The very awesome Pat Sloan has invited me to be a guest on her American Patchwork & Quilting Radio show this Monday afternoon, May 14.

Guest on American Patchwork & Quilting Radio, Hosted by Pat Sloan. Click here to learn more.We’ll be gabbing about my new book and whatever else comes to mind. This a live broadcast (no pressure, ack) and you can listen in real time on your computer, subscribe by iTunes (search American Patchwork & Quilting), or download the show later to a player.

The show airs at 3:00 p.m. Eastern time, so translate for your own time zone. For me here on the west coast it’ll be 1:00 p.m. But no worries; if you miss the live action, you can always listen to it later.

I’m looking forward to chatting with Pat! Just click one of the images above to be whisked away to APQ Radio!

Until then,
Kay
By Kay Mackenzie

Tuesday was the Official Publication Day for Scrap-Appliqué Playground. Happy dancing, happy dancing! It doesn’t get much more exciting for an author than that!

The publisher, Martingale, recently launched a wonderful new blog called Stitch This! (You’ll want to subscribe.)

I’m so excited that today there’s a post by Karen Johnson of the marketing team, in which she recounts her eagerness to visit the Playground, and the fun she had on her first trip! I couldn’t love it more. It’s so cool, you have to go and see. Not only that, they’re giving away a copy of the eBook hot off the digital presses!
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My copies are en route, in fact Brown should be paying me a visit later today. Just as soon as I have them in hand I’ll be updating my website, hopefully as early as tonight.

They’re here! The new book is now available on my website, kaymackenzie.com!

Martingale sent me this button. Notice the new birdy logo. Very cute.

Back soon,
Kay
By Kay Mackenzie

Today’s the third of three days at home before schlepping off to another show. I love it! Despite all the driving, hauling, setting up, tearing down, bumps, bruises, etc., I still smile and say, “Best job I ever had!”

This weekend is “Springtime in the Valley” put on by the San Joaquin Valley Quilters’ Guild of Fresno, California. It’s at the Golden Palace, Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 10-4. If you’re in that area, I hope to see you at the show.

My advance copy of Scrap-Appliqué Playground arrived, and it’s so purty! It’s kind of like a miracle when you’re finally holding a book in your hand that started out as an idea in your head.

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See you next week!

Until then,
Kay
By Kay Mackenzie

The new book that I’m working on for That Patchwork Place now has an official name! Not only that, it has a cover!

Meet Scrap-Appliqué Playground.

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This is something different for me. My previous two with TPP were block books. This one is more of a concept, method, and project book. It’s also different because the fabrics and the projects are rather fresh and modern compared to my usual look. In fact I heard that when the projects were spread out on the table for the committee, they said, “Kay Mackenzie sent these…???” That’s funny. Different again in that all of the work is done by machine. Not bad for a girl who started out doing everything by hand! I enjoyed working differently a whole bunch.

Look for Scrap-Appliqué Playground in April 2012. I’ll be hosting a Book-A-Round, so stay tuned!

Until next time,
Kay
By Kay Mackenzie

I’ve been working like a demon… like a DEMON, on another book for That Patchwork Place. That’s right, the ink is hardly dry on Inspired by Tradition and I’m almost ready to turn in all the materials for another. I love being able to say that :). But man, my right shoulder is killing me from working on the illustrations. Some 60 of ’em! Time to take a break.

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I’m putting out a call for appliqué topics! Leave a comment and let me know what it is about appliqué (any kind) that you would like to see some information on. If I’ve already written about it, I’ll dig it up for you. If I know anything about it, I’ll put it on my list. If I don’t know anything about it, I’ll do my best to find somebody who does.

If you’re subscribed by email, resist the temptation to click “Reply.” Instead, click on the title of the post, “Call for topics,” to go to the blog. Leave your comment at the bottom of the post. That way we can all see what everybody’s interested in!

Until next time,
Kay
By Kay Mackenzie