Alissa and Kristen, the authors of Block Party did a schoolhouse presentation. These gals were prepared and had a well thought out presentation that not only showcased the fabulous quilts in the book, but talked directly to shop owners on how the book would be good for business. I had the opportunity to see my quilt that's part of Block Party for the first time in over a year. Thanks to Kristen for giving my quilt such a great name...Profit Margins...love the name and coincidentally it speaks to what Quilt Market is all about. The exhibits open the morning after Schoolhouse and book signings happen periodically over the next three days of market. Publishing companies provide a limited number of free books that are given away during the book signing.
You can see from the crowd that Alissa and Kristen and their publisher did a great job marketing their book. The signing was packed...lots of folks wanting Block Party who didn't get in line soon enough to get a copy.
Block Party isn't on shelves yet, but is available for pre-order on Amazon. It's a wonderful book with great quilts and 12 interesting and very different women. I'm proud to be a part of it.
I'm going to share one of my advance copies with one of my readers. If you're interested, leave me a comment telling me what you look for in a quilting book. I'll announce the winner on Monday. Good luck!
Comments are now closed. Thanks for entering. I'll do the random number thing and announce the winner as soon as I can!