Friends at Martingale & Comany

Posted on January 4th, by Amy in books, Modern Basics. 19 comments

In making preparations for our trip to Washington, I knew that a trip to Martingale was in order!  Having worked with these ladies to publish and now begin marketing my book, there’s been lots of emails, but no face to face meeting.  So we fixed it!  Grandpa volunteered to stay home and play with the kids while Joe, my mom, sister and I had a field trip.

Can you see the rain?  Ya, it was a very wet day!

Karen gave us the tour and introduced us to people around the office.

There are quilts hanging on all the walls!  This one is from Marie Osmond’s Heartfelt Giving: Sew and Quilt for Family and Friends just out last month.

We also were able to meet the in-house photographer and see where he brings projects to life, and always gets a great shot!

There was another wall, that he paints often to get the right color for backdrops.  Often, like every other week, day…whatever it takes!

We ended our tour in the book room, where returned books are available at a “steep” discount.  My mom and I each selected 5 titles!

For now I am anxiously awaiting the advance copy of my own book.  Honestly, I’m trying really hard to not be impatient!  Just over a month and it will be shipping everywhere – I’m a little excited!

What are you excited about!?


19 thoughts on “Friends at Martingale & Comany

  1. How exciting, Amy! Best of luck with your book! I’m excited about some bag and quilt patterns I’m working on. I mean, so excited that I can’t think about anything else!

  2. I’m excited for you as well! It’s always wonderful getting an affirmation of one’s creative abilites. And to be so blessed with a book coming out… I’d be jumping out of my skin.

    I’m excited about so many things. I’m in a new town, found a great modern guild, found a friendly LQS, and most of all — I have a grandbaby scheduled to make her debut in February!

    What more could a woman ask for in excitement!

  3. Hey Amy – Thanks for the inside view. I have a book coming out next week. It’s sitting in Martingale’s warehouse ready for the release date. I can certainly relate to your excitement. If you’re interested, I would love to include you in my book blog tour. the Book is Quilt Fiesta- Surprising designs from Mexican Tiles.

  4. Verry cool!!!!!!!!! I can’t wait for the book to come out either I’m so excited for you and the family I know they will all be so excited to actually see mom’s had work in finished product.

  5. Amy, that must have been so exciting to see the behind the scenes… you must be bursting at the seams with excitement! A month to go, we look forward to the unveiling!

  6. Looks like y’all had a fun tour! It’s so sad– Martingale is literally down the street from me now, and I still haven’t managed to visit. I really need to to that!

    I’m excited about sitting down and doing some stitching– getting back into a routine, post-holidays. :)

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