More Books

In addition to my Carding, Vermont novels, I’ve written extensively about independent book publishing, and penned a few how-to quilt books. Here’s the list with links for more information.

Publish Your Book Your Way
Publish Your Book Your Way

Publish Your Book Your Way: A Workbook and Guide to the Business of Independent Publishing

You can buy your own copy of this invaluable guide to publishing success here.

Here’s a bunch of information about the book, and a place where you can read an excerpt.

You can learn more about my experience as a writer and publishing professional here.
PfP-front cover only
In 2011, I founded the Parkinson’s Comfort Project. Our goal is to provide the warmth, beauty and comfort of handmade quilts for people on the Parkinson’s journey.

Piecing for Parkinson’s was written for quilters who would like easy patterns for colorful tops and easy ways to quilt their work.

All proceeds from sales of Piecing for Parkinson’s go to support the Parkinson’s Comfort Project.

You can see inside the book here, and learn more about Piecing for Parkinson’s and the Project here.
American Patchwork, published by St. Martin's Press
I started my book publishing career as the editor of a beautiful hardcover collection of stories written by quilters in the U.S. and Canada called American Patchwork.

The hardcover edition is out of print now—except for the copies I have in my stash. If you would like to order a copy of American Patchwork (and it makes a wonderful gift), please contact me directly at Sonja@SonjaHakala.com.

In the meantime, here’s more information about American Patchwork and one of the stories from the collection.

Filled with 650 photographs, Teach Yourself Visually Quilting is THE perfect book for all beginning quilters.
Filled with 650 photographs, Teach Yourself Visually Quilting is THE perfect book for all beginning quilters.
Visual Quick Tips Quilting is spiral bound and perfect for experienced beginners and beyond.
Visual Quick Tips Quilting is spiral bound and perfect for experienced beginners and beyond.

After editing American Patchwork, I was asked to write two how-to quilt books for beginning quilters. The first (the one I always call “the big book”) is Teach Yourself Visually Quilting. It has over 600 photographs explaining all the basic steps of quilting.

The second, smaller book is called Visual Quick Tips Quilting.

Here are links to see inside Teach Yourself Visually Quilting and Visual Quick Tips Quilting.

Author of the Carding, Vermont novels, quilt books, and book publishing guides.

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