Thursday, March 4, 2010
Ann is Dancing on her Quilts
After being home a few days, an advance copy of my book arrived on a FedEx truck. A little while later, flowers were delivered from my publisher, C&T. Here I am with the very first copy of my book, a card from all my editors and a beautiful Azalea plant.
I feel like I'm dancing. This is now two books that I've had published in a very short time. The title of my new quilting book is Dancing with Thread. The title is similar to my first book, Coloring with Thread. This first book was about free-motion embroidery. Now, the Dancing book is about free-motion quilting.
I love the quilting process, in fact it is my favorite part of making a quilt. As the wonderful patterns and textures start appearing on the surface of my quilt, my designs and embroidery come to life. I find this very exciting and when all is going well I feel like I'm dancing on my quilt. In this book, I've shared many of my quilts, ideas and tips to help others become more free spirited quilters. Anyone that would like to machine quilt will find something of interest and help in my book.
You can't purchase this book yet. The book in my picture is only one of 10-12 copies in the USA. The rest are on a ship somewhere on the Pacific. The exciting part for me, is that after a year of writing the book, another year of editing, the book has finally become a reality. The quilt on the cover is a detail shot of Summer Sanctuary http://www.annfahl.com/ann2/quilts.php?key=127 which just won a "Best Pictorial Quilt" at MAQF 2010 in Williamsburg,VA. It has been a good week for me.
In the meantime, I'm busy embroidering a new blue quilt with trillium. It's wonderful to be working on a beautiful new piece, the sun is shining, and everything seems to be going well in my life.
Stay tuned, for my announcement about book availablity.