Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Nesting Quilt at Portland Public Library

The Portland Public Library is exhibiting the illustrations from The Nesting Quilt in the children's area now through June 28th. I've included some related items as well.

There are instructions for making this little quilt
in the back of the book.

There will be a children's program on Saturday, May 30th, at 10:30am.
Story time, fun crafts to make, and a book signing. On First Friday, June 5th, there's a reception for the show.
This is kid-size nest! Children who come for the Saturday
program will be able to try it out!
This is the quilt that Maya and her Nana make for the new baby.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015


The Nesting Quilt is finally out! I have several events coming up in conjunction with the book's release, so I've been getting ready. Yesterday I tried being a bird....

by making a nest out of bittersweet vines and dried grasses. Two smooth stones made perfect eggs.
The first event is Sunday, May 10th--Mother's Day--at Letterpress Books in Portland.

We'll be making Mother's Day cards and paper birds.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Nesting Quilt first copy arrived!

Very excited to finally hold a bound copy in my hands. Nesting Quilt won't launch into the world for another month or so (end of April or early May) so this is my "preview" copy.  Tilbury House folks, you pulled it off! Many thanks!

I'm also thrilled (soundtrack: Tooting My Own Horn ) with this lovely review from  Kirkus Review.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

The Nesting Quilt, update!

Well....progress! Yesterday I checked the color proofs with my editor from Tilbury House, Audrey Maynard. The Nesting Quilt will be released in May. Yay!
Here's the cover:

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Nesting Quilt

The new book is evolving....changes include a new title: The Nesting Quilt. Here's another page from the book:
And here's the finished quilt. As you can see, it has changed a bit since Suzie rearranged the pieces! Along the way, I learned a few things about the fun of sewing triangles. Ack!!
The plan is to put the pattern and directions for making this as a free PDF on a site. The book will be out in the spring from Tilbury House. 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

"Nesting" in the works

This summer has been a lovely balance of welcoming friends and family visiting us in Maine, and working in my studio on Nesting. Here's a page with Maya cutting up her old pjs to use in a "nest" quilt that she's making with her Nana for the new baby.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Little Helper

I'm working on a new book called Nesting that will be published by Tilbury House in the Spring. In the story, a child and her grandmother make a quilt. So....I'm making the quilt. Apparently, Suzie has decided I need her input. Here's the before and after of the design: