I've gotten better at keeping secrets to myself, so if they some how fall through, I'm not embarrassed. Well, this is something that I can keep secret no longer!
I've written an e-book. It didn't start out that way... it started as in inspirational guide or pamphlet, and turned into a full size book. It's called How to Enter the World of Textiles: For the Quilting Industry.
Since I started designing fabric, my inbox has been filled to the brim with questions from peeps who too want to design. It's difficult to respond to every email, and difficult to respond in a way that is actually helpful, and not continually allusive. My thinking for the book was this: there are books that tell you how to get published, there are books that tell you how to get your work into galleries, there are books for everything under the sun; why shouldn't there be a book for this tiny specific specialized market, that seems so hard to break into.
No reason, there should be.
So, this e-book is my best effort in helping everyone who is interested in designing fabric for a manufacturer in the quilting industry. It does not teach you how to design fabric, but rather tells you what to design and present to a manufacturer. Like the title says, "How to Enter the World..."
When my Mom and I were just getting started in the industry, someone said that they would throw us a bone. It wasn't great but it was something. Well, I want to throw everyone who is interested a proverbial bone. I want you to meet your goals, and do the things you dream of doing, and if one of your desires is to design fabric, then this book will answer the questions that you need answered to get started.
I will release it for purchase and download Monday February 1st, and eventually you can order a hard copy if you desire. That shouldn't follow too far behind. But it's my hope that this book can be of some assistance.
Here's the cover for your viewing pleasure. Also, Amy Schimler has written a beautiful foreword.
Have a great week everyone!