I am excited beyond my wildest dreams. January 11th, which is 5 days from now, is the release date for my book. The books are sitting in Martingale's warehouse right now. I want to go there and see them. A crazy thought since they are located all the way on the other side of the country in Washington state. I have ordered 3 cases, but they cannot ship them until the release date.
To celebrate my first book, I thought I would like to have a coming out party. I wanted to share my quilts with food and drink. Researching different locales was a lot of fun, but not very productive. Either I couldn't serve alcohol or I couldn't sell my book or it was waaaaaaay too expensive.
One of my sons suggested having it at home, like an open house. That way I could do whatever I wanted. Hmmmmmm. It took a few days to wrap my brain around that one. If we removed all of the furniture from the first floor, I could hang all of my quilts like a gallery. I could serve any food that I wanted, have my books available and a bonus would be that I could open up my studio for visitors. As Jim Carey would say, "Alrighty then". Let's get to work.
The date has been chosen - Sunday, February 20th, 11AM-6PM. We're working on the menu, I'm working on my studio (note the last post) and I had a bunch of postcard invitations printed. So if you're in the Philadelphia area, stop in to join the celebration, see the quilts,
have a bite to eat and maybe buy a book. And if you would like a bunch of postcards to pass out, drop me an e-mail.
Check out my first purchases for my coming out party. I love the lady with the sombrero.