Getting there!

boxes

Nope – those are not dead bodies!

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m writing a book. It will be out this time next year under the Stash Books imprint for C&T Publishing. I’d love to tell you more about it, but as the saying goes, if I told you I’d have to kill you! The content must remain a secret until Amazon lists it for pre-order sometime next summer. At that point, you probably won’t be able to shut me up. Consider yourself warned.

My half of the big work is beginning to wind down… the quilts are designed, constructed, quilted and bound. The patterns are tested. The first draft is in, and my editor will soon guide me through polishing everything up. Another team at C&T will photograph it and make it pretty. While I have done nothing but eat, breathe and sew projects for this for the last 6 months, I look at all the raw materials and think that maybe I’ve had the easier end of the project!

A dozen dear pals chipped in along the way to make more quilts for the gallery section of the book. As I worked my way through photographing them this week, I’m thrilled by the creativity expressed, and utterly humbled by the generosity of their offerings. I can’t wait to show them off, and they are so different from the way I approached the designs that they add another layer of inspiration to the book.

So I offer you the image above… all of the quilts (and some other nifty quilty thingies in those boxes!), rolled up and ready to go. Tomorrow I’m driving them to C&T and while I’m there I get to meet some of the people working behind the scenes to make me look good.

It’s gonna be a great day :-)

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