Monday, December 5, 2016

What IHave Been Working On





If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, no need to read on. If you don't follow me on those sites, this post is for you,constant reader. Once again I have been absent from the blog. I have been in a one woman war with our internet provider. Our connection has been so intermittent that blog posts have been impossible. I think I may be on the winning side now. 
The photo above is a box of quilts weighing 49 pounds bound for France. Along with the quilts are 116 written pages, 56 pages of applique templates and numerous hours of mental labor that after some artful editing and a photo shoot or two will become my sixth book. I thought I would never top the excitement of my very first book in print but I think that will not hold true. 
My sixth book is a real milestone for me and what I have accomplished in 7 years. The working title is From The Linen Closet and I am thrilled to say it is being published by Quiltmania. I feel that the books that Quiltmania produces are some the best and I am so humbled to be able to say that I am now one of their authors. 
This book will feature 17 quilts of various sizes and will contain wool applique, cotton applique and piecing. The projects run from simple designs like the quilt above to some very complex designs.
I thought you might want to see a few peeks at some of what will be in the book when it is released in the spring.

I am pretty pleased with the quilts I designed for this book and can't wait to share it all with you. Quiltmania hosts a quilt show called Pour l'Amour du Fil each year in April and I will be there this year for book signings and to teach two workshops.  The book will be released for the show so only a few more months.
Barring a useless internet connection, I will be back soon with more!

Happy Quilting, Dawn









14 comments:

  1. Congrats to you, Dawn - that is soooo exciting! And to get to go to the show - just amazing. You let me know if you need a helper :)

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  2. Woohoo! Can't wait to get a copy in my hands. I'm sure it will be sensational. Congratulations. And, I am happy to see you back in Blogland. Facebook is too fast for me!

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  3. Will the books be available here in the USA ? Thanks.

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    1. Yes, Quiltmania books are printed in both French and English are available in the US.

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  4. Congratulations! I too love books published by Quiltmania. Hoping to get to see your quilts in the flesh at the Pour l'Amour du Fil show in the spring! Will most likely grab a copy of your book as well!

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  5. Congratulations on being a Quiltmania author! Can't wait to see the book!

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  6. Congratulations! I love quiltmania books in general. High quality books. The quilts look awesome. My kind of quilts for sure.

    Mary

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  7. I love the pictures in the Quiltmania books. Top quality. I look forward to your new book.

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  8. So wonderful to see a post from you and such an exciting one at that! I understand you'll be coming to speak at Circle in the Square quilt guild and I look forward to meeting you in person :)

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    1. I will indeed be there in March. I look forward to meeting you!

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  9. Congratulations!! I can hardly wait to see your new book. Quiltmania publications are my favorite. Their photography is just spectacular. How exciting?😍

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  10. Looks wonderful and I can't wait to see the book. Congratulations!

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  11. That is very exciting! Congratulations Dawn!

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    1. Thank you Lori and everyone. I am very grateful for the opportunity.

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