Andi Reynolds here, sniffing wonderful things in the air. It’s not just Spring—it’s the start of Show Season in the Quilt world. A most exciting time!
Next week AQS will host the first of four shows in 2011. We will be at the Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, March 16 – 19.
Being at each AQS quilt show is always exciting for me, because as the executive book editor for AQS, I get to meet so many creative people with such interesting ideas. If you have given some thought to writing a quilt book, come to the quilt show and see me! Bring just an idea or a full-blown proposal or anything in between.
My office will be the Susquehanna Board room, which is on the fourth floor of the Marriott at Penn Square. The Marriott and convention center are attached; just use the hotel’s elevators and you’ll find me.
If you’d like to talk about a book idea, you can prepare in advance by reviewing our proposal guidelines, click here
to read or print the guidelines.
You can also attend my lecture, Quilt Book Publishing 101, which will be Thursday, March 17 (Happy St. Patrick’s Day!) from 12 pm to 1 pm in the Southern Market Council Chamber. Southern Market is across Vine Street from the convention center. Ask for Lecture # 42805 at the Workshop Desk at the show.
Later that afternoon, also at Southern Market, I will moderate the Author’s Roundtable
. From 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm come hear what four AQS authors have to say about what it’s like to publish with AQS. This is your time to ask all the nitty-gritty questions you can think of about what it is like to write a quilt book. Invited authors are Kathie Alyce (Flip Flop Block Quilts
); Dianne S. Hire (Vivacious Curvy Quilts
); Sally Terry (Pathways from Quilt Top to Quilted
); and Sue Nickels (Machine Quilting: A Primer of Techniques
). Ask for Special Event # 42201—it’s free.
Both events should help explain the process of becoming an AQS author, but you don’t need to attend them to talk with me. Walk-ins are welcome, or you may make an appointment by Friday, March 11 by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can always ask for me at the Workshop Desk, too.
I hope to see you soon in Lancaster!