Sunday, August 18, 2013

What are you doing today?

First, I want to remind everyone that I am running a BLOG GIVEAWAY for my new quilt book, A RUSSIAN JOURNEY IN QUILTS:  THE STORY OF NICHOLAS AND NINA FILATOFF. 

To enter, leave a comment on this blog (or any blog dated between August 15th and 30th).  If you are not already a follower, become a follower, and leave another message telling me that you are now a follower and you will be entered a second time.

If I get lots of participation, I'll even give away a copy of my first book, ORPHAN BLOCK QUILTS!

So, please let any and all quilting buddies know about the GIVEAWAY! 


Today I started a new project for an upcoming Annie's (formerly House of White Birches) book.  I can't show you the project (shhh  -- it's a surprise until the book comes out), but I can show you the delicious fabrics that I'm working with.  Yum Yum Yummy!  Pink and brown batiks.  Aren't they just too sweet?  If I close my eyes and concentrate really hard, I can almost smell them (ummmm, like cotton candy, I think). 

Sigh.......I admit it, I am addicted to fabric.


I am also working on designing some more projects for two more Quilter's World/ Annie's publications.  More on these later, of course.  I have several quilt design submissions out right now with several other magazines and I'm just waiting to see what happens.
The other night I had my first runk show and book signing with my new book.  It went well, I think.  At the beginning, I felt a bit nevous because I wasn't sure what all I wanted to say.  My friend Leslie went with me and she said that I did seem a bit nerous at first but when I got going, I wasn't hesitant at all.  There were between 25-30 people for the Lecture on the Lawn at Quiltessentials and they seemed to really enjoy my talk and the quilts.  One listener even told me that she wasn't much into history but she enjoyed my story.  WOW!  That made me feel very good.


Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog. If you're not a blog follower, I hope you will be!

Quilt On,

Tricia Lynn Maloney,
The Orphan Quilter