A Big Announcement!

One year ago in March, everything changed. The week happened something like this:

Sunday: My husband had recently resigned from his job to pursue writing full-time.

Wednesday: I was called into a meeting at work. My co-workers and I joked, “This is probably the day we’ll lose our jobs.” We gathered into a crowded, makeshift conference room on the first floor. The meeting was no longer than 5 minutes, with one announcement. Yep, we were all probably losing our jobs.

Friday: I was eagerly prepping for a Indy Modern Quilt Guld retreat at my house. Cleaning, sorting the door prizes (my favorite part!), cooking a bit. In between preparations, I received a voicemail which changed everything. “Lindsay, we’ve been trying to reach you. Give me a call, because we want to move forward with your book proposal!”

I am honored, humbled and so very grateful to announce that I wrote a book!

Modern Bee: 13 Quilts to Make with Friends, will release October 1, 2013 with Stash Books/C&T Publishing. For me, this project marries some of my favorite things: modern quilting, community and celebrating the work of creative individuals! Quilting TOGETHER. Creative oneness. Coming together to do something that none of us could do on our own.

Someday soon, I’ll share more about the process of putting this book together. I didn’t do it alone, but with the help of some very talented contributors!

I’ve set up a little website so you can learn more about the book, the amazing quilters and some HUGE news that I cannot wait to share. The book is also available for pre-sale on Amazon!


Let’s celebrate with a giveaway! Leave any old comment on this post (you can let me know if you’ve ever quilted with a bee) and I’ll choose one random winner to receive a FQ bundle of Textures by Angela Walters for Art Gallery Fabrics.

Giveaway open in the U.S. and ends Wednesday, 4/3! Giveaway closed. Congrats to #45, Lisa! Second winner chosen: #178: Elaine!


I’m Lindsay Conner, and welcome to my sewing home! I am a modern quilter, author, editor, pattern designer, wife, and mom. I use this space to share my latest projects, tutorials, and patterns!