Sunday, October 31, 2010

Book For Sale

Whenever I am feeling stressed, I seem to go into a cleaning mode. I know it's a go figure. Over the last few days I've been tackling my office. I am embracing "out with the old, unused and unneeded so that new and wanted things can come into my life." I also need the cash for a particular project. If you want to know more, email me. Don't want to share here. I'm sending everything media mail unless you want to pay for it. Thanks for stopping by. Hopefully we can make this a win-win situation.
The following books are all $5.00 each.
Garden Inspired Quilts by Jean and Valori Wells (a little wear on the cover)
Embellished Mini-Quilts by Jamie Fingal (perfect)
Quilting Your Memories by Sandy Bonsib  (a little wear on the cover)
Small Amish Quilt Patterns by Rachel T Pellman
Fun Photo-Quilts and Crafts by Ami Simms
Patchwork Persuasion by Joen Wolfrom
Fractued Landscape Quilts by Katie Pasquini Masopust (has her message from her to me inside)
Fabric Lokers Hooking by Kathleen Carpenter (bought for a friend then she decided she didn't want to do it-never even opened)
Quilts from Aunt Amy by Mary Tendall Etherington and Connie Tesene (has my name inside)
Quilt Savvy by Caryl Bryer Fallert
Kentucky Quilts 1800-1900 (out of print)
The Electric Mola by Jane Hill
Photo Memories in Fabric Album Coverups by Lynda Milligan and Nancy Smith (if you like cute, this is for you!)
The following books are all $10.00 each
Quilted Memories by Lesley Riley
Journey of an Art Quilter by Barbara Olsen
The following is $25.00

Abstract in Design in American Quilts: A Biography of an Exhibition by Jonathan Holstein (out of print- new)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Details about the Book Deal

It's funny that my life is so centered around the book that I forgot to give details. Thanks to everyone who pointed out my error. The book will contain 30 stories based on a discovery made about a quilt. Voyageur Press is publishing it. They asked me (you could have knocked me over with a feather) to write it. In so many ways, this was a book made for me and I am so thankful that Voyageur Press felt the same way.  I'm still looking for stories so if you have a story that meets this criteria, please get in touch with me. Read carefully. Remember this is not my idea so I don't have a lot of latitude.

1. Your story must be long enough for me to write a 2,000 word essay. It's a lot of words--about three single spaced pages. I need lots and lots of details!
2. Your story must include an element of discovery either about the quilt or the maker. There has to be a surprise element.
3. You must have a high resolution digital (300 dpi)  photo of the entire quilt with no one or no thing in it. It can also be a transparency. Or be willing to have the quilt professionally photographed. If your photo does not look professional, it will be refused. Remember this is going into a book!

I am working on my 12th story. I feel pretty good since I only started writing on September 20th. I have to have it done by January 15. I am up to the challenge! At least that is what I keep telling myself at 2 a.m.

Book Deal!

I apologize for not posting. First it was the call of the great outdoors and gardening. Gardening feeds my soul in a way nothing else does. It also helps me recover from the long Chicago winters which I am finding more and more difficult to endure. Next came a couple of really nasty emails about my teaching at the National Museum of Mexican Art. Both people felt I should not because I am not Mexican. These perplexed me.I wish I could also say that they did not bother me, that I have grown past caring, but it did. Lastly, I got a book deal! So I have been interviewing, writing, researching, and editing for 8-12 hours a day. This also shows that once you get out of the habit of doing something, it's tough to get back. However, I promise I will post more often as I have a lot to share and this blog is important to las puntadas del alma. You'd have to kill me if you didn't want me to support them. Happy creating! Life is full and good.