Carrie from Pieceful Gathering Quilt Shop in Fox River Grove, IL was nice enough to invite me to spend some time with her customers talking a little about the book and then signing some copies.
Warming up the crowd.
The shop made their own samples from quilts in the book and kits to go with them.
Carrie liked her version better than mine, LOL. You know how I feel about brown . . .
Everybody loved my little hexagons quilt.
This is one of my favorite quilts in the book - lots of red and blue and shirtings.
Here's a full shot of the Friendship Signature quilt made with blocks sent to me by my friends in my Yahoo group.
Some blocks that didn't fit on the front made the backing special
Soldier's Cot Quilt
Double Hourglass quilt
Union Stars quilt - I will be teaching this quilt at the shop's retreat in March in Woodstock, Illinois.
Sewing Box with Wool Applique
Carrie surprised me with some fat quarters of her new fabric line for Blue Hill Fabrics - Alice's Wash Day Blues. Oooohhhh. You know how I feel about blue . . .
But look what else I went home with - all these browns. I just couldn't resist!