My big summer news: I'm writing and creating ten new quilts for my first book about improvisational process and patchwork for the modern quilter! I will announce the publisher and more details about the book, once the contract is signed (which should be soon), but the project has been in the works since I officially accepted an offer to publish in late April.
Since then I've been preparing myself internally and externally for a time of major creative output. I've been working almost every free day in my studio. I have nine months to create the quilts, write the book, and take the process shots --thank goodness the publisher is hiring a professional photographer for the "beauty shots."
I've completed the first quilt top and am well on my way to completing the second. So even though I haven't been blogging as much as usual, I have been working harder than ever.
Since I can't share to much of the content of the book on my blog, I've decided to keep you posted on the process of writing it --the backstory, so to speak.
- I'm thrilled and thankful for the opportunity to be fully absorbed in my creative work.
- I've been following the process that I will be asking the readers of my book to engage in. It's working. I'm teaching myself new things! So that's good. If I'm learning something from the process I'm presenting then I know it will be fresh for you.
- I'm totally in love with, and surprised by the first two quilts.
- so good!
- to go...