I received my advance copy of my new quilting book, Maverick Quilts, right before I set out for Quilt Market.
It is an amazing thing to hold one’s own book! You have spent so many hours on each and every part of the book that it is totally familiar to you, like an old friend. But holding it in your hands and seeing the layout and color and all the things that the editors did to make the book look good is just wonderful! I know that there are some quilters out there who will LOVE this book!
At Quilt Market, in Salt Lake City, the C & T Publishing gave away 36 books at a signing I did on Saturday morning. People started lining up early, and the line eventually went all the way to the back wall! In the end there were so many people that we ran out of books, and we had to turn lots of them away empty handed. Sorry!
It was really delightful to meet everyone and talk to them. There were some groups from Montana, Florida, California, Costa Rica, Belgium, and New Zealand. I tried to invite myself to everyone’s shops and am sitting by the phone waiting for those invitations to pour in. Passport is current!
It was a little like a wedding reception. It went by in a blur and I smiled until my cheeks hurt. I wasn’t able to get people’s names nor remember them all, but I look forward to hearing from them in the future and seeing the quilts that they make from the book.
I was so delighted to be able to begin sharing my personal quilt vision with others. Stay tuned…
P.S. Special thanks to Royal Photographer, Ashley Jones, for her amazing camera work!