Kelli and I have our biggest finish ever today and an announcement to make. First let me show you our quilt..or should I say quilts?
I know-the pictures is a little disappointing in that you don’t actually get to see the pretty side. But you do get to see that backs!!
So are you wondering why we have 14 quilts stacked up in a pile? Are you wondering why we can’t show you fronts? Well wonder no more.
Kelli and I have a book deal going on with Kansas City Star Publishing. They created a new division called My Stars that features quilts that are a bit more modern….no worries. We didn’t drop way off the deep end of modern but we did pull out lots of bright more modern prints and create some fun quilts with them.
Kelli and I submitted our proposal in January after Kelli found out she was getting laid off. A couple weeks later we got the green flag and have been frantically sewing ever since trying to meet a May deadline. Besides these 14 quilts we’ve also sewn 3 magazine quilts….so 17 quilts since January 25th. We’ve both gone a bit crazy….
With work on the house, Kelli’s wedding and Kelli going back to college, it’s been pretty frantic…let’s just say, if we do it again, we’re hoping for a little bit longer of a processing time.
We still have a little bit of writing to do before we get everything sent in but we’re close….oh so close and glad we can finally let you all know why we haven’t been as good of bloggers as we should have been. Right now, we’re a ways out from publishing. We don’t expect any books to get to us until early 2015. Trust me, we’ll keep you posted.
We are just dying to sew something without a deadline….but first we have to find our sewing rooms. They are bad….REALLY BAD…and Kelli has to get her wedding thank yous written too. We are so thankful that everyone has been so patient with us.
Today, we are hooking up with……Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Link a Finish Friday, Freedom Fridays, and Crazy Mom Quilts.
39 thoughts on “Friday Finish: The Big Announcement!!”
Congrats on the book deal! I’m looking forward to seeing it! I’m so impressed that you and Kelli sewed sew many quilts in such a short period of time!
Yeah! A book! Can’t wait to buy it! Congratulations Jo and Kelli!
Pugs and kisses,
Congrats on the book deal. Awesome
Congratulations, I am so excited for the both of you. Can’t wait until it is available.
That would explain a lot. Congrats on the book deal, ladies.
Congrats on the book, so very exciting!!!
l don’t know how you two get so much done, but it has to be great getting to work together.
So exciting! 17 quilts since January is incredible! Congratulations!
Congratulations! Can’t wait to see your book!
congrats on the book deal – I can’t wait – I love your stuff
Congratulations on your book deal! Hope it the first of many for you all! Warm weather may bring you closer to your new home as well! Best wishes.
Hi Jo! So happy for you and Kelli :) … since you are writing books, there are two books that I always wanted to buy but never could find. Patriotic quilts and a farmers wife with good easy instructions and different sizes for the blocks. Basic books that are timeless I suppose :). Cant wait to see your book!
Congrats on the book deal! I love reading about your family life and sewing with your daughter. Can’t wait to see the quilts and the book!
CAN NOT WAIT FOR PRE-ORDER DAY! YAHOOOOOO FOR YOU!!! Can you hear me shouting clear over here in NEBRASKA????? Hug each other once from me! YIPPPPPEEEEE!!! HOORAY! So very excited for both of you!
Congratulations! That is exciting news!!
Fun times! Congrats to you and Kelli! So looking forward to the big reveal. Enjoy!
Congratulations on all that you have going for you!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will be looking forward to your book…you have worked hard to get where you are!
Congratulations! Can’t wait to see the book and buy an autographed copy. You two amaze me!
Congratulations on the book deal. How exciting for you and for us.
Congrats to you both. I can’t wait to see the quilts and your new book.
This is so exciting! Yeah for you! I’m sorry you had such frantic sewing, but can’t wait to see the book. Congratulations.
Congratulations!! Very excited to see the book and the front of all of those lovelies.
I can’t wait to see how the quilts turned out!
And “When it rains it pours” ………. Congratulations! Eager to see your new book & those sparkly quilts!!
Great news, can’t wait to see your new book. I know you are happy to have all those quilts finished.
Congratulations! How exciting for you!
Congratulations! That is exciting news!
Congratulations! That is awesome and so exciting! Cant wait til it comes out.
Congrats to you and Kelli on your book deal! I look forward to seeing it.
Congratulations Jo & Kelli!!!! Can’t wait to see your quilts and the new book!!!
Wonderful news! I’m very happy for you both. I can’t wait to buy a copy and get sewing!
I’ll add my congratulations! You two do such great work in so many ways! I’ve always admired your get up and go. I think it’s just wonderful..
Congrats to you both. Can’t wait to see what you have for the book.
Congratulations! That is very exciting.
Busy, busy women!! The backs look great; it will be fun to see the fronts!
So happy for you both! Whew! Talk about frenzy quilting…this is it. Can’t wait to see your lovely quilts.
Whoo hoo and congrats! This will be a book I’ll be looking forward to seeing! And looks like the acceptance could not have been timed more perfectly (can you say Good Quilt Karma?).
Exciting! Can’t wait to see your book
Wow, so exciting and huge congrats! Looking forward to a fantastic book!
That’s awesome! Congratulations! I can’t wait to see the book!