Friday, August 13, 2010

It's Almost a Book!

I like to compare writing a book to giving birth - with a much longer gestation period than I'm used to. Also, not quite as painful but a lot of hard work for sure and the same kind of exhilaration is there when it's finished. There's nothing like seeing your words in print and your quilts in photos. My new book will come out in January and while it seems a bit early to start promoting it, guess what? I was browsing  Amazon.com yesterday and discovered that you can see a preview there. If they're publicizing it, I guess I can finally talk about it myself. I thought, wouldn't it be terrible if someone else stumbled upon it and beat me to the punch and announced the title for me? So here you go, check it out:


                                                  
Woohoo! This is very exciting! If you've been following my blog from the beginning, you may remember that shortly after I started blogging I announced that I had another book in the works. Seems like years, doesn't it?? Actually, that was over a year ago and it will be another long 4-5 months until we have it in our hands. About 18 months from conception to publication. Whew! Same as for a baby elephant and a little more than for a killer whale.


Those of you in my Yahoo group will be happy to see that the group Friendship Album quilt made it to the cover! If you use a magnifying glass you may be able to see the signatures of those who participated and made blocks, which I then put together into a quilt. Very cool. It was fun researching and writing about women's sewing experiences during the Civil War and this quilt project fit right in.

The book is not even printed up yet so don't e-mail me for a copy. And, just so you know, I'll be taking pre-orders for signed books on my website in a bit, same as I did for Remembering Adelia. If, when I buy my books, they arrive a little early, then yours may too.  If you're NOT interested in a signed book (and the shipping cost), ask your local quilt shop about it in November or December - it's still a little early now but some of them will be taking pre-orders as we get closer to January. They appreciate knowing how many to order ahead of time.

Yes, it's almost a book - finally!

22 comments:

  1. Kathy -- this is so exciting! The cover looks great. And, oooh, I like that little hexagon quilt. That would be so doable for me. Of course, I still haven't made the orange peel cover quilt from Adelia. Yikes, too bad housework is required!! Bonnie

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  2. Congratulations on what is sure to be another treasure. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy!! Bonnie in Juneau

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  3. Wonderful! Thanks for the Amazon link. I love being able to see photos of the projects in advance. Now there is just the waiting!

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  4. I hate the waiting part. LOL. Thealmost book looks great. I will be getting it when it is out! Congrats!

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  5. Ohhh, Kathy.....I want to have this book !! NOW, at last tomorrow....LOL

    Warm greetings, Jeannet

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  6. Dear Kathy, I love the cover and even more do I like the title of the book. Can't wait to hold it in my hands. I treasure your other 3 books and I love to read in the books. Great story's and beautiful little quilts to look at. So the next months may go very fast, so we can buy this book :-)
    Hugs from the Netherlands

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  7. Hi Kathy, I am so excited for you and to see your new book. The cover is great. Sandi

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  8. Kathy the new book looks wonderful! now I best get busy on the patterns from your other books and American Schoolgirl Club...thanks for all your inspiration!

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  9. Kathy, the cover of your new book is brilliant! I love it and look forward to buying the book when it is released. All the very best.

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  10. That looks like a book that I'd really like to have!!

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  11. Congratulations Kathy the cover looks great and I will be looking forward to adding this book to my collection as I own all your previous books.

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  12. Wow, wow, wow!! How can we wait?? I looked on Amazon and drooled at the preview quilts!! Love the group quilt - even found my blocks! Very, very exciting!! It's going to be a treasured book for sure. Thanks for all your hard work!

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  13. Great job Kathy!! The cover looks very promising!! But no surprise there hihi, all of your books are super!! Can't wait till you post about a pre-order list hihi!! Hope you are feeling better again!! Have a nice weekend, hugs, Daniëlle

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  14. whaaawwww the cover looks great.I will buy it as soon as possible.
    Have a nice weekend.

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  15. Another beautiful book and I can't wait to get a signed copy from you! It is cool that Amazon shows so many pictures from the book and I love the one with the group of girls gathered together with their sewing! Where do you find those amazing photos? Thanks so much for including them in the book and congratulations on your wonderful creation! All of the quilts are precious. I have the fabric, I just need more time!

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  16. Congratulations! This looks great! Put me on the list for a signed copy, please!!!

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  17. It's a beautiful cover. Congratulations on being published, and finished with the book! What's next?

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  18. Congratulation Kathy, That are wonderful news! And of course I must buy a signed copy! Can't wait!!! :-)))
    Renate

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  19. Oh my gosh, your book cover is adorable. I am very excited for you and for us that it will be available in a few short months. I have two copies of each of your other books. One to look at over and over again and one as a keepsake. I will definitely order a signed copy from you.
    Thank you for the early announcement and Congratulations on getting another book published.

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  20. I am so excited I found your blog. I enjoyed so reading about your new book that I went on line and preordered one from Amazon.

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  21. oh WHAT A THRILL, it looks AMAZING!

    Congratulations Kathleen i'm sure it will be as popular as your other adorable books. i would love to order a signed copy from you.

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery :) cheers, Marian x

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