October 20, 2013

Quilt Market + Quilt Radio

I'm getting ready for Quilt Market today. It's my first time going as a legit person (not just a helper) and I am super excited. I have some awesome postcards that I will be handing out and a sweet handout with a class outline for shops. If you are going to be at Quilt Market on Friday (Oct. 25) stop by my Schoolhouse presentation and hear all about dyeing fabric and my new book. It will be in room 362 D from 11:45 - 12:15.
This is what my postcard looks like on one side, for those of you that won't be there.

I will also be talking about dyeing fabric, my new book, and my new adventure at the Kansas City Textile Studio tomorrow on American Patchwork and Quilting Radio. Host Pat Sloan will be interviewing me a little after 3:00pm Central. You can listen live here: http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/radio/index.html
The months are going so fast and I feel like I keep buzzing from one thing to the next without a break. So I'm going to go sit outside and have a beer. I hope all of you out there in the world remember to take a breath now and then!

October 13, 2013

I wrote a book!

My book is finally real! I received an advanced copy last week and I am so excited to have it out in the world. It is officially being released November 1, but you can pre-order your copy from me now! I have the books listed on my etsy page and I also made some custom dye kits to perfectly complement the book. Check it out: kimem.etsy.com. If you want your book signed, I will do that for free! When you purchase it, just leave me a note in the message to seller box and I will make it happen.

This DIY book teaches you how to dye cloth by hand to create unique fabrics to use in modern quilt designs. Features 9 modern quilted projects, in multiple colorways, showcasing the beauty of hand-dyed fabric. Includes instructions for setting up a home dye studio with minimal equipment and teaches key mixing techniques. You’ll be able to make any color you want, including any value (lightness or darkness) and gradation, allowing for an unlimited palette and endless inspiration.

The dye kit contains everything you need to get started dyeing fabric (except the fabric) including:
2 oz each: Sun Yellow, Deep Yellow, Light Red, Cerulean Blue, Black, and Khaki MX Fiber reactive dyes
8 oz. Soda Ash (dye activator)
4 oz. Synthrapol (to wash out the dye)
A dust mask
A plastic tub with latches to keep everything safe
My own basic dyeing instructions

Also, if you're in the Kansas City area, I'm having a book signing and trunk show on November 15 at the Kansas City Textile Studio (924 E. 5th St, KC MO 64106) from 6pm - 9pm. You can pre-order your copy and pick it up at the book signing. Use coupon code LOCAL at my etsy shop to take off the shipping charge.