Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Grateful!

pods runner
I sat last night and read the book again, savored the pictures and remembered some of the times that Katie and I had during the writing process.  Thanks to Angela for reminding me of our quilting idea meetings.  We sure had fun brainstorming together.  I still have the drawings we made! Thank you to the 15 friends who took the time to read and write their thoughts on the book, for being inspired to sew and for being part of this fabulous community.  Thanks to all of you who came along for the ride who are buying the book and making projects.

Speaking of projects, take a gander at Cathy's version of the Sardinia tablerunner.  I love the colors she used.  She has a bunch of mini pods that are going to turn into something.  I can't wait to see what she does with them.  So many of you have emailed and sent pictures of your work.  Katie and I can't thank you enough for sharing with us and for all your kind words.

It wouldn't be a wrap up without thanking the team at Interweave....Elaine for your editorial hand, Joe for those amazing photographs that I simply can't stop drooling over, the design team, and the PR team.  Jaime, thanks for being our party planner and Cate for getting the word out on Quilting Daily and Sew Daily!

Writing a book is a team project and we had a great team behind us.

My son was in Minneapolis last night and of course headed out to the Mall of America.  He called me and tweeted to let me know that he was in Barnes and Noble and guess what was on the shelf?
He actually dragged his friends to the craft section to show them his mom's quilting book.  Is that a great kid or what?  Our families have probably been the most important part of this team.  We couldn't have done it without you.

I'll draw the winner of the book tomorrow.  There's still time to leave a comment to win.  If you don't win, drop by your local quilt shop and pick up a copy.

Now, it's time for new directions and new designs!

56 comments:

brenna said...

Congratulations! Your book is on my wish list at Amazon. :)

Jo Ann said...

congrats! I will be picking up a copy. I have not made it to the store to get a copy yet.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

yup.....he is a great kid!!
this book is on my wish list too :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I already bought the book, but just wanted to give a shout out. Great work, it's lovely.

Elsa said...

Really enjoyed visiting all the blogs that review your wonderful book. Everyone did a great job.
Congratulations!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Again, I can't say enough how proud I am of you and Katie.

Rhanda said...

I can't wait to get your book, it's on my "to get" list for sure! Your son....definitely a keeper. :)

Mimi said...

A proud moment for you on two counts!!

starfishalley said...

Congratulations! Sure nice to have great kids.

piece peace said...

It is great to hear that the hard work has been rewarding to many. I have your book on my buy list. Congratulations!

JaneB said...

What a thrill to see your book on a bookstore shelf! I'm looking forward to what you decide to do next.

Jan said...

Congratulations on your book - quite an achievement! Love that runner, too :)

Nicole said...

I can't wait to look at this book in person. Congratulations!

quilts@nicolehannah.ca

Bridget said...

When my daughter was a book editor, whenever I was at a store carrying her authors' books, I would be sure to move them to prominent places on the shelves.

Sharon said...

well deserved. I took my copy to my Gwen Marston Abstract in Solids workshop and passed it around. It's a great book for my library.

Anne said...

I listened to your radio interview yesterday and really enjoyed hearing about the whole process. And following the blog party has been fun. Can't wait to get my hands on your book. It's the first one in awhile that I've felt motivated to buy. Congrats.

MickeyT. said...

I am such awe of your (and Katie's)artistic talent. congratulations on a agreat book!

Ramona said...

There has been some wonderful things said of this book and absolutely beautiful quilts! Congratulations on such a wonderful accomplishment.

Anonymous said...

I was so glad to hear you mention there are no Quilt Police!!! That is why I shyed away for so long! Not No More!!! Thank you, Thank you! Erin Tepe

Aggiequilter said...

How great to see your book on the bookstore shelves! Congrats!
Thanks for the chance to win ... If I don't win here, I'll be out to buy a copy!!

Gunilla said...

Love tha tablerunner! And how great to see your own book in the bookstores!!! And YES it is definitely on my wish-list as well! :)

Sarah Pings said...

I have really enjoyed blog hopping your book reviews and sneaky peeks Are there any plans to release it for kindle/ebook? I love reading and using quilting books from my tablet, makes it all so much easier for me to be organised.

I love books too though, so it's on my wishlist, for sure!

Chay said...

Wahhhhhhh, your book is nowhere to be found locally. I want it, I need it, I hope I win it. It looks magnif, congratulations on all your hard work and all the great press you've gotten.

Sarah D. said...

I love that your son made a point to show the book to his friends. That speaks volumes; great to have such cheerleaders in your home court. You & Katie were great on the radio yesterday.

patty a. said...

How can you even sleep being so excited about the book?! Congratulations on the book!

Archie the wonder dog said...

It must be wonderful to see it on the shelves!

Betty said...

If that runner idea came from the book, I'm in for a copy - how great is that?! Congratulations - am sure it will be a huge hit!

Heather said...

What an interesting blog party this has been - such fun to see how others have used the ideas in your book in different ways. Congratulations.

tutto a posto said...

I have a copy but would love one for my friend. I love the beginning with the techniques.

dottieziegs said...

I really enjoyed the book party this weekend. After looking at all of the fabulous quilts...I think the one I want to start with...once I get my book of course is shattered...Thanks for all the great inspiration

Patti W said...

What a fantastic book! Definitely on my birthday wish list. Your hard work really shines.

Alison said...

I love your quilting, very inspirational to me and I'd love a copy of your book.

Donna Joy said...

Love your table runner, the quilting adds a lovely pattern, going to go visit more blogs.

Artsy-Craftsy Ivy said...

I love your blog. I just started following you last week. Your book looks fantastic. I'm gonna put it on my Amazon wishlist and hope I win it. :)

S said...

Hi, Just bought your book - I find your work very inspirational :)

Patti said...

Flipped through your book online. What a wonderful, inspirational book. And your son is justifiably proud of his mom. Congrats.

Happyme said...

I have seen snippets of your book on other's blogs...looks great!congratualtions on such an accomplishment!

Jennie P. said...

Super cool!! It must be wonderful seeing your book on the shelves!

Wendy said...

Thanks you for this opportunity. And congrats on a job well done.
Wendy

audrey said...

love that your son had to call you about seeing your book in the store! how great is that! i would love to win your book.:)

sh said...

What a wonderful son:) When my son was still living at home, he would casually wander into my sewing room, perch on a stack of fabric. We had many heart to heart chats while I worked on a quilt.

cinzia said...

Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

donna a said...

OH PLEASE incude me too! Your book is on the top of my wish list!!!! That is so sweet that your son is showing off your accomplishments! Well done ond congratulations!

kbzelazny said...

Fantastic book, and fantastic kid! You must be so proud of both!

Wendy said...

Congratulations on the book. I love it. Such a sweet son to show off to his friends in the book store.

Leafprint Studio said...

Looks like a great book, I had seen the book mentioned and then I found your blog and saw that you were one of the authors! I love your hints and tips on straight line quilting.

Live a Colorful Life said...

This book is a huge accomplishment. Both you and Katie should be so proud. I'm so glad we were finally able to meet in person. I love this book. And it's the best when you have sons who appreciate their mother's accomplishments too.

Emily said...

Definitely want to check out your book! Looks great!

amandajean said...

congrats to you and Katie on your wonderful book! i loved what you did with the blog tour. and i loved the tour of your studio...so personal and lovely. just like you!

and what good sons you have. love that your son texted you about your book at barnes and noble. so cool.

xoxox

QuiltNut Creations said...

Fabulous runner!

Jill said...

It's a beautiful book and a major accomplishment. You should feel proud!

Doris said...

This IS a great kid--I'd have done the same thing if you were my mom!

CONGRATS!

aemily said...

Congrats on the book. Your blog is what made me start sewing. It's always been a treat to read, especially after a frustrating day. I happened to see you as you were leaving the Needle Shop a few weeks ago. It was a highlight along with the fabrics!

Cathryn said...

Thank you for your inspirational work. We are looking forward to a holiday in Florida this year, my family are thinking warm seas and theme parks. My extra thrill will be buying your quilting book!

Grete said...

Congratulations from me! I would really like to win it!

Lobster Grrl said...

You have an awesome son! I jut love your quilts and the inspiration they give to me. I would love a copy of your book. Thanks for the chance to win.