Last night Julie and the wonderful staff at Patched Works in Elm Grove, WI hosted a book signing party for Colorful Quilts. If you have never been to Patched Works, it's time to get in the car and take a road trip. Julie stocks about 8,000 bolts of fabric in a wide variety of styles! Our favorites happen to be her batik and kona solid sections but she also carries a wide variety of Moda, halloween, novelty, childrens and Westminster fabrics. And, if your travels make you hungry, stop in at Le Cakery (it's right next door!) and have a soup and sandwich....and something sweet for desert.
We had a great time showing the quilts from the book and talking a little bit about the process of writing it from start to finish. I love all of the quilts in the book, but two of my favorites at the moment are the cover quilt: Club Noir, and Union Station. Both are pictured below:
Thanks to everyone who joined us--especially my dear mother, sisters and niece Josie! I am hoping she gets the quilting bug soon:-).
If you weren't able to join us last night, we'll be at Pieceful Heart fabrics in Lisle, IL this coming Friday and at Quilter's Destination in Arlington Heights, IL in November. Hope to see you there!