Sunday, July 22, 2012

scrappy Sundays-our cover girl

Today Cheryl and I are wrapping things up in our scrappy Sunday series. We wanted to share the story of our cover girl, Sarah. When I've been out speaking about the book, a question that I get asked a lot is: "is that your daughter on the cover? or Cheryl's?" The answer is "nope!"
Sarah, the girl on the cover of our book, is the niece of a friend of Ruthmary Schauer, who is an account representative at C&T. When the photography folks were prepping for the photo shoot, there was a call for children who lived in that particular area. Ruthmary thought of Sarah and called on her to help. Sarah is a quiet and shy girl, not a model at all. At least she wasn't before this! We heard that it was a great boost to her self esteem and it ended up being a very good experience for her. (We think she did a fabulous job!)  Several of the folks at C&T who worked on the book signed a copy for Sarah. It was neat for Cheryl and myself to sign it for her as well when we were at quilt market. Thanks to Sarah in California, for being our cover girl and being a model for our book!
I'd like to say thanks to all of you for reading and following along with our scrappy Sundays posts! I hope that it was interesting to read some of the behind the scenes stuff involving our book. It was fun to share it with you!
isn't this a great photo? it's one of my favorites from the book!
To wrap things up, we'd like to host a linky party. If you made a quilt or project from the book, post about it and link up here. If you've already posted about it on your blog, just go ahead and link up! If you are just getting started, we'd love to see your scrap sorting/progress on scrap management. We would love to hear any scrappy testimonials you may have to share or any progress photos you may have. We want to see your scraps! There may be a few prizes up for grabs, too. If you needed a little incentive to join in. :) The linky party will close next Saturday night, July 28th.



15 comments:

Jamie Lee said...

Awesome! I am making Daydreams right now and will definitely link up. I love the book! It's the kind of book I actually will make something from, not just look at the pretty pages. I am making the quilt in Kona aqua and almost omitted the spine, but finally decided on a fabric so I put it in.

Rachel said...

Loved all of the views into the process and your worlds. Thanks for doing this!

Leigh Ann said...

Love the behind the scenes...the book came in the mail yesterday, I've read through already! You've inspired me to start tackling the tub o' scraps!

katiequilt said...

I have only recently discovered your blog, and I can't wait to get your book and make a quilt from it. They are charming.

Can you write a bit about how you pick fabrics for your stash? That is when you don't have a particular quilt in mind. I think your fabric choices really make the quilts.

Thanks for sharing all that you do.

Angela Nash said...

I want to second the suggestion to sort all your scraps by color. When I first started quilting and generating scraps, they all went in one bucket. After a while, I just wasn't using any of them! Once sorted by color, they were easy to grab and I love using them now.

Once problem after all the awesome inspiration of the book - I have a hard time tossing even the littlest scrap :)

Suzanne said...

I'm so glad you did the Sunday Series!

Zuzan said...

Thank you for sharing, the little girl is awesome in the book. Thank you for sharing all of this.

stufenzumgericht said...

Hi Amanda,
I've started the Wineleaves Pattern, the top is ready and now I'm working on the leaves. I've posted about it here:
http://stufenzumgericht.blogspot.de/2012/07/nahen-gegen-den-wetterfrust.html
And as a great fan of your book, I posted about it here:
http://stufenzumgericht.blogspot.de/2012/04/und-was-gibts-heute-bei-euch.html
I loved your Sunday Morning Quilts posts, they were so interesting and inspiring!
Take care, Martina

Mama Pea said...

It has been fun reading these, Amanda Jean. I hope I can start a scrap quilt someday soon. Like I said, I think I still need more scraps. Did I just say that out loud? :-)

Live a Colorful Life said...

I still think this is one of the best books I have in my library!

Jan said...

Thanks to your book, I made the scrap boxes and made 3 scrap quilts. I managed to use up all my 2.5 strips and just have pieces for string quilts left. I wouldn't have done it if my scraps hadn't of been separated into colors. Your ideas made it so easy and fun!!!! Thank you!

Jacqueline said...

I am in Australia and have just borrowed your book from my local library! Love it! Might have to buy my own copy. :-)

Creative Lady said...

Hi Amanda Jean, I did start organizing my scraps and have blogged about at http://www.quiltingandsewingarts.com/organizing-my-scraps/
Thanks for sharing the story about Sarah she did make a sweet model for the book.

Creative Lady said...

thank you for sharing Sarah's story

Ralitza said...

Love the cover story! She is the perfect model. Love the moody, relaxed and tranquil spirit in the pictures.