Yesterday was my “Meet the Author” event at the Silverdale Quality Sewing and Vacuum store. It was terrific fun. The 35 or 40 ladies in attendance were so enthusiastic and asked lots of great questions. The staff at Silverdale QS&V were terrific hosts, providing savings coupons for attendees, door prizes, refreshments, and demonstrations of some of their products. The three hours just flew by. I signed lots of books and a few patterns.
This was my first trunk show, and went pretty well. I did a lot of prep ahead of time, preparing a big notebook of information about each quilt and samples of various techniques that could be handed around. Now I have it all ready I hope there will be other opportunities to use the material.
After the event, the store manager (Jim) suggested they would be happy to do another book signing event “when my next book comes out”. I told him first I have to think up a good idea for a book! Since the binding book took several years to produce, even once the idea comes – if it does – the book signing won’t be any time soon.
Now this event is over, I hope to get back to some serious quilting and post here about some interesting quilting progress!
As previously announced, I am doing a book signing/trunk show/demonstration event next week at Silverdale Quality Sewing and Vacuum. This is a first time for me so I have spent a lot of time in the last few weeks gathering quilts, getting organized, etc. This week the store put out a very nice promotional email, which I have reproduced below. Contact the store directly via their website (www.QualitySewing.com) or phone (360-692-2992) to sign up for the show.
Trunk Show and Signing Event Coming to Silverdale!
Would you like to learn how to free-motion quilt? How about doing a Prairie Point binding?
Come meet Shirley Sandoz, local author, quilt designer, and educator. Author of “Fast Fabulous Bindings” and “Super Swift Quilts,” plus numerous quilt design patterns.
We are fortunate to have Shirley in our Silverdale store August 7th to sign her book and give a demonstration, along with bringing a trunk show full of all her fabulous quilt designs.
Sign up early and receive a $5 shopping spree to use the day of the show.
Shirley Sandoz: Trunk Show & Signing Event Silverdale: Wednesday, 8/7, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
I am pleased to announce that the Quality Sewing and Vacuum store in Silverdale, in addition to offering several of my classes this fall, has asked me to present a “Meet the Author” event at the store August 7, 2013 from 10:00 am to 12 noon. I will present a trunk show of quilts and talk about the inspiration behind the quilts, plus briefly demonstrate some binding and quilting techniques that are included in my classes. If you are curious about the classes but not sure they are right for you, this is a good opportunity to get more information.
There will be lots of time to ask questions, and to sign books for those who are interested. I will be offering several books and patterns as door prizes, and the store will offer refreshments. Contact the store directly to reserve a spot or ask any questions about the event.
Quality Sewing and Vacuum 10876 Myhre Place NW, Silverdale 98383