Hi! I'm Melissa Averinos. 

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I'm a longarm quilter and fabric designer for Andover Fabrics. I wrote Small Stash Sewing. I illustrated The Family Doodle Book. I wrote and illustrated DIY Mason Jars and DIY Wine Corks. I am a lifelong painter. I am a Cape Codder, good listener and lover of pie. I love yoga and gardening. Let's be friends!





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393: spring quilt market 2010 saturday signing and omgcakeparty 

I'll get back to the rest of the Wiley shindig, but here is Saturday, ok?

(photos by my darling Beth Dunn.)

Breakfast at the b+b with Beth and Violet...

Was that the morning there was Strawberry Rhubarb crisp in individual remekins? I can't recall....

Anyhoo, they were talking about how the expected there was going to be a line at the signing and I was all,

"You guys. QUIT IT. There is not going to be a line, ok?"

Dude, there was totally a line.

I couldn't believe it!

(Hey, look! there is PamKittyMorning and IzzynIvyJana on the right!)

Here is a cute pic of me and Jana just before the signing. Or was it after?

We decided we are twins:

And here's me meeting Quilt Dad:

Look at how cute he is:

I heart Quilt Dad. 

So I guess this signing was considered a success because there was an hour scheduled for it and all 50 books went in 20 minutes! It was super fun and exciting, I have to say.


Saturday afternoon:


You do have to say it like that, you know.

That green one was called Princess Cake and it was all sorts of amazing.

From Lizzy House, thrower of Cake Party:

I was asked several times, "why a cake party". That's kind of a ridiculous question. The better question is, "why aren't you having a cake party right now," or, "where is the cake?"

Or my question, "Why isn't every party called Cake Party??" 

Here is Lizzy handing out, what else, cake!


And me hiking up, what else, my strapless dress!

Cake Party was held this season to celebrate Lizzy's mom's book--- that is, City Quilts by Cherri House of Cherry House Quilts.

Congrats, Cherri! (and thanks for the yummy cake!)

Oh, look at that.

Did I get two pices of cake right off the bat?

You know I did.



Reader Comments (15)

I totally would have taken 2 pieces right off the bat. In fact all the pictures of the cake party on everyone's blog is making me REALLY want cake!!!

Unicorn was supposed to send me some but he got distracted...
May 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAubrey
A line! Cake party! Thanks for the recaps. Fills the void that was not being there.
May 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary
I'd join the line too if only I was there!!
Andi :-)

PS Mmmmmm cake!!
May 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAndi
I love the pics of you and Jana and Quilt dad. It's so fun to put names to faces.
May 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeather
Oh hey, look there's me in the cake party picture (in the background with the stripey shirt)! The cake I had was soooo good - I had the super chocolate one!
May 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaye Prince
Wasn't that the best cake? And aren't booking signings the best? Congratulations on your book!
May 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercherri house
If I had been more educated on Quilt Market etiquette and goings on, I would have been at: first - your book signing and second - cake party!!
May 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary on Lake Pulaski
congrats on what looks like a very fun and successful quilt market experience! My husband loves princess cake (and boy are they tough to make!).
May 31, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermjb
I hope Mrs. Quilt Dad isn't checking out these blogs. *L*

Here he is with you, pulling down your sweater. And there have been a few other with him looking WAY friendly. *S*
May 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSequana
Of course there was a line! :)
May 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErica K
Hi Melissa-

Thanks for blogging about your Quilt Market activities!

As a vendor at Quilt Market, I do not always get out and look at all the beautiful booths so thanks for sharing!!

That's pretty cool you let your readers know what went on!!

Douglas Eagleson
President, Kona Bay Fabrics
June 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDouglas Eagleson
That's a cute necklace you are wearing!

: )
June 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterannie
how adorable are you, fending off the crowds at your signing?! yay you! i only have one question: where's my cake? :)
June 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertammy
What a fabulous turn out! Way to go! Delicious looking cake!
June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulie
wow!! LOVE thjose thread spool necklaces!! What a fun way to repurpose vintage spools :)
http://www.HappySolez.com :)
June 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKat Acce.

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