I’m still a bit stricken by the things that count as “work” here, and my recent stint choosing images from our fall books to populate our galleries was no exception. While there are certainly worse ways to spend an afternoon than thumbing through new advance copies, picking the loveliest images from a group of extremely lovely images is more difficult than you would think!
In addition to choosing eye-catching photos and illustrations, it was important to cull a good variety of projects. Our fall list is so dynamic, and we wanted to make sure we really showcased each book’s scope, without showing so much that we risked dampening the excitement of discovery when the real book was flipped through for the very first time.
This process really allowed me to get to know these books inside and out (since the writing and editing process had been completed before I began working here) and think strategically about why I liked certain aspects of each. After all, we’re these books’ first champions, and it’s important to be able to articulate that!
Whether you fancy outfitting yourself in a vintage modern wardrobe or your home in whimsical illustrations, knitting and crocheting things for all of the cute babies (or adults) in your life, or merely want to acquaint yourself with the life of one of quilting’s greats, there’s a little bit for everyone. So why don’t you take a peek, and leave a comment telling us which images captivate you!