Tuesday, February 15, 2011

This is really exciting

This is one of my author copies of the Twelve by Twelve book. It arrived yesterday, on Valentine's day. Perfect.  I opened the box and handed Ray my phone and asked him to take my picture to record the moment! Do I look like the cat that swallowed a canary? Or something else equally pleased? This has been a long time coming. You probably know that the book is a record of the first two year Twelve by Twelve challenge project. Being part of the international group of twelve has been a thoroughly joyous experience and then when we got the opportunity to write about the experience it was pretty incredible. The book was published by Lark Books, who were great to work with. The twelve authors are totally thrilled! I have to say I never dreamed I would be a part of something like this.

I love the book. Each of the 144 quilts we made is pictured and 12 are featured. Each of us wrote a portion of the book, sharing our thoughts and processes and insights into the project. I am really proud of what we created. I think it is beautiful, and I hope it will be interesting and inspiring to readers.

The books are available for sale through Amazon and Barnes and Noble right now. I imagine they will be carried in bookstores and quilt shops as well. I plan to get a supply to sell as well. If you would like to buy a copy from me, let me know. I will be happy to sign it if you like.

The official release date is March 1 and Lark Books is promoting the book on their blog for the twelve business days ahead of its release. Each day you can read an interview with one of the "Twelves." They are also having giveaways of the book, so you might get a chance for a free copy!


Click here to visit their blog. Today's interview is with Kristin LaFlamme.

27 comments:

  1. I'm in awe of your whole group, and the quality of artwork you consistently produce. Congratulations!

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  2. How exciting for you, Terry, and what a great surprise to have it arrive on Valentine's Day. I would love to get a signed copy from you! Put me on your list. And enjoy every minute of pleasure it brings you.

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  3. I always read your blog, I just don't comment very often. Congratulations on being published.

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  4. I have had a wonderful time seeing all the quilts that the 12 of you have made. Also the commentary throughout each month is a good glimpse into the thought processes that go along with such a challenge.

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  5. What a great Valentine's Day present! I have followed your 12 x 12's and have enjoyed them all. I'm sure its a great book and look forward to seeing it.

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  6. congrats! isn't it wonderful to be holding that in your hands.
    interesting to turn off the spam prevention, LMK how it goes.

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  7. Love the fact that you all did a book. Wonderful to see you holding it.

    I find blogger the worst for trying to leave a quick comment... so I usually leave it as anonymous and I'm really not trying to hide!

    :Diane

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  8. Congratulations on the 12x12 book Terry - I am so happy for all of you! I look forward to seeing the book in person.

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  9. Wow! This is a fabulous achievement! I love looking at your projects on your blog. Hurray for a dozen great artists!

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  10. Your command was my wish. ;) Actually, I would have come here anyway.

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  11. I love it, too! My copy arrived today and I don't want to put it down. Amazon shipped it early and I am thrilled with it. Everybody needs to buy and read a copy of this wonderful adventure in creativity!

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  12. Totally Cool! Del

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  13. Congratualtions Terry! You are an amazing woman and its seems that brings more amazing women into your life! What a wonderful Valentine's gift!

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  14. Congrats on your book! I enjoy reading your blog. And I love your picture wearing the same blouse as the picture on your blog!!! Ha ha! don't people notice the funniest things!

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  15. Congrats!! What a thrill!

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  16. Very exciting. I saw the quilts when they visited Australia and they were wonderful.
    Linda

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  17. You look pleased as punch. :-) I too have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of this group and can't wait for my turn to hold my very own copy of our book.

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  18. Mazel tov; looking forward to buying my copy (and getting at least two of the twelves to sign it)!

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  19. Congratulations and a well done too! Hope you'll be carrying around so everyone can stop you and tell you how great your work is.

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  20. Have admired the groups' work for quite a while. Glad to have the chance to see it all in one book! Congrats to all of you.

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  21. Can't say any thing more than "me too." What a joy!

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  22. How wonderful and proud you must feel. What a fantastic accomplishment. I look forward to seeing the book in the local quilt shops. Thanks for sharing your moment.

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  23. That's GREAT!!! Congratulations, Terri!!! I want a signed copy. :)

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  24. Just got home from a day away and what should be at the door but my copy of the book. It is wonderful!!

    Now, I can't wait for my valentine to arrive.

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  25. Now I'm making a comment to see if you get spam without the Captcha. I hate those things, and if one doesn't go through, I just leave the blog entirely. So I would be delighted if blogger's spam catcher worked.

    With Wordpress, I seldom have a spam, and when Akismet is unsure, it holds the suspected emails for approval. All the comments come to me (I have 3 WP blogs) so if one is offensive, I catch it immediately. But only about twice in 6 or so years has anything gotten through.

    Now, I could add a bunch of urls here to see if this faux spam gets through, but I'm too lazy.

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  26. Congratulations to all of the artists involved who shared their talent and followed through on their commitment to make this book happen. I hope it sells enough copies so you can all meet in person to brainstorm for your next successful project! I'm impressed with your accomplishment!

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