Have you heard of The Bitchy Stitcher? No, I’m not name-calling, I’m referring to Megan Dougherty. She’s a quilter, comedienne and all around kick-a** lady. Oh, and her quilts are pretty darn amazing. Anyone who designed these pins is pretty dang cool in my book:
Megan writes humorous and brutally honest essays for Quilter’s Home and Generation Q and she has collected her essays into a self-published book. So grab your mug rug and latte, snuggle up under your favorite quilt, and have a good laugh. Her essay on “Quilting With Kids” was like a sticky finger-marked mirror into my life.
I am so glad that Megan asked me to be part of this tour because I haven’t been taking enough time for myself and work has been somewhat overwhelming. I really needed to be reminded of the humor in quilting right now.
Because I am terrible at summarizing, here is the description from Megan’s site:
Quick! There’s a horde of brain-eating zombies headed your way: you only have an acrylic ruler, some safety pins, and a bias tape machine. What do you do?
And, hey, zombies aren’t the only scary things quilters have to deal with. What happens when your teenager discovers your stash? What are your rights when you get arrested by the Quilt Police? Do you know how to tell which urban legends of quilting are based in fact? What should a quilter’s insurance policy actually cover? And what did the Buddha have to say about all this?
Quilting Isn’t Funny is a collection of hysterical essays by the inimitable creator of the Bitchy Stitcher blog, Megan Dougherty. This is quilting humor with a sharp edge, pieced together from wit, snark, and a little bit of satire. Turns out, quilting is funny. No, make that freakin’ hilarious.
You can purchase the book (paperback or PDF) on Megan’s website (you will definitely want extras to gift to all your quilting friends) and Megan has generously offered a signed copy to one of my lucky readers. All you need to do is a leave a comment. If you are so inspired, tell me what quilting term you think is funny, or annoying.
Giveaway will be open until Sunday January 12th, 11:59am EST and I will announce the winner on Monday.
Also, take a moment to visit the other blogs on the tour!
Dec. 2 – Maddie Kertay – Bad Ass Quilter’s Society
Dec. 3 – Sam Hunter – Hunter’s Design Studio
Dec. 4 – Carla Crim – Scientific Seamstress
Dec. 5 – Scarlett Burroughs – Craft Gossip
Dec. 6 – Jill Dorsey – Made With Moxie
Dec. 9 – Victoria Findlay Wolfe – Bumble Beans Inc
Dec. 10 – Lynn Harris – Little Red Hen
Dec. 11 – Teresa Coates – Crinkle Dreams
Dec. 12 – Joshua Helms – Molli Sparkles
Dec 13 – Liz Kettle – Stitch Journeys
Dec. 14 – Leah Day – The Free Motion Quilting Project
Dec 16 – Lisa Sipes – That Crazy Quilty Girl
Dec. 17 – Charlotte Newland – Displacement Activity
Dec. 18 – Teri Lucas – TerifiCreations
Dec. 19 – Cheryl Sleboda – Muppin.com
Dec. 20 – Kelly Biscopink – Stitchy Quilt Stuff
Jan. 6 – Generation Q
Jan. 8 – Rose Hughes – Rose Hughes – Quilt Artist
Jan. 9 – Janice Ryan – Better Off Thread
Jan. 10 – Flaun Cline – I Plead Quilty
Jan. 13 – Heather Jones – Olive and Ollie
Jan. 14 – Meg – Without A Stitch On
Jan. 15 – Laura Lochore – Quokka Quilts
Jan. 16 – Elaine Wong Haselhuhn – Dashasel Sews
Jan. 17 – Kim Lapacek – Persimon Dreams