Good Morning, Quilters!
When I read other blogs, one of my favorite things to read is the “Behind the Scenes” posts. So today, I’d like to share a few photos from my recent photography session with Martingale, held in my Minnesota studio.
The photography for my first two books, Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 and MORE Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 was done “in-house” at Martingale’s office in Washington. However, because this book is totally different–a series of lessons and projects–the editor decided it would be better to do the photo shoot in my studio.
Time to Clean
Imagine if a photography team was coming to YOUR studio!? I spent hours cleaning, rearranging…
and finding lost things!
The Photography Team
Jennifer decided what should be photographed and kept us all on track. Adam did all of the photography including composing the shots and Jason was in charge of the computer.
My job was to find the appropriate samples (there were more than 200!), make sure the quilts were photo-ready and explain what part of the sample demonstrated the lesson best. I also did some stitching for the camera!
Long Work Days
We worked for nearly three days. It was hard work for me…not because it was physically demanding, but because it required full focus for hours at a time. I am not used to that much structure anymore-LOL!
I learned a lot about the editorial process and I picked up some photography tips along the way.
The Quilts in Photos
It was really, really exciting to see the quilts and projects on the computer and imagine how they will look in the finished book!
I am extremely grateful to “The Team” for their talent and professionalism!
What’s Next for THE Book?
The Book is written and the first round of editing is complete, samples are stitched and photographed…so what is next?
Back in Washington…
- Photos will be edited,
- Illustrations are being prepared
- More copy editing
- Front and back cover photographs,
- Book paper and binding chosen,
- Final reviews and edits…
Then to print!!!
I can’t even imagine self-publishing a quilting book!!!
Back in my Minnesota Studio
It’s been nearly three weeks since Martingale finished photography here and my sewing room still looks like this:
Yup…that’s my story and I’m sticking to it! You don’t want to see what’s behind the scene today!
(Maybe I should pretend a photography team is coming more often!?)
What about YOU?
How would you feel about a photographer coming into YOUR studio?
Have YOU written a quilt book?
Have you ever thought about writing a quilt book?
Are YOU interested in knowing about my writing process?
We’d LOVE to hear!
May YOUR sewing room always be clean enough to find what you’re looking for and no cleaner!
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