The Book Launch!!!!

Well we did it! The book launch was fabulous! Many people came out on a foggy winter’s night to help celebrate the publication of my first novel. We began our program with the MC – Skip MacArthur welcoming everyone, along with telling everyone how we had met, then introducing myself, the author. I found myself saying my speech with great ease and not as muchĀ nervousness as I thought.
The MC then introduced Cathy Watts, a fellow quilter and a town councilwoman who spoke on behalf of the town of Hanna and presented me with a gift from the town, a beautiful pen set.
My good friend Lorraine MacArthur then read from my book, part of chapter three. She did an excellent job. She even made me want to read the book again! Lol.
Once the program was finished everyone lined up to retrieve a book!
There were “Jacob’s Tables” through out the store revealing aspects from the book. Each table “told” the story of each main character. The food and refreshments also came from the novel. Anna’s homemade lemonade, baking powder biscuits and cheese, gingersnaps and coconut cake. The decorated cake made by Joleen Scott was so amazing that some thought they were real books!
We had a special visitor as well šŸ˜‰
All the books were pre-signed but I had the opportunity to personalize some of them for people.
The town of Hanna truly showed their support to this new author and I will always be grateful and appreciate being part of such an awesome community! My family and friend support to me is truly amazing! I am truly blessed!

If you haven’t already purchased my book you can through me (in which it will be a signed copy) at H. Corinne Hewitt Quilt Patterns & Fabrics or fill out the form at the bottom of the page. You can also visit these websites:
FriesenPress
Amazon
Indigo-Chapters

thank yous

Speech

MC – Skip MacArthur

Lorraine reading from chapter three

Signing books

Jacob’s Table

Abigail’s Table

The beautiful cake, the titles on them are: Jacob of Abbington Pickets, The Tragedy (that was the title I used while writing the book), Gone with the Wind (one of my favourites), Who has seen the Wind (this movie was filmed in a small town ten minutes from where I grew up) and last, Fried Green Tomatoes (my favourite movie)

Anna’s homemade baking

This beautiful box was handcrafted by Curtis Benedict, it was made just for the Book Launch, but you will have to read the book to know it’s significance!

1900’s music came from this gramophone, just like the book

Signing books

Jacob made an appearance!

This table held the kits for Jacob’s Table, patterns for Jacob’s Table and the novels. The quilt they are sitting on is the new quilt pattern coming soon for the novel as well. The second out of four.

Decorations

 

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Decorations

More decorations

 

Book Launch Party Coming Soon!

I know, I know, I know. It feels like forever since IĀ announced toĀ the world that I wrote aĀ novel and that it isĀ being published. Believe me, it feels like a life time ago! We hereĀ at The Ponderosa,Ā are having funĀ preparing for the big event. Writing lists, designing invitations, planning the snack and beverage menu, the list goes on and on.Ā Ā Ā It’s a once in a lifetimeĀ celebration andĀ we want to get it right.Ā  Stay tuned for the date of my book launch party, coming soon!C360_2015-11-14-16-20-39-771It’s not too late to pre-order! fill out the form below for your signed copy.

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A sneak peak!!!

Here is one of the moments we all have been waiting for!!! Calm down, don’t get too excited, it’s not my finished novel!!! But it’s close! Here is the finished cover! I am so excited to share with you what my novel will look like!

JacobOfAbbingtonPicketsFrontCoverIf you haven’t pre-ordered for a signed copy, you can still do so by filling out the form below.

Inspiration…..

This is where it all began. This place, this solitude, this nature’s walk. Life as this road knew it, hasn’t been the same in sixty years. But it is the history of this countryside that Jacob of Abbington Pickets was inspired. With the breathtaking prairie scenery, it’s no wonder folks wanted to live on this land. Green grass filled the pastures, while wheat stretched across a golden field. White barked, poplar trees and beautiful wild flowers, all paint a colourful palette. You can’t compete with a prairie sunset on a nice summer evening or the northern lights on a clear starry night. Although life on the prairies wasn’t always easy, it was their life, their livelihood, their duration. If I could go back in time, this would be the place I would go, this is the place I would love to be. This would be the place I would want to call my dwelling.DSCF2112

 

Jacob’s Table

Jacob's Table 1I own a quilt shop and design my own patterns,Ā  so of course I couldn’t giveĀ up the opportunity toĀ  design a quilt pattern for my newest word creation! I have named the pattern “Jacob’s Table.” Now I can not tell you anymore and ruin the adventure of you reading the book, so for now this is all you can know. I had the privilege of showing Jacobs Table for the first time in Carlyle Saskatchewan, my hometown at their annual quilt show during Homespun this past weekend. I was truly honoured and excited that it won “Viewers Choice”! What a great kick off to my novel!

Coming soon Jacob’s Table’ quilt pattern. If you would like to order this pattern please email me @ hchquiltpatterns@hotmail.com

You can also pre-order my novel by filling in the form below: