Monday, October 25, 2010

The Civil War Sewing Circle

The new Martingale & Co. catalog came in the mail last week and it was fun to see my book included in the lineup with so many other great books that are being published next year. Here's what it says: "The popular author of Prairie Children & Their Quilts and Remembering Adelia has outdone herself with this combination of lovely projects and fascinating historical tidbits."

Unless you're only looking at the pictures on my blog and not reading any of it - you've likely heard that my next book, The Civil War Sewing Circle, is coming out in January. I know it's still a little early, but, in response to requests, I am taking pre-orders of  signed  books on my website.  I'll buy a few cases right away to make sure they're available for you to purchase and then get them out shortly after they arrive. Sometimes my books arrive early, so keep a good thought.

When you order, there's a link on the shopping cart page under the item description that says "send info to seller."  Click on it to let me know how you would like your copy signed, that is, if you would like me to personalize it. Please don't tell me to write: "To my BFF (your name) - thanks for the inspiration!" or something silly like that, okay? Some people buy them as gifts for friends and I have written Happy Birthday! or Happy Retirement! more than a few times and included a little card on occasion.

I will not be traveling to Fall Quilt Market this year. If any of you are going to be there, I hear that the Martingale & Co. booth will have a "mock up" (sample, spiral-bound version) of the book so you can look through the pages and see it before the books are actually printed up. They'll also have a display of some of the quilts. So stop by the booth if you're in Houston and let me know what you think.

These photos are not that good, and were taken with my camera when I was working on the page proofs last summer, but you still get an idea of how well the staff at Martingale arranged the props and designed the layout of the pages with my quilts. I'm so excited to see it in book form and wish it were here already!

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Pattern # 4 for The American Schoolgirl Club is going to the printer tomorrow and will be mailed out to you by the end of the week.

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  1. Kathy, I am so excited for you and for me to be getting your new book soon! I was so happy to meet you and I am so glad you were feeling up to doing the lecture. Best wishes, Karen Schultz

  2. Kathy, I'm excited for you also. You're very talented. I've just loved following your blog. I'll be ordering a book for sure - signed of course....

  3. Kathy, Remembering Adelia is my introduction into Civil War quilting. When I moved from MI to AZ I joined a Civil War club at my LQS and they use your book. I am looking forward to the Civil War Sewing Circle.

  4. Kathleen, it looks such a nice book, I have it still in pre order bij the bookdeposito and can,t waith te get it for looking. I just finished yesterday the last pattern from the schoolgirls, it was a lot of work whii so many small fabrics, but the result is very nice, I will send you a picture if is is quilting.

    Warm greetings, Jeannet

  5. I was so excited when I heard you would have a new book out that I pre-ordered it from Amazon. Didn't know that you would get advance copies for signing. Next time I will get a signed copy for sure. And I'm sure there will be a next time as you are a very talented quilt designer. I just finished making two nine-patch quilts from the pattern that is on your home page.

  6. How exciting for you to have a new book coming out soon. I love your books and have them all so far. I am looking forward to this one as well.

  7. Kathy, i am so VERY excited for you, another FABULOUS little quilt book..CONGRATULATIONS!! I look forward to receiving my very own 'signed' copy. cheers, Marian in Aust x

    btw i'm also excited about receiving pattern #4 for the American Schoolgirl Club..lots to be excited about lol :)

  8. The book looks wonderful! I love doll quilts and I have two of your books now. They are exceptional and I'm sure your new one is also.

  9. I'm glad I already have pre-ordered the book, can't wait to get it! But first, your next pattern in the schoolgirl club!

  10. I have all the books too. The new one looks great. Can't wait until I can see it. I'll have to order a copy.

  11. Quit teasing us! Do you know how hard it is not being able to hold our own copy of your new book in our hands until NEXT YEAR!?! Good thing there are the holidays in between here to help us make it thru until January! Seriously, it looks like ANOTHER fantastic book! Also looking forward to ASC #4! This is such a great little club. Hope you are getting stronger and back to normal with every passing day. HUGS... and stitches

  12. Actually, I DO know how hard it is! Even though I wrote it, I still cannot wait until I see it in book form. That part is so exciting I can't tell you. Day by day getting a little stronger. Except when I overdo it. Then I pay, LOL.


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