Sunday, May 18, 2014

Meeting Heather Ross

 Oh my gosh, what a thrill! Heather Ross paid a visit to Chicago on Saturday to read a story from her new book: How To Catch A Frog. I would have driven anywhere in the city and to most of the close in suburbs to see her, but she did me the favor of coming straight to my own neighborhood of Lincoln Square. She did her reading in my very own branch of the Chicago Public Library, Sulzer. Her visit was sponsored by the lovely little bookstore just a few blocks from my house, Book Cellar.
 In addition to her reading, Heather was kind enough to sign her book, and the one she published years ago called Weekend Sewing that my friend Ruth gave me for Christmas. I decided to dress up the girls in clothing I made using Heather's Crafty Chloe fabrics. It's hard to tell from the picture of the the girls with Heather, but the main prints feature unicorns. Heather's new fabric collection, Far Far Away features lots of unicorns too!
In addition to autographs and pictures, we also got a special gift of two signed prints (girls in swim suits - backview). Turns out Heather loves swimming. Also a set of charm squares from Far Far Away courtesy of Windham. Lauren wasted no time in laying out a quilt design in my sewing room and setting me to work cutting some colorful polka dots to fill out the quilt. We're in the piecing phase today. We all love our Heather Ross here!

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