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Sunday, April 26, 2009

a bit of a surprise...

I got a bit of a surprise today that I will share with you. I was checking out some blogs today and checked in on the Berninausa blog (www.berninausablog.com). Had to enlarge the picture. Couldn't see to clearly, but things looked familiar.

This past weekend was the International Quilt Festival in Rosemont. Rosemont is situated right by Chicago's O'Hare airport. Bernina educators and staff have been posting a few pictures all week.

Yesterday's picture held some very familiar items. On the far left background of the booth is a picture of a quilt I created in 2002. Bernina used it in advertising all over the world to introduce the world's first sewing machine that was run on a Microsoft platform and had internet connection to the Bernina portal on the world wide web. I can remember how awesome that was! Seeing them still using a picture of the quilt warmed my heart. I keep meaning to have this piece framed, but it so doesn't fit into my house!

And then I saw another poster hanging on the left side of the picture. It was Raleigh. I created him for an advertising piece in 2006. This one was a bit trickier to produce, it needed to highlight features of a new machine that had an attachment that would keep the user's stitches even and regular while they were free-motion quilting. The attachment was called a BSR (Bernina stitch regulator). However as with all Bernina adds, they have to show other stitching, buttonholes and embroidery. And this one had to be a peacock! I actually had a lot of fun creating this piece.

So I leave you with a couple of other pieces with which you might be familiar, or have seen along your travels... Those 10 years were an experience of a lifetime. Sewing on the best is something that I'll never forget.


Hope Ellington said...

Hi Marlis,
This is really exciting news. Thanks for sharing!
(Heartfelt Spring Swap)

Cherie Wilson said...

Such beauty! I am so blessed with your peacock quilt!! (I have a peacock story) But can you tell me yours and how you were inspierd to make this piece? I'm glad to now have your blog. It might even inspire me to keep up with my own.
Have a great artful week Marlis!!


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