Publishing a book is a long process from initial idea through execution and finally publication. The process is much like having a baby except with a very long labor. It's a milestone in my life and an event worth celebrating. As my wise husband said, "It's time you sit down and enjoy this a bit." As usual, he's right!
Katie and I weren't much for the idea of a traditional blog tour that stretches out forever and you hear the same thing over and over, so we opted for something a little different. Each of you have been a part of our journey and we'd like to celebrate with our blog friends, so we're having a virtual party and you are invited! I'm calling it the 'Quilting Modern Blog Blast!" A team of talented sewers and quilters are attending and we hope you'll join in. You'll find out all the details next week, so for now mark your calendars for June 1 - 3 as party time!
The party starts Friday, June 1 with tours of Katie's and my studios and continues all weekend. So for now, save the date, stock up on your favorite beverages and snacks. Attire is casual...I'll be wearing my favorite pj's and I'm thinking balloons and confetti poppers might be required at my house.
In the meantime I've made a couple of miniature versions of quilts in the book. This is a version of the "Add It Up" quilt.
The Needle Shop in the Bucktown neighborhood very close to where I live. I'll be displaying quilts and signing books. Everyone who brings in a book or purchases a book has a chance to take home one of these quilts. I'm so looking forward to celebrating with my new Chicago friends and meeting new folks in the Chicago sewing and quilting community. Chicago peeps, Saturday, June 9 from 2:00 to 6:00 is the date and time. I so hope to see you there for treats, quilts and conversation. If you haven't checked out The Needle Shop for fabric shopping, it's going to be a treat. I adore this shop and have added to my stash because of Rachel's exquisite taste in fabric. They're also the most helpful folks!
Got the dates on your calendar? I can't wait!!