Thursday, October 29, 2009

Contract

Just as buying a "real couch" makes me feel a little more grown up, so does signing a contract to be a contributor to a published book...a quilting book no less! My virtual quilting bee, Block Party, is being turned into a book that will be written by our fearless leaders Kristen and Alissa and published by C&T Publishing, a quilting and fiber arts company. As members of the bee, each of us have been given one of the twelve chapters in which our quilt will be featured.

More than a "how-to" manual, the book will also speak to the emergence of virtual quilting bees and the sense of community crafters have found online. Modern quilters unite!

25 comments:

Melissa said...

CONGRATULATIONS! This is so exciting. Maybe when the book is published you should submit a blurb for your alma mater's alumni magazine. ;)

RosaMarĂ­a said...

felicidades!!! that is BIG!!! is very interesting they (or you?) talk about community crafters online... is a real world!!

Sarah Pead said...

How exciting! Congrats!

Alissa said...

Yay!

Amy and Andrew said...

Oooh girl. You go. Maybe this is your big break!

Marta said...

Sarah!! This is great! Congrats to you.

Jakob said...

So now both of my sisters will have contributed in a published book... I better get writing..

Congrats!

Val said...

That is wonderful! I can't wait to see the book - how exciting! You are inspiring me to get sewing!

Catherine said...

Such exciting news! Congratulations,looking forward to seeing this book!

Jen said...

That is SO cool!

amylouwho said...

That is SO awesome!! make sure you mention your OTHER bee :) j/k

I seriously think you could do a book on your own. Your quilts are amazing.

The Lindahl News said...

How wonderfully thrilling for you and your BEE girls! Congrats...and you'll have to have a party to celebrate when the book is published and we can all get our very own autographed copies!

Kaye Prince said...

Hi Sarah! I just got the comment you left on my blog and realized (since I came to your blog via your profile rather than through my Dashboard) that you're a librarian! This is so neat to me because I'm currently doing my Master of Information at the University of Toronto to become a librarian!

It's so neat about the book, isn't it? I've wanted to join an online quilting bee for awhile but am worried that I'm not quite up to snuff with everyone else. Congratulations on having your work shown in the upcoming book!

Mary Beth Marsh said...

Sarah, I'm so proud of you! You will bring all the colors to life! I know you'll weave us all into the thread of your new adventure!

cortina said...

congratulations! you blog is totally inspiring!!! how can i make a purchase? you do amazing work.

Hauna said...

I'm so proud of and excited for you, sister! Looking forward to seeing the pattern you end up choosing...

Linnea said...

Congratulations Sarah. What an amazing opportunity!

Meredith said...

That's awesome. Congrats!

Ann-Marie and David said...

How very cool! You'll have to let us know when the book is ready for public viewing. Congrats!

Rebecca said...

You're amazing Sarah! I want a signed copy when it's complete :) book+baby+couch= all grown up

Nicole + Sam + Kedzie said...

Dang...that is awesome! I think you have reached adulthood.

Lisa @celebrate CREATIVITY said...

How cool is that? Congrats. Love the pretty blocks too.

LuLu said...

This is very exciting news about your book. I would like to subscribe to your blog but your subscribe link doesn't seem to work.

All the best,
Linda McCurry
www.lindamccurry.com
or
check out my blog: quiltsong.blogger.com

American Quilter's Society said...

Great work! We look forward to seeing and reading more from you.

www.aqsquiltnews.blogspot.com

akraftycatch said...

Your quilts are amazing and so inspiring!! thanks for sharing:)