Friday, July 22, 2011

The Reveal

Keeping a secret is pretty hard for us to do, especially when it involves a project we have worked on for almost 20 months.  So, without further ado, we are so excited to announce that our book, Summer at the Lake, will be available in August!  This is the first book that we haven't published ourselves.  C&T Publishing agreed to publish our book for us.  The process, although long and tedious, was so much fun because of all of the people we worked with at C&T.  They tirelessly listened to us and made any changes we asked for without complaint.  We thought we would let you in on a little bit of the process.  We approached C&T by a somewhat unconventional method when we sent them a 'creative journal' expressing our vision for the book.
We envisioned a romantic set-up on the dock of the lake for the cover of the book. The working title changed along the way from 'Alpine Picnic' to Summer at the Lake.
Surprisingly, our Table of Contents remained nearly the same.

We included fabric samples.

We designed and made our Picnic Ant Pincushion as our first project.
We included a sketch and fabric samples of our proposed Picnic Tote.
More samples for the Indian Paintbrush Quilt. The drawing is enclosed in the envelope.
Drawings and ideas for the theme and appearance of the book.
The back cover with an envelope that opened to our written thoughts and ideas for the book.
The reveal...our finished book cover!

We don't have a copy of the book yet, but can hardly wait to hold it in our own hands! Summer at the Lake is available for pre-order at C&T, our website, and Amazon.
We want to thank Susanne, Deb, Carolyn, and the rest of the team at C&T Publishing.
We will be posting some sneak peeks in the coming weeks before the release of our book. Watch for a book give-away too.
Talk Later,
Susan and Sally


Anonymous said...

Susan & Sally - You girls are really talented. Loved your new additions to your blog. Phyllis

Simply Sproul said...

I must have those ants. How darling.

MsSchrader said...

the pictures make me want to spend some quiet time at a lake - a good place to work on my English paper piecing - relax and quilt at the same time

Marguerite said...

The bookcover is fabulous. It looks so fun; the quilt in the outdoor. Love to win a copy.

Mary Arntson said...

LOVE the cover of your new book!!!
And also the puppy on your blog.

Anonymous said...

I have fallen in love! I am not much of a blogger, but I have fallen in love with yours. You are soooo talented. I love your pics and your designs. Now I am anxious to visit your part of the world. It is beautiful. It would be fun to win your book on my birthday, but I have set my sights to visit there next year for #70!!!