January 25, 2009

Being the fourteenth in a series of posts about a book proposal, from concept to print.

Click on the category ‘A journey to a book’ in the left sidebar to bring up all of the posts in the series.

My tech editor Robin had suggested a few photos to go with the introductory material about fabrics, tools, and notions. Great! She asked me what I would include and I send her my preferred list. They didn’t have everything in-house so I promised to send some spools of my favorite thread and a pair of my favorite scissors.

Hmmm… my scissors have puppy teeth marks in them and the only unstarted spools of thread I had were in dull uninteresting colors. I ordered a few pretty colors of thread on-line and had them sent directly to Robin to organize for the photographer. And, whilst at the E.E. Schenck warehouse party during Spring Market in Portland, I had thrown a new pair of scissors into my cart ‘just in case,’ so I dispatched those to Robin as well.

Stay tuned!
Quilt Puppy Publications & Designs

P.S. My favorite tools and notions for hand and machine appliqué aren’t mentioned in the book, so I’ve created an information sheet.


Click to download a pdf copy.

Until next time,
Quilt Puppy Publications & Designs


2 Responses to “A journey to a book ~ Part 14”

  1. Deborah on January 26th, 2009 2:32 pm

    Interesting, I’m wondering what a “tech editor” is. And I can just picture the scissors with teeth marks. :)

  2. Kay on January 26th, 2009 4:30 pm

    Different publishing houses may use different terminology, but at Martingale my technical editor was the one I worked very closely with in terms of putting forth great information, structure, organization, writing, and illustrations — from first draft all the way though to when the book went to print. I got a great one, too :).

    Thanks for asking!