New quilting book

I’ve Been Keeping a Secret…

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…


9 thoughts on “I’ve Been Keeping a Secret…”

  1. Congratulations on your book. I cannot wait to see what you’ve made. I help edit/test patterns for a designer and frequently have to keep my projects a secret! It is definitely so hard not to share when you’re working on the projects.

  2. Yay! So happy we can finally talk about it out loud!!!! Congratulations!!! Hoping your book will hit the market and spread like wild fire!

  3. How exciting for you! Congratulations on being published! I can’t imagine how hard it was to keep this wonderful secret!

  4. Susan!
    I am so excited for you!
    You are a gifted artist, but I know you worked very hard!

  5. Congrats on the book. and thank you for sharing the good news. I already know it will find its way into my library as i am a big fan of your dresdens.

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