Monday, September 16, 2013

This Little Bunny is Going to be...

Hi ya! Well, I'm soooooooooo excited that I can finally share this news with you!!!!

Since June 25th, in addition to finishing my Fabled Fusions book; designing, writing and making the Postal Fusions - Halloween 2013 patterns; opening my Craftsy store; filling orders; running the business; entertaining the nieces and nephew and giving Hannah two rounds of antibiotics; I was also super busy preparing for this week.

So what do these four projects have in common?

"Harrington and Hannah Love Letters."



(Thinking of you, Selina, with all the French knots. hee,hee,hee.) 


"Conrad the Carrot Collector"




"Folk Art Fusion Flower"

"Honey Bunny Postcard"


Well...this little bunny is going to be joining host, Pokey Bolton, and showing you how to make them on Quilting Arts TV!

I have watched this program for years, as well as, subscribed to the magazine since day one. I am also honored to have my ATC (artist trading card) published in Pokey's book. In fact, she is the reason I began to love making art quilts.



When I was teaching in Chicago in June, Pokey saw my Folk Art Fusion quilts and invited me to be a guest on the show. I must admit I almost passed out on the floor. I ran back to the hotel and called David, Lyd and Captain. I couldn't believe it! I'm not sure when the shows will air, but I will let you know as soon as I find out. Quilting Arts TV is on your local PBS station here in the States. For you, my darling friends in other countries, no worries. The patterns will be available for FREE on the Quilting Arts TV website.

Today I am flying out to the studios in Ohio. Needless to say, I'm not going to have a blog post this Wednesday, but Harrington and Hannah will see you back here on Friday with three more Sentimental Journey stitcheries.

Hugs to you and thanks so very much for all your love, friendship and support! I can't wait to share these fun projects with you!
xx,
Michelle and the Bunnies

56 comments:

Donna Nowicki French said...

WOW! Congrats. You deserve every good thing that comes your way.

Shirley said...

I am so happy for you. Your dreams are coming true. I know you will do a great job. Congrats and have a lot of fun. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, sweetie - so happy for you! Happy Bunny Dance, wiggle ears, wiggle noses, jump up and down and thump those feet!!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

What fun to show your skills on TV. Happy Dance!

Sharon said...

Hope you have a wonderful trip! Can't wait to hear about it.

margaret said...

congratulations, I am sure these will be very popular indeed, I am in the UK so will not be able to watch but will follow what is happening on your blog

brandi said...

YES!!! HOOO FREAKIN' RAY!!!! I hope this is the first of MANY guest appearances...or the beginning of the journey to having your own show????

Happy Valley Primitives said...

Congratulations! How very exciting! I never miss her show, and can't wait to see you on it!!!

Ilene

Raewyn said...

Congratulations -and wow what an honour!! I bet you will have lots of fun. We do have Quilting Arts TV here but I'm not sure how current we are - I'll keep an eye out for you!!

Lesley said...

Congratulations! You will be an awesome guest! They are lucky to have you. Your latest creations are adorable! Have fun on your trip!

KatarĂ­na said...

Congratulations! ♥ ♥ ♥

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Congratulations! Have fun!

Judy1522 said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting. That is one show I definitely don't want to miss.

Chris said...

congratulations!!

Jules Woolford said...

Brilliannnnnnnttttttttt!!! So I was right about you teaching them, but I didn't guess how:) So thrilled and delighted for you - doing a happy bunny dance right now!xxx

Mosaic Magpie said...

Big smile on my face, so very happy for you!!!! I love that show, what an honor to be a guest. I will be watching!
xo,
Deb

Jess @ Scrappy n Happy said...

That is awesome Shell! Yay!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WE ARE SO EXCITED FOR YOU! You have certainly worked so hard for this my friend, and every stitch is like a step along the journey. PBS????? I need to watch for this, but it's possible it may air when I'm at work...some how, some way, maybe there will be a recorded version on Youtube? Either way, you are going to be on, and we are SO proud of you!

Back on Friday to see the bunnies! LOVE! Anita

Crafty Green Poet said...

Congratulations, that's brilliant news, so exciting

Jo in TAS said...

WooHoo you're going to be a star, oh hang on, you already are! Love ya Shell, have a great time!

CalamityJr said...

How exciting! Congratulations, and yes, please do let us know when you'll be on the air!

ukcitycrafter said...

How exciting for you - congratulations.

Heather said...

So exciting. Have fun!!

Carrie P. said...

that is so awesome! congrats! I watch that show every Thursday so be sure to let us know when your date will show. Have fun!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Congratulations Michelle!! How very exciting!!

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

How wonderful Michelle! We are all so happy for you!

Sue said...

Great news, you will have loads of fun I'm sure!

Anna said...

Good things happen to good peeps! congratulations! I hope we get the program on OPB!! Love Conrad!

Starr White said...

I knew it! I just knew it! You're going to be a star. And this is only the beginning.......:)))))))

Tina said...

HOLY COW! What fantastically GOOD news!!!! I can't wait to see it! You are just so wonderfully talented that I am not surprised. Congratulations!!!!! Well Done!!!!

Loris said...

How Sweet!!! For you and for all of us who will get to watch you teach on the show. The bunns surely have their fur coats puffed up so proud of their mama! Such exciting news! Congrats!

tink's mom said...

Oh Shell, that is such wonderful news. I am so happy for you. I can't wait to be one of your adoring fans, oh, I am already one of those. CONGRATULATIONS !

Grandma Shell said...

How exiting for you! I dropped by because Jenny at Elefantz said you are releasing the "Sentimental" sitchery again. I really want to collect the set this time around (on a flash drive this time!) Good luck in your new ventures!

Sunshine said...

Michelle, I am so happy for you! Each step is so special and new and bright and fun! So many unique designs and techniques to create and wonderful people to meet!

Karen

linda said...

Thrilled for you!! So many people will get to see how wonderfully talented you are!! And get to meet your adorable bunnies, not to mention make some beautiful projects. Great news;Enjoy

daisydilly said...

Congrats!!! Can't wait for it to air!!

Val Laird said...

Congratulations Michelle. Have lots of fun and enjoy every moment!

Jeanette said...

Yay you can finally announce your exciting news. I'm so happy for you. Congratulations. Hugs,xx

Fiona said...

congrats.... of course we don't see that over here but it sounds like a lot of fun...
Hugz

Beth said...

Oh hooray for you! If I'm this excited to hear your news, I can only imagine how thrilled you must be.

Createology said...

This is such a proud achievement for you dear talented Bunny Love. Congratulations. Safe travels and enjoy every wonderful moment...

Rabbits' Guy said...

Wow - That's great! Wow!

(Now remember - speak slowly, make BIG motions, stand up straight, no "you know's", talk loudly, smile, ... oh you know ... be yourself and enjoy!!!!)

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Kris said...

Oh, Shell!!!!! This news is beyond exciting!! I am soooooooo happy for you. And wow, are you ever the most fabulous secret keeper - how'd ya do it, girl?? I am like a proud momma!! xoxoxoxKris

speedyrabbit said...

oh wow this is so cool!you deserve this Michelle,,x Rachel and Speedy

kristie said...

That is so wonderful! Have fun presenting.

kc said...

OMG! How super exciting for you! Way to go, Shell!! Can you see me doing the hoppy dance for you?

Wishing you safe travels and lots of smooth air! Shining like the bright star you are! I know your hubs & buns are sssssooooooo proud of you!!

Think of the millions of people you'll bring joy to now!! Oh, wait, that might give you stage fright - don't think about them at all! Or if you do, think about them watching you while not wearing any clothes (them, not you!)! Hugs to all!!!

VickiT said...

OH my gosh! HOW Freaking exciting! So? Will you be wearing that fancy high hat of yours too? I think your sewing bunnies should be on tv with you. Cannot wait to see the show. I tape that show so I will be sure not to miss that one.

Clovie Boy said...

Congrats, Shell! I'd be so nervous! Hope I get to see the show.

suz said...

Congratulations Michelle - how fantastic!

Kay said...

yay!! Congrats.

gail said...

I am so very happy for you! You deserve your success! Enjoy every minute of it and I cant wait to see the show:)
(()) Gail

Allie said...

*SQUEAL* Oh Shell, I'm doing the Happy Bunny Hop all around my room for you - this is so exciting! The patterns are absolutely darling!!!!!!!!

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Erica said...

Oh wow Michelle, this is so great for you! Well done, you deserve it!! Any chance we may see it in any form in Sunny South Africa?

Wendy said...

wow that is so exciting! One day Shell, you are going to rule the world. My bunnies are really looking forward to that day as they know it will mean good things for fluffy friends! I only wish we had PBS over here... My parent's do have some PBS shows on their cable network, but we have Satellite and it doesn't have PBS... do let us know when the pattern is on the website (will we be able to watch you too - can you stream Quilting Arts on a laptop?)