load the Table of Contents just fine! Silly me! It works just fine when the right link is selected! lol