Sherri Lynn Wood Book Party and Patchwork Performance

You’re invited to party with us
and Sherri Lynn Wood!

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Friday May 8th, 6:30-8:30
at Sew Modern, 10921 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles.

Sherri will be signing copies of her beautiful new book

16281782747_11450f7fc2_b-650x722Sherri will also be doing a special Performance/demo:

Improvise! Ruler-Free Patchwork Performance
— a 1hr Improv Theater  / Patchwork Mashup with Sherri Lynn Wood. Ruler-free patchwork techniques featured in the Improv Handbook For Modern Quilters, such as basic strip, bias strip, wedge, curve, stack, float, repetition, flow, bleeding, darting, natural fit, approximate measuring, trouble shooting, and composition tips, tricks and techniques will be demonstrated and performed on the spot according to suggestions received from the audience. Attendees will leave with enough knowledge to explore and incorporate ruler-free techniques in their future patchwork.
Attendees are invited (optional) to contribute up to a 1/4 yd of fabric for the patchwork performance – zingers and “ugly” fabrics welcome!

And of course we’ll have snacks and wine and 20% off all fabric purchased during the event!

It would be helpful, but is not necessary, if you let us know you will be coming…
we don’t want to run out of spirits!

Just leave us a comment if you plan to atttend.

A Peek at Quilt Market

On Friday, there were Schoolhouses all day.  What’s a Schoolhouse?
It’s 1/4  to  1/2 hour sessions that introduce you to new books, products, fabric lines, etc.
It’s kind of like Speed Dating.

Elizabeth Hartman showing off her beauties from Patchwork City.  Look how she matches her quilt!  She’s adorbs.

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Melissa Lunden, whose patterns we’ve loved for years, has a beautiful book coming out!

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Carolyn Friedlander with her tribute quilt to Kona Cotton.

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 Alison Glass has some gorgeous things going on.  Her new fabric, Handcrafted will arrive soon.
Her new book about applique is stunning and inspiring.

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On Saturday we got to go in to the quilt show and market!
The Ruby Jubilee quilt show on the show floor.  Have you ever seen a more gorgeous way to display quilts?

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 Time to start shopping!
Lizzy House has Mini Pearl Bracelets coming out!  See the scale next to my finger?  Cute!

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I knew you wanted to see dashing Dennis from Andover eating a banana.  Who wouldn’t?IMG_5156

In love with Ellen Luckett Baker‘s new line, Charms, for Kokka.  Canvases and double gauze!
I scored a whole bundle at Sample Spree!

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Oh, Carolyn.  Just look at that couch!
You guys are going to flip over Doe, which is coming in November!
See that little mini quilt on the wall behind me?  Called Outhouse. LOVE!

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Anna Maria is always fun to hang out with.  Gorgeous booth, beautiful woman.

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We tried taking a pic together…
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…then we tried again…
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 …not too bad…

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…but this is the money shot!

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We went a little nuts at the Birch booth this time!
Besides the awesome Charley Harper prints you see here, there was so much more goodness!

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The double gauze collection from Cotton and Steel is going to knock your socks off!
That quilt at the bottom? I almost stole it, it’s so soft!

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 So much more Cotton and Steel goodness:

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Cloud 9 barkcloth collection called Time Warp, coming in NOVEMBER and we can’t wait!  It’s amazing!
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Always fun at the end of a day to hang out in the bar at the Hilton.  Ahhhh.  A good day’s work has been done!IMG_5132