Today is the day! Folk Art Quilted Traditions in HERE! It's available! I am SO thrilled. When I started working on the idea for this book two years ago I had no idea what path it would end up leading me down. It has opened a lot of doors and lead to exciting new adventures.
Almost exactly a year ago, after a year of work, I sent off a book proposal to the American Quilter's Society. Two of my wonderful teacher friends had read and helped me edit the proposal and all that was left to do was to put the box in the mail and keep my fingers crossed.
Six weeks later (and after checking my email thousands of times), there was an email from AQS. They'd accepted my proposal! I was sitting in the teacher's lounge when I read it and I screamed. My comment was, "They accepted my book proposal! I have to go call my mom!" I felt like I'd won the world series and was headed to Disney World.
After coming off cloud nine I realized I had about 3 and a half months to get the manuscript and projects done and in AQS's hands. It was a big task, but my wonderful mother Kathy was ready to dig in and help. I'm not sure I'd have made it without her! Thank you mom!
So now, you too can learn my method of applique and have a blast picking out your own fabrics and creating a beautiful quilt, table runner, or bag.
If you do, please be sure to share your creations on my Machine Applique Adventures Facebook group! I love to see what other's create with my patterns. They all look so different.
Here are three versions of the same block from the book. I love them all, but they sure look different from each other.
I must admit that some time soon I'm going to have to go to my local Barnes and Noble and see if it's on the shelves. What fun!
My grandfather's first cousin still lives in Hungary and sent me this picture the other day because it reminded him of me. I would LOVE to have this cake today to commemorate the book and Hungarian Folk Art!
I hope you get to quilt today!