Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Irish Chain Quilts - Sneak Peaks

So I have a few new Irish Chain Quilts book updates :)   First off the so-so news.  Because of issues with shipping on the West Coast that is so beyond anyones control,  my publishing date has been pushed back a bit.  My new release date is May 19th ;)  This means if you have pre-ordered a copy you will be getting it a little later, I am so sorry for this inconvenience.   I am focusing on the silver lining that now my book will be coming out right after Market, and that should be fun ;)  


And now, some of the super fun news to share about Irish Chain Quilts ;)  There are Sneak Peaks available now!!!!   It has been so hard not to be able to show anything . . .

But now, you can go to Martingale's website right here and click on Show Me More Images to see all of the quilts in the book!!!  Yup, not just the backs, the actual quilts!!



And, you can go to Amazon and click on the book to "look inside" and see several of the actual pages in the book which will give you a great feel of the layout, instructions, and diagrams ;)  It also included the Table of Contents, Intro pages, and this special Dedication.  I would never have been able to do this without the love and support of my amazing family!!


And, one final place where I get to share more . . . Yesterday I got to announce at the Quilt Walk Talk blog that I will be doing my first ever Trunk Show this summer at the Panguitch Quilt Walk!!!!   I can not begin to explain how excited I am for this!!!  EEEkkkk!!!  I will also be teaching 2 classes from the book and then my Back to Basics quilt ;)  So if you happen to be around the Southern Utah area June 11th through 13th you just might want to come join the fun :)


Ohhh,,  What a fun day to finally get to share some of the insides of Irish Chain Quilts!!!  I hope you love the quilts as much as I do ;)  More Irish Chain Quilts fun to come, I promise ;)



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21 comments:

  1. How exciting it will be when your book is officially released!! Your quilts look amazing! So beautiful!!
    Congratulations, Melissa!
    Susie

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  2. LOVE! Your quilts are all so fun and unique, love the personalities they all have. Congrats - waiting impatiently for publication!!

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  3. WOW, Melissa! Your quilts are great! I love them all and can't wait to get the book!

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  4. Congratulations on your success. Enjoy every minute.

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  5. I was not going to buy any more books, but this one is a "must have". Congratulations!

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  6. How exciting!!! Congratulations.

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  7. That quilt is crazy beautiful!

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  8. Congrats on the book release!!! I took a sneak peek of it on Amazon....sure do love what I see! May can't come soon enough!

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  9. Your talent is amazing. I love Irish Chains and never in a million years would it have occurred to me to "dress" it up as you have. Congratulations on a superb first book.
    How are you ever going to top it though? ;-)

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  10. Yay!!! I am so excited for you! I cannot wait to see this book!

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  11. Melissa, this is awesome! The quilts are superb!!!
    Esther

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  12. I just looked at the quilts on Martingale's site. Wow! What a unique take on an old concept. I just love those houses and circles in the applique section!

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  13. Wow! Your quilts are amazing! So much hard work! Congratulations, I'm sure your book will be a huge success!

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  14. Wow, congratulations on all your beautiful quilts. I'm such a sucker for anything with house prints - and when I saw your second to last (pg.19) quilt, well my heart melted. It especially became my favorite. Love it!!

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  15. I love Chain quilts too Melissa. And even though we have to wait a bit longer to get it, it's actually coming out in a good time, for me... as my birthday is in June :) It's going on my Amazon wish list right now. Great job!

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  16. The book looks great! Those darn ports on the west coast! In my real job they are wrecking havoc as well!
    Hopefully they will get the back log done and shipments back to normal!

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  17. I love what you've done to tweek the Irish Chain. I see several I want to try.

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  18. Thank you for sharing the link to your book with us. The illustrations are beautifully done. I appreciate the eye candy on this cold, dreary, snowy day.

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  19. Oh my goodness Melissa - the quilts in your book all look amazing. it is going to be very hard to choose which one i want to make first!
    Congrats on your Trunk Show! Woo hoo!

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa