Working on a Book!

I have exciting news! I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be writing a book on my Quilt as you Go technique. You may recall me posting several pictures of some quilts that use the technique (here, here & here). I also teach classes on it at the Stitch and Sew Studio in Seattle. It’s a modern and fresh take on Quilt as you Go that’s really simple, and best of all, super creative. My book won’t have cookie-cutter quilt patterns with precise cutting measurements; rather, I’ll be teaching the technique and illustrating how it can be applied so that you can create a one-of-a-kind quilt that’s all you. Think of it as ‘quilting-outside-of-the-box.’ 🙂

Spreading creativity and showing that quilting can be less daunting than it seems have been my goal as an artist, and the whole reason I started my blog. I am absolutely ecstatic to be writing this book so that I can further spread this creative and fun technique.

My book will be published through Stash Books for C&T Publishing. I’ve been a huge fan of their books, including the ones below (all of which I own). Stash Books are really easy to understand with beautiful photographs of fabulous quilts. These books have always given me so much inspiration. I never get tired looking at all of the beautiful photos and pretty fabrics. You can read more on the many different Stash Books at their blog.

My book should be available next year, which means I have to write my manuscript in 3 months and make all 15 quilts in 4 months. Yup, no kidding.  That being said, I better get to work…!

Happy Quilting 😉

14 Responses to Working on a Book!

  1. Anonymous May 2, 2013 at 8:26 pm #

    Congrats! How exciting!

  2. ✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ May 2, 2013 at 8:53 pm #

    Oh how fun! I will definitely get it. I love the idea it's not patterns, just techniques which fits my style to a t. I have all those books too:)

  3. Jean(ie) May 2, 2013 at 9:18 pm #

    I am so excited about this! I really need to head west and take one of your QAYG classes. It's a technique I want to learn, but no matter how much I read about it, it makes no sense to me. So a class would be important for me to learn.

    Writing a book is hard work. Don't forget to enjoy the process.

  4. cheap nfl nike jerseys May 3, 2013 at 9:02 am #

    Thanks for posting this.This is awesome!!

  5. Carol D. May 3, 2013 at 1:07 pm #

    Can't wait to see this one! Thank you.

  6. Patricia Lessell May 4, 2013 at 12:00 pm #

    This will be one to definitely add to my bookshelf.

  7. Iclal Bicer May 4, 2013 at 9:35 pm #

    çok güzel ellerinize sağlık. 🙂

  8. Nanci May 5, 2013 at 12:40 pm #

    Quilt as you go would definitely be on my list of must get as it is hard to make larger quilts on a regular machine. Cannot wait.

  9. Marysu May 5, 2013 at 11:27 pm #

    I am so happy to hear about this! I just "discovered" you last week, have already cut out the first of two Rainy Day quilts I'm going to make this summer, plus a Strawberry Fields Forever one, too! Love your stuff!! Rock on!!

  10. Shay May 8, 2013 at 11:14 pm #

    Hi Jera I couldn't find anywhere to email you. I have just opened up a fabric shop on Etsy, I was wondering if you would be interested in free fabric? Please email me at Thanks so much! -Shay

  11. drygoodsdesign May 9, 2013 at 5:12 pm #

    Jera! Congratulations – so happy and excited for you, much deserved!! Keli @ drygoods design

  12. Erlina Nono June 20, 2013 at 5:21 pm #

    Congratulations! Would love to get your book once it's out!

  13. Pam June 22, 2013 at 8:42 am #

    I think that I need to move to Seattle. All the time that i have been following your blog I never looked at your tutorials. I am now working my way through them. Your book is eagerly awaited.

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