One advance copy of my book arrived on my doorstep yesterday! I am so thrilled with the job that C&T’s graphic designers, editors and photographers did with it. The first shipment of books will arrive at C&T’s headquarters in California any day now, and then they will head toward me. I am taking pre-orders now, so if you want an autographed copy, mosey on over to my website! Here’s a sneak peek at one of the spreads:
And here’s a page from the section on taking better photographs that you can use in your work:
There was more good news on my doorstep today: an edition of The Charlotte Observer’s Lake Norman News with a feature article on me! You can read the story here. The reporter, Madeline Will, is a college intern from The University of North Carolina’s School of Journalism, where I got my master’s degree. She did a great job.
This afternoon I was out hunting at one of my favorite local antique shops, and discovered this wonderful raggedy old red-and-white quilt. I think it is a Shoo Fly variation, and it is completely hand stitched. (Anyone know if it has another name?) I paid $25 for it.
It is fraying in places, and some of the cotton batting is peeking through, but I think it is charming. It is pretty big, about twin bed size, and very graphic. I may take down one of my quilts and hang it on the wall.
I also found out that enrollment has begun for International Quilt Festival 2011 in Houston, after I got a few e-mails from potential students with questions. I am teaching the following classes:
#432 Wholecloth Painting – Botanicals, on Thursday, Nov. 3
#521 Start with a Photo, on Friday, Nov. 4
#715 Thread Sketching – Dragonfly Wallhanging, on Saturday, Nov. 5
You can take a look at all the classes and sign up here. I’d love to see you in my classes!