Once in a while it’s fun to share a little behind-the-scenes story about the TQL issue you have in your hands. When we decided to do an issue with a “faces” theme, our thoughts turned pretty quickly to the work of Marilyn Belford and the quilt Rundy, a portrait of her neighbor. Rundy was perfect for the issue’s centerfold.

After we’ve chosen the centerfold quilt, we are faced (pun intended) with another decision—where to take a style shot. Fortunately for us, the Clear Creek History Park in Golden, Colorado, is just a few miles west of Denver. Buildings from the late 1800s have been moved, rebuilt, and preserved at this charming spot on the banks of Clear Creek. There’s a cabin, a schoolhouse, a blacksmith’s shop, and even some heirloom breed chickens. We knew Rundy would feel right at home.

TQL’s photography team, Gregory Case and Elena Morera, were coming to the Denver area for Thanksgiving. They agreed to meet us at the park the day before the holiday. We always hold our breath, planning an outdoor photo shoot that time of year—even if it doesn’t snow, it can be bitter cold, and there’s always wind to worry about. But we were in luck. The weather was glorious. Here’s a picture of Gregory setting up the shot…Jan Magee, The Quilt Life

Gregory Case sets up a location shot for Marilyn Belford's quilt Rundy
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