My Book is Now Available for Pre-Order!!

It’s real – it’s really real! My book is now available for pre-order on Amazon! So before I faint with excitement, please allow me to tell you a little something about it… 🙂


My book is called Machine Quilting With Style: From Walking-Foot Wonders to Free-Motion Favorites. That’s quite a mouthful, but I couldn’t be more thrilled! As many others have said, it really is like birthing another child, complete with restlessness, anxiety and weight gain, LOL! 🙂 The “due” date is mid-September, about a month after my own birthday, so I really couldn’t ask for a better present.

It’s been a dream of mine to write a book since I began quilting many years ago, and the perfect opportunity came at just the right time. I had returned home from the first QuiltCon on fire with the desire to share my passion for quilting with a many people as possible. Coupled with my new-found love of the modern aesthetic, all the stars aligned in the best possible way to create this book.


Promotional information by the incredibly talented marketing team at Martingale.

Machine Quilting With Style includes patterns for 12 quilts with step-by-step instructions on how to machine quilt them. It also includes a large section on setting yourself up for successful machine quilting, with plenty of motifs to practice. There are a total of 112 pages, and I’m so grateful to Martingale (aka That Patchwork Place) for believing in my vision and allowing me to write the book I was meant to write.

Now that the hurdle of writing and editing is over, I get to engage in the fun part: promoting the book, talking to shop owners about it, creating classes around it, and getting to share it with as many people as possible. I’m pretty sure I enjoy the “social” aspect of quilting just as much as the actual making. 🙂

book-editingThis is what book editing looks like!

Machine Quilting With Style is available for pre-order on Amazon at a discount off the cover price, which is always nice. You can also purchase it from your local quilt shop or favorite bookstore later this summer, or ask them to preorder you a copy when they attend quilt market this spring.

If you’d like to pre-order a signed copy directly from me, it’s just a few dollars more, and I’ll ship mid-September as soon as they come in.

Ok – I’d best get started on the next one, now! (Kidding-not-kidding!)

29 thoughts on “My Book is Now Available for Pre-Order!!

  1. Heather French says:

    Congratulations on the book Christa!  I knew the day I met you, you would  be accomplishing great things in the wonderful world of quilting.  I’ll preorder from you.  Heather French

  2. Linda H. says:

    So happy for you to have this incredible experience! As you know, I went through it too, but it was nine long years ago. I know you’ll do a great job of promoting the book, and enjoying the fun that goes with it. Hope you sell lots and lots!

  3. Kathy says:

    Congratulations, Christa! I just clicked to pre-order your new book and am looking forward to receiving it!! I’m sure there will be many hours of fun reading and sewing!

  4. Kristy Daum says:

    How Fabulous, very proud of you and all that you’ve accomplished. You certainly win the award for “Following Through”, whenever you put your mind to something. I can’t wait to be a part of your social media publicity.

  5. Dawn says:

    Congratulations! I can only imagine how great you are feeling about this accomplishment. Your book looks and sounds great.

  6. Sandy says:

    Congratulations, Christa! This is wonderful news! (Oh, and as an aside, I like your taste in pin cushions — I made the same one to have beside my machine, too. LOL!)

  7. Jane says:

    How exciting! Congratulations Christa! I know you’ve been waiting for this for a long time.

    What a shame your post came two days after I sent a friend to your website for tips on quilting on a home machine. Hopefully she checks back in. She told me she really enjoyed it and feels a lot more confident going in to her first project now.

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