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On the Block Party blog tour is Elizabeth over at Oh, Fransson!

She put together a a beautiful, bright and colorful quilt with the blocks we all sewed up for her.

Elizabeth's

Elizabeth is the last Block Party bee member to be a part of the tour. Head on over to see her post and for a chance to win a copy of the book!

Tour keeps on truckin’

Next stop on the Block Party blog tour?? Jacquie’s place!  Head on over to Tallgrass Prairie Studio for another chance to win a copy of the book!

Jacquie's

The quilt that Jacquie made with our bee blocks is a stunner  (weren’t those pops of red a brilliant addition??) and was quilted by none other than Angela Walters.

Head on over!

The tour continues…

At Rashida’s blog, I Heart Linen! Her blog has been an inspiration to me since the beginning of my sewing days so it was a thrill to have her participate in the Block Party bee and book! We made blocks for this fun hexagon quilt for her month of the bee!

Rashida

Click on over to her stop of the book blog tour!!

Next stop

…on the Block Party Blog tour is over with Nettie at A Quilt Is Nice!

She assembled this great quilt we sewed up blocks for using men’s shirts and ties.

Block Party

Click on over and check it out!

Block Party Blog Tour

Beginning today and running through July 7th, the Block Party blog tour is happening! There will be loads of chances to win a copy so I hope that you’ll follow along!

Ready for the tour dates?

• June 20th – Film in the Fridge
• June 21st – A Quilt is Nice
• June 22nd – I Heart Linen
• June 23rd – Tallgrass Prairie Studio
• June 24th – Oh, Fransson
• June 25th – All Buttoned Up
• June 26th – West Coast Crafty
• June 27th – Connecting Threads Blog
• June 28th – Crafty Girls Workshop
• June 29th – Whip Up
• June 30th – Pink Chalk Studio
• July 1st – True Up
Break for the holiday weekend
• July 5th – Block Party Blog
• July 6th – Anna Maria Horner
• July 7th – Craftzine

Signing

The tour starts over at Film in the Fridge so head on over!

Block Party book video

My twin sister, Cate, is a film editor.  Sometimes that comes in handy!!  Check out this great promo that she put together for Block Party.

The blog tour is starting on June 20th so say tuned for more details!

Book signing party!

Another event for those of you in the Los Angeles area… A little party for my book, Block Party next Friday the 17th at Sew Modern!  Come say hello and have some wine and cheese.

All of the quilts from the book will be there too, so maybe you wanna come on by?? Hope to see you there!

If you're in LA, I hope you'll come to my signing party!

All Block Party all the time!

The reason I went to Market in the first place is that Kristen and I were promoting Block Party.

Block Party quilt in C & T booth

We did a schoolhouse (which are these 30 minute presentations) to tell shop owners about the book.

We talked and talked (something that Kristen and I have no problems doing! ha!)…

Block Party Schoolhouse

Block Party Schoolhouse

and we showed all of the quilts that the Block Partiers made for the bee and book.

Block Party Schoolhouse

Jacquie and Rashida, who were both in the bee, were nice enough to help us out with the quilt holding!

Block Party Schoolhouse

Then the next day we had a super fun book signing!

Block Party signing

From here, keep an eye out! We are organizing a blog tour and the book is going to be on shelves so soon!!

And if you’re interested, you can see all of my Market photos here!

Block Party…

For REAL!

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I got an advanced copy earlier this week and it’s so crazy to finally have it here in my hands!  Monday  is my birthday and I’d say that this is a pretty great present!

It’s been a long process getting to this point. In October of 2008 (!) Kristen emailed me to see if I might want to start a bee with her. It was just one month later that she mentioned the idea of a book and we were instantly off and running with the idea.

Block Party is about quilts and community. In finding quilting a few years ago, I also found community and I really think that the book captures the spirit of that. There have been great friendships made through the bee.

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And needless to say, it’s a huge thrill that Denyse Schmidt, whose book inspired me to start quilting in the first place, wrote an amazing foreward for us!

And here’s a just a couple of the 12 quilts in the book!

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I really couldn’t be happier with the amazing job that Stash Books did.  It comes out so soon and I hope that you all like it too!

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CHA

Latifah and I hit up the CHA trade show this weekend.  It was lots and lots and lots of scrapbooking stuff.  The good news was that C & T and Stash Books were there too.  It was so great to see the Block Party cover quilt displayed!

CHA

Hope you had a great weekend!!

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