Yes yes yes! It is happening. My book is on it’s way.

Three years ago, the idea for a new book Sugaridoo Happy Notes was born. And now, it’s finally, almost, there.

Just two more months and you will be able to get your own copy. Let me give you the full update in this blog post.

In this blog post

In this post I’ll share what Happy Notes is all about, what type of projects you’ll find in the book and who it is for.

You’ll also find the dates for the pre-sale, the book party and the plan for the coming months further down this post.

Spreading happiness

The idea for this book started three years ago. During that time, during the pandemic, we moved house, we build my studio and baby Ella was born. These were strange times, for me and I’m sure for many people in the world.

There was a lot going on. I noticed that the Sugaridoo Bernina quilt along, which I hosted during that time, was spreading happiness. The live calls brought me and quilters from all over the world so much joy.

Choosing HAPPY

In difficult times it’s sometimes hard to see the good around us, to stay positive, to find happy moments. And that is where the theme for the book came from.

By choosing to look for the smallest Happy moment around me, the world felt a little lighter. Seeing a seedling grow, having a lovely phone conversation with a friend, or starting a new knitting project.

Happy Notes

My new book, will be filled with Happy Notes. The small things in life that put a smile on your face. I captured these happy moments in foundation paper piecing blocks.

There are 20 different blocks to choose from. You can combined these blocks in to 10 different quilt projects. This will create a wide range of projects to choose from.

Projects vary in size from a banner or a sewing machine cover, to quilts with super sized blocks.

And of course there is a BIG sampler quilt in the book that holds all the different blocks.

Quilt a long

If you like a big project, the Happy Notes sampler would be perfect for you.

End of the summer of 2023 I will host a year long quilt along to make the sampler together. There will be fabric bundles available with the book if you would like to follow along in those happy colors.

Mark your calendar

Now, get your quilt calendar out to mark some very important dates!

June 6th
This is the day that the Pre-Sale fo the book will start. Ordering your book during pre-sale will ensure that you will receive a signed copy from the first edition. Since June 6th is my birthday, there will be some awesome extra’s during the pre-sale. More on that later.

Party time! This is the day of the book launch party. I’m hosting a party in my studio with friends and family. And at the same time, there will be an online book party through live-stream for which you are all invited!

While we wait

The pre-sale will start one month form now, and the book launch party in two months. Soo what do we do while we wait?

Patiently waiting is not my strong suit, when I’m so excited about something! So I thought of something to keep my busy, and you entertained :)

Can’t wait!

I just can’t wait to share this book with you all. I’m very much looking forward to a new quilt along, with monthly live calls, surprise elements and a wonderful quilting community.

Thank you for being part of this journey!


Comments (20)

    1. Happy Times. Always enjoy your enthusiasm! Look forward to seeing the book. I’m in th UK so delivery costs are a problem for ordering from you direct for books and materials, but may get in though other suppliers.

  1. Happy dancing!!!! Excited for the new book. Learnt so much with OneTwoTreeQal 🥰

  2. So happy to hear of the dates! I’m anxiously awaiting the opportunity to purchase your new book. So happy to have found you early on my quilting journey. ♥️

  3. Hi love your vlogs. Anxious for June 6. I will be pre-order your new book and possibly the kit. Thank you so much for sharing. Ginette hugs from Canada

  4. Looking forward to Happy Notes! You’ve taught me pretty much everything I know about foundation paper piecing, and while it can be tedious at times, it is also incredibly therapeutic, relaxing and rewarding. AND – you make it fun!

  5. Wat een creatieve geest en altijd opgewekt. Geweldig persoon omdat je ook iedereen laat meegenieten. Veel succes met het boek en voor de toekomst.

  6. So fantastic!!! How wonderfully exciting for you and this 3-year endeavor to come to realization! And especially super happy for us, as your fans, to be benefactors of your enthusiasm, creativity & joyful soul! Many kudos and can’t wait to get the book and sew along! =)

  7. Hi Irene, I hear your excitement even through your written words 🥳
    I’m looking forward to the dates above. Enjoy your days until then 🩷

  8. This is so wonderful!! Congratulations 🍾 to you!! ❣️
    I’m excited to be a invited!!

  9. I’m so happy for you 💓. Congratulations!
    Love watching you create such beautiful pieces and sharing your stories. Much happiness, Angela

  10. Today’s the big day ! So happy for you. I checked Amazon and couldn’t see it do you know when us foreign folk can get our hands Ona copy ? 💝

  11. I’m excited to sew up these projects. I purchased the ebook but my account says it’s processing even though the payment went through. How do I download??

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