Friday, November 16, 2018

NEW Heritage Roll

We have an exciting new pattern - "Heritage Roll"

It is named for the Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage center. 

The inspiration roll is in the collection of Kathy Gery Lesieur and shown in my book, "Antique American Needlework Tools".

Proceeds from the pattern sales go to the Capital Fund at the Schwenkfelder.

The pattern has a couple of options -for the interior pockets and the edge finish. 

You can further customize it
by changing the template for the shape at the top.

The pieced version has fabric placement like Kathy's. This one is great for scraps and little bits of fabric.

The blue variation features special selective cut fabrics the feature gorgeous fabrics.

There are a couple edge finished as well.

 I plan to hang one of mine on my design wall with a tape measure, pencil, sticky notes and other small items I always want within reach at "the wall".

They make great gifts and the proceeds benefit a wonderful facility.

I attend the Penn's Dry Goods Market there every May - Hope to meet you there in 2019!  We can bring our rolls~! 

I have been thinking of trying one half size...WHY?  I don't know.  Just because minis are so sweet too.

No matter how you decide to make it -  and I bet you don't make just one - Enjoy every stitch and be sure and share your photos with me.

***Also now - through Christmas we are giving free postage on US orders in our Etsy shop***

Happy Stitching,

My Book - Signed Copies HERE
Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center HERE
Penn's Dry Goods Market  HERE 
Heritage Sewing Roll Pattern HERE
Etsy Shop HERE 

Monday, November 5, 2018

Top 100, to 80, to 35

It is Quilt Market time - and my book is in the Schiffer Publishing booth (1749).  There are 13 new titles in their booth as well as best selling titles they keep in print.
If you are there stop in and have a look. If not, browse the catalog with the link below.
The books are not for sale in the booth - This is market for businesses to order wholesale.  The booth has all the titles available to preview.  For this reason they do not retail at quilt festival.
I do not know who might have my book at Festival. If you do - please let me know I have had many inquiries.  I did make arrangements for some presages and people are picking them up in a friends booth.  I have also sent some prepaid copies to hotels for customers saving international postage.
Contact me I am still selling books directly.
SCHIFFER CATALOG HERE.  Many books have preview pages.

Not a link - just shows rank
I chose Schiffer for my book because of their long history with a broad range of book outlets.  To be in the Amazon top 100 needlework books is...well...its' a bit of a rush!
Maybe I need loftier goals?  Keep climbing?

It validates that research, history and collecting do interest people and can sell books.

Amazon is a blessing and a curse, it deeply discounts the books initially which also cuts the author.  One just has to hope that the distribution makes up for it.  They have 60-80% of ALL book sales, theres no choice but to go with it!
I also sell signed books at my events.
I have been asked to do a post of FAQ's regarding writing the book.
If you have a question send them to me - I can keep your name anonymous if you like.

Thank you all for your support and encouragement!
Happy Stitching - and Reading,

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Podcast Now Available

Yesterday afternoon I did my live American Patchwork and Quilting Podcast Interview with host Pat Sloan.
It is a four segment show, I am the third guest on episode 398.
You can listen to it HERE.
In the coming days it will also be available HERE.

If you are new to this podcast, you can listen without subscribing. You can also search by name and listen to years worth of wonderful quilt related interviews.

I enjoyed talking with Pat and I hope you enjoy listening!

Thanks you for all of your support.  Thrilled to have readers ordering multiple book copies - one of many compliments - "It's gift worthy"

Happy Stitching,

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Interview - Pat Sloan - American Patchwork & Quilting Radio

Please listen to my interview with Pat Sloan Monday, October 29, 2018.
American Patchwork & Quilting Radio
4pm Eastern
3pm Central
2pm Mountain
1pm Pacific

If you can't listen "LIVE" I will post a link and side bar button on Tuesday and you can listen later.

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Out and About

Examples from our NEW Pin Ball Pattern
I hope to see you soon!

Thank you for all of the wonderful feedback on the book!  It was a labor of love and I'm thrilled you love it too.
October 3-7 Bethesda, Maryland
    American Quilt Study Group Seminar
    Book Signing for Registered Attendees

October 13 Bloomington, Minnesota
   Questers State Meeting
   Presentation, Exhibit and Book Signing -
   Registered Attendees Only

October 20, Stitchville, Minnetonka, Minnesota
    11-4 Exhibit and Book Signing
    Directions HERE

 October 29  - Stay tuned for an exciting announcement!!

At Houston - Quilt Market November 3-5 - Schiffer Booth
     Shops can order my book and ask about special programs for signing events.
     If you aren't going to market additional information is available HERE.  Click on Book Seller and Resellers

We have more new patterns coming up to compliment many of the antique items featured in the book.

I will be posting order again on October 7.
Until then...
Digital Pocket Pattern HERE.
Mary Witherwax HERE.
Etsy Shop - shipping again after October 7 HERE.

Happy Stitching,