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!

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  • leigh

    May 18, 2011 at 7:58 am | Reply

    yay! I missed the book at market so I’m totally excited to see the blog tour. And it was so fun to meet you two at market :)

  • Tif

    May 18, 2011 at 8:03 am | Reply

    Yay! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lisa

    May 18, 2011 at 10:46 am | Reply

    How fun! Congrats on the book, can’t wait to see it.

  • Sarah

    May 18, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Reply

    Oh my gosh, I’m SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO in love with that red/aqua circle quilt. Could I possibly put that photo on my blog to share with my readers if I properly link back and tell about the book? If not that’s ok, I’ll have to buy the book and make my own version!

  • Debbie-Esch House Quilts

    May 18, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Reply

    Looks like you had a great time! Congratulations on what is sure to be a very successful book :)

  • Karen in PA

    May 18, 2011 at 6:15 pm | Reply

    Time to thank you. I started reading your blog about a year ago and as a traditional quilter, I hated the fabrics, hated the color and hated the patterns I saw there. Years ago, many years ago, I learned (thanks to Stevie Wonder) that when I am certain that I absolutely hate something that I had better sit back and take another look. Loved your blog so I have made sure to read and consider every entry and picture. Sure enough, after a while I started seeing what I couldn’t before — you opened my brain to new possibilities and colors — and I thank you for this new learning experience.

  • Alison Marie

    May 18, 2011 at 6:35 pm | Reply

    I love that grey and aqua quilt covering the table in the book-signing photo! Did you make it? Where can I see more photos of it?

    • Alissa

      May 19, 2011 at 10:57 am | Reply

      Hey Alison! That quilt is in the book so there will be more photos in there!

  • Pat Sloan

    May 19, 2011 at 8:01 am | Reply

    So excited to meet you and have time to hang out after dinner! I will be in contact about the show.. smooches!

  • Erin

    May 19, 2011 at 11:28 am | Reply

    Have mine ordered already and cant wait to see inside it.

  • Hollie

    May 19, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Reply

    Awesome Alissa! Congratulations. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.

  • Amber

    May 20, 2011 at 12:37 am | Reply

    So excited!!

  • Bessiemae

    May 20, 2011 at 6:26 pm | Reply

    I got the book today at my LQS. I’m sitting in a comfy chair with a glass of wine, reading it right now. It’s great, and I love that it describes the improv techniques rather than patterns. It’s a lovely book, congratulations!

  • Bessiemae

    May 20, 2011 at 6:35 pm | Reply

    Oh, I see that it hasn’t officially been released yet. I bet my store has it early because the owner of the shop is the woman who started C & T publishing. If anyone is in the Bay Area, it’s the Cotton Patch in Lafayette. And it’s shop hop weekend, so the fabric is 20% off. :-)

  • vanessa

    May 22, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Reply

    Congratulations girls. Looking forward to seeing the book n the shelves in my corner of Melbourne.

  • Eileen

    May 23, 2011 at 11:26 pm | Reply

    How fun and exciting! :) I’m so looking forward to getting your book!

  • corrie

    May 23, 2011 at 11:55 pm | Reply

    ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I’m so excited! I’ve been looking forward to this book for so long! What I would do to have my blog on that book tour:)

    love the action shots. Our aussie trade show is nothing like yours over there! Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy:)

    Corrie:)
    http://www.retromummy.blogspot.com

  • VickiT

    May 24, 2011 at 11:25 am | Reply

    I just love what I’ve seen so far on this book. Cannot wait to get this one for sure. It definitely is a must have from the pictures you showed at Schoolhouse alone.

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