Here are some happy girls spending the day cutting up the scraps, making four patches, half square triangles, and tri recs star points like crazy!
It seems forever ago that I walked from my hotel in Fairbanks, the short “few blocks” distance to the Elks lodge where our workshops were held.
Great space! And plenty of lighting as you can see..the room is banked by windows on two sides, and the river flows right by so we could watch rafters floating on by, enjoying the nearly 90 degree temps.
It was HOT! I never expected Fairbanks to be so hot when just a few short days before I was wrapped up in my puffy down jacket, and had to purchase a HAT to keep my head warm!
We had just a great time!
A sweet moment…usually we showcase those who have come the FARTHEST for participation in our workshops, but Marilyn gets the prize of being the CLOSEST! She literally lives across the street from the Elks Lodge and didn’t have far to travel to get to us.
Her daughter Suzanne Wenzlick of owns Suzanne's Art House in Escondido, California! If you know Suzanne please tell her how delightful her mother is! I’m sure she already knows, but I had a great time meeting this sweet lady.
We all got SO MUCH DONE!
The wild ones are all in the back!
See the windows? The river was right below…inflatable rafts with summer lovin’ holiday weekend relaxin’ folks floating by!
Oooh, this is going to be great!
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|Cethedral Stars, Fairbanks AK 2015|
Today is my first real day HOME. Yesterday doesn’t count..I was half in it, half out of it and didn’t really know what day it was!
This week I have given myself permission to go at just HALF SPEED. Whatever that is for me. Suitcases need to be emptied, book orders need to go out. I’ve got a TON of writing to start doing!
Months went by with no answers, no solutions -- just more waiting. And it was confidential, so you can imagine how excruciating this is, and what it does to the creative process when you are trying to figure out how to continue making a living at something you love.
Miracle of Miracles --C&T publishing has stepped in and has acquired Kansas City Star, a brand I have loved for as long as I have been a quilter, and I will continue to be published by C&T, under the Kansas City Star imprint.
This ordeal has caused many sleepless nights, many tear filled days, and I am happy to say I see a brighter light at the end of the tunnel. The biggest issue has been the closing of the warehouse until the deal was sealed. My books have been unavailable to distributors since March. Shops haven't carried my books since March. 3 of my most popular titles are out of print --and though I bought all of the stock my finances could afford --these all have to go through the long process of being reprinted, put back into distribution and get into the hands of the shops and the people that need them.
I have enough stock to see me through the re-printing, but they better hurry!
This 5 month hiccup will cause a 6 month delay in the publication of my next book which is now slated for Fall of 2016, instead of Spring 2016. I think this is okay. During the 5 months of chaos I wasn't really in the mindset of book writing anyway and am just that bit behind myself.
This gives me time to catch up, to breathe, and to look toward a brighter future as a C&T author.
And I know this is long -- but maybe this gives you a glimpse of what it is like behind the scenes here at Quiltville. No matter how smooth it looks on the surface, I've been paddling like mad beneath the water.
Oh, and tonight I’m drawing the winner of our Improv Handbook Giveaway! If you haven’t entered yet, head on over to THAT POST to leave your comment there.
Good luck everyone!