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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

...a busy year!

s u r p r i s e

it has been a busy year

while I really wanted to have a big reveal at
Fall Quilt Market

beat me to it

it's true!

and I am just over the moon
believed enough
in my ideas to allow me to 
write my very own book

but there's a twist

do you see it?
look again
it's true
agreed to be a part of the book
and I think you're really going to appreciate what she has to say

while the book won't be shipping until 

I just wanted to let you know
what I have been doing this last year

and if you are a wholesaler, and you are attending Fall Market
A    M O D E R N   T W I S T
will be a part of the
Author Hop
and you will have a "preview peek" at the actual book

want to know about the projects?
want to know about the book?
want to see that cover?
stay tuned....

for now, I just had to give a little squeal of delight
and while the book won't be available until next year
if you leave a comment
about what 
have been doing for the last year
we'll have the random number generator
select one comment
for a copy of the book
and send it to you at the beginning of next year

what have YOU been up to?


jackiero said...

Yeah Natalie :-D
Super large Congratulations Lady! Those who know you (well, me via internet from NC)knew you would, succeed that is!
Enjoy, smiles, you are published and Amazon recognizes this, include me in being proud of the Buddy-luvin' quilt designer/pattern designer that is Natalie Barnes! Dbl yeah!

mascanlon said...

I am so excited for you!!! I did wonder a bit why you've been so quiet and now I know. Can't wait to see your ideas come to life...well to print!!! Congratulations!

Donna Baker said...

Congratulations! I have been making bags, started a few quilts.which are WIPS and have been knitting a lot. It is so fun

CarolZ said...

What great news! Will you have autographed copies available?
I have been planning my retirement. It may still be a few years off, but the planning can't start too soon! My sewing machine and I are going to become very close.
(P.S. the American Library Assoc. meets in San Francisco next June. LOTS of us are quilters. It would be a great place for That Patchwork Place to exhibit your book and for you to sign it.)

Carol said...

A new book - how exciting! My last year hasn't been nearly that amazing, but I am making quilts and sewing almost daily - it's all good.

Bennett and Graves said...

Awesome Natalie! You are one of my earliest quilting inspirations, and continue to be.
This year I started doing some of my own quilting and recently even ventured into, wait for it, Free Motion. Not just straight and/or wavy (organic!) lines.

Kathryn said...

congrats to you both!! I've making loads of baby quilts for family and friends this year. Very cheerful!

Beth said...

Fantastic news!! How did you ever manage to keep it secret?

We've had a very "doggy" year: adopted two rescued pups from Texas, dealt with a cancer diagnosis for a third, and now we're learning about life with a "tripawd" dog as she had her amputation this week. As I write this, I'm tucked in bed with her, feeling ever so thankful for her presence and for the excellent care she has received.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! It's been a busy year here too. Hubby had a total knee replacement so I've been a "nurse". Not as much quilting as I'd like to do.
paweis at yahoo dot com

Vicki H said...

Congrats to you both. I haven't done much sewing the summer months, but early in the year I finished up 11 old ufo's. That sure felt good.

Ava Moore said...

So exciting to see all your plans come to fruition and great to see you in PDX. My year seems to be filled with moving and work, but I am plotting the next steps for a new chapter of my own! Congrats!

Irelle said...

Congrats Natalie! So cool and I can't wait to get my very own copy! I have been crazy busy this year with grandkids and quilting - my two favorite things!!

carolann said...

How exciting! Looking forward to your book! I have been making lots of quilts since retiring a year ago and trying to learn to quilt on a rented Longarm machine.

Kathi Miller said...

Congrats on the book. I know it will be a success like your patterns. So glad I found you at Quilt! knit! Stitch! in Portland OR. I'm enjoying retirement. Doing lots of quilting. Work a few days a month at a LQS and teach at several shops. Don't know how I ever had time to work!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

I'm so happy you have been published and are so tickled. What a joy to read your post...thanks for sharing your excitement!


scottylover said...

Yiippppeeee!!! So happy for you!

Well, the past year I have been working at finishing up my never ending pile of WIPs and getting my sewing area organized so things are more easily accessible. It was so hard to find the fabrics I needed the old way I had it organized, but now that I have moved it in to an armoire, it is much easier to use!

Sandy A

klstitches said...

Well done Natalie! Can't wait to see the book! I have been working very hard this year finishing up projects of all sizes. Guess what? I accomplished so much! Even put an unfinished project as a quilt back. Sent some off to a long arm quilter too. Now I have made room for new projects! Maybe one will be from your book!

Carrie P. said...

How exciting! Congratulations! I have mostly been working on a BOM called Bertie's year.

Janet said...

As I said on fb, atta girl. Talk about a great team for a book!! As always, trying to save my sew-sew Saturdays. Sew far, sew good ... going for 14 in 14 - I think I'm up to 9 or 10!

You'll be at Road? (with the new book!!).

Beth said...

Bought a new upgraded sewing machine and am using that on my quilts. Cleaned out my sewing space and donated a bunch of now unloved fabric to children's museum.

Cecilia said...

Congratulations! This past year I have been learning to FMQ on a Gammill Vision that my husband bought for me last October. It have been spending the last few weeks with my daughter who has just had our newest granddaughter. So, my year has been busy, too.

Joan Stroh said...

congratulations! know you are super proud!

i have been trying to sew my way out of my stuff... making quilts as fast as i can. which isn't quite fast enough. lol

Diane said...

Quilting, piecing and buying too much fabric! The fabric closet is overflowing!

TisaIrish said...

Congrats on the new book! I have been quilting up a storm since my husband and I set up a quilting table in the garage on Mother's Day! Best present ever, as I don't have to put everything away off the dinner table when kids come home from school.

Allie said...

Wow how exciting!! I just found your blog and website, through Amy's Creative Side - saw your name on the sponsor list and HAD to check you out. I think I'll be here to visit for awhile, lol! I've been care-giving for the last six months and boy did I miss sewing....congrats on your new book!!!

Susan Entwistle said...

I too just found your blog through the Bloggers Quilt Festival. Congrats on the book, I'll be sure to pre-order a copy for our Guild's library. I've been working on finishing projects...I'd like to complete a Christmas quilt I started 2 years ago this year. Hopefully this isn't wishful thinking. :)

Marilyn said...

Last year was all about trying to improve my longarm quilting--Angela Walters is my inspiration. I look forward to checking out your book, Natalie and Angela!