Friday, January 10, 2014

A Big Day in the Quilt Lab

My book is one step closer to reality, it has been announced in the Schiffer Spring 2014 catalog (www.schifferbooks.com).  Available in June.  I am on cloud nine.
Pennsylvania Patchwork Pillowcases & Other Small Treasures: 1820-1920

Pennsylvania Patchwork Pillowcases & Other Small Treasures: 1820-1920

Ann R. Hermes

Available June 2014
$29.99
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The German immigrants to Southeastern Pennsylvania developed a rich and very colorful quilting heritage after they arrived in America. This book focuses on a rare subset of that tradition–the patchwork pillowcase. If antique Pennsylvania quilts number in the thousands, patchwork pillowcases number in the hundreds. Gathered from private collectors and museums, the pillowcases presented here were made from about 1820 to 1920. Over 250 color photos showcase a huge assortment of nineteenth century printed fabrics used in both pieced and appliqu√© pillowcases. Quilt designs range from a simple four-patch to a complex carpenter’s wheel, while color schemes range from reserved red and white to bold pink and cheddar. This book will delight the quilt historian and inspire the quilt-maker.
Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 284 color images | 128 pp
ISBN13: 9780764346101 | Binding: hard cov



16 comments:

  1. That is so awesome!! I want one of your books!!

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  2. Congratulations! I'm sooo very much looking forward to your book!

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  3. How exciting Ann! I'm so happy for you. The cover is beautiful. Hugs, Lori

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  4. Congratulations! Your book is on my must have list. Can't wait.

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  5. How wonderful! I hope you will be selling autographed copies.

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  6. Congrats to you - can't wait to see it!

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  7. Congratulations!! Can't wait to see it!

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  8. That's just marvellous! Let's hope it's the first of several books you write.

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  9. Wonderful!! Will you have some autographed to sell?

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  10. The cover is great, and I'm sure the contents will be too! (I have several pieces with that same tatting pattern, made by my mother in the 1920's.) ---"Love"

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  11. Hi Ann,
    Wow, your book looks wonderful. Can't wait to get my hands on it. Also, the article about you in the previous post was really nice. I am on my way to read it again.

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  12. Congratulations!!!!! Perhaps you'll have to invent cloud ten?

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  13. Congratulations Ann!! You just stay right up there on cloud nine, you deserve it!! I want to buy a copy, can I get it from you and have you autograph it when it comes out??? You have really accomplished a great goal. I love the cover!!! Enjoy the moment!!

    hugs
    cyndi

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  14. I'm so happy for you. I look forward to getting a copy.

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