18 May 2009

Pittsburgh and back again

Life has been a little busy lately! I've been madly dashing from one event/signing/class/show/something to the next since the store closed on March 31. Last week was International Quilt Market in Pittsburgh. I was there at the behest of C&T Publishing for the release of Art Quilts at Play. My co-author, Elin Waterston, and I signed books (at the Checker Distributors and United Notions booths), spoke to scads of people about it, taught a workshop on one of the techniques, demonstrated a few more in the C&T booth, taped a demo and an interview plus I had a booth as the Country Quilter. My mom and I had four new patterns between us and were busy connecting with old and new customers.


at the C&T booth


at the United Notions booth

Of all of the convention centers I've been to (quite a few), my favorite architecturally is the David L Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. The food there was really awful, the hotel was terrible (Sheraton Station Square), but the convention center was gorgeous.






Country Quilter booth

I met a lot of internet friends - from different lists and from Facebook - isn't that the best? It was a wonderful week, although it's really good to be home! No more traveling or running for a while, time to catch up to myself.

5 comments:

Natalya said...

welcome home! sounds like you had a blast and that wonderful!
hmmm... those grommets on the canvas look nice....

Renee said...

Ahh... Home Sweet Home... nothing beats sleeping in your own bed! Enjoy...

Karen L R said...

you know my mantra...breathe....glad you finally have a chance to do it!

Plain Jane said...

Busy famous girl! Hey, love the 'city bag' pictured, so I went to the website to get the pattern..alas, I did not see it. please advise.
xo

lisa said...

yay! great pics!