13 March, 2008

Buy The Book

I'm not an impulsive shopper, ordinarily. Last month when Quiltkeemosabe and I were strolling around the vendor's mall at Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival we happened by a woman sitting behind a display of these books, piled high on a folding table. She had some small, stitched, samples of the projects found within this catalog. I was intrigued by the samples and stopped to look at the fruit "tart" pincushion. I quickly learned that the woman was Meg Cox, the author. She was enthusiastic, engaging and convincing, a former writer for the Wall Street Journal she had me reaching for my wallet to purchase this book that wasn't even on my shopping list! She explained how she researched the book, how she interviewed the quilters, and how it was the one and only comprehensive quilter's guide book. I succumbed to her expert salesmanship and placed it in the tote bag with the rest of my haul. Later that evening, in the motel room, I began reading through the first chapter, the author's own quilt history. I was happy that I'd shopped "off" my list. The more I read, the happier I was. This is a good book, a valuable resource to have on your bookshelf at home! I recommended it to a friend and she searched the same vendors mall the next day, after I was headed home. She called to tell me that she was frustrated and empty-handed after spending much time searching for the book to no avail. Finally she bumped into a woman with the book in her hand; after inquiring where she'd found it, the woman confessed that she was the author and it was the very last copy that she'd brought! In fact, Meg was leaving the event and on her way back to her room at the time, she happily agreed to sell it to my friend, lightening her load. They made a quick deal, right there on the spot! My friend won't be disappointed that she went the extra mile; neither will you! Go ahead... make an impulsive purchase!

9. Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects
over time; don't lump the hard things all together.
Life is Good!

13 comments:

Libby said...

Looks like a very handy book.

gwen said...

Thank you for the recommendation of the book.
I am following your progress with the Sundance with much interest and I can see that you have already improved a lot. I can see a lot more children quilts beeing quilted here! A child needs a lot more than one quilt, right?! Take care.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Ah shucks, really? Ok! I'm sold.

Twisted my arm, can't you see?

Human Pretzel Love, *karendianne.

Nancy said...

Hmmmm, I wonder if I can get it at the Lancaster Show. Have added to Wish List at Amazon, just in case not.

n, np

Juliann in WA said...

I impulsively bought new shoes yesterday! I am loving those little gems at the end of your posts lately.

Salem Stitcher said...

But I was so good at Mid-Atlantic! Maybe that should be my reward!

CONNIE W said...

Looks like a book I would enjoy. I wonder if the big chain booksellers carry it...going to check and see. Thanks.

Shelina said...

It's not at the library. It does look like a great book though.

BusybeeDebQuilts said...

Congratulations, on the new grandbaby! And thank you for the recommendation on the book!

Deb

atet said...

Ooh -- I'm going to have to try and find a copy of that book to look at :0). I'm playing catch up (again) so let me say congrats on your baby grandson :0). Trains and trucks galore! Sundance (or is is Sundance2?) looks like such fun to play with :0).

meggie said...

A great book, by the looks of it.
How beautiful your daughter looks, & how exciting to having a little Grandson!!

Katie said...

She spoke at our guild last month and I really enjoyed it! (Capital Quilters, Raleigh) A great book too!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

You're right - GREAT BOOK! What a find.