Saw this magazine cover on the news stand the other day...
It piqued my interest, but more, it made me giggle...out loud! You see, I am finally allowed to share my secret with you guys...
Back in December of 2014, Christmas Day to be exact, I got an exciting email from Julie Sefton of Tennessee who blogs over at Me & My Quilts- Exploring The Possibilities. She invited me to be part of something BIG!
Julie had made an award winning quilt called SEE ROCK CITY, an original, free pieced quilt made up of several barns. Perhaps you've seen it? It's awesome! Anyway, she was in the middle of writing a book that would teach folks how to build their own free pieced barns and needed a group of people to test her process AND to build her some barns for the books gallery. I was honoured to learn that friend Lynne over at The Patchery Menagerie, who is great friends with Julie, had tossed my name into the ring of potential free piecers referred to as the SSOBB, or "The Secret Society of Barn Builders".
I know the SSOBB is not as famous as The Knights Templar or the Freemasons but when I got that email I jumped at the chance to join! I loves me a good challenge ya know!! I'm not certain if the bigger challenge though was in the creation of my barns or in keeping this a secret for so long!
Did you happen to notice the SSOBB badge over on the right side of my blog appear the other week?
The book is being printed by AQS as we speak and is set to launch mid April, so we're finally allowed to share the news! Go ahead, check us out and read more about what we've been working on. There are 15 charter members in all and most of us are bloggers. We'll be having a blog hop soon to spread the news and share our work. This has been such an exciting project for all of us.
I can't wait for my turn to come to show you what I contributed...but more, I can't wait to get my paws on a copy of this book!