It’s out! My very first published article for a real magazine is on the shelf today. The editor of the magazine knows how pumped I am about this and emailed me today to let me know that this issue is now out, and that she has copies for me! My leap of faith into the world of freelance writing is officially paying off and I am slowly, but surely, building my portfolio. Ladies and gentleman, check your bookstores, newsstands, and online for your next copy of Irish Quilting.
The best part of this new endeavor is that my experience writing this blog helped me get the gig. My American experiences abroad inspired the article I wrote, and will continue to bring me work with the magazine. I met Sherry, the editor of Irish Quilting, through none other than the American Women’s Club of Dublin. She gave a talk on her magazine in one of our first meetings of the year, around the time when I started this blog and decided to really follow my dream to write. I emailed her, told her about my blog, and offered my freelance services if she ever needed someone to cover an event.
Knowing that I knew just about nothing when it came to quilting, Sherry sent me to the RDS Knitting and Stitching Show on October 31st last year. The goal – to give a novice perspective on my experience at the show. Basically, do what I do in my blog every day, just focus it on quilting, knitting, and stitching, and make it professional and magazine-ready. The event was fantastic and gave me all the material I would need to produce a stellar article for her magazine.
And now it is finally out. I am picking up a few copies on Thursday, just in time for my parent’s visit. The best news – Sherry wants me to cover more events and travel to new places to check out quilting shops and groups. Emily’s European adventures are no longer contained in just this blog. Let me know if you want a copy and I’ll do my best to help you get one!