book event at the Bobbin’s Nest this Thursday!

May 16, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Posted in book events, craftivism, fabric, log cabin quilting | Leave a comment

I’ve been looking forward to our trip to California for months and it’s finally here… I’m very excited for my first out-of-town book event for MLCQ at The Bobbin’s Nest in Santa Clara, this Thursday, May 19 from 5-8 pm!

Modern Log Cabin Quilting Display at Bobbin's Nest Studio

Amy and the other Bobbin’s Nest employees have made up special log cabin block kits featuring some favorite fabrics from the shop, so everyone can sew a custom quilt block during the book party!

Log Cabin Block Sewing Kits

They’ve also sewn some gorgeous versions of my projects from the book, which I can’t wait to see in person. This is Amy’s baby quilt-sized Modern Crosses!

Modern Crosses Quilt for Bobbin's Nest

They’re all in the MLCQ flickr pool but here are a few I wanted to spotlight…

Log Cabin Pin Cushion

After everyone sews a quilt block, I’ll be signing books for anyone who wants one – and the Bobbin’s Nest is offering the book on a special sale, 20% off, until Wednesday. And I’ll be showing the log cabin quilting presentation I did for the Portland Modern Quilt Guild last month, too!

Log Cabin Napkin and Coaster Set

(love the button fabric! I’m definitely snapping some up when I get to the shop!)

Log Cabin Drawstring Bag

Thank you so much to Erin, Amy, and everyone at the Bobbin’s Nest!

Modern Log Cabin Quilting book signing and sewing party!
Bobbin’s Nest Studio
1171 Homestead Road, Suite 130
Santa Clara, California 95050
Sewing, shopping and book signing, Thursday, May 19, from 5-8 pm

Maker Faire

Then, on Saturday, I’ll be at Maker Faire with my other book, World of Geekcraft! Come make a POW! ZAP! Magnet with me at 2:00 if you’re going – all the details are here.

POW! ZAP! Magnets at CRAFT:!

PS: Quilts for Quake Survivors has launched our second wave this week – our QfQ Mercy Corps fundraiser is now underway!

QfQ Fundraiser - Round 1!

You can browse or buy our first six fundraiser quilts, pick up a Surprise Bag to piece your own log cabin quilt top, or buy a $5 raffle ticket to win the Hello Gorgeous quilt in the Modern Domestic shop, online or in person in Portland at the shop! Each individual listing has lots of information on the quilt’s donors, makers, and details, and tons more photos are in the QfQ flickr pool too.


Our latest QfQ post with lots of details is here,
the QfQ Mercy Corps fundraising page is here (I bought the first quilt, made by Rachel and bound by me!),
and the Modern Domestic QfQ shop is here!

Huge thank-you to everyone who’s helped so much for the relief effort!

MLCQ at crafty wonderland!

May 6, 2011 at 11:03 pm | Posted in book events, craftivism, log cabin quilting | Leave a comment

I’ll be at the Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Spring Sale tomorrow with both my books and craft kits for anyone who wants to pick up a copy of either one (or brings a copy you already have for me to sign!). I’m bringing lots of book projects to show everyone, too. Thanks so much to Torie and Cathy for inviting me to be part of the whole extravaganza!

POW! ZAP! Magnets at CRAFT:!

You can get a brand-new POW! ZAP! Magnet kit with World of Geekcraft,

Susan's book signing event at MD

or a quilt block kit with Modern Log Cabin Quilting.

Author events at Crafty Wonderland!!!

I’ll be at the author booth from noon to 1:30, and then Heidi Kenney and Cathy Callahan will be signing their books, too!

Modern Domestic QfQ bee

Also this weekend is the Quilts for Quake Survivors back-to-back bee at Modern Domestic – Saturday 2-6 pm and Sunday 11-2:30. Daniela and I have a lovely group of quilts in the final stages, so if you’re up for basting, tying, quilting or binding we’d LOVE your help getting them ready for the upcoming Mercy Corps fundraiser. Huge thank-you to everyone who has already pitched in, we appreciate the help so much!!

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