Wednesday, May 12, 2010

THE BIG NEWS!

I have been keeping a big secret, actually I have been keeping THREE big secrets.

I'll give up the biggest news first. After months of dropping tempting and taunting tidbits I can finally spill the beans... I have a book deal! Modern June and Oilcloth Addict have been given the opportunity to write a book on sewing with Oilcloth. Together with my excellent publisher, Wiley, we will create a book filled with loads of fresh projects using Oilcloth, Chalk Cloth and laminated cotton. I can't tell you how excited I am to fulfill this dream project.

In conjunction with my book, I get to attend the International Quilt Market--after all, a girls gotta do her research! I'll be on the look out for new laminated cottons to use in the book and for the shops. But, that's only half the fun. I also get to meet my publishers for lunch and attend a book release party for three new books that Wiley has released this month. I hope to walk away with a signed copy of Sandi Hendersons new book, Sewing Bits and Pieces: 35 Projects using Fabric Scraps; Anna Marie Horner's latest book, Handmade Beginning: 25 Sewing Projects to Welcome Baby; and Melissa Averino's upcoming book Small Stash Sewing: 24 Projects Using Designer Fat Quarters. I can't believe my good fortune!

But wait, there's more!!! I recently found out that I will be participating in the Country Living Fair in Columbus Ohio, September 24-26, 2010. How cool is that? I will have my first opportunity to combine my two shops under one 10x10 tent where I will sell Modern June goodies and pre-cut oilcloth yardage.

This is all so amazing--2010 is turning out to be a banner year.

8 comments:

Little Green Doll said...

Congratulations!!! I'm glad to read that this is a great year for you!! Great opportunities!!

Katie said...

Wow! That is some amazing, super big news! CONGRATULATIONS! I hope you'll continue to update us all on how everything goes!

Shelly said...

That's awesome! I can't wait to buy your book. I, too, am an oilcloth addict and need some fresh ideas.

kristinorth said...

Congratulations!!

Sarah. Splish Splash Designs said...

congrats!!

Sew It To Me said...

Congrats! We are "sew" excited for you!

Rhonda said...

That is so awesome for you! I can't wait to see your book - I'm about to post about my new oilcloth-covered chair cushions on my blog!

Threeundertwo said...

Congratulations! This book is going to be a huge seller. I'll be first in line to get one!