[my photo of one of the quilts in the book, made from deckchair canvas]
I can't bring myself to say 'oh, my God', or 'omygod' as they say in teen magazines and TV programmes, and I certainly can't text OMG with lots of exclamation marks, or do a Janice -style 'Oh. My. God'. But I could just about say omw (oh, my word) or oml (oh, my lord) or even resurrect omd (oh, my days - something I haven't heard in years). And I pretty much did when I was handed one of the rare and precious advance copies of Quilt Me! when I went to see my publisher in December.
I'm so pleased with it. It's a lovely size - a little smaller than the last book - and my editor tells me it is 'debossed with a sticker treatment' which sounds technical but looks very smart. The cover photo is one I took at a photoshoot; I didn't intend it to be a cover shot, but we tried many approaches before settling on this close-up which is just the sort of design I like. The photos inside are taken mainly by Catherine Gratwicke who knows what she is doing with textiles.
The official publication date was yesterday, but unfortunately the books have been a little delayed by the awful weather (they travel by ship), but they should be available soon. As for Amazon in the US saying the book is out of print, that is a mistake. It's very much in print, but just not quite in store yet. As and when I find out more, I'll let you know.