Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Announcing A Quilting Life!




Well, today is the big day...I'm a little nervous but very excited to present A Quilting Life: Creating a Handmade Home. Yes, I've written a book which will be available from C&T in March (pre-order here) and will be available from Amazon in April--click this link to pre-order from Amazon: A Quilting Life: Creating a Handmade Home!

Words can't even convey how excited I am about this project! I've actually wanted to write a book since I was a little girl reading the Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie series. I guess I had it right as a child, because I have truly loved every aspect of the writing process so far: from dreaming and planning, to designing and creating, to writing and editing! And, all 19 of my projects have now been wonderfully photographed and are actually back home with me. I'll definitely have more information as publication gets closer, but I just couldn't wait any longer to make the announcement!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!




159 comments:

Camille said...

So, so happy for you my friend. It is beautiful. I can't wait to get my copy!

Rene' said...

Congratulations Sherri!!!!! Very exciting news. I can't wait until your new book is released.

Izzy said...

Congratulations Sherri! The cover of the book is stunning. That will most certainly be on my list of books to get when it comes put!

April said...

It's beautiful! Congratulations on all that hard work, sweet lady! Can't wait to talk more about it at market!
xoxo
April

Gale, Ky quilter said...

I am so excited for you!!! The cover looks amazing!

traceyjay said...

Congratulations!
♥!

Kathy Gordon said...

Very cool...will look for it!

doodlebugmom said...

Congratulations!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations! Your work is beautiful and I'm looking forward to getting a copy of that book!

thedodds said...

Wonderful: I love everything you show us on your blog so this is going to be a 'must buy'! x

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Congratulations Sherri! This is awesome news and I can't wait to having my own copy!

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

Congratulations Sherry! That is so exciting! I'm sure it's beautiful! :)

Terriaw said...

Congrats to you!

Hildy said...

Congrats, Sherri! Hope you'll show us some peeks soon;-) Hildy

Little Miss Shabby said...

So excited for you Sherri!

Gra said...

How beautiful to see a dream come true!! Congratulations!!

Sallie said...

WOOHOO! Congratulations!

Kallie said...

Congratulations Sherri!!! I am so looking forward to picking your book up when it is out for purchase! The cover looks amazing and I can't wait to see the inside with all its lovely goodies!

Trudi said...

That is truly fantastic news!! I'm so thrilled for you, and look forward to reading more about it before the big day :)

PamKittyMorning said...

Sherri so happy for you! I looks wonderful and I can't wait to see it in real life! Congratulations!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Sherri,
How wonderful! I am so very happy for you. I will look forward to reading through every page.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

thethimbleroom said...

How exciting! Congratulations!!

Sue Bone said...

Congratulations, can't wait to get a copy.

Shauna said...

Congratulations! Looks like a wonderful book!

Mom2RyandSis said...

Congratulations!! Can't wait to see more!

Cindy said...

How wonderful! You must be bursting with excitement! Can't wait to see it close up!

Jane said...

Congratulations!

Gertie Pye said...

Congratulations Sherri! From the quilts I have seen you make online, you are definitely amongst the most accomplished piecers - always point perfect - so I look forward to reading all your best tips! I will be asking Mr Amazon to reserve me a copy right away x

Melia Mae Quilting said...

Congratulations on the book! I hope to get a copy when it comes out in March!

Laura said...

Congratulations! What an accomplishment!

Bev said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to buy my own copy.

Judi said...

So Happy for you Sherri! I know you worked so hard on this and it looks so beautiful! I am sure it is just wonderful, I can't wait to read it!

happy zombie said...

I'm going to cheat and repost what I wrote on your Instagram:

OH WOW, CONGRATULATIONS!!!! The world is a much better place now that it has your book in it. You are amazing and brilliant - I can not wait to buy your book. I don't even need to see inside, seeing your name on the cover is all I need to know!

Dorothy said...

CONGRATS!!! Can't wait to get the book

Melissa Corry said...

Congrats Sherri!!! That is just so exciting!!!

Siobhán said...

WaHOOOOOOOOOOOO! I'm so excited for you, Sherri! Congratulations.

Stephanie said...

Happy Sales and congratulations!!!

Lynne Tilley said...

Congratulations!! The book is on my list!

Janet said...

That is wonderful!! Congratulations! I look forward to reading it..

CJ said...

OH MY!!! How exciting Sherri! I wondered if it was a book or being in someone's book. SO COOL!!!

LeAnn H. said...

I am so very happy for you! This is so inspirational and I will be buying one as soon as I can so I can see all your lovely work.

Meredith said...

Congratulations Sherri! Very exciting and well deserved. Can't wait to see your book!

Rita said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you. I can't wait to get a copy.

Jaci said...

How exciting to fulfill a life long dream!!! Congrats! The book looks wonderful, I can't wait to see more of it!

Kay said...

So excited for you & can't wait to get my own copy to see what amazing projects you have in it.

Dawn Heese said...

Congrats! Looks awesome!

lissa said...

Sherri, I am jumping up and down. Way to go. I know how much hard work you put into the book. I can't wait to get an autographed copy.
-modalissa

{ HeatherK @ AReformedHeath'n } said...

Awesome news! Can't wait to check it out for myself. I love your style and blog, so I KNOW I'll love the book, too!

Anita said...

Congratulations! That was a big secret to keep for sure! Can't wait to see more info, pics, and have my own copy as I know it will be great :)

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Congratulations...what exciting news!!!! Look forward to it's release :o)

Nanette Merrill said...

Huge news! I'm super excited for you. Wow. Great job. I will definitively be getting your book. And having you autograph it for me.

Cathy said...

Woo hoo...good for you ....Congratulations!!!

Maryjo said...

How exciting...I know it will be a good one! I will be looking for it...congratulations!

Terrie said...

Big Congrats to you !!! I check in on your blog every single day, you are such an inspiration, I love every single project you share so I will definatly be buying the book !!!

KaHolly said...

What a grand announcement!! Congrats.

Christine M said...

How exciting for you. Congratulations Sherri!

quilt for fun said...

Congratulations. I'm sure it will be a wonderful book. Can't wait until it's released.

quilt for fun said...

Congratulations. I'm sure it will be a wonderful book. Can't wait until it's released.

Lori Holt said...

Yay!...I've been waiting sooo long!
I'm so happy for you Sherri...sew awesome!
Why oh why can't you just open the cover for a peek?...I'm dying to see what's in those pages!!!

Kate said...

h, yay! I love it when my favorite bloggers make books! So how do I can get hands on a signed copy? ;)

Marie said...

Bravo! You do such lovely work that I'm certain it is a work of art. Do something special to celebrate.

Johanna said...

How exciting! That must have been a hard secret to keep! Congratulations!

Robbienae said...

Congratulations! Your work is lovely and I can't wait to get your book.

Robbienae said...

Congratulations! Your work is lovely and I can't wait to get your book.

Diane Kelsey said...

Congratulation, it will be a book to definetly add to my book shelf.

YOLANDA said...

Congratulations Sherri

Anne said...

How exciting! Congratulations. :o)

ytsmom said...

Wow, that is quite an accomplishment! How do you find the time to do everything?

trish said...

Oh Sherri!!! :o) You must be over the moon!! :o) I am SO happy for you!
Big Congratulations!! :o) I can not wait until April. I will be first in line!! :o)
Trish xo

Regina said...

oohh... the cover is scrumptious -can't wait to see the inside! So happy for you!!

Anne Heidi said...

Oh how exciting, congratulations!!!!! I am soooo excited for you! Will we be able to see it at Market in Houston? ( will you be there by the way?)

Kylie said...

Congratulations Sherri I will certainly be getting a copy when it is available.

Carrie P. said...

Congratulations! that is so awesome. You sure do know how to keep a secret. :)
Can't wait to see more.

Sandy said...

How exciting....and congratulations. I love everything you do and the fabric you use, so I know I would love to own this book!! Can't wait.

badlandsquilts said...

Congratulations Sherri! So happy for you and can't wait to see the projects. The book cover looks great!

Patty said...

Congratulations!

Patti said...

Congratulations Sherri! The cover is just stunning and I so am going to buy this book. You are always so inspirational that your book can be nothing less than wonderful.

Sheri Howard said...

Congratulations....there is nothing like seeing your name in print!!! and 19 projects WOW!

Shannon said...

How exciting!!! I am so happy for you, great job!!

Nonnie Meelia said...

Congrats on your new book. I love the quilt and the Oak Park bag from Loftcreations that is hanging on the bed post. Nice prop
I am looking forward to seeing the new book
Nonnie

Helen L said...

Congratulations!! what wonderful news!! Can't wait till we can see more!! I know it will be wonderful: you have such a wonderful eye for putting projects together!! :-)

Susan said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to see it!

Vickie Mazurek said...

Good for you Sherri!!

Tania said...

Hi Sherri, WOW, CONGRATULATIONS. How exciting, and what a wonderful achievement for you. I am so looking forward to getting a copy!

Donna said...

Congratulations! This is awesome, exciting news.

Carol said...

That's so awesome about your book Sherri. I'm going to go to Amazon right now and preorder it.

Jean(ie) said...

This is very exciting!!!!! Yipeeee!

Little Lady Patchwork said...

Congrats!
Stefanie

Katie said...

Congratulations! I'm excited to see the inside of your book!

Kari @ The Purple Quiltapotamus said...

Congratulations!!! That is so exciting!!

Darlene said...

Congratulations, Sherri. I'll be anxiously waiting to see more.

Karamat said...

Congratulations!! Looking forward to seeing it next Spring.

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

That is great news!! Congratulations Sherri!

Stitched With Prayer said...

Sherri, I am so excited for you! Congratulations...I have followed your blog for so long and all of your work is so beautiful, I just know your book is going to be a success and before long we will all be begging for a sequel!!! Big Hugs...

Lesley said...

Congratulations! I sure do love what I see!

Darlene D said...

Congratulations! So very happy for you! Well deserved!

Amanda Murphy said...

Congratulations, Sherri! That is so exciting. Can't wait to get a copy!

Ali said...

Congratulations! I'm impressed you were able to keep it quiet for so long,, how exciting :)

kshackabq said...

Woohoo!! Congratulations, Sherrie!! Love the cover quilt, and how wonderful that CT is publishing it. Can't wait to see more. You go girl!

scottylover said...

Wonderful news! So happy to hear this. Can't wait to see the book and the projects in it!

Sandy A

Nedra said...

Oh, Sherri, Hurrahhhhh!!! I can say I knew you when! I can't tell you how happy I am for you. I will be buying your book for sure, and will want an autographed copy :)

Tracee said...

Congratulations. Very exciting news indeed.

Polly said...

OH, YAYYYY!! Awesome! Congrats, Sherri!! I can't wait to get it!!

Farm Road Ramblings said...

Congratulations on the book! How exciting. I've read your blog for awhile, but haven't commented until now. I'll look for the book in March. : )

Donna S. said...

Congratulations!! That is awesome

sunny said...

Congratulations!!!! How exciting for you. I can't wait to have my own copy.

giddy99 said...

Congratulations! looks lovely!

Jeanne Gwin said...

congratulations. Job well done. How many people do we know who live their childhood dreams. I say BRAVO to you. Can't wait to add your book to my collection, it sounds to be interesting and fun.

pandchintz said...

Congratulations Sherri! Looking forward to seeing it. How exciting for you!!

Mama Pea said...

Wow, wow, wow!!!! You just blew me out of the water! I am so excited for you! I can't wait to get my hands on one. Will you be selling them, too? Or should I just order through Amazon? :-)

Chris said...

Way to go, Sherri!!! I'll be one of your customers.

kristyne said...

Wheeee!!!! Best news I've heard all week - Sherri wrote a book! Looking forward to making something pretty. :)

CathyK said...

Congratulations, Sherri! Can't wait until it is released!

Bari Jo said...

Yay! I was hoping you had written a book when you said you had something big to share!!!! Can't wait to get a copy!

•stephanie• said...

very exciting and so well deserved!
congratulations.
such an awesome accomplishment.

Carrie said...

Congratulations - look out PW and NYT Bestseller list! The long wait is almost over and I know it will be worth it.

P.S. I will expect you to sign my book in Portland next May. :)

Simone de Klerk said...

Gefeliciteerd! How fun this must have been. Can't wait to see the projects you designed. The one on the cover is promising already.
A girl's dream come true.

kt said...

Congratulations! The cover looks beautiful!

Wendy said...

Congratulations Sherri! How exciting for you. I am such a book person, I can only imagine how proud, excited, and exhausted you must be. I am sure it was a lot of work and with everything else you seem to be a part of, I am sure you burned the candle at both ends to accomplish this. Bravo! I can hardly wait to see it!

Margaret said...

Well congratulations!! I'm sure it's a wonderful book and I can't wait to see it. So happy for you!

Wanda said...

Congradultions, so happy for you. Looking forward to the book debut.

mindingmomma said...

Congratulations! How wonderful!

Pat Converse said...

Congratulations!

Amy - Amy's Creative Side said...

Cngatulations Sherri!!

Sandy said...

Congrats, can't wait for it to hit the marketplace!

Nicole said...

I am so excited for you! Looking forward to getting a copy when it is available.

Michele said...

Really awesome news. Congratulations! Another wish item to put on my list for Santa this year.

Maxine said...

Sherri...congratulations that is some very exciting news. Can't wait until your book is released..

KMSC said...

Congratulations, Sherri. I know you've mentioned in earlier blogs that you were interested in writing a book. Dreams do come true!

KMSC said...

Congratulations, Sherri. I know you've mentioned in earlier blogs that you were interested in writing a book. Dreams do come true!

Sinta Renee said...

Congratulations to you Sherri! That is such a fantastic adventure... I am so excited for you! I love the cover and I just want to reach in and open the cover to see what is all inside!!! Your book is going to be a huge hit- yeah!

Inés - Trapitos de colores said...

¡¡¡Enhorabuena¡¡¡¡ Esperaré para comprarlo, porque me encanta todo lo que haces. Saludos desde Sevilla, España

Beverly said...

Congratualtions! I clicked on your blog from my favorites (yes you are!) and while I was waiting for it to come up (old computer) I was thinking I needed to tell you how much I enjoy and appreciate your posts. I don't know how you do it. I read every one and enjoy them so much. Thank for the time you spend on all of us by posting so often. And now you've got a book - you know I'll be buying that book. Congratulations again and again and again! You deserve it.

Susie Johnson said...

IT IS BEAUTIFUL!!!

Jeanenne Nielsen said...

Congratulations on your book. It looks wonderful, and I bet your home looks just as wonderful.

Nat at Made in Home said...

This is so exciting!!

Sherry said...

How exciting Sherri! Congrats & I'm sure the book will be a big seller. I'm going to check out preordering. So happy for you!

AnnieO said...

An author is born! Very thrilling to see your words and photos published, I'm sure! These will be snapped up quickly, truly!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Congratulations, Sherri! I'm dying to see it. The cover is gorgeous!

Sewn With Grace said...

Oh my goodness! What exciting news. So happy that a dream has come true for you! Can't wait till it comes out. Congratulations!

Kim G said...

Congratulations! I am sure it will be a great informative book!! You do such beautiful work and I am sure your book is no exception, can't wait to get it!

Chris said...

Congratulations Sherri!! Judging by your blog and all the wonderful things you create I bet the book is just as amazing! Can't wait to see and hear more!

Barbara said...

Great news. So very happy for you.

Barbara said...

Great news. So very happy for you.

Gabriella said...

WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW so excited for you!!!!

I'm looking forward to have the book in my hands :)
I love your blog ... your projects and I'm so happy for you.
a big hug from Italy

trelly said...

OMG Sherri, congrats!!!!!!!! I'll order your book for my shop, of course!!! Thanks for sharing your talent, kisses from Spain

amy smart said...

Yay Sherri!!! Congratulations on the fruits of your labors!! I can't wait to see it.

Maria said...

Congratulations Sherry!

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

I have no idea how I missed this a couple of days ago, Sherri! I am SO excited for you. I'm sure it will be a smashing success. Will it be introduced at market?

Sharon Dawn said...

That is exciting! Congratulations!

Meg said...

Many congratulations! This is so exciting, and I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy! Enjoy your success, you've earned it!

Lindsay said...

Congratulations!

jenni said...

I am so excited to see it, congratulations!

Lisa Lisa said...

How cool is that??? Congratulations!

Quiltsmiles said...

Congratulaiotns Sherri! I can't wait to check it out. Jane

Amber said...

Congratulations Sherri! You deserve a book! But I just don't know how you have the time to do all that you do! You amaze me. I'm so excited for you. The front cover looks beautiful!!!

Amber

Stina Blomgren said...

Congratulations...:0)
This has also been a dream of mine...who knows ...maybe it will be a dream come true one day..:0)
Am looking forward to look in your book!! :0)))

Lindsay Conner said...

What fun news! Congrats Sherri!

Kim Walus said...

Well, that is SUPER EXCITING!!! I'm so happy for you and look forward to owning my own copy!!! Love it!! Have fun at Quilt Market! Take lots of pictures too!