March 7, 2011

This morning I got up and did the happy dance.

For me this looks like jumping up and down while doing the twist. I am not normally much of a morning person, especially before coffee, but I was celebrating the fact that today is the official publication day for Inspired by Tradition: 50 Appliqué Blocks in 5 Sizes!


Here’s the Table of Contents, beautifully presented by That Patchwork Place‘s book designer.


Here are a few more blocks.

Six blocks from Inspired by Tradition

Six blocks from Inspired by Tradition

Some more very cool news: Pat Sloan has invited me to be a guest on her Creative Talk Radio show on March 21! That should be so fun, as Pat is a relaxed, outgoing person and totally easy to talk to. There will be giveaway goodness associated with this event, so be sure to mark your calendars.

The next day, I’m kicking off Book-A-Round 2, a 10-day tour visiting other quilting bloggers. Each one will feature something a little different about Inspired by Tradition. More giveaway goodness, as a copy of the book will be offered in a drawing at each stop of the tour. Mark your calendars for March 22-31, and stay tuned for more information.


I’ve got the new book up on my website now. Many of you have been following this story of another book for over a year now. In celebration of this long-awaited day, and to say thanks, I’d like to offer blog readers a coupon for $2.00 off orders from my website. Use coupon code BLOG2 during checkout. Coupon expires March 31, 2011.

Still got happy feet,
By Kay Mackenzie


18 Responses to “It’s publication day!!”

  1. Sherri D on March 7th, 2011 1:25 pm

    Congratulations Kay! The book is lovely looking! Do you autograph copies purchased through you?
    I will try to win one on the blog hop, but will save my pennies to buy a copy, just in case! I can’t resist this one!

    A new reader

  2. SewLindaAnn on March 7th, 2011 5:46 pm

    Congratulations!! Looking forward to the blog hop, they are so fun and enlightening.

  3. Marcia Kosturock on March 7th, 2011 6:27 pm

    Whooohoooo! Congratulations!

  4. Linda & Monkey on March 8th, 2011 5:54 am

    Wow. Everything about it is appealing. The cover is fresh and inviting, and it looks like a wonderful variety of blocks. Congratulations, Kay!

  5. Kay on March 8th, 2011 6:29 am

    Thank you one and all! Sherri, yes I sign everything that goes out from my website, that is fun for me :).


  6. Kat on March 8th, 2011 10:10 am

    I got an e-mail from Amazon saying my pre-ordered copy would be late in arriving…new date is March 30-April 4…I pre-ordered way back first of November..I am very excited about this book. I love the cd’s…and the designs..well, I am a fan!

  7. Sarah Vee on March 8th, 2011 1:35 pm

    Yay for you, Kay! AND for us:) Looking forward to hearing you chat with Pat, too!!

  8. Tracy on March 8th, 2011 4:36 pm

    Woo Hoo! Congratulations Kay!

  9. Kim Jamieson-Hirst on March 8th, 2011 6:41 pm

    Congratulations, Kay! Another one under your belt. Looking forward to the blog tour.

  10. Donna on March 9th, 2011 12:30 pm

    Awesome – looking forward to your talk with Pat – I’mm of that day so I’ll be able to listen live! :-) Congrats on your new book – looking forward to getting a copy soon!

  11. Mary on Lake Pulaski on March 10th, 2011 6:35 pm

    Congratulations Kay!

  12. Maritza on March 11th, 2011 1:36 am

    Felicitaciones por el nuevo libro. Me encanta tu blog porque me gusta mucho el appliqué. Desde ahora seré tu seguidora. Un beso

  13. VickiT on March 11th, 2011 10:09 am

    How exciting for you AND us as well. This looks like an awesome book to own. Congratulations on your book and all the exciting things coming up like being on Pat’s show.

  14. Kay on March 14th, 2011 8:09 am

    Thank you everyone! I appreciate your support so much.

    Maritza, muchas gracias! Entendí todo menos ‘seguidora.’ He utilizado Google Translate y gracias por ser una seguidora de mi blog!

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  16. Sharon Griffith on March 20th, 2011 5:20 am

    Congratulations Kay the book looks wonderful. I will be listening on Pat’s show on Monday. Thank you for offering a prize

  17. Sharon Didio on March 23rd, 2011 5:34 am

    I am just beginning to do applique and would love to have a copy of this book.

  18. Kay on March 23rd, 2011 5:41 am

    Hi Sharon! Be sure to go on the virtual book tour and enter the drawing at each stop of the way! Start At All About Appliqué every day and I’ll send you off on the tour. Good luck!