I don’t know what it is about being away from blog writing that makes it so hard to reboot. There is an element of stage fright that never seems to go away.
Here we go.
Early this past summer, Hello Stitch Studio asked me if I would like to exhibit my quilts in their studio, have a book signing, and teach a one day workshop. Well, of course the answer was YES.
Improv Patchwork—Dynamic Quilts Made with Line & Shape came out in the middle of October, so this book signing was perfectly timed.
My friend Deborah Boschert encouraged me to add some sort of flourish to my signature. She got the tip from Amy Meissner . I am very glad to have friends with such good ideas! I know my flourish is a bit time consuming, but I like it.
If you would like your very own signed copy, you can order one here.
These are the three lovely ladies who are Hello Stitch Studio. Kristen Takakuwa, Terri Carpenter, and Stacey Sharman are making it happen in downtown Berkeley.
They have a full of array sewing machines for you to rent and well an interesting selection of sewing classes for all types of stitchers. They use the walls as gallery space to feature artists and makers who create with sewing machines and their hands. It is a wonderful space.
Students then selected a quilt block to work with from Barbara Brackman’s Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns.
They produced wonderful wildly different examples of all the design elements.
Some of the studetns worked with easily recognizable quilts blocks.
I am very grateful for the opportunity to work with Hello Stitch Studio and the awesome ladies who make it happen.