Maverick Quilts – the book is almost here!

Now showing: Maverick Quilts!
Now showing: Maverick Quilts!

I received my advance copy of my new quilting book, Maverick Quilts, right before I set out for Quilt Market.

36 lucky books - think of the quilts that will get made!
36 lucky books - think of the quilts that will get made!

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!

The beginning of the line
The beginning of the line

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!

Pen at the ready!
Pen at the ready!

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!

These wonderful ladies were from Montana
These wonderful ladies were from Montana
This lady was from Wellington, New Zealand
This lady was from Wellington, New Zealand. I invited myself to her house, of course.

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 loved talking to everyone
I loved talking to everyone
Everyone was very nice
Everyone was very nice

I was so delighted to be able to begin sharing my personal quilt vision with others.  Stay tuned…

The happy author
The happy author

P.S. Special thanks to Royal Photographer, Ashley Jones, for her amazing camera work!

Wednesday Night Live – Who’s the girl with the mustache?

Sometimes a girl just needs a mustache
Sometimes a girl just needs a mustache

Forty-four lucky people saw me paint on fabric live online!

If you missed it, you can still go and watch it at http://www.ctpubblog.com/2011/05/04/wednesday-night-live-replay-15/

Here are the visuals that go with the demo.  They all show different examples of painting on fabric.

On this blog site you can always double click on the photos and see them enlarged.

I wanted to remove the shadow under her nose
I wanted to remove the shadow under her nose
Lupe after nose job
Lupe after nose job
I added green to create depth around all the pieces of this chair
I added green to create depth around all the pieces of this chair
Dark blue, orange, and white help create grout for the tiles
Dark blue, orange, and white help create grout for the tiles
Darks and lights create dimension
Darks and lights create dimension
On a two-color fabric like this, you can add almost any color
On a two-color fabric like this, you can add almost any color
Add a color to make a fabric match your project
Add a color to make a fabric match your project
White and black can enhance stripes
White and black can enhance stripes
I added light green and white to the left side
I added light green and white to the left side
I altered the center section of this fabric with several colors
I altered the center section of this fabric with several colors