Join me in a happy dance!!! I couldn't be more delighted to make this announcement today.
I am tickled to finally be able to show this and know that the books are really in existence! Yes, printed with real ink. Somebody asked me that last week at MQX, and I found it particularly amusing (though it feels like it was partially printed with my blood, sweat and tears).
I spoke with my editor at AQS yesterday, and my book officially arrived to the Paducah, KY AQS warehouse yesterday from the printer. It was news to me that AQS does not actually print anything. They are editors, not printers so I am told. Either way, the book is here!!
For the curious, this book was envisioned to be different, conceived before the end of AQS publishing. In all honesty, I think they were planning to print other quilters' stories in books similar to this one, but as it turned out, I am the only one. It has more information about me, the quilter, how I got where I am, and insight into my journey. I discuss the design process for each of the well known show quilts that are on the cover too. Each of these quilts are completely patterned within the 160 page book. There are also details on key quilting motifs and techniques. At the very last minute, and after a bit of a grumpy standoff by me, they also added a dozen pages of closeup photography showing the quilting details. This was truly of immense importance to me, and made me very pleased when it happened.
If you'd like to get one of the first of these books, visit my website MainelyQuiltsofLove.com.
You may purchase from AQS, and the book will be at some other distributors and select book stores too. Remember, purchasing direct from the author profits the author the most. Either way, I thank you for your interest and purchase. They will only be autographed though if they come from me :-)