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!