Houston, Atlanta, and a Giveaway from……!

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01 Nov Houston, Atlanta, and a Giveaway from……!

It’s true. We had no idea how time consuming our first book would be, yet it’s an accomplishment Julie and I are proud of.

I encourage anyone with a book idea to pursue it since you never know who might be interested in publishing your work … or where it might lead. Write a concise outline of your book and follow the publisher’s guidelines for the proposal. We sent our proposal to approximately 10 publishers and received two positive responses. After much deliberation we found C&T Publishing to be a good fit for us.

Last weekend, Julie and I attended the QuiltMarket in Houston, at the invitation of our publishers. The Quilt Market? Julie and I thought it might be an odd fit but we were completely at home at this premiere trade show for the sewing industry. We gave presentations to store owners, signed books, made promotional videos and met many people in the industry.

We brought 30 of the 75 tunics we made.

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…and we used or wore all of them!

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The most rewarding part of my sewing journey lies in connecting with kindred spirits 😉 While in Houston I met two talented women featured in The Tunic Bible book gallery: Dorcas Ross and Bianca Springer. I’ve corresponded with Dorcas for years, and met Bianca through Julie.

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Maybe you recognize Bianca’s adorable waxed cotton tunic she made for the book. Dorcas served as our assistant, and made a fabulous new tunic for the occasion.

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Our book signings were a lovely introduction to many shop owners around the country and beyond.

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We were greeted by people wearing tunics from The Tunic Bible. Carol, from EESchenck is so cute in her fitted tunic dress with an exposed zipper!

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We loved seeing what others were doing with our pattern.img_0074-2

 Below is the ruffle neck version made with a fantastic double gauze from Shannon Fabrics.

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The most challenging part of our trip was digging up our acting skills we learned from school plays for an upcoming promotional video. Stay tuned….

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After we finished our show obligations, Julie and I were free to explore both the Quilt Market and International Quilt Festival.

Kaffe Fasset’s booth was an explosion of color and filled with inspiration.

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We loved meeting textile designer Valori Wells…….

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and the International Quilt Festival was amazing. So many exceptional works of art…. but my eye is always drawn to quilts with a light-hearted nature or cheerful colors.

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I also want to mention that I had the privilege to speak at the annual meeting of  the Atlanta chapter of The American Sewing Guild two weeks ago.

What a wonderfully supportive organization this is for all who sew! I had no idea that individual memberships are available regardless of whether a local chapter is in your area. I met Craftsy Instructor extraordinaire, Pamela Howard,

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gave a one-hour presentation about my sewing experience, which was followed by a luncheon and  member-fashion sew featuring many patterns I recognized.

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Dear Readers, I need a vacation and I’m taking one on Thursday.

I’m visiting a textile laden magical country. To show my appreciation for your wonderful support through the years, I’m hosting a giveaway featuring a textile of some sort from my trip.

To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment guessing where I might be going by Saturday, November 5th!

Hint #1: It’s not Paris!

Hint#2: Several photographs in the post allude to the destination.

A winner will be announced on Sunday November 6!

Good luck, many thanks, and much love to all 🙂

goodbyevalentino
goodbyevalentino@gmail.com
281 Comments
  • Sandra Parker
    Posted at 08:29h, 01 November Reply

    Morocco!

    • Noreen OBrien
      Posted at 19:32h, 01 November Reply

      Africa

    • linda A. Williams
      Posted at 19:06h, 03 November Reply

      my vote is africa or india.. Love your blog. Linda

  • Lynne Coudron
    Posted at 08:29h, 01 November Reply

    Have a safe and wonderful vacation. Are you going to India?

  • Rhonda Lane Gatti
    Posted at 08:32h, 01 November Reply

    England

  • Dawn tarr
    Posted at 08:33h, 01 November Reply

    Hong Kong?

  • Joan Hedin
    Posted at 08:33h, 01 November Reply

    Ireland!

  • RTrittel
    Posted at 08:33h, 01 November Reply

    Maybe it is England (London in particular?) Wherever it is, enjoy your break – you’ve earned it! Loved the images from the Quilt Expo and Atlanta.

  • Deborah Findlay
    Posted at 08:34h, 01 November Reply

    Hi, I preordered your book through Amazon Canada and I can hardly wait til it arrives! If I were going on this textile vacation with you, I would hope that we were going to Hong Kong! Where ever it maybe, have fun and relax!

  • Sharon Green-Buckley
    Posted at 08:35h, 01 November Reply

    Was going to say Hong Kong, so will for Indonesia
    If you are coming to London, I’d love to meet up

  • Martha Ann Murray
    Posted at 08:37h, 01 November Reply

    Book arriving today and I can’t wait! If you are going to Italy, I will take anything you plan to give away!

  • rena
    Posted at 08:38h, 01 November Reply

    how about New York or the North Pole

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:39h, 01 November Reply

      LOL – The North Pole sounds like an ideal getaway 🙂

  • Beverly Tengstrom
    Posted at 08:38h, 01 November Reply

    My guess is Spain — they have GORGEOUS fabrics!
    By the way, I finished my very first dress and my parents in law bought me The Tunic Bible for my birthday. It will arrive in Sweden in a few weeks and I am so excited to check it out – thanks for the inspiration!

  • Natalie Krech Tangen
    Posted at 08:40h, 01 November Reply

    England!

  • Kathryn Bransom
    Posted at 08:41h, 01 November Reply

    Hi there, I think you’re going to Africa, a country so rich in textile history and production.
    Wherever it is, though, have a great, well deserved break x

  • BiBi Khan
    Posted at 08:44h, 01 November Reply

    Spain

  • BiBi Khan
    Posted at 08:45h, 01 November Reply

    My guess. Spain.

  • Patricia Pfeiffer
    Posted at 08:45h, 01 November Reply

    What a wonderful time you have been having! I would guess you may be vacationing in Ireland. Lovely hand woven woolens? Wherever it is, relax and enjoy!

  • Holly
    Posted at 08:46h, 01 November Reply

    I am also going to suggest India as your destination — I am hoping to travel there myself next year, and it could easily be described as “magical.” Enjoy your holiday, and thanks for the wonderful posts.

  • MacKenzie C
    Posted at 08:46h, 01 November Reply

    india!

  • BiBi Khan
    Posted at 08:46h, 01 November Reply

    Spain.

  • Rheta Stears
    Posted at 08:49h, 01 November Reply

    I think you are going to Italy

    I have been there twice and bought a ton of fabric at the silk and woolen mills near Coumo.

  • Carolyn McGinnis
    Posted at 08:49h, 01 November Reply

    London – soley based on the Beatles quilt pic. Wherever you go I am sure you will have fun.

  • Robyn Lake
    Posted at 08:52h, 01 November Reply

    You might be going to Vietnam.

  • DebW
    Posted at 08:52h, 01 November Reply

    Surely you’re off to Arizona

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:56h, 01 November Reply

      No, I’m not off to textile laden Arizona – LOL! You’re still entered in the giveaway though 🙂

  • Lisa F
    Posted at 08:54h, 01 November Reply

    London, England

  • Nancy Cook
    Posted at 08:56h, 01 November Reply

    I’m going to say Ireland!

  • Aileen Rykiel
    Posted at 08:56h, 01 November Reply

    I think you will go to California to visit Shannon fabrics.
    Would give one of my machines to Winn the gift. Love your display at
    Houston..wonderful journey your sewing has taken the two of you.
    Best to you .
    Spanky

  • Marjorie Graham
    Posted at 08:56h, 01 November Reply

    I’d have guessed India when you said magical; However, Kaffe is English, The Beatles Quilt references England, So I’m thinking you’re going to England – on a magical mystery tour! Have fun.

  • Mary Deeter
    Posted at 08:57h, 01 November Reply

    England!

  • Joan Tilley
    Posted at 08:58h, 01 November Reply

    Ireland. Wherever go go, have a wonderful time.

  • Lyndsay R
    Posted at 08:58h, 01 November Reply

    Morocco! ❤️

  • Gail Tatterson
    Posted at 08:59h, 01 November Reply

    I’m guessing Morocco!

  • Karla Crane
    Posted at 09:00h, 01 November Reply

    I’m going to go with Italy – only because I would love to go there!

  • Mary Ann Bassett
    Posted at 09:00h, 01 November Reply

    Just got my amazon shipping update….my copy is out for delivery!! I vote for Japan. Wherever you are headed have a wonderful time!

  • Linda Cates
    Posted at 09:01h, 01 November Reply

    Great post! Spain??

  • Andrea Birkan
    Posted at 09:01h, 01 November Reply

    I think you are going back to Florence. Where you purchased gorgeous fabric. Enjoy your vacation. I love my book. Thank you!

  • Marcia
    Posted at 09:02h, 01 November Reply

    Can not wait for my book to arrive…just got email it is on its way! If Shannon is the hint, Ireland it is. Have a wonderful time!

  • Marilyn Sweet
    Posted at 09:03h, 01 November Reply

    Turkey! Istanbul! Modern-day Persia. Have a great trip!

  • Tiffany Whitehead
    Posted at 09:05h, 01 November Reply

    I was going to guess Italy but after your photo comment, I think you must be going to England. I’d love to win some lovely fabric.

  • Albertine Buné
    Posted at 09:06h, 01 November Reply

    Milano!

  • Lisa Diamond Stein
    Posted at 09:07h, 01 November Reply

    India

  • beth
    Posted at 09:08h, 01 November Reply

    🙂 Ireland!

  • Jane Miller
    Posted at 09:09h, 01 November Reply

    India

  • Jan Pitts
    Posted at 09:09h, 01 November Reply

    I’m guessing the magical country of Ireland. My copy of The Tunic Bible arrives today. Have fabric ready!

  • Pam Campbell
    Posted at 09:10h, 01 November Reply

    Is it England/the UK?

  • doris kempf
    Posted at 09:10h, 01 November Reply

    I am anxiously awaiting my copy of The Tunic Bible. There are so many places making wonderful textiles it’s had to guess. I would guess Italy for wools and knits and India for prints.

  • Karen Mulkey
    Posted at 09:12h, 01 November Reply

    So glad you participated in the market portion of Houston’s International Quilt Show. I live in Houston and enjoy the actual show starting Wednesday night. It looks like you are well on your way to successful book sales. Karen

  • Marybeth Tawfik
    Posted at 09:16h, 01 November Reply

    India. Let it be India!!!

  • Saarah
    Posted at 09:16h, 01 November Reply

    I think your destination is England. Where ever you are headed have a great trip

  • Marilyn Macrae
    Posted at 09:20h, 01 November Reply

    Mexico

  • Nelda Basenberg
    Posted at 09:22h, 01 November Reply

    My guess is Morocco. Have a wonderful time wherever it is.

  • Treasa Antony
    Posted at 09:23h, 01 November Reply

    I’ve enjoyed your blog for years. Very happy for you both. You guys are an inspiration. I bet you are going to India. 😊

  • Ruthe Ploskunyak
    Posted at 09:23h, 01 November Reply

    My guess is Hong Kong

  • Lorrie Hickey
    Posted at 09:24h, 01 November Reply

    Great Britain? Have a great time!

  • Charlotte Aziz
    Posted at 09:24h, 01 November Reply

    Congratulations on the new book! So cool that you were at quilt market; I am just learning how to piece a quilt top.

    I love Kaffe Fasset’s knits ( not the fabric, but his knitting and yarns), and fabrics.

    I think that you might be going to the UK, London specifically.

    Thanks and have a great trip!

  • Cindy
    Posted at 09:25h, 01 November Reply

    I say Japan I love love love their fabrics.

    It seems like a magical fun place to visit.

  • Martha Myers
    Posted at 09:26h, 01 November Reply

    I hope you’re going to Tokyo and other places in Japan. It is definitely a textile mecca. Have a fun trip!

  • Carolyn Castino
    Posted at 09:27h, 01 November Reply

    So Sarah, are you headed to India on your special get away….I can imagine the riot of colors that would be found there. Or maybe to Africa to explore the world of waxed prints….any where you go, enjoy. And I would love to win your give away

  • Denise Capen
    Posted at 09:28h, 01 November Reply

    Turkey!

  • Pattie Giordani
    Posted at 09:28h, 01 November Reply

    I see the Beatles and Shannon Fabrics so I’ll say England/Ireland!

  • Jan Brown
    Posted at 09:28h, 01 November Reply

    The Beatles suggest Liverpool and the river Shannon is in Ireland so I’m going to hedge a bit and say British Isles but if it is England and the South East in particular, I live near Gatwick so perhaps I could give you a wave?? I have your book and have made my first tunic but will be making another very soon. Love all the ideas and suggestions in the book, it’s great.

  • Cheryl Kinnear
    Posted at 09:34h, 01 November Reply

    How about . . . Peru?

  • Gillian Cullin
    Posted at 09:40h, 01 November Reply

    So excited my Tunic Bible arrives today.! I think you are going to England.

  • TinaD
    Posted at 09:43h, 01 November Reply

    England? Enjoy the trip!

  • Brenda Everett
    Posted at 09:46h, 01 November Reply

    Must be England. Wherever you are going relax and enjoy, you deserve it!

  • Elizabeth Wronkowski
    Posted at 09:49h, 01 November Reply

    I will guess the UK.

  • Linda Galante
    Posted at 09:52h, 01 November Reply

    Great post! It looks like your wonderful book is taking you to places full of new adventures. It looks like you well deserve a trip to…England? Have fun!

  • Kahjuana Williams
    Posted at 09:54h, 01 November Reply

    India!

  • Lorrie Gray
    Posted at 09:55h, 01 November Reply

    I hope you’re to England for great shopping! I’M looking forward to your next blog!! Bon voyage!

  • Susan
    Posted at 09:57h, 01 November Reply

    I’m thinking England.

  • Tina Spear
    Posted at 10:01h, 01 November Reply

    Sarah, so glad to see the book is generating much success. I need to have you sign mine. Maybe another meet up for lunch sometime? My guess is either Morocco, Africa, or India……..or all 3!!!

  • amy mayer
    Posted at 10:04h, 01 November Reply

    I vote England based on some pics and people. I just received my tunic Bible book and devouring every page! Great job ladies. A vacation wherever you go is well deserved.

  • Katherine Smiley
    Posted at 10:05h, 01 November Reply

    My guess is England.

  • Deborah Hillyer
    Posted at 10:06h, 01 November Reply

    I think you are visiting Great Britain-specifically London! Cheerio!

  • Bernice Ramsey
    Posted at 10:14h, 01 November Reply

    I would guess England. Lovely tunics. Have fun on your vacation.

  • Vicki DeVito
    Posted at 10:14h, 01 November Reply

    Mexico! It’s close, and perfect for a quick vacation which you deserve!

  • Sandra O'Leary
    Posted at 10:16h, 01 November Reply

    I vote Spain…
    Wherever it is, have a fantastic vacation, you deserve it! 😊

  • Martha Town
    Posted at 10:16h, 01 November Reply

    My guess is London!

  • Mary H
    Posted at 10:17h, 01 November Reply

    I hope you are going to Italy. There are so many beautiful fabrics there.

  • Jackie winston
    Posted at 10:19h, 01 November Reply

    Italy!

  • Jane Cartwright
    Posted at 10:23h, 01 November Reply

    Excitement flying off the pages of your blog & we’re behind you & Julue all the way!

    I think you’re going to Ireland. Hope I guessed right, but right or wrong, have a grand vacation.

  • Denise Fairchild
    Posted at 10:24h, 01 November Reply

    I would also guess England. But I’ve ead that Denmark has quite the supply of textiles!

  • Denise Fairchild
    Posted at 10:25h, 01 November Reply

    *read

  • Dana Tougas
    Posted at 10:25h, 01 November Reply

    I would also guess England/London. Have a great trip.

  • Jennifer S.
    Posted at 10:27h, 01 November Reply

    India

  • MaryEllen
    Posted at 10:36h, 01 November Reply

    I vote for Bali –
    While Arizona doesn’t have original fabric we have Native American weaving. Still hoping for you to sign my book sometime 😍🌵

  • Suzanne McDonald
    Posted at 10:37h, 01 November Reply

    My guess is great britain.

  • Cherie McCallum
    Posted at 10:37h, 01 November Reply

    I’m guessing Great Britain/England. have fun

  • Tasha
    Posted at 10:38h, 01 November Reply

    Thailand!!!

  • Carol Sheler
    Posted at 10:40h, 01 November Reply

    Hawaii sounds like a nice place to visit to me. However, you are probably going to NYC to get fabric.

  • Gerhild Turner
    Posted at 10:42h, 01 November Reply

    Japan?

  • Marysia Paling
    Posted at 10:48h, 01 November Reply

    Hi there,

    I think you are coming over to us in England………………surely a trip to Linton Tweeds will be on the cards, together with a drop in to Liberty and of course Saville Row. too?

    Wherever your destination is have a fabulous time and travel safely.

  • Julie Tebay
    Posted at 10:49h, 01 November Reply

    My guess would be Thailand, home of beautiful batiks. Safe travels and have a deserved and relaxing trip!

  • Emmie Seaman
    Posted at 10:50h, 01 November Reply

    I’m guessing England

  • Whitney Luckenbill
    Posted at 10:53h, 01 November Reply

    My guess is India! Just got my book yesterday and I am so excited to start sewing!!!

  • Lisa Milam
    Posted at 10:59h, 01 November Reply

    I think you’re going to England.

  • Ellen Parker
    Posted at 11:06h, 01 November Reply

    I wonder if you’re going to Japan… your book is “out for delivery” to me today – can’t wait! Loved your pics from Quilt Market and ASG!

  • Kathryn Barnhill
    Posted at 11:06h, 01 November Reply

    New York City

  • Judy Pineda
    Posted at 11:06h, 01 November Reply

    I’m voting for Morocco. There are several pictures that have that feeling to them, it does have a rich textile tradition, and it does seem like it would be a magical kind of place. Have a great trip, no matter where!

  • Lisa Lacy
    Posted at 11:09h, 01 November Reply

    My guess is INDIA! Have a great trip – working on my first tunic now.

  • Paceda Petrone
    Posted at 11:13h, 01 November Reply

    My guess is Italy. Wherever your destination, have a fabulous trip!

    Paceda
    Nashville, Tennessee

  • Anne Martin
    Posted at 11:15h, 01 November Reply

    I am guessing Ireland.

  • Dana Weigel
    Posted at 11:28h, 01 November Reply

    I’m guessing India!

  • Sandy
    Posted at 11:29h, 01 November Reply

    I think you’re headed to Indonesia. Wherever you go, enjoy your well-earned downtime!

  • Maria Curciarello
    Posted at 11:32h, 01 November Reply

    I think it will be Italy. Hope you have a well-rested vacation. You need to bring The Tunic Bible to Chicago.

  • Claire
    Posted at 11:37h, 01 November Reply

    I can just hear your excitement from the Quilt Market jumping off the page! Congrats to you both. From the photos and your “magical” description I think i see clues for Morocco, Bali/Indonesia (batik?), and Hawaii (appliquéd breadfruit quilt?)….But there’s also the Beatles quilt, so maybe England? Nothing feeds the soul like a great trip. Have fun!

  • Sandra Wylie
    Posted at 11:41h, 01 November Reply

    Waiting waiting waiting, my book is ariveing today😀😀😀

  • Susan Lyon
    Posted at 11:43h, 01 November Reply

    Off to Italy, I believe. Have a wonderful time, wherever you go!

  • susan gill
    Posted at 11:44h, 01 November Reply

    UK. you are getting some great trip ideas. Safe travels

  • Elizabeth Lewis
    Posted at 11:44h, 01 November Reply

    Thailand?

  • Susanne Jones
    Posted at 11:46h, 01 November Reply

    Hope it is Morocco……a MAGICAL country!

  • Lori B
    Posted at 11:47h, 01 November Reply

    I’m guessing Morocco? Have a great trip . . . wherever it may be.

  • Mary Frances Giattina
    Posted at 11:47h, 01 November Reply

    i’m also going to say England – the land of the Beatles! Hope you have a great trip wherever you go. BTW; i purchased an online copy of The Tunic Bible when it first came out and practically devoured it in one sitting. Oh, to have time to sew!!!

  • Roberta MacKinnon
    Posted at 11:52h, 01 November Reply

    I am guessing Bali for all their batiks. Have a wonderful trip where ever you are going.

  • Lisa Baskin
    Posted at 11:54h, 01 November Reply

    I think it’s England. Waiting for your new book to arrive…should be today!

  • Joan
    Posted at 11:55h, 01 November Reply

    The U.K.? Fabulous cottons and wool blends byLiberty!
    Thanks for the very interesting post about publishing your “Bible”.

  • Carol Tuntland
    Posted at 12:12h, 01 November Reply

    Are you going to Ghana?

  • Celina Gray
    Posted at 12:13h, 01 November Reply

    A country somewhere in the continent of Africa perhaps?

  • Marina Villalobos
    Posted at 12:14h, 01 November Reply

    It seems you’ve had some wonderful experiences launching your book. Congratulations! I am looking forward to receiving my copy.. I can hardly wait! My guess is either India or Morocco but since I have to go with one guess, it’s Morocco.

    Your post was great and I look forward to more. Again, congratulations.

  • cheri schwartz
    Posted at 12:15h, 01 November Reply

    safe travels. I think the UK

  • Nita
    Posted at 12:20h, 01 November Reply

    I’m going to say either Morocco, Turkey or England. Wherever it is, I’m sure you’ll have fun 🙂

  • Kanza Easterly-Keill
    Posted at 12:20h, 01 November Reply

    Italy? Safe travels where ever you go! Thanks for the pics of the Quilt Market…looks overwhelmingly awesome!

  • Lynnette Pease
    Posted at 12:21h, 01 November Reply

    Sarah – I’m guessing you are heading to England and Ireland…Kaffe Fasset, Shannon Fabrics, a Beatles inspired quilt!!! BTW, just received my Tunic Bible and I am so inspired! Can’t wait to start making tunics.

  • Nancy Stringer
    Posted at 12:23h, 01 November Reply

    I’m feeling like it is Bali! Have fun!

  • Deon
    Posted at 12:24h, 01 November Reply

    Somewhere in the current or former (India) U.K. That’s being vague! I’m still in awe that you met Kaffe Fassett.

  • June Davis
    Posted at 12:25h, 01 November Reply

    I think you are going to Italy!

  • Louise Grove
    Posted at 12:25h, 01 November Reply

    It’s London surely?! Just in time for Guy Fawkes.

  • Colleen Bell
    Posted at 12:26h, 01 November Reply

    Oh, I am so bad at this clue thing! Truly it looks like England (Liberty of London or Kaffe would be heavenly), but in my mind, “magical textile” would mean Japan or India, The sweet part is that anywhere you go, you will find textiles. Have a wonderful trip that you so deserve after working so hard. Thank you for thinking of us with this wonderful give-away.

  • Carole Thompson
    Posted at 12:29h, 01 November Reply

    Africa for waxed cotton?

  • Roberta Fahrni
    Posted at 12:35h, 01 November Reply

    I say London as well…..
    Have a great time where ever you go!

  • Melanie Leigh
    Posted at 12:38h, 01 November Reply

    India, for fabric for gorgeous tunics!

  • Madeline Rodriguez
    Posted at 12:45h, 01 November Reply

    London!!! “She Loves You YaYa”, I am getting my book this week hopefully today!!! Can’t wait and have fun. My second guess is Morocco😜

  • Deborah Penner
    Posted at 12:48h, 01 November Reply

    I suspect that you will be going to India. Our son and daughter-in-law went there in 2009. She had a lovely weskit made to go with a sari she owned. We have a photo of her in the sewing shop with a rainbow of fabrics behind her. The tailor made the garment in just one day.

  • Carol Carrier
    Posted at 12:57h, 01 November Reply

    I love contests! I guess Japan. I hope I’m right because they have such yummy stuff

  • Peggy Bogason
    Posted at 12:57h, 01 November Reply

    England? Africa? Wherever it is, have a well-deserved vacation!

  • Yolanda Fastle
    Posted at 13:00h, 01 November Reply

    I am guessing London. I am enjoying all your inspiring posts! What a fun time you must be having!

  • Connie Coley
    Posted at 13:01h, 01 November Reply

    I’m going to guess Ireland. Wherever you go, I hope you have a wonderful time.

  • Sharon kane
    Posted at 13:02h, 01 November Reply

    I think it’s Persia. Wherever it is, I’m sure it will be an exciting place to stir up even more creative ideas. Stay safe and have fun!
    Sharon

  • Charade
    Posted at 13:13h, 01 November Reply

    At first I was thinking Morocco or India, but I’m voting for Scotland! My pre-ordered book is on its way from Amazon, and I can’t wait.

  • Ann Scraggs
    Posted at 13:18h, 01 November Reply

    England I think, although Morocco would be my second guess.

  • Cheri Dowd
    Posted at 13:21h, 01 November Reply

    I think you are going to Indonesia. I love the colorful batik produced there.

  • Nancy Nardozzi
    Posted at 13:28h, 01 November Reply

    Those colors — it must be Bali! My guess!

  • Lisa P. Taylor
    Posted at 13:30h, 01 November Reply

    India?

  • Vera
    Posted at 13:37h, 01 November Reply

    I’m torn between guessing England and India…but I’m going to guess India.

  • Bobbi Piles
    Posted at 13:39h, 01 November Reply

    All of the tunics look so beautiful!
    I’m going to guess Morocco.

  • Linda Richards
    Posted at 13:52h, 01 November Reply

    India! Have fun wherever you land and enjoy shopping for fabric!

  • Rianna Brown
    Posted at 13:53h, 01 November Reply

    My guess….Amsterdam.

  • Lisa Cast
    Posted at 13:57h, 01 November Reply

    Morocco! Enjoy your trip!

  • Linda Anderson
    Posted at 14:01h, 01 November Reply

    I would have to guess somewhere in the UK! Have fun wherever it is!!!!!!

  • Kay
    Posted at 14:02h, 01 November Reply

    The UK would be my guess. Enjoy the trip.

  • Susan Tinnerello
    Posted at 14:04h, 01 November Reply

    England in a yellow submarine for a magical mystery tour!

  • annie
    Posted at 14:07h, 01 November Reply

    England, certainly. If you are in London, go to Shaukat on Old Brompton Road. Most complete selection of Liberty I have ever seen. Also in London, GoldHawkRoad and the Man Outside Sainsbury’s. Certainly you wouldn’t want tweed for tunics, though the great granddaddy of British tweed resides in Carlisle.

  • Elle
    Posted at 14:12h, 01 November Reply

    Well perhaps Morocco or Senegal or one of the other French-speaking African countries, but I think you’re more likely heading for the UK, probably England, maybe London.Happy travels!

  • Ann Beale
    Posted at 14:26h, 01 November Reply

    I’d say Bali (w/ all the Batik). Have fun

  • Ann Briggs
    Posted at 14:30h, 01 November Reply

    Ireland

  • Sharon
    Posted at 14:47h, 01 November Reply

    My guess is London.

  • Nancy coriaty
    Posted at 15:06h, 01 November Reply

    I think you are going to Morocco!

  • Jeanne MacKenzie
    Posted at 15:10h, 01 November Reply

    I am eagerly awaiting the Tunic Bible I ordered.
    I’m guessing you may be going to Japan since you asked for a country and not a city.
    Love your posts.
    Have a great trip.

  • Rose Perez
    Posted at 15:23h, 01 November Reply

    From all the wonderful prints and colors you have posted in your pictures from the Quilt show, my guess would be you are going to India, Where ever you are going, have a great trip,Be inspired by all the colors and buy lots of fabric, then share with all of us followers that you inspire.
    Rose Perez

  • Margaret Sampson
    Posted at 15:27h, 01 November Reply

    Some place warm

  • Linda Jones
    Posted at 15:40h, 01 November Reply

    I’m guessing India

  • GayleMI
    Posted at 15:50h, 01 November Reply

    I’m guessing India.

  • Syd Harris
    Posted at 15:54h, 01 November Reply

    My guess is Morocco!

  • Nora Davis
    Posted at 15:56h, 01 November Reply

    London!

  • Lyndlenz
    Posted at 15:56h, 01 November Reply

    Hi Sarah, first, I love yout blog and can’t wait to hear about your travels. Looks like people have already guessed most of the world but on a quick squiz I couldn’t see Mexico. If that’s taken, I’ll go for Ecuador (if you haven’t been there, it ‘s a wonderful country and very easy toi travel in)!
    Not for your giveaway, but I loved Thailand, Indonesia and Turkey fir their various textiles. Mmm. Travel…

  • Mary Howard
    Posted at 16:00h, 01 November Reply

    My guess is England, with it’s rich history of textile production. Just returned from a vacation in Italy. I tried to visit Tessuti in Florence, which I have dreamed about since reading about it in one of your blog posts. Unfortunately, they were closed due to vacation. We took a picture of me standing outside the shop with a “sad” face and another one of my husband, with a “happy” face–lol!

  • Lyndlenz
    Posted at 16:01h, 01 November Reply

    Oh yeah… now I read the bit about the ohito references to the destination and see why the UK, Ireland and India are such popular guesses. Have a great time wherever you go!

    • Lyndlenz
      Posted at 16:02h, 01 November Reply

      .*photo not ohito!

  • Andrea Houlihan
    Posted at 16:10h, 01 November Reply

    Liverpool, Manchester and London, England

  • Nancy Peth
    Posted at 16:13h, 01 November Reply

    Both England and Ireland!

  • Diana Stanley
    Posted at 16:26h, 01 November Reply

    I’m guessing England

  • Jeanne Crockett
    Posted at 16:35h, 01 November Reply

    I’m guessing Bali = as it was my first thought. I love the tunics and figured the beautiful quilting cottons would be a great resource for you! Someday, I’m going to Quilt Market, too. Have fun where ever you go!

  • Angela
    Posted at 16:35h, 01 November Reply

    Italy

  • TracyK
    Posted at 16:52h, 01 November Reply

    I love all the photos you posted. Such great inspiration! I’m guessing you are going to England. No matter where you go – have fun!

  • Ann Edwards
    Posted at 17:05h, 01 November Reply

    Ireland – where ever it is have a great getaway.

  • Ardy Wolynec
    Posted at 17:06h, 01 November Reply

    I just received my copy of the Tunic Bible and have already scanned the majority. It is wonderful! My guess as to destination would be UK as waxed cotton mfg started in England and Scotland and Shannon may refer to Ireland. Whatever your destination have a wonderful and relaxing trip.

  • moois van me
    Posted at 17:09h, 01 November Reply

    The UK, more specific Liverpool. No?

  • Anne Howlett
    Posted at 17:16h, 01 November Reply

    Well I’ve spotted lots of possible clues as to where you could be travelling – Africa from the waxed cotton, Ireland from the reference to the Shannon, Japan land of the rising sun from beautiful sun filled quilt and also the lovely chrysanthemum print double gauze amongst other possible destinations. Well on balance I’m guessing Japan. Wherever you’re going have a great trip.

  • Catty Andry
    Posted at 17:39h, 01 November Reply

    India, home of Madras and silks!

  • Millie Payne
    Posted at 17:48h, 01 November Reply

    I think you are going to India…where the images are always so colorful!! Eager to see your new book. Millie Payne

  • K.Wheaton aka StitchWitch
    Posted at 17:51h, 01 November Reply

    Ireland, home of magic!

  • Jenny larking
    Posted at 17:58h, 01 November Reply

    My guess is England.

  • Cherie pressley
    Posted at 17:59h, 01 November Reply

    You are going to London England!

  • Ruta
    Posted at 18:06h, 01 November Reply

    Somewhere to Africa!

  • Deborah Leonard
    Posted at 18:19h, 01 November Reply

    Enjoyed talking to you at the Wofford game! My guess is magical Ireland! Safe travels!

  • Almeda
    Posted at 18:21h, 01 November Reply

    Perhaps it is South America -wherever it is have fun and relax! 🙂

  • Shelby
    Posted at 18:36h, 01 November Reply

    One lucky lady might be traveling to the magical Fabric Garment district in Los Angeles, California.
    Wherever, have a fabric filled fun getaway!

  • Anne in UK
    Posted at 18:36h, 01 November Reply

    Hi, is your holiday to Morocco? Wherever you go, have a wonderful trip.

  • Tina Perry
    Posted at 19:02h, 01 November Reply

    I think it’s Morrocco! Enjoy, relax and have fun!!

  • Valerie Carroll
    Posted at 19:16h, 01 November Reply

    Japan!!

  • Elle C
    Posted at 19:17h, 01 November Reply

    Have a wonderful time in England? or wherever you are going.

  • Jean O'Reilly
    Posted at 19:21h, 01 November Reply

    My guess is the good old USA. Wishing you both safe and happy travels!

  • Maria Merante
    Posted at 19:24h, 01 November Reply

    Ireland! Landing in Shannon? I love a nice plaid!

  • Vivian Zornek-Katz
    Posted at 19:27h, 01 November Reply

    I think you are going to England, as one of the quilts is about the Beatles, and there is a photo of Kaffe Fasset’s booth of fabrics, who I believe lives in England. I am so sorry I didn’t get to the festival as I live only 4 hours away, but I was visiting grand children in Tulsa in order to babysit. I have always wanted to get there.

  • Tracy Mendicino
    Posted at 19:43h, 01 November Reply

    I’ll say London! Beautiful work, I just got my book today!

  • T Beck
    Posted at 20:15h, 01 November Reply

    I think you’re going to Great Britain on a well earned vacation. If so, Liberty fabrics would make lovely tunics! Wherever you go enjoy!

  • Adecia Walker
    Posted at 20:38h, 01 November Reply

    My guess is England. or maybe Spain… wherever I hope you have a wonderful vacation and thanks for taking the time to write The Tunic Bible.

  • Zaynah
    Posted at 21:11h, 01 November Reply

    Enjoy ur Vacation!
    France

  • Cheryl Lynn Ortwein
    Posted at 21:16h, 01 November Reply

    London, England!

    Have a wonderful journey :)!

  • Rebecca Huffman
    Posted at 21:17h, 01 November Reply

    My guess is India. Great clues!

  • Bernice
    Posted at 21:23h, 01 November Reply

    My guess is England. Have a great trip wherever you go!

  • Carolyn Scott
    Posted at 21:37h, 01 November Reply

    My book arrives tomorrow. Can’t wait. I’m guessing India, but wherever it is, have a great time!

  • Catherine
    Posted at 21:57h, 01 November Reply

    Pam Howardis a very talented, gracious instructor. Glad you were able to meet.

  • Hillary Tulley
    Posted at 22:03h, 01 November Reply

    Ireland! Have a great time in my homeland:)

  • Jeri Plouzek
    Posted at 22:13h, 01 November Reply

    India

  • Angi Mitchell
    Posted at 22:29h, 01 November Reply

    Shannon Ireland? Or NY garment district! Hope it’s fun in any event!

  • Suzanne
    Posted at 22:47h, 01 November Reply

    India

  • Michelle Connell
    Posted at 23:12h, 01 November Reply

    My book arrived today! Can’t wait to spend some quality time with it. My guess is Great Britain.

  • Margene Yeaton
    Posted at 23:17h, 01 November Reply

    ENGLAND! Have a wonderful trip. Received your book today from Amazon and look
    forward to reading it. BEST WISHES!

  • Carol Lewis
    Posted at 00:41h, 02 November Reply

    New York

  • Carol Sloan
    Posted at 01:17h, 02 November Reply

    Maybe England since that is where Kaffe resides?
    Or it could be Morocco since I see those bold and lively colors that always make me think of it?

    Where ever you go, do have a grand time!

  • N. MacGregor
    Posted at 01:56h, 02 November Reply

    Where ever in the world you will travelling for your well deserved holiday – I suggest you slow down and enjoy the location fully, I suspect you will be travelling to either Japan or the UK,

    That’s all for now, Nancy

  • Angie
    Posted at 02:04h, 02 November Reply

    Indonesia (I’m thinking Bali)

  • Sew Jean Margaret
    Posted at 03:09h, 02 November Reply

    My guess is Africa. Wherever it is I hope you have a safe and enjoyable holiday. Absolutely love your tunics.

  • Mary Roberts
    Posted at 04:19h, 02 November Reply

    London of course. It would be grand to meet for tea. Isn’t Quilt Festival a feast for the eyes and a drain on the pocket!

  • Anne
    Posted at 05:34h, 02 November Reply

    My first thought was Italy before I saw the clues. Then Japan, India. And USA. I’m going to plump for the United Kingdom, though. Liberty and Linton are obvious destinations and the exchange rate is certainly in your favour.

  • Danuta Wartak
    Posted at 05:53h, 02 November Reply

    That was fun to explore the photos for clues! My conclusion is : Great Britain !!

  • Cindy Symes
    Posted at 06:39h, 02 November Reply

    Boy, this book tour looks like so much fun! I’m torn between suggesting your trip is to the UK (including Ireland) or Morocco! I think I’ll go with the UK. Wherever you roam, enjoy yourself immensely! A well deserved rest!

  • Debra Sedlak
    Posted at 07:12h, 02 November Reply

    Just for kicks, I will say Italy!

  • Rose in sv
    Posted at 07:19h, 02 November Reply

    Ccongratulations on the publication of your book! I’m guessing that you are going to Turkey!

    Rose in SV

  • Debbie Pyle Verhoeven
    Posted at 07:22h, 02 November Reply

    India?

  • Cathy Stockton
    Posted at 07:33h, 02 November Reply

    I think Portland

    • Jean Shaw
      Posted at 11:09h, 02 November Reply

      Hah! We do have some wonderful fabric stores….

  • Marie Barrese
    Posted at 07:48h, 02 November Reply

    I think it’s India or Bali! Have a safe and wonderful trip.

  • Paula DeGrand
    Posted at 08:08h, 02 November Reply

    Although England is not the first country that comes to my mind as “magical,” London (and with the favorable exchange rate now) would be a marvelous destination for a sewer. Wherever you go, I hope you’ll post lots of pictures!

  • Genevieve
    Posted at 08:21h, 02 November Reply

    I received my Tunic Bible yesterday and how timely that I am just now reading your newsletter! I’m so happy for you and Julie, truly happy for you. I will bet your going to Atlanta. No matter the destination, you deserve some R & R.
    <3
    Genevieve

  • Karen Hinson
    Posted at 08:35h, 02 November Reply

    Guessing Italy. But wherever you go, I can’t wait to hear all the details. I loved this post. Seeing everyone was an inspiration.

  • lin Burley
    Posted at 08:42h, 02 November Reply

    I am guessing Peru- No matter where you end up your hard and dedicated work shows and this is the pay off!

  • Ilse Moore
    Posted at 08:55h, 02 November Reply

    I’m thinking India. But wherever you’ll be going have fun and relax. Just received my bible yesterday. Can’t wait to try the pattern

  • Terri Burt
    Posted at 09:26h, 02 November Reply

    England

  • Kim Davaz
    Posted at 09:30h, 02 November Reply

    Abbey Road and Kaffe Fassett? I say England.

  • Violet Kurylak
    Posted at 09:53h, 02 November Reply

    Japan, perhaps?

  • Cheryl Lanfear
    Posted at 10:14h, 02 November Reply

    I’m just returning home from a trip and see on my email that “The Tunic Bible” is in my mailbox. I’m going out in my robe and slippers to get it!

  • Monica AD
    Posted at 10:59h, 02 November Reply

    I am guessing India … FIESTA 🙂

  • Jean Shaw
    Posted at 11:08h, 02 November Reply

    Thailand!

  • Mary Anne Chambers
    Posted at 11:41h, 02 November Reply

    Congratulations on your success…well deserved. I have no real clue, but I will guess Africa as they have some beautiful fabrics that would be just perfect for your tunics!

  • Gail Cunningham
    Posted at 11:41h, 02 November Reply

    I think you’re going to Turkey! Love your report of your Houston trip, and all the pics. Best wishes on marketing the book and the tunics!

  • Kathleen McKenna
    Posted at 12:08h, 02 November Reply

    I’m guessing England? And I just received your Tunic Bible. So excited. Congratulations on your continuing success!

  • Susan Vinson
    Posted at 12:38h, 02 November Reply

    I’m guessing North Carolina, to find some wonderful cottons here in the states. But where ever, let us know if they treat you nicely, it will influence all of us

  • Patricia Brown
    Posted at 12:48h, 02 November Reply

    I am going to guess Italy! A wonderful place to visit. Have a great time. I live in Houston, and hate that I missed you!

  • Jane Morphis
    Posted at 13:47h, 02 November Reply

    Definitely Morocco!

  • Virginia Cairrao
    Posted at 13:55h, 02 November Reply

    I’m guessing China.
    I just ordered your Tunic Bible-can’t wait to receive it!

  • Amy mayen
    Posted at 14:08h, 02 November Reply

    You’re going g to India!! Lucky!!

  • Pat Corcoran
    Posted at 14:14h, 02 November Reply

    Thailand

  • Carol Johnson
    Posted at 16:25h, 02 November Reply

    Morocco

  • Arlette C
    Posted at 17:00h, 02 November Reply

    Oh, I guess India! Wherever you are going, safe travels!

  • Sandra Edelman
    Posted at 17:11h, 02 November Reply

    England! Or is it India…?

  • Paula Chipman
    Posted at 19:33h, 02 November Reply

    Ok it’s a toss up! I can’t decide between England and India–both with a long and rich textile history! Just received the “Bible” so excited to get going! Thanks for your hard work–enjoy the break.

  • Janine Maffett
    Posted at 20:14h, 02 November Reply

    I really enjoyed your presentation in Atlanta! It was an inspiration for me :). My guess is London … Liberty and Berwick Street!

  • Joan Lastovica
    Posted at 20:17h, 02 November Reply

    Are you going to India?

  • Rita Squillacioti
    Posted at 20:19h, 02 November Reply

    I’m guessing it might be India…? Enjoy your getaway wherever it might be 🙂

  • Jesssicathecat
    Posted at 20:30h, 02 November Reply

    Your book arrived today!!! I have already been through it and hope to start on my muslin this weekend. Very well done!!!!!

    My guess would be Morocco, with England in the running. Whichever, have a great time and take care..

  • Sheila Sanford
    Posted at 21:32h, 02 November Reply

    England!

  • Kim Dimond
    Posted at 21:53h, 02 November Reply

    England pops into mind!

  • Janice Delahunty
    Posted at 22:29h, 02 November Reply

    I will venture you will be in England. Hope you are flying first class!

  • Lynne Bailey
    Posted at 10:15h, 03 November Reply

    Morocco

  • Ellen Lundy
    Posted at 11:59h, 03 November Reply

    Hi! Congrats on your success, and have a great trip….to England??

  • Peggy Simpson
    Posted at 15:27h, 03 November Reply

    England. Love your blog.

  • Helen Keniston Oney
    Posted at 15:35h, 03 November Reply

    I’m thinking London or Milan……

  • Jill Kawala
    Posted at 16:22h, 03 November Reply

    I’m going to guess Morocco. Wherever it is, enjoy your holiday! I just love your blog and I’m so happy that you’ve had such wonderful reaction to your book!

  • Joen
    Posted at 16:47h, 03 November Reply

    Congrats on the success of your book. I’m guessing England and Ireland

  • Jeanne Hatle
    Posted at 21:47h, 03 November Reply

    My guess is Morocco… I preordered ‘The Tunic Bible’ on Amazon and it arrived today. I read it. I love it. I’m excited for the possibilities and choices it brings. Thank you!!

  • Carla Mayfield
    Posted at 22:53h, 03 November Reply

    India? Turkey? Morocco?

  • Karen Nelson
    Posted at 07:22h, 04 November Reply

    India

  • Jean
    Posted at 09:32h, 04 November Reply

    I think it is Spain. I was just in Barcelona and the colors you have in your pics remind me of there. Enjoy wherever you go!

  • Lynne Harris
    Posted at 10:00h, 04 November Reply

    England – my original home.
    You lucky thing!

  • Cathy Quibell
    Posted at 15:10h, 04 November Reply

    Sarah, I’m guessing it to be INDIA 😀 (probably because that would be my first call if I could travel for fabric). I am always so inspired by your makes, your style and how beautifully you sew. Messaging from sunny South Africa xx Cathy

  • H Mcintyre
    Posted at 15:21h, 04 November Reply

    Ireland! or Scotland! Anyway have a wonderful time!

  • Sue Dickinson
    Posted at 15:43h, 04 November Reply

    I thought England then Scotland. I am going to hedge my bets and say United Kingdom!
    If you are coming here to England: a warm welcome as its getting cold here!!

  • Doris Waldschmidt
    Posted at 19:05h, 04 November Reply

    Are you going to England/UK? I received my print copy of your book this week! So many great ideas in it, I can’t wait to try the pattern.

  • Nova
    Posted at 02:43h, 05 November Reply

    Wax prints suggest Holland or Indonesia,no? Wishing you safe travels.

  • Della L.
    Posted at 03:39h, 05 November Reply

    Methinks a trip to The Netherlands might be where you’re going. Wherever it ends up being, enjoy!

  • SANA BHARANI
    Posted at 06:00h, 05 November Reply

    You are having a great time. Enjoy!

    Which is your next project after the Tunics? Skirts would be great!

    You are traveling to England surely.

  • Jane Brailsford
    Posted at 11:45h, 05 November Reply

    I am guessing Marakesh, Morocco!! Safe travel.

  • Diane Miller
    Posted at 17:55h, 05 November Reply

    My guess is India – only because my daughter is currently there on business, but I’d head to Italy if I had a choice. Enjoy your vacation.

  • Barbara B
    Posted at 21:40h, 05 November Reply

    My guess is Ireland.

  • Celeste V
    Posted at 21:48h, 05 November Reply

    I am going to guess Morocco. based on the bright colors and even an arabesque motif one quilt is sporting.
    Wherever, it is, happy wandering and fabric shopping!

  • Ruth Gregiry
    Posted at 05:32h, 06 November Reply

    My guess is India!

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