Sunday, February 28, 2010

Spring Flowers for a Wintry Day

The big news is that the manuscript is off to the press!

I haven't posted in a while because I have been proofreading and making changes--quite a task. I try to be so careful, and yet every time I go back through the text, I find another error!

And I had to make some choices, as I have enough material for two books and--at least for now--only one being published.

There are so many stories and dozens of photos that I dearly love and just couldn't find room for, so I will begin sharing some of them here.

This barn quilt is part of the Quilt Trails of Western North Carolina--one of the most prolific barn quilting groups in the country.

The Bradford Nine Patch lives on the Warrick farm; it is a family pattern that the owner's mother enjoyed. Look at the detail--some talented painters involved in this project!


  1. How EXCITING that your manuscript has gone off to press!!! Congratulations on that. I'm sure you will keep us updated about when this will be available for purchase?

  2. Way to go! I hope the book will be successful enough to warrant publishing the second one. Can't wait to see all those barn quilts.

  3. Welcome back! It must be a relief.

  4. I can't wait to see your book in the book stores. I am a granddaughter of the quilt that in on the barn in Kankakee, Illinois and so glad she will be in your book.

    Love and Hugs,
    Joyce from Creation In Progress

  5. Thanks, Joyce--Kankakee was one of the highlights of my travels this past year.

    The book has not gone into production yet, so it will be a while--early 2011--before it's available. I'll keep everyone updated!

  6. I just found your blog and love it. I am a quilter and love the stories about quilts. Florence