Wednesday, May 12, 2010


I have been keeping a big secret, actually I have been keeping THREE big secrets.

I'll give up the biggest news first. After months of dropping tempting and taunting tidbits I can finally spill the beans... I have a book deal! Modern June and Oilcloth Addict have been given the opportunity to write a book on sewing with Oilcloth. Together with my excellent publisher, Wiley, we will create a book filled with loads of fresh projects using Oilcloth, Chalk Cloth and laminated cotton. I can't tell you how excited I am to fulfill this dream project.

In conjunction with my book, I get to attend the International Quilt Market--after all, a girls gotta do her research! I'll be on the look out for new laminated cottons to use in the book and for the shops. But, that's only half the fun. I also get to meet my publishers for lunch and attend a book release party for three new books that Wiley has released this month. I hope to walk away with a signed copy of Sandi Hendersons new book, Sewing Bits and Pieces: 35 Projects using Fabric Scraps; Anna Marie Horner's latest book, Handmade Beginning: 25 Sewing Projects to Welcome Baby; and Melissa Averino's upcoming book Small Stash Sewing: 24 Projects Using Designer Fat Quarters. I can't believe my good fortune!

But wait, there's more!!! I recently found out that I will be participating in the Country Living Fair in Columbus Ohio, September 24-26, 2010. How cool is that? I will have my first opportunity to combine my two shops under one 10x10 tent where I will sell Modern June goodies and pre-cut oilcloth yardage.

This is all so amazing--2010 is turning out to be a banner year.


Dana said...


Venezie Designs said...

This is just wonderful news! A very big congratulations to you!

I will also be at Quilt Market - I may stalk you a little :)


Dawn Anderson said...

I'm so happy for you Kelly!!

SisterDG said...

Congratulations, Kelly! You made it happen, and I'm so happy for you! Wishing you all kinds of mojo for the work ahead, and I can't wait to see the finished product!

Anonymous said...

I am so excited to hear about all the incredible news! Good luck and may many more dreams come true!

Jana said...

Wow-how amazing. I wish you the best!!

The Monkey and Me said...

Holy crap - huge girly! HUGE!
So excited for you - don't forget the little people.

Relished Artistry said...

Kelly, that's so AWEsome! A published author! That's thrilling! "Ah, yes, I knew her when..." And I know quite a few people now that would love to read it! Woohoo! Any news on possible publication dates? I'm willing to bet these things take a while... Oh, you're gonna be even busier! Congrats!!!

Kelly said...

Thanks guys, you all really made my day!