One of my favorite things about having written this book is that I am now able to connect with people who descend from the folks whose names are embroidered on the quilt. I’ve made several connections, and recently through Alice Colburn I connected with Janis Lawson, a descendant of Henry Brenzel and many others! She… Continue reading Correction/Addition – Brenzel, Bathrick, Kilmer
The Jackson Corners Grange c.1905 Among the many family photos Alice Colburn shared with me were two group shots that took my breath away! Labeled “Jackson Corners Grange” on the back, though I didn’t need the label to tell, these are photos of the officers and perhaps the full membership of the Jackson Corners Grange… Continue reading Addition – Jackson Corners Grange
Surprise! Turns out I’m related to more people on the quilt! Well, kind of distantly, retroactively, and through marriage, but related none the less! Eugene Ackert from Block 14, the Rock City block, was the grandfather of my cousin Jack Pulver’s wife Minajean. Both Jack and Jean are gone, now, but their photo collections passed… Continue reading Addition – Page 160, Eugene Ackert
The first major error that’s been brought to my attention is that this photo on page 150 I had labeled Edna (Bathrick) Coons is Edna’s daughter, Elsie (Coons) Greenfield,. Her granddaughter Debby Loucks pointed this out to me and I am insanely indebted to her for her sharing her family photos which were all labeled!!… Continue reading Correction – Page 150, Edna Bathrick
This is the first of a series of posts featuring additional information I’ve either found or been given after the book was published. If you have family photos, or know more than I do, please contact me! Germantown Town Historian, Thomas Shannon wrote to me with some additional information about Adam Edelman and I’m delighted… Continue reading Addition – Page 112, Adam Edelman
Inevitably in any printed work errors will rise as stones in a spring field. I found several myself and as others have read the book I’ve been alerted to goofs as well. So I’ve added a page for “errata” – corrections to the printed book. Any time I replenish Oblong’s stock, I print the current… Continue reading Errata & Additions
Please visit the incredible Oblong Books in Rhinebeck (not sure if physical copies are in Millerton) or go online to oblongbook.com to order your copy for pick up or shipment. I’m going to get the second printing from ColorPage today! Thank you so much everyone who has already ordered!
Official release date is 1/11/22 but I HAVE BOOKS!!! I just picked them up at Color Page in Kingston, today. Want one? You can go to Oblong Books and order one! My head is spinning a little. I got the quilt 11 years ago, and I didn’t write for the entire time, but it sure… Continue reading The Book Is Here!!!
The manuscript has been professionally proofread and I am currently wrangling the layout and doing some final preparations before printing, hopefully by the end of the year. On 7/5/21, I got to see my octogenarian cousin Judy who gave me the quilt back in 2010. I wish I had a copy to give her right… Continue reading Status Update – Home Stretch
The first draft of the book has been completed! I’ve been working with the layout, gathering illustrations, etc. for a while already. I’m going to be doing revisions in the coming months, but everything I’ve wanted to include in the text is written. Cannot actually believe it! I now feel comfortable sharing the current tentative… Continue reading 1st Draft Completed!!!