Making a Book About Quilting & Creativity

7 May 2024
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As you may know, Digits & Threads is published by Nine Ten Publications, and Nine Ten also publishes books.

The same core value of sustainability that drives the magazine’s editorial mission to highlight stories and information to help us pursue our art and craft in the context of the climate crisis drives our commitment to create our print books with as small an environmental footprint possible. That means our books are wildly expensive to produce—we print here in Canada on 100% post-consumer-waste recycled paper, which costs far more than printing overseas on virgin paper.

Which is why we create our books in community with readers, crowdfunding the enormous print cost before the book is completed.

We are currently working on a brilliant book by Halifax modern quilt artist and author Andrea Tsang Jackson, who has dedicated her career to helping quilters push themselves to learn, play, experiment and explore their creativity through quilting.

Please help us make the book by pre-ordering a copy through Kickstarter. You’ll get your book before it goes on sale, and we’ll bring you along on the journey as the book is made, sharing all kinds of information about how the book goes from text document to gorgeous printed object in just a few months.

Head over to Kickstarter to see what the book is all about, and why we’re so excited for it!


Digits & Threads Is a Member-Supported Independent Online Magazine

The articles, tutorials and patterns we publish about Canadian fibre and textile arts, crafts and industry are made possible by our members.

Copyright © Kim Werker except as indicated.

About Kim Werker

Kim Werker (she/her) is a co-founder and publisher at Digits & Threads and Nine Ten Publications. She has worked in the crafts industry in one way or another since 2004 as an editor, writer, instructor and speaker. She's authored six books about crochet and one about making ugly things on purpose as a creativity exercise. Kim lives in Vancouver, BC, with her husband and son, and their mutt who's named after a tree.

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