Thursday, June 3, 2010

SAQA Ohio Member, Linda Teufel Wins Prestigious Award

Dragon Threads' Fibreart Montage Wins Prestigious Benjamin Franklin Award
Dragon Threads, publisher of unique and innovative textile arts books, has received the Independent Book Publishers Association's Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Craft Book for the book Fibreart Montage: Combining Quilting, Embroidery & Photography with Embellishments by internationally-renowned quilt artist Judith Baker Montano. The book features full-color, jaw-dropping photographs of the newest mixed media techniques perfected by Baker Montano, a leading expert on crazy quilting and embellishment.Named in honor of America's most cherished publisher/printer, the Benjamin Franklin Awards recognizes excellence by independent publishers. Publications, grouped by genre, are judged on editorial and design merit by top practitioners in each field. The Benjamin Franklin Awards are highly competive and are regarded as one of the highest honors in small and independent book publishing. More the 4,000 publishers submitted books to be considered for the Benjamin Franklin Awards this year. All three finalists in the Craft Category were quilting/needlework books. Linda Teufel, owner of Dragon Threads, was on hand to accept her award at the Benjamin Franklin 2010 Awards presentation ceremony held at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City, on May 24, 2010. " I am thrilled about winning this award," said Teufel, "It is an amazing honor for me, Dragon Threads and author Judith Baker Montano!" Dragon Threads has been publishing sewing and quilting books since 1994. This has been an especially exciting year for the company as Fibreart Montage also won the 2010 International Book Award in the Crafts/Hobbies/How-To category, given by JPX Media. Fibreart Montage: Combining Quiting, Embroidery & Photography with Embellishments by Judith Baker Montano is available at For more information about this book or Dragon Threads Ltd., contact Publisher Linda C. Teufel, 490 Tucker Drive, Worthington, OH 43085, phone 614-841-9388, email

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