Tuscon Citizen May 8, 2008
Humble apron takes reader back to earlier, happy times
“An apron can sometimes be more than just an apron.”
The Denver Post – Colorado Sunday March 15, 2008
Out There this week
The apron adages “Apronisms: Pocket Wisdom For Every Day” by EllynAnne Geisel (Andrews McMeel) Kitchen acumen. Pueblo author EllynAnne Geisel, whose national art exhibit “The Apron Chronicles” celebrates American kitsch and kitchen…” » Link
Pittsburgh Post Gazette – March 6th, 2008
Author spills all on this homey cover-up
Ellyn Ann Geisel has long apron strings, and not only does she like that, she encourages it…
Vogue Magazine – March 2008
EllynAnne’s Smoochie apron was used on a Vogue mag photoshoot .
Click on the image to the left to view the page, or click here.
Tulsa World – February 23, 2008
A story told in aprons
“Author comes to Tulsa for book signing.”
Colorado Expression Magazine – Feb/March 2008
Double page feature on Apron Chronicles, EllynAnne and her aprons.
Click on the image to the left to view the article, or click here.
Orlando Sentinel – December 23, 2007
Memories tied to American apron strings
“Nostalgic collectors of Americana embrace these once-practical items that our mothers used to wear.”
The Pueblo Chieftain Online – November 20, 2007
Tie one on -A new tradition: Wrap, write, deliver gift of kindness:
The Denver Post – November 18, 2007
Snippet from Colorado Sunday: Tie One On Day, Pull on the Apron Strings :
St Joseph News-Press – November 11, 2007
Tie one on
“Aprons being rediscovered as practical and fun hostess wear .”
Tie one on: Aprons make ‘kitsch-en fashion’ crafty and fun
Press & Sun-Bulletin - Binghamton,NY,USA
… author of “The Apron Book: Making Wearing and Sharing a Bit of Cloth and Comfort” (Andrews McNeel, 2007, $16.95) calls “today’s hottest collectible. …
The Port Arthur News- August 8, 2007
Apron book offers nostalgic ties to the past. Remember your grandmother’s apron? A new book recalls aprons of old and gives a pattern for the new.
- July 25, 2007: THE APRON BOOK is a finalist in the Non-Fiction Category for the 2007 Colorado Book Award.
Colorado Book Awards
Colorado Humanities &Colorado Center for the Book
1490 Lafayette Street, Suite 101, Denver, CO 80218
303.894.7951 ext 21, firstname.lastname@example.org
Salt Lake Tribune- July 11, 2007
Amazing aprons – Kitchen coverup makes a comeback.
Mary Engelbreit’s Home Companion- July, 2007
Ties To The Past – An apron collector finds that if you listen closely, a vintage apron will tell you stories.
Houston Chronicle- June 30, 2007
Apron strings – Utilitarian garment makes a comeback as an accessory and collectible
Rutland Herald- May 27, 2007
“Collectors feel the urge to tie one on”
IPPY Awards Winner ! – May 18, 2007
The Apron Book was awarded a Gold Medal at the 2007 Independent Publisher Book Awards.
Screen capture of the announcement on the IPPY Awards website:
More information: www.independentpublisher.com
Kentucky.com- May 13, 2007
“Tying one on. Aprons, especially vintage ones, come wrapped in nostalgia”
TimesRecordNews.com- May 12, 2007
” Apron memories prompt stories. EllynAnne Geisel’s kitchen attire collection bring reminders of past”
Ippy Awards semi-finalists - May 9, 2007
THE APRON BOOK has been selected as an IPPY (Independent Publishers Book Awards) Awards Semi-Finalist. It was nominated under the How-To (Crafts/Hobby) category.
Final results will be announced on May 18th.
Country Woman Magazine - May 5, 2007
The Apron Book is featured in the May 2007 issue of Country Woman magazine.
Website » www.countrywomanmagazine.com
Also: The Apron Book is available for purchase through Country Woman’s Country Store. » Link
APRON CHRONICLES is the feature Arts & Entertainment article in Frontier Airlines in-flight magazine, Wild Blue Yonder. March.April 07 issue, page 22
Pantagraph.com- March 6, 2007
“Tie one on. Aprons coming back as women wrap themselves in nostalgia”
ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year Awards – February 22, 2007
The Apron Book is a finalist in the ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year.
More info: www.forewordmagazine.com
New York Times (Travel) article. - January 21, 2007
In Jackson, Wyo., an Art Scene Pushes Beyond the Old Frontier
National Examiner- January 22, 2007
Issue No. 4, 2007. EllynAnne and The Apron Book are featured. – pdf
The Salem News- January 12, 2007
“Tying one on Aprons: From ’50s relic to today’s hot hostess-wear”
Deseret News- January 12, 2007
“The ties that bind. The ultimate symbol of pre-‘women’s lib’ days is enjoying a magnificent revival”
Rocky Mountain News Book Review – Dec 8, 2006
RMN Book Editor Patti Thorn’s Top Ten List includes The Apron Book.
» Read the review (scroll down to near the bottom and look for “Best pick for nostalgia lovers”)
AARP & Bulletin- December, 2006
An article about EllynAnne written by Sharon Peters will appear in the December issue of AARP’s Bulletin.
More info: http://www.aarp.org/bulletin/
TimesDispatch.com Richmond,VA – Nov 22,2006
‘Apron Lady’ ties on a good story. A feature article about EllynAnne and the aprons as well as the Apron Chronicles: http://www.timesdispatch.com/
Lincoln Journal Star- November 19, 2006
A feature article written by Erin Andersen about EllynAnne and the aprons:
Rocky Mountain News, Colorado. – Nov 16, 2006
Tie-on fashion. Make a statement while making Thanksgiving dinner.
Washington Post - October 26, 2006
A Fashion Show In the Kitchen:
Sun Sentinel, South Florida - October 25, 2006
Nostalgia sparks exhibit, book, and aprons: pdf
Food & Wine Magazine- November 2006 Issue
Five reasons to wear an apron:
The Apron Book’s debut and press tea party – October 10, 2006
Hosted by Ellen Levine in the Good Housekeeping dining room, Hearst Tower, New York City, 5-7 pm.
Aprons, Belles and Literacy – August 24, 2006
A Girl Raised In The South, G.R.I.T.S. EllynAnne Geisel is “just a tad” excited her story of the book that influenced her life is one of 55 vignettes in Jack Canfield and Gay Hendrick’s new publication, You’ve GOT To Read This Book! (HarperCollins, August 2006)… pdf
Good Housekeeping – August 2006
In her column, On My Mind, editor-in-chief Ellen Levine touts EllynAnne and The Apron Book: Making, Wearing and Sharing a Bit of Cloth and Comfort. Ellen Levine wrote the book’s Foreword.
The Denver Post – July 2006
Aprons and memories by Ellen Sweets, Denver Post Staff Writer. Colorado Springs – Ellyn Anne Geisel is a cross between an eagle-eyed observer of social change and the sister from another planet, with a substantial dollop of steel magnolia thrown in… pdf
Tie One On Day!!
– November 22, 2006 (Annually, the 4th Wednesday)
McGraw Hill, publisher of the Chases Calendar of Events, announces it has accepted EllynAnne Geisel’s submission, Tie One On Day. Description: Tie One On and celebrate the humble apron and the spirit of women of earlier generations who donned the universal symbol of home, family and mothering as the uniform of their daily wardrobe and helped make America the great country it is today… pdf
1943 Victory Apron Still a Patriotic Icon – July 1, 2006
… As the icon of America’s mothers, the apron symbolized the comfort and security of the home, with the red, white and blue Victory Apron a reminder of motherhood and the American home as patriotic symbols worth fighting for…
» Large pic of the Victory Apron pattern
“DESPERATE” Domestic Diva Ties One On – April 2006
When Desperate Housewife Bree Van De Kamp ties one on, apron designers pray it will be their apron she’s wearing. On March 26th, 2006, designer EllynAnne Geisel’s prayer was answered… pdf
Humble Apron Channels Universal Memories – March 6, 2006
In an expanded tribute to apron wearers, Star-Telegram Art and Design Critic Gaile Robinson devotes the Sunday, March 6, 2006 Living section to the traveling exhibit, Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections… pdf
» Read her insightful review
The Women’s Museum – February 9, 2006
TWM Shows Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections
The Women’s Museum, A Smithsonian Institution, today announced that it is premiering a traveling exhibit to North Texas—one that pairs powerful photography with real world stories and sentimental ties to the past—namely 200 vintage aprons… pdf
The Apron Lady Does Dallas – February 8, 2006
Wearing her signature pearls and Smoochie apron, EllynAnne Geisel a/k/a the Apron Lady greeted the Dallas press February 8 at the Women’s Museum: An Institute for the Future and the national debut touring site of her traveling exhibit, Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections… pdf
Chicken Soup for the Soul – Winter 2005
While other girls were making plans to be secretaries, teachers and nurses, EllynAnne Geisel wanted to be just like Harriet Nelson when she grew up… pdf
The Wall Street Journal – August 12, 2005
Once Dowdy, The Apron Ascends to Costly Kitchen Couture
Aprons, which fell largely out of favor with the rise of the women’s movement in the 1960’s, are enjoying a renaissance as a retro-chic fashion accessory… pdf
Country Living – June 2005
“Long time ago, people weren’t dressed until they put on an apron”, recalls 94-year-old Ada Florence Ashford, one of 46 contributors to the traveling exhibit “Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections”… pdf
The Denver Post – September 20, 2004
Everyone who walks through the door gets an apron. House rules. The guests on a late-summer afternoon are mostly strangers to each other. They are ushered into the backyard, where, with waists wrapped in cotton, they take their place at the table. A catered lunch is served; napkins and tablecloth freshly ironed… pdf
Time Magazine, August 30, 2004:
TALES WRAPPED IN APRONS
Good Housekeeping – June, 2004
EllynAnne featured in Real Lives