Thursday, April 19, 2012

Home Sweet Home!

I'm home after a long trip to Kansas and Florida to take care of myself, (fill my cup as my friend Heather says) and to take care of family, and I have to say there really is no place like home.  It's good and not so good to be disconnected.  I was able to focus on what's important, but now I have loads to catch up on. I'll tackle that one step at a time.  If you're waiting on a response from me, know that you're on my list!

The book is finally available in stores and online and the UPS man seems to be running around the world dropping books off at doorsteps of loads of people and many of you have emailed, tweeted and posted on facebook about your impressions of the book.  I can't thank you enough for the kind words and tell you how much it means to Katie and I that you took the time to contact us and tell us your impressions of the book.  I have to say it was a thrill to see the book sitting on a shelf in a store for the very first time.

I was able to stop by my favorite fabric store in the world, Sarah's Fabrics in Lawrence, Kansas.  My mom needed to drop in to pick up the books she ordered.  Sarah has been such a good friend and supporter and she has been a major fabric supplier for me since I made my first quilt.

I did an impromptu book signing and ended up staying and signing, talking with customers for a couple of hours.  So much fun!  If you're in the neighborhood and want a signed copy, Sarah has a few left for you.

I'll be speaking and sharing quilts at the April meeting of the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild on Sunday, April 22nd.  The meeting starts at 2:00 at the Park District of Forest Park, Building 4.  7501 Harrison, Forest Park, IL.

I hope if you're in the area, I hope you'll stop by.  There will be lots of quilts to see and it's going to be a good time.  If you've never been to the Chicago guild, you'll love the folks in this group!  See you soon and back to normal posting and sewing around here soon too!

22 comments:

Anya said...

The UPS man dropped Quilting Modern on my doorstep two days ago and I haven't been able to put it down. I absolutely love it!!

Suzanne said...

welcome home! first things first and easy does it as you re-acclimate.

Esch House Quilts said...

I'm so glad you got a chance to get away for a while!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Love Love LOVE your book!!! If I bring it to K.C., will you sign it??

Doreen said...

"There's no place like home"! Haven't had a chance to look at the book....yet! That quilt shop looks awesome! The closest one to me doesn't seem to ring any bells for me. The shop that recently closed, about 45 miles away, was my absolute fave and the next closest that is equally exciting is 90 miles west! Each one is so different and takes on the personality of the owner and a lot of her style. It's ok, though, cuz somehow I manage to increase my stash just fine!! Hehe! Congrats on the book! Hugs, Doreen

Heidi said...

I just recieved your book yesterday and I'm very excited to read it. I did the quick glimpse yesterday, but today I hope to really read some. It looks GREAT!!!

Miss Sews-it-all said...

So glad you had a good trip! Got my copy yesterday, spent ALL MORNING reading the book. Can't wait to see you on Sunday!

Kerri K said...

Got my copy in the mail today... it is GORGEOUS!! I can't wait to sink into an easy chair to devour it :-D Thanks!

Paula said...

I love my book...your book!! I am reading it. I "read" very few quilting books but this is a read. Wish I could have met you at Sarah's!!

cinzia said...

Coongratulations on your book! I will be running off to my local book store ASAP to check it out. Can't wait to see it. Your quilts are some of the best i've seen.

upstateLisa said...

Congratulations! I can hardly wait to get a copy too!

Elsa said...

I got mine from Fedex and I love Quilting Modern. I have to figure out which quilt I want to make first!
My family is from that part of Kansas and I love Lawrence ~ it's so quaint!

Sara said...

We finally get to see the mastermind behind the book;) Good to meet ya!

Judy said...

My copy arrived yesterday afternoon. Already I can see that it will be a fun read.

MariQuilts said...

I'm happy to hear you're home and how wonderful for you to see your book in the store. That Ups man certainly has been busy he dropped me another copy of your book yesterday...In my excitement I must have ordered the book twice, I can be a little forgetful that way. No worries it will find a home with another quilter.

As you know I love the book and the girls in my quilting group love it as well.

brenda said...

my copy of the book arrived thursday. the quilts are absolutely beautiful! but as always i love reading about you and katie and your journey to quilting and inspirations! i need to finish my current project - a halloween modern cross for my daughter - then i can start choosing fabrics for my next project --- the book has so many great ideas! ps. from michigan i'm not in lawrence often but love sarah's as well!

Patty S. said...

Love love love the book! I couldn't put it down during a meeting yesterday. . .

Arita said...

Love the book. The UPS man delivered mine while I was trying to watching my Vancouver Canucks.....I got easily distracted.

Pam Gavin said...

Jacquie - Love Love your book! Shared it with our Bakersfield Modern Quilt Quild in Bakersfield, CA and everyone LOVE it too. Sooooo many wonderful projects - got everyone excited to try something new. Best new modern book out there!
Congratulations!!

Fibers_and_Farming said...

It was wonderful to listen to you speak at the chicago guild earlier today. Your quilts were lovely to see in person! Thank you so much for sharing! :)

Melissa said...

I ran over to Sarah's on Friday to pick up a copy. You and Katie did a fabulous job! I'm enjoying it very much!

Nadine said...

Oh wow, I love those pictures with the quilts on the table. I have invested in a large towel rack to display some of my quilts at craft fairs and in our home. Several quilts together is even more stunning than just one. Love the book, you know that. And can't wait for the next one (cheeky nudge ;)