Some of you perceptive bloggy friends have noticed that the quilt production in the studio has dropped dramatically lately. Stacks of fabric have been turning into quilts, just not ones that I could show you. Well, I have a good reason and today I get to tell you.
Turns out that a couple of publishers got the idea that my work might make a good quilting book. Honestly, I couldn't wrap my head around that concept. I wasn't ready. Then in December the phone rang...and on the other end, a blog friend with an idea. To make a long story short, we took, as she so aptly puts it, "a leap of faith." We finally met in person last April, and turns out we are two creative, improvisational, process-focused peas in a pod.
I'm so happy that I can shout it from the rooftops that I'm writing a modern improvisational quilting book with the fabulously talented Katie, the woman behind Sew Katie Did. I can't even tell you how wonderful it is to collaborate with someone like Katie. I'm learning so much from her and she puts up with me. We’re working with Interweave Press, you know the fabulous folks that publish Stitch, Quilting Arts, and Studios magazines. We’re thrilled to be working with them. The book will be a little bit traditional, a lot modern, and a bunch improvisational. It’s going to be quite a journey, we hope you’ll come along and be with us in the end.
That's absolutely wonderful news. I'm sure it was hard keeping such as exciting secret. I will be buying your book for sure! I love your style.
That is amazing - and as a non-quilter I will lining up to get my copy. I am so so so thrilled for you. I'm so excited i can't stop smiling.
How exciting for you I wish you the very best luck on the journey and will wait for it to be published so I can get myself a copy.
Wow, Jacquie! That's so exciting!! Can't wait to buy one, 'cause even though I'm not a modern quilter myself, I know the author! lol
Besides, all things change and evolve, so who knows?
Congratulations and I'm so glad you took this giant step!
i am so incredibly excited for you! what a wonderful thing! you deserve it! i cant wait to buy it~!!!
Well, if that isn't the most fabulous news to start the week!!! Heartfelt congratulations to you both - I so look forward to your publishing debut!!!
SO excited for you & Katie! Yippeeee! What a fabulous adventure! Can't wait to see the results of such a perfect collaboration!
Fantastic news! Congratulations, can't WAIT to see it!
Yay!!! I think there is a lot to learn from you talented ladies. I can't wait. : )
Wow that is so awesome! And it is funny, I was just thinking today that you must've been enjoying a more relaxing time since we haven't seen many quilts lately. Can't wait to see your big project!
Congratulations to both of you! I'm looking forward to the book already :)
Congratulations - I was wondering why some of your 'in progress' pieces hadn't made further appearances in your blog postings - I'm so looking forward to seeing what you both share in your blog and book - again congratulations and enjoy ;-)
Congratulations!! I cna not wait to see it.
How exciting! Congratulations! I love reading the books and articles by bloggers that I follow. I can't wait to see this one!
You are both very talented. It will be worth waiting for...
Wow wow wow!!! Jacquie that is fantastic! I am so happy for you. And for me, because this way I can get a copy of the book! What great and wonderful news. Congratulations!!!
Fantastic! I'll be getting that book I reckon! Well done.
Congratulations Jacquie!! Can't wait to see the book in person. Your style of quilting is so inspiring:)
Congratulations! Every quilter's bookshelf will be a happier place.
Yay!! How wonderful. Looking forward to seeing what you are both up to for the book!!
Congratulations! That's so great. I cannot imagine how hard it was to keep that secret.
This is just the best news ever. I love your work and am so excited that you are going to be published. Yes!
Congratulations! Couldn't happen to a nicer, more talented person!!
A book!!! Hurray! Good for you! I often turn to your blog and your tutorials for help. Your tutorials are always perfect and your blog is filled with so much inspiration, I can see where a book would naturally follow.
This may seem a bit strange, but I had a strong feeling about this very thing just this weekend. I went to my mom's quilt guild show and got the usual same vibe that I do when I go. I was telling her about our guild and you and how much more supportive and positive it is...and I was thinking that writing a book should be in your future! Congratulations! I am so very happy for you. Yes, you are ready. The quilting world needs you! :)
That is amazing! I can't wait to see it!
Congratulations!! I hope you'll be able to share some of the process on your blog. I'd be very interested to learn about all the hard work that goes into producing a quilting book.
Such great news! Writing a book is a challenge for sure, but very rewarding. Your work is so inspiring to me. I can't wait to see the book!
Oh my goodness- huge big fat CONGRATULATIONS! I cannot wait to see it.
Hurray! It is wonderful to see creative people rewarded for their good karma and generously shared inspiration and talent.
Let me know when I can place an order!!! It sounds like an awesome book!
That is so cool! Congratulations to you
Congratulations! I'm so excited for you!
How exciting! Congratulations! I can't wait to see the book. You have such a great style I'm sure people will be lining up to buy the book.
Cannot wait for this book!
Congratulations, Jacquie! You so deserve to have a book published and quilters will learn so much from you and Katie! I can't wait to pre-order it!
Awesome news! I follow both your blogs and I can't wait to get a copy of this book.
WEE! I am soooo glad that you got to share this! Please tell me that you and your sneakers did a little happy dance as you hit the "publish post" button!
I can only imagine the wonderful quilts that people will get to try out by using your book. Talk about keeping that 'teacher vibe' going! You'll have 'students' all over the globe.
you're such a stud muffin! when you jump down from cloud 9 call me! xo, Heather
congrats my dear!!
Oh, WOW! That's awesome news! I can't wait! Congrats!
Good for you and no surprise what so ever! With your passion and beautiful projects you were destined to make this next step!
I look forward to seeing the book in the future and hope you will be able to keep us updated on the blog as to when you have a publication date. Onward!
Congratulations! I'm looking forward to it.
Such good news! And reminds me to tell you that the little block you invented years ago is still the highest viewed pic in my flickr stream. *S*
It's not at quite a thousand yet, but it's on the way.
Yay!! Congratulations to you both! Can't wait to add it to my collection :)
How amazingly exciting!! Congrats to the both of you and to all of us who will get to be inspired by the combined talents of you two incredible women. I will look forward to owning a copy of my own and seeing all the wonders the two of you have created.
What wonderful news. Congratulations!!!
Whoohoo! Whhaaahooo!! Hurray!! Can't think of two ladies who would put together a better more informative book. I can't wait to get my hands on it when it comes out!
I am ecstatic for both of you and all of us who will get to enjoy your work! Sounds like a very smart publisher, to me! Have fun on this incredible new journey!
Congratulations, its so nice to see some modern quilters get the opportunity to do books and share the journey!
Congratulations! I am so unbelievably excited for you both! I can't wait to buy my own copy.:)
Such exciting news!! Congratulations - you will put together an awesome book. I can hardly wait to see it. Congrats again,
Yeah - how exciting! You are both so inspiring and I cannot wait to get my hands on the book!!
Yes!!! That's wonderful news, you will make a wonderful book together! How wonderful to have someone to create the book together with!
Who are you kidding?...You are the most prolific quilter I know, even when you are writing a book!
Yeah for us! It's been super fun.
This is amazing news, Jacquie! Congrats! Oh, they couldn't have picked two of my favoritester (what? yeah, I did that.) quilters to create what I KNOW will be an amazing contribution to the modern quilting movement.
*does a little dance of joy!*
Wonderful news! I really love your quilts and see why someone would be interested in sharing them with the world!
Congratulations, again! I can't wait to see it.
Woo hoo!!! I was HOPING that was the reason behind sneak peaks!
When does it come out?
Just saw that on Katie's blog - congrats!! It will be fabulous i'm sure!
Yayy for you. I will be first in line.
Couldn't be happier for you Jacquie....I can't wait to see more Modern Quilting books! Love it!!!
What an exciting adventure!!!! Congratulations. (I am sure it is also a LOT of work)
Congrats Jacquie (and Katie!). Can't wait to see how the book turns out!
congratulations! Yr works deserved to be documented and in prints. All the best and I can't wait!
That's so great!!! How fun - can't wait to see what you do!!!
I WANT ONE!
SO EXCITING!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats to you!!!
You must be SO excited! I've been following your blog for a few months and have enjoyed your quilt ideas. It will be great to have them in a book! Congratulations!
When can I get my copy?
Fabulous! It couldn't have happened to two nicer people! I'll be awaiting the release!
Oh my gosh!! Congratulations!!! Oohh talk about holding onto a secret and busting at the seams!! LOL! I know it will be wonderful! And know you must be floating on cloud 9 about now! LOL
How exciting for you! Congratulations! well deserved!
Fantastic news -- I'm looking forward to getting my copy signed! :)
I knew something was up! Congratulations to your both. I'll be looking forward to it.
WooHoo for you!! And Katie, too!! Can't wait to see it finished :)
Fabulous news! Congratulations!!
Congratulations, Jacquie! I cannot wait to see it!
I'm absolutely thrilled for you Jacquie! I know it will be fabulous! Can't wait to own a copy!!
congrats!!!!!!!!!! how exciting!!! can't wait to see it!
Congratulations, it sounds like an exciting project.
I love the brown varieted spotty fabric!!! What is that called? I would love some for my stash! :) Can't wait to see what you do with this.
Congratulations, what exciting news for you. I will be looking forward to seeing your book in print!!
That is FABULOUS!
Jacquie - this is just fabulous!!! Congratulations! I can't wait to buy the book :)
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