New quilting book


We’re back from Fall Quilt Market and Quilt Festival

and most of my catch-up work is complete, whew!!!

What a busy, tiring and fun trip.

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It took most of our kitchen to hold all the “stuff” that I packed into the van…

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Everything was labeled & packed tight for the 15 hour drive.

Nothing worse than listening to things rattle for hours on end.

Ask me how I know!

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My super booth helpers (market slaves), Robin (Nestlings by Robin)

& Chloe & I had the booth set up in no time!

That’s a bit of an exaggeration.

It did finally get set up Friday evening after

a schoolhouse session with Pepper Cory &   Studio e Fabrics & her Designer RSVP Blocks that

Robin & I participated in, making blocks with her Peppered Cottons:

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Yes, Robin the overachiever made 2!

Then, 2 Schoolhouse sessions showing my new Tiny & Mini Dresden plate book & patterns,

and then the C&T Schoolhouse session introducing the

13 new quilts from Dresden Quilt Workshop:

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Then there were book signings introducing Dresden Quilt Workshop.

A couple of mornings before market opened,

we walked part of the show to see what else came to Houston besides Suzn Quilts.

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Here’s a look at my fav… Jo Morton’s newest line, New Hope, yum!

I’m pretty sure Jo designed this collection just for me 😉

(Spoiler alert—-You’ll be seeing a lot more of this collection!)

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Betsy Chutchian’s new collection was very pretty.

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French General’s new collection was lovely too.

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Lella Boutique also very pretty.

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Tim Holtz, always super cool!

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Jen Kingwell, WOW!

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Her newest collection, more yum!!!

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Oh, & a new book…

a little close-up in case you’re not sure what I’m pointing at, lol!

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Then there was Festival!

That will have to wait for another day.

Until then,

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

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Yes, I know it’s not nice, but I’ve been keeping a secret.

I guess I’m not the only one who loves little Dresdens,

because the Acquisitions Editor, Roxane Cerda, at C & T

contacted me about publishing a book with them (2 years ago by now).

Wow, time flies!

& this morning I noticed this in with our mail…

I guess I didn’t look closely at the mail last night.

Oh wait, yes I did.

But when I found the gift certificate that my market friends had sent to me I discarded the rest of the mail.

I do have a one track mind…

& what can be better than a gift certificate to one of my favorite quilt shops?

Oh yes, this:

It’s my new book release announcement in C&T’s catalog!!!

“Dresden Quilt Workshop”

will be available in August.

It seems a bit surreal to me.

It will feature 13 new quilts that use either my Tiny Dresden plates or

my Tiny & Mini Dresden plates together.

It may seem silly to you,

but I spent the majority of last year making the quilts and then writing the instructions.

The worst part was trying to being quiet about it.

I only told a few close friends, my quilter, Tamara, & my family of course.

Yes, I know I design and write patterns every day,

but writing for a book publisher is a whole different animal.

Fortunately the folks at C&T have been very patient and helped me to learn their ways

(not easy for a dinosaur who is used to “doing her own thing” on her own terms!).

So, now that the cat is out of the bag,

I can’t wait to show you all 13 quilts that are featured in the book.

Stay tuned &

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan