Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Coming Soon: Becoming a Confident Quilter, the book!

I have started and deleted and started this post over at least five times now, so maybe the sixth time's the charm...I have really something big to tell you guys. I kind of wrote a book.

Becoming a Confident Quilter - my book, due out September 2013

I really did write a book. Omg, omg, I can hardly believe it. Becoming a Confident Quilter will be out this September and it's chock full of tips, techniques, and exercises to stretch and build your quilting skills. There are fourteen quilt patterns, and I can't wait to show you every last one of them, but I have to keep them under my hat for now.

I can tell you this much - I've wanted to be an author since I was six years old. I still have the very first book I ever wrote, a delightful tale I called Bunnies, about a family of bunnies, so this is a really big deal to me. It nearly makes me cry when I think of the idea of running into a copy of my book in reality at a bookstore someday in the not-too-distant future. I cannot begin to tell you how much this whole experience has meant to me, and I can't wait to share more about it with all of you, including loads of pictures and stories about the quilts over the next several months. Suffice it say, I'm beyond excited. And proud. And joyful. It's a good day :)

103 comments:

  1. Congrats, very happy for you! :)

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  2. Congratulations! I'm looking forward to reading it!

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  3. This is a really big deal!! Congratulations and I'm not a bit surprised! You are super talented! I love, love, love the cover quilt. I'm guessing the other 13 are just as gorgeous. I'm so happy for you!

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  4. Congratulations! It's a beautiful cover too. It's so nice that you achieved a goal that you've had for so long. Good for you!

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  5. Congrats! What a great accomplishment. :) I can't wait to read your book this September

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  7. I already commented over on flickr, but I had to come over and add a woo-hoo! So happy and excited for you! : )

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  8. Congratulations! so exciting!

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  9. Congratulations! What a huge achievement!

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  10. Congratulations! I would imagine you have put a lot of work and your heart into this project. I can't wait to see it in a book store for purchase. :) :)

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  11. Oh my, that is a BIG DEAL! Congratulations! I look forward to seeing your book...the title and topic is perfect! I love to quilt but I am still nervous starting to quilt every quilt top. Hope you celebrate!

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  12. Well done, keep up the great work ! Xx

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  13. I wrote a quilting book in 2006.
    http://www.amazon.com/First-time-Quiltmaking-Learning-Quilt-Lessons/dp/1890621978

    I know how you're feeling. Congratulations!

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  14. I just saw this in the Martingale wholesale magazine. So exciting!!! Congrats!!!! The sneak peeks of it in the magazine look awesome!!!

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  15. Congratulations!!!! You definately deserve all of the praise as you put in alot of hardwork and now it's paying off. Can't wait to see more.

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  16. SUCH exciting news, Elizabeth. Yippee!!!!

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  17. Yay, finally! Congratulations, I love the cover!

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  18. Congratulations! I can tell by your title that this is going to be a very well received book - just what people need right now. I'm so excited to see more of it, I'm sure it's amazing!

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  19. Eeeeepppp!!! So exciting! Can't wait to see it when it comes out!

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  20. Congratulations my friend!! So happy for you and I can't wait to see it!

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  21. I knew it! See way back when you made that quilt there on the cover you had a couple of projects that you posted sneak peeks of on the blog but then never had a reveal. I said she must be up to something. I sure hope it's a book. So happy to be right because that means awesome book coming soon with lots of great patterns. I'd say congratulations but I think I might be happier than you about it!!!!!!!

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  22. Congrats and woo! I will definitely be getting a copy!

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  23. wow!!! what a huge accomplishment Elizabeth!! I am super proud of you and can't wait to see/hear more! Way to go girl- the sky is the limit!!

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  24. So excited for you! Congratulations!

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  25. yea! Good for you! What a big job. I can't wait to see more of it!

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  26. Congrats! Can't wait to see more of it!

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  27. Congratulations Elizabeth! I have no doubt it will be a great book! :D

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  28. Awesome---sounds very interesting!

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  29. That is just fantastic! I am so happy for you and I am going to see if I can pre-order it yet as I totally want to read every word.

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  30. Congratulations. Can't wait to order my copy.

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  31. Wow, congratulations!! It looks as though you have addressed a subject -building confidence - that will be striking a chord with many of us! OK, it is officially on my wish list until September!! I am excited for you (and me too) now. Hugs, Cathy K

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  32. CONGRATS!!! what an awesome accomplishment. I am cheering for you over here. I am so excited for ya. I can't wait to get a copy. I know it will be great.

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  33. I cannot wait to buy it! Congratulations - how exciting!

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  34. Congratulations! Can't wait to see more

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  35. "I kind of wrote a book" ??? No, there it is! And it has your name on it and everything! This is so exciting!

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  36. Congratulations. Now I'm excited too, and can't wait to get a copy ... Roll on September.

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  37. Congrats Elizabeth! I can't wait to see it!

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  38. Congrats! That is so exciting. It sounds like the kind of book I need to read. :D

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  39. That is big news... congratulations!

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  40. Ok, I call dibs on you for your first book signing. You're going to need the practice !!!
    Congratulations !!!

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  41. Congrats! I know EXACTLY how you feel...
    Looking forward to seeing more soon.

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  42. Congrats! How cool and great it must feel to reach your goal :)

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  43. Congratulations!!!1 How totally exciting.

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  44. Congrats! This is very cool!!

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  45. WOW well done! You must have put so much effort in a project like that, you're right to feel proud!

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  46. Elizabeth, you are a darling ... you kind of wrote a book!!! That would be a really big deal to anyone and I'm so happy you did it! Congratulations - I'm waiting to hear and see more! Must have been difficult to keep the secret! Hugs! x Teje

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  47. Congratulations! Wish I didn't have to wait until September for the release...can't wait to own this book.

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  48. Congratulations! That such lovely news & I'm sure it will be wonderful & hugely successful. I have noticed that the books written by bloggers such as you, who are incredibly generous with tutorials & a sense of inclusiveness are the books that sell really well, (I'm thinking of Elizabeth Hartman, Jacquie Gering & Katie Pederson, Amanda Jean Nyberg & Cheryl Arkison).

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  49. Delighted for you - congrats - looking forward to September as I'm sure you are!!!!

    MG

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  50. Congratulations, that's wonderful news. What a long 3 months to wait!

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  51. Hooray! Congratulations!
    Can't wait to see what's in the book!

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  52. Congratulations on your ( newest) book! May there be many more!
    Ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

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  53. Many congratulations :-) I am looking forward to it :-)

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  54. Congratulations!! What a great achievement. Look forward to seeing it.

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  55. AHHHH!!!! So exciting - Congratulations! Such a great title and topic.

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  56. Most amazing news ever!! Congrats, that is so so exciting!!!

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  57. Rosemary B here:
    I just received your update on my blog. Congratulations Elizabeth. You are a brilliant girl and I will buy your book.
    I love your blog and so thankful I found it

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  58. So very exciting! looking forward to seeing it!

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  59. Congratulations! I will look for your book.

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  60. congratulations! how wonderful.

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  61. Woot woot! Writing a book takes forEVer! Congratulations! Can't wait to see it!!!

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  62. This is great news! At this point I'll be happy if I can finish my dissertation to get published. I can't wait to get my hands on your book. Great title too by the way, it speaks to me :-)

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  63. Congratualtions! I can't wait to get it.

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  64. Congratulations ! I'm sure it's an awesome book . The cover looks amazing . Love that quilt . Can't wait to buy your book.

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  65. Spectacular! I will most definitely buy this book...I am not at all a confident quilter, and I am always in need of a boost or two! Can't wait to see it!

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  66. oh yay! So very happy for you and I can't wait to see the patterns you've put in the book.

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  67. Congrats! I just can't imagine how excited you should be:)
    I tried to find your book on Amazon (to see the sneak-peak), but I didn't find it:(

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  68. That's fabulous! Hooray for you!!!!!

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  69. Congrats! That's exactly what I need because confidence is what I lack. Thank you for writing this. I look forward to getting lots of help from it!

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  70. Congratulations! The cover is beautiful!

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  71. Hooray Elizabeth!! I can't wait to run into your book in a bookstore, although I'm sure I'll pre-order it as soon as it's available!

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  72. Congratulations! Just seeing the cover quilt makes me want to see more of your new book. The cover reminds me of sunshine and joy.

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  73. I cannot wait to get this book, because I'm not a confident quilter or cutter, I get so nervous cutting & sewing, that I think That is what makes me end up doing things wrong. Sept can't come soon enough
    Kathy
    kfreddss@yahoo.com

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  74. Congratulations! This sounds like a terrific book - I just put it on my wishlist!

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  75. That is so exciting! You must be over the moon.

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  76. A big, hug congratulations! So great you could make your dream true :)

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  77. *hug = huge of course, but lots of hugs, too

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  78. Awesome! Going on my wishlist right now!

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  79. Congratulations!!!! The cover quilt is beautiful. Please show more soon!

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  80. Congratulations! So happy for you! :)

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  81. congratulations!
    Be sure to let us know when and where we can get a copy!

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  82. So fantastic! So sweet to read how happy this makes you. Congratulations

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  83. Congratulations! Fantastic news. I'm interested to see the inside pages and projects.

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  84. You silly - you are a confident author, too, as well as a confident quilter! Congratulations. Just wish we didn't have to wait 'til Sept to buy your book. Doing the Happy Dance for you!

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  85. Wow! Congratulations Elizabeth, that is very exciting news!

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  86. Congratulations Elizabeth! I'll be sure to order a copy when it's available..

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  87. Yay! I am so pre-ordering that for the shop.

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  88. Congratulations - can't wait to get a copy. The quilt on the cover is beautiful.

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  89. Congratulations - can't wait to get a copy. The quilt on the cover is beautiful.

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