Wednesday, September 23, 2015

It's Official

It's been a long time coming, but it is now official - we have written our first book (yes, that does mean we plan to do a second)! Tributes and Treasures: 12 Vintage-Inspired Quilts Made with Reproduction Fabrics will be arriving at your local quilt store around October 6th.  We are so excited and honestly can't believe we really did it!!  I have to say it is like giving birth and it was a long pregnancy!!.  We would like to thank the wonderful people at Martingale Publishing for believing in us and helping us through the entire process. We will be the guest bloggers on the Martingale blog on Thursday, October 8th.  I will be sure to share the link when I have it.

We each received our advance copies yesterday and of course, had to take a picture with it!! Isn't that what you do with your first book???  
That's me - looking a little proud!!

Paula and her proud moment!

Our plan is to get it on our website in the next couple of days and you'll be able to pre-order your copy.  We will also have autographed copies in our booth for Festival (#1033).

In the meantime, we've been hard at work getting ready for Market and Festival. I'm working on a new quilt featuring Paula's Heritage Reds and  when it's finished I'll be piecing a re-do of Gettysburg in Latimer Farms.  All are packed and ready to go because this weekend is our retreat at Camp Blanding.  Paula and Ronda are driving in from Texas and I'll be leaving from here tomorrow.  Can't wait!!  Friends, fabric and food = a great weekend. I'll take pictures of the quilts and post when I am back home.

Until next time, happy quilting,
Mary Ellen


  1. I am so happy for you. What an achievement!

  2. Yay!!!! Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing you in Houston!

  3. Congratulations on your first book. It is sure to be a must have. I love the Heritage Reds, another great line.

  4. Congratualtions girls. So proud for you!!! See you at Houston.

  5. Congratulations.You must be proud!

  6. Congratulations to both of you! I was able to pick up my copy while on a weekend trip to the Lancaster area, with a stop off in Gettysburg. It was really fun to be able to share the stories you shared with us, with my husband. When he said that he would guess Lancaster to be an area that was active in the underground railroad, and I was able to verify it using information from my just purchased quilt book, the look on his face was priceless!