16 hours ago
Thursday, 17 April 2014
The 1718 Coverlet - coming soon...
My next book! We are finishing off the editing over the next week and the book is scheduled for publication in August, hopefully in time for Festival of Quilts. This is what I've been really busy with over the last six months or so, but we were keeping it under wraps. Royalties from the sale of the book will go to towards the charitable aims of The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles, which include the upkeep of the quilt collection of The Quilters' Guild of the British Isles, housed at the Quilt Museum and Gallery, York. The image on the cover is the original coverlet, which is the star of the book, with all new high resolution photographs and newly drafted block patterns. Put it on your wishlist!
UPDATE - I should have mentioned, the original is going on show at the museum in York in the autumn, 5th September to 13th December 2014. LOL, I suppose this is the first book I've 'ghost written' - literally. It has been quite strange at times drafting patterns and writing instructions for someone else's blocks, especially when that person isn't around to ask for info. I also forgot to mention that the instructions are for the original technique AND modern techniques (i.e. machine patchwork, needle turn applique, freezer paper applique etc.), so you don't have to make everything over papers.