It’s Book Launch Day for Machine Quilting With Style!!

Today is a special day for a couple of reasons. First of all, it’s my daughter’s birthday and she was able to have a great party yesterday with all her friends, since there was no school. Secondly, my book releases today! Yippee!!

I made sure to keep these very special events separate but let my daughter know how awesome it was that my first book came out on her birthday, so I would always remember the date! I have to admit that it’s been a source of pride when I’ve caught her on the couch reading it. πŸ™‚

jenna_readingJenna made her first quilt with me when she was 8 years old. Now she loves to draw and write!

My family is super important to me, which is why I dedicated the book to them:

dedicationThe dedication is the first set words I composed for the book back in 2013.

I am in love with the photography, layout and graphic design in this book. Honestly, the main reason I decided to go with a publisher when writing a book is because of how awesome they are able to make everything look! I about cried, when I opened up the inside cover pages. And it just gets better from there…

inside_coverInside cover pages from Machine Quilting With Style, photography by Brent Kane

Here are a few ways you can purchase your copy:

Blog Hop Coming Soon!

Save the date – I will be hosting a blog hop to showcase all of the quilts from September 14-26. Be sure to check my blog later in the week for details and the complete blog hop schedule.


As a first time author I was a little nervous with how the book writing process would go and I kept waiting for it to get hard or for something to go terribly wrong. However, everything went so smoothly and I’m so proud of the team at Martingale for the work they’ve done to produce this book. I’m happy to say that I enjoyed every step of the process and would gladly do it again!

Bonus Giveaway!

My publisher, Martingale, has been so amazing to work with throughout this whole process. Today, they are hosting a giveaway for an ecopy of the book. Pop on over to their blog to enter!

21 thoughts on “It’s Book Launch Day for Machine Quilting With Style!!

  1. JulieAnn says:

    So happy for you, Christa! You can achieve anything you set your mind on.

    Unfortunately, I also ordered from Amazon and just got an email stating October 8 as the earliest shipping date. So glad you are doing the Blog Hop while I’m waiting!!!

  2. Kathy Potts says:

    Congratulations Christa!!! I can’t wait for my signed copy to arrive!! When I started quilting eons ago I was all into the traditional blocks, but in the last couple of years have become more and more drawn to the modern look, thanks in a big part to following you and your progress through quiltalongs, your fmq, and now your book. Well done!!

  3. Karen says:

    How wonderful, Christa! What a beautiful book and such an inspiring dedication. Congratulations to Jenna, Ryan, Jason, Jr. and Jason for all the ways they helped you as you learned the ins and outs of quilting, retail and, now, publishing. WELL DONE, all you Watsons! (Jenna, you need to make sure that your mom has her next 2 books come out on Ryan’s and Jason’s birthdays! πŸ™‚

  4. Susan says:

    Congratulations Christa. I’ve ordered my signed copy of your book today. I am looking forward to seeing it, and to learning from you. I will watch for the blog-hop.

  5. Cathy says:

    Just received an email from Amazon that the shipping on your book will be delayed. 😦 I’ve had it pre-ordered since June 12. Guess I’ll have to live vicariously through the blog!

    • Christa says:

      No to worry – that just means Amazon sold through their first shipment that they preordered from the publisher, which is a GOOD thing!! They should be getting more soon. πŸ™‚

  6. Amy says:

    Congratulations on launching! May it be a blast! (Sorry, I’m feeling punny today.) Today is my daughter’s birthday as well, she’s 9. I’m glad to have a small part in your launch activities for a great book!

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