Honk. Honk.  Oh yeah that is the sound of me shamelessly tooting my own horn! LOL!!  Remember this quilt…

“Christmas Reel” quilt I quilted for Lisa Bongean that is appearing in Fons&Porter Love of Quilting.  I blogged about it here.  It will be in the Nov/Dec 2012 issue coming out in October.  Anyhooo, Lisa was recently featured in the latest issue of the magazine in the section called “Quilt With the Stars.”

Lisa is also featured in their video series,  Quilt With the Stars, which includes 3 videos consisting of interviews, a trunk show and awesome tips/help for working on wool projects.  You can find them online here..

I remember talking to Lisa last spring after she returned home from shooting the show and she mentioned that they showed the quilt.  Lisa didn’t really go into detail, but I thought “that’s really cool.”  I was just thrilled to find out which issue the quilt would be in.  Soooooooo, imagine my surprise when I start watching the first video and see the quilt hanging in the backdrop!!  It is a great video, with Mary Fons interviewing Lisa.  Lisa discusses how she got started.  Very interesting, but I could hardly concentrate because I was staring in wonderment at the quilt!! LOL!!  Now moving onto the second video in the series…my personal favorite…the trunk show.  Oh yes and there was “my” quilt front and center.  I could hardly stand myself!!!  They were going around the room and talking about all the gorgeous quilts and then finally they start talking about the quilt.  BUT wait… then they actually talk about the quilting AND me…Linda Hrcka.  I literally fell out of my chair!!!  No joke. I have only watched it like a dozen times.  LOL.  It’s still hard to believe.  Honestly, I get butterflies in my stomach every time. 🙂  I am blushing with gratitude.  Thanks LB.

Funny, my very first quilt was a Fons&Porter pattern.  The quilt hanging here.

The first quilt magazine I ever purchased was Fons&Porter Love of Quilting.  And now…I could shed a tear. 🙂


  • Abby and Stephanie says:

    Well you are a quilting star for sure and deserve to have your gorgeous work shown and talked about. Congratulations. Sounds like you've come full circle with Fons and Porter.

  • Jacqueline says:

    Congratulations.. you deserve the highest compliments on your quilting. It is simply amazing.

  • Lynette says:

    How fun to have your work in a magazine. 😀 Congratulations!

  • Missie of Traditional Primitives says:

    Aww…that's wonderful! You are so very talented so there is a reason those quilts are spotlighted! I have a similar experience with a phone call…still have it on my phone! LOL. Kudos to you!

  • Sue says:

    Oh congratulations to you again, Linda! As I've said before, you are quite the quilter celebrity and you really do deserve it as your quilting is quite stellar!

    Many more blessings!

  • Lynn says:

    Congratulations! I'm going to leave this post window open in my browser to remind to watch the videos this afternoon with a cup of tea.

  • Archie the wonder dog says:

    Congratulations – it's well-deserved!

  • Unknown says:

    That's awesome Linda! I bet you are pinching yourself! 🙂 I really believe your quilting adds so much to Lisa's quilts. I love anything Lisa designs and your quilting takes each quilt over the top! Congratulations!! ~karen

  • WoolenSails says:

    I love that quilt and the colors and your quilting is gorgeous, really beautiful design to show it off.


  • moollin says:

    Oh you're soooo funny!!! Good on you it's a beautiful quilt. And the quilting is gorgeous.

  • Diane says:

    I'm so happy for you! Enjoy!!

  • Candace says:

    Well if anyone deserves to toot their own horn, it's you, Linda! Congratulations! Revel in the limelight! F&P was my first quilt magazine and a quilt from them, too! I considered it my "Bible" of quilting!

  • marie says:

    Linda your quilting is awesome, you deserved national limelight. I love PG patterns and your quilting makes them even more beautiful.

  • rose says:

    I saw the video and right away recognized the quilt as one you had done, it is stunning, congratulations, and I hope you are celebrating. I love all of your feathers, any suggestions for a beginner on how to get up the courage to tackle feathers? Again, congratulations, your quilting is truly a work of art

  • Karen says:

    I remember the black and red quilt from one of your older posts and thought is was amazing then!
    Now everyone will see that you are truly a talented quilter, I look forward to seeing more of your amazing work!!

  • Bari Jo says:

    Your quilting is beautiful! I have been dropping in reading your blog as I can and I just saw the videos last night and didn't realize that that gorgeous quilt was a quilted pineapple quilt! Congratulations – I love your work and it was fun to see those interviews! :O)

  • Mama Pea says:

    Honk Honk! Toot all you want! This is gd incredible. Congratulations. I watched the videos, and you deserve all the accolades you got! Woo hoo!

  • Kathleen says:

    All Smiles. 🙂

  • Aunt 'Reen says:

    Your quilting is SO beautiful – you deserve to be proud and equally deserve credit given to your work! Congratulations!

  • Jan says:

    I watched this on Sunday and noticed the quilt and Lisa's mentioning of you and your talent! Very excited for you! You are very talented!!

  • Donna says:

    Congrats! Now I am off to watch the videos! I am excited for you. You deserve it!!