Saturday, August 13, 2011
So thrilled with the cover for the book! The cover photo is the Larson farm in Kankakee, Illinois, one of my favorite quilt trails. Yes, I am allowed to have favorites. Plural :-)
I chose this one partly because it's just a lovely photo. But of course, there were other lovely photos. I didn't want just anyone's barn quilt on the front of my book, though. As I sifted through the finalists, I recalled my visit with the Larsons and the immense pride that they have in their property. I wanted to display that kind of pride on the cover of this book, to remind me of all of the amazing people that are part of the quilt trail.
And of course, the quilt pattern is Corn and Beans--one of the most common along the quilt trail, and one that represents well the farming communties across America.
I am so thrilled that the folks at Ohio University Press liked my choice!
It's getting closer!