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An illustrated story for you and the kids in your life - a patchwork quilt leads an orphan girl & her horse into an epic adventure!
452 backers pledged $26,791 to help bring this project to life.

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The book is finished! All I have to do is push one button...

...and my words and paintings will fly through the air to a print shop, then a truck will deliver books to my door - so I can send them to you. Amazing! 

It's equally amazing to me that people can support this publishing process by simply pushing buttons of their own! 

It has taken a lot of time, work and resources to get the book to this point. I can see why there are whole companies that do this sort of thing. It's more than any one person can accomplish on their own. I am so grateful to all those who have helped, and to those who are about to!  It's like one big publishing company, made up of people who are willing to buy a book in advance. Wow! 

Pledge Incentives...

Signed copy of the book.
Signed copy of the book.
Dream Again Book Mark
Dream Again Book Mark
Dream Again Note Cards
Dream Again Note Cards
Dream Again Lullabies T-Shirt (available in ladies or unisex)
Dream Again Lullabies T-Shirt (available in ladies or unisex)


Dennis McGregor's CD's "Most People are Good", "Front Porch to the Moon" or "Behind the Beat, Below the Note"
Dennis McGregor's CD's "Most People are Good", "Front Porch to the Moon" or "Behind the Beat, Below the Note"

Dream Again Ladies T-shirt
Dream Again Ladies T-shirt
Dream Again unisex T-shirt
Dream Again unisex T-shirt
Mitchell's Secret Life, signed and numbered limited-edition lithograph 12"x14" print, image size 8"x10".
Mitchell's Secret Life, signed and numbered limited-edition lithograph 12"x14" print, image size 8"x10".
Spring, Seasons of the Quilter's Garden signed and numbered limited-edition lithograph 16"x12" print, image size 12"x8".
Spring, Seasons of the Quilter's Garden signed and numbered limited-edition lithograph 16"x12" print, image size 12"x8".
Summer, Seasons of the Quilter's Garden signed and numbered limited-edition lithograph 16"x12" print, image size 12"x8".
Summer, Seasons of the Quilter's Garden signed and numbered limited-edition lithograph 16"x12" print, image size 12"x8".
Fall, Seasons of the Quilter's Garden signed and numbered limited-edition lithograph 16"x12" print, image size 12"x8".
Fall, Seasons of the Quilter's Garden signed and numbered limited-edition lithograph 16"x12" print, image size 12"x8".

Winter, Seasons of the Quilter's Garden signed and numbered limited-edition lithograph 16"x12" print, image size 12"x8".
Winter, Seasons of the Quilter's Garden signed and numbered limited-edition lithograph 16"x12" print, image size 12"x8".
Signed and numbered limited-edition fine art giclee prints.
Signed and numbered limited-edition fine art giclee prints.
Patriot's Needle, collectible Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show poster from 2002.
Patriot's Needle, collectible Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show poster from 2002.

Oregon Trail, rare collectible Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show poster from 1994.
Oregon Trail, rare collectible Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show poster from 1994.
Sweet Dreams, original gouache painting, unframed, 14"x18".
Sweet Dreams, original gouache painting, unframed, 14"x18".
Mitchell's Secret Garden, original gouache painting, framed, image-12"x14", frame-24"x25".
Mitchell's Secret Garden, original gouache painting, framed, image-12"x14", frame-24"x25".
Old Hands, original gouache painting, unframed, 15"x20".
Old Hands, original gouache painting, unframed, 15"x20".
Golden Stallion, original gouache painting, unframed, 17"x22".
Golden Stallion, original gouache painting, unframed, 17"x22".
Scare Crow's Dream, original gouache painting, unframed, 14"x18".
Scare Crow's Dream, original gouache painting, unframed, 14"x18".
Annie and Grace, original gouache painting, unframed, 14"x18".
Annie and Grace, original gouache painting, unframed, 14"x18".
Horses Crossing, original gouache painting, unframed, 30"x20".
Horses Crossing, original gouache painting, unframed, 30"x20".
Crows With Quilt, original gouache painting, framed, 37"x25". (as seen in video)
Crows With Quilt, original gouache painting, framed, 37"x25". (as seen in video)

Stretch Goal - "Dream Again Lullabies"

Now for more rewards... if we reach $27,000, all the backers of this kickstarter project will receive a digital copy of the song, "Dream Again" (featured in the video) and a huge "thank you"! 

For every $2,000 over that amount, an additional song will be funded, recorded and delivered digitally to all pledges over $25. There are two instrumentals as well. 

Once the other 11 songs are recorded, a physical CD will be manufactured and mailed to everyone that pledged $25 or more who wants one! 

If funded (that's a total of $49,000 for printing the book and making the CD), the CD will take up to a year to create. The album will be a unique collection of some amazing voices and talented musicians. Click on the links below the pictures and check out these talented artists!

marygauthier.com
marygauthier.com
bethwoodmusic.com
bethwoodmusic.com
carycooper.com
carycooper.com
birdsofchicago.com
birdsofchicago.com
ellis-music.com
ellis-music.com
gretchenpeters.com
gretchenpeters.com
gwynethandmonko.com
gwynethandmonko.com
karensavoca.com
karensavoca.com
Grammy nominated and 19 years at NPR's Prairie Home Companion.
Grammy nominated and 19 years at NPR's Prairie Home Companion.

phoebehuntmusic.com
phoebehuntmusic.com

Risks and challenges

One risk is not meeting the kickstarter goal, which is the cost of printing the book. By "ordering your copy in advance", you'll be among many others who ensure that funding does happen. Another risk is that something could go wrong with printing or shipping the book. Fortunately, I have been a graphic designer for over thirty years and have great resources. I know what could go wrong and will do everything possible to avoid problems. If anything does happen, we'll keep you posted and you will get your order.

The recording project has challenges, in that participating vocalists are all over the country. Things are possible in this digital age that never were before. This is one of them! Each of these lovely songbirds has enthusiastically agreed to sing one of my lullabies. I will make it happen! We will work out scheduling challenges that are part of a touring artist's life. It may take a while, up to a year, but it will be well worth it!

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    Dream Again bookmark and a big "thank you"!

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    Dream Again notecards. (variety pack featuring four images, 5.5"x4.25", blank inside, with envelopes)

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    One signed copy of the book, Dream Again.
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    For you music lovers, One Dream Again Lullabies T-Shirt.
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    One signed copy of the book, plus Dream Again notecards. (variety pack featuring four 5.5"x4.25" note cards, blank inside, with envelopes)

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    One signed copy of the book, plus one Dennis McGregor CD of your choice: "Most People are Good", "Front Porch to the Moon" or "Behind the Beat, Below the Note".

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    One signed copy of the book, plus a Dream Again T-shirt.
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    Two signed copies of the book, Dream Again.

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    One signed copy of the book and a your choice of a limited-edition lithograph: "Mitchell's Secret Life", "Spring - Seasons of the Quilter's Garden", "Summer - Seasons of the Quilter's Garden", "Fall - Seasons of the Quilter's Garden", Or... "Winter - Seasons of the Quilter's Garden".

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    "Dream Package I" Get one signed copy of the book, one bookmark, one T-Shirt (design of your choice) and one package of cards.
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    Three signed copies of the book, Dream Again.

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    "Dream Package II" Get two signed copies of the book, two bookmarks, one T-shirt (your choice of design) and one package of cards.
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    Four signed copies of the book, Dream Again.

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    "Small Giclee Offer" Get one signed copy of the book and a matted, signed and numbered limited-edition fine art giclee print, choice of one of these images: "Annie" (looking at mountains),"Horses Crossing", "Crows With Quilt", or... "The Crossing" (wagon in water). Matt size approximately 16"x12".

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    "Seasons of the Quilter's Garden Set", all four seasons, signed and numbered limited-edition lithograph prints, plus two signed copies of the book!

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    "Library Supporters" We will send to the library of your choice (public or school), in your name, two signed copies of the book, a signed poster and 10 bookmarks. Plus, your name (or name of your choice) will be listed as a supporter on the acknowledgement page in the first edition of Dream Again. You will also receive a signed copy of the book.

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    "For the you and the kids in your life!" List up to four of your favorite kids (age has nothing to do with it!) or you and your quilting buddies or... ? as supporters printed on the acknowledgement page in the first edition of Dream Again - plus four signed copies of the book, four signed posters, four bookmarks and a package of four note cards!

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    "Dream Package III" Get three signed copies of the book, three bookmarks, one T-shirt (choice of design), pack of cards, signed and numbered limited edition lithograph series, Seasons of the Quilter's Garden (set of all four seasons) AND three names (of your choice) listed as supporters in the acknowledgement page in the first edition of Dream Again.
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    "Patriot's Needle", collectible Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show poster by Dennis McGregor from 2002, four signed copies of Dream Again and your name (or name of choice) printed on the acknowledgement page in the first edition of Dream Again.

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    "Dream Package IV - Large Giclee" Get four signed copies of the book, four bookmarks, one T-shirt (choice of design), pack of cards, large signed and numbered limited edition fine art giclee print of your choice: "Annie" (looking at mountains), "Horses Crossin", "Crows with Quilt" or... "The Crossing" (wagon in water) AND four names of your choice listed as supporters in the acknowledgement page in the first edition of Dream Again. (T-shirt in ladies or unisex - add $2 for XXL & up)

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    "Oregon Trail", rare collectible 1994 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show poster by Dennis McGregor, four signed copies of the book and your name (or name of choice) printed on the acknowledgement page in the first edition of Dream Again.

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    Original gouache painting, unframed, "Sweet Dreams", 14x18", your name (or name of choice) printed on the acknowledgement page in the first edition of Dream Again and a signed copy of the book.

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    Original gouache painting, framed, "Mitchell's Secret Life", image size 12"x13", framed size 24"x25", your name (or name of choice) printed on the acknowledgement page in the first edition of Dream Again and a signed copy of the book.

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    Original gouache painting, unframed, "Old Hands", 15"x20", your name (or name of choice) printed on the acknowledgement page in the first edition of Dream Again and a signed copy of the book.

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    Original gouache painting, unframed, "The Golden Stallion", 17"x22", your name (or name of choice) printed on the acknowledgement page in the first edition of Dream Again and a signed copy of the book.

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    Original gouache painting, unframed, "Scare Crow's Dream", 14x18", your name (or name of choice) printed on the acknowledgement page in the first edition of Dream Again and a signed copy of the book.

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    Original gouache painting, unframed, "Annie and Grace", 14"x18", your name (or name of choice) printed on the acknowledgement page in the first edition of Dream Again and a signed copy of the book.

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    Original gouache painting, unframed, "Horses Crossing", 30"x20", your name (or name of choice) printed on the acknowledgement page in the first edition of Dream Again and a signed copy of the book.

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    Original gouache painting, framed, "Crows with Quilt", 37"x25", your name (or name of choice) printed on the acknowledgement page in the first edition of Dream Again and four signed copies of the book.

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    Commission me, Dennis McGregor, for an original gouache painting, subject of your choice, maximum size 25"x37", four signed copies of the book and your name (or name of choice) printed on the acknowledgement page in the first edition of Dream Again.

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Funding period

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