Improv Handbook ~ Release Delayed Until May 5
For all of you who have been waiting patiently for your pre-ordered copy of The Improv Handbook For Modern Quilters to arrive this week, you may have been notified that the release date has been pushed from March 17 to May 5.
Apparently there were some irregularities with the binding on some of the books. Many were fine but others were not up to the publisher's standards. Because the quality of the first printing was spotty, the folks at STC Craft decided to reprint. Thus the delay.
I am happy that my publisher cares so much about the quality of their product to insist on a reprint. It's a thoughtfully designed book, with amazing quilts, ground breaking content, and stunning photography. They expect every aspect of the book to meet a high standard of beauty and function.I hope for all of you who have pre-ordered, it will be worth the wait. And just so you know you are not alone, I'm waiting for my copies too! If you haven't done so already, enter the pre-order giveaway here. I've extended the entry date until May 5.
BTW - these are all preview images from The Improv Handbook. If you want to see more, check out the newly posted LOOK INSIDE preview on Amazon.
All images from The Improv Handbook are copyrighted (c) 2015 Sara Remington unless otherwise noted, and all text and illustrations (c) 2015 Sherri Lynn Wood, and can not be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means without written permission from the publisher Stewart, Tabori, & Chang.
Copies Available at March & April Signing Events
If you really want to get your hands on a copy before May 5, STC Craft/Abrams is hand-picking the perfect books from the original printing and making them available at all of my speaking, teaching and signing events between now and the new release date. There will be quality books available at the following events, and I will be signing copies!
March 27, Stitch Modern 2015 Exhibition Opening, Oakland, CA. I will be signing copies at the opening from 6-9PM.
April 16-18, Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild. I will be signing copies at their guild meeting on Thursday, April 16 from 7-9PM, and teaching two one-day workshops on the 17th & 18th.
April 30 & May 1, A Gathering Of Stitches, Portland ME.
On Thursday, April 30 from 6-8PM, I will be presenting a talk on Improvisational Process and Patchwork and signing books.
On Friday, May 1 from 9AM-4PM I will be facilitating a very special one-day workshop on Improvisational Quilting From A Score, which was a huge hit at QuiltCon (workshop recap). This workshop will be limited to TEN participants. Typically I'm working with 25 students at a time, so this is a rare opportunity to explore and improvise in an intimate setting with more focus given to each person.
For those who want to make it a weekend affair and continue to explore on their own, the workshop will be followed by two days of open sewing at the AGOS studio space, I highly recommend this event for those of you who would relish a mini sewing retreat in the midst of the scenic and bustling port town of Portland Maine. Sign up with a couple of friends today!