A huge thank you to all those who have helped to make the publication of my second novel, The Forgotten Seamstress, such a success.
At the heart of this novel is a patchwork quilt, and I was incredibly lucky that quilt expert Lynne Edwards agreed to help me create Maria’s Quilt. The Quilter magazine Spring 2014 has articles by myself and Lynne about our collaboration. The Quilter is the quarterly membership magazine of The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles. Find out more at www.quiltersguild.org.uk.
To learn more about the quilt and how it was devised, click here.If you are a quilter or quilt group and would like to have a go at making Maria’s Quilt, the instructions are here. NOTE: it will make much more sense when you’ve read the book!
I shall be out and about over the coming weeks doing talks and signings (for more events please click here) and would love to see you. These include:
- Saturday 8th March 4 – 7pm: informal talks with aspiring women writers at The Waiting Room, off Queen’s Street, Colchester. Free event for International Women’s Day.
- Saturday 5th April 1- 4pm : talk for The Warner Textile Archive at Braintree town hall, Essex. Contact Archive for tickets £5.
- Saturday 12th April at 2.15: book talk for South and East Essex Embroiderers Guild at The Balmoral Community Centre, Salisbury Avenue, Westcliffe on Sea
- Wednesday 16th April at 8pm: silk history and book talk for Boxted History Group at Boxted Village Hall, Colchester