Monday, February 9, 2009

The Very Best Reason to Make a Quilt!

A Beautiful Granddaughter!!
It's been two months since my last post--Christmas, very cold and snowy weather, and a major battle with a respiratory problem zapped my energy and time, not to mention trying to work on my newest book (The Sewing Answer Book) to be published next year and loving this beautiful baby whenever we get to have her with us for a few hours each week. Kendall is 10 1/2 months now and almost walking on her own. I love rocking her and singing her to sleep--she's a good cuddler.

Another Baby Coming Soon!

My "baby" will be "born" soon! I love the cover of my new book, The Quilting Answer Book (Storey Publishing, It's at the printer now and will be available sometime in April. The price is great!! Just $14.95 for a 436-page handbook to keep by your machine and to tuck into your workbag to take along for quilting classes! It's chock-a-block full of all the info you need to make a quilt from choosing fabric, to cutting and sewing the quilt top, adding borders, quilting, binding and labeling! I hope you will ask for it at your local quilt shop and consider giving it as a gift to friends who quilt, especially the newbies. It's a great little reference, even if I do say so myself!

That's it for this post. My sewing book is due at the end of March--and I want to send it in early. I'm close to finishing the first draft so I will easily make my deadline.

In the meantime, keep sewing and smiling!! And check out my new tote patterns at They're available at many quilt shops around the country!