Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Um, I'm in a Book!

Not much blogging these days. I wish I had a great excuse: on safari, building schools for underprivileged children, working on my novel.  Alas, I just run out of time.

“Ah” they say, “if it was important to you, you’d make time for it.” So, here’s me, making time for it!

And I actually have something very exciting to share! Way back in the spring, I was invited to participate in a new venture by the Kansas City Star people. It’s their new modern quilt offshoot, My Stars. I’m one of ten quilters who will have projects featured in their first book, Classic Modern Quilts! I’m so excited about this, and in such awesome company. Just look at the other quilters (oh, and look, my name is right there with them!)

The whole process was a bit surreal: designing a quilt, actually turning a sketch into a real life quilt, writing a pattern ~ all with the requisite deadlines.  My editor, Jenifer Dick, is great to work with and an awesome guide for a newbie like me. (I giggle every time I say “my editor”!) She kept me on track and provided endless encouragement.

The book is due out in time for Quilt Market.  Oh, yeah, and I’m going to quilt market! I can’t believe it. Another thing to cross off the Quilting Bucket List (which is so long, it needs its own bucket list!) Going to room with my friend Tammie, who got me involved in the project to start with.

So, here’s the My Stars Blog. Here’s my interview on theblog. And here’s a picture from the photo shoot from the book. See that quilt on top? That’s mine!

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craftytammie said...

We are going to have so much fun! :)

Linda said...

So proud of you! And jealous...Quilt Market? You are a lucky ducky :)

charlotte said...

Congratulations. Very exciting stuff.

Anjeanette said...

Oh my GOSH! That is super exciting! I am thrilled for you. Someday I hope I can do the same. And Quilt Market too? That just takes the cake! Congratulations! So glad to say I knew you when;)

Laura said...

Congrats, Heather! So excited for you! Jealous about Market, too!