Partying with Heather Ross


There are many things that author Heather Ross does well, and one of them is throwing a great party. To celebrate the release of her latest book, Heather Ross Prints, she decorated the rooftop of her apartment building to the nines, put out fabulous food and endless proseco, and managed to assemble the most wonderful and interesting people in the sewing and craft community (including Amy Sedaris!) in one little space. Throughout the night, Heather flitted about her party with a gracious, easy smile. Don't you love it when a hostess seems to be enjoying her own party?

But what I think Heather enjoyed most of all was signing copies of her book for guests. After months (nay, years!) of working on this book together behind closed doors, getting the finished product out into the world is pure bliss. But even better is getting to meet the people who love the book, have a chat with them, and dish about design and fabric and crafting in general...and this party was full of people who have lots to say on these subjects.

About mid-party, a thunderous storm passed over the city and we all ran inside to get out of the rain. Lucky for us, the party continued indoors where a giant Mac ran a slideshow of images from the book--the very Mac, in fact, where all of the prints and projects were designed!--and we could view a whole slew of projects that were on display. The party carried on well into the night, and in addition to the other photos shown here, the lovely Kollabora staffer Leslie Henkel even managed to get a few group photos (that's assistant editor Cristina Garces on the left, artist Katy Tanis next to her, and Heather and I on the right...don't we look oddly like sisters?)

After all of that work, it was great to sit back and enjoy the moment. Congratulations on a job well done, Heather! 

To see projects from Heather Ross Prints in person, stop by the Kollabora booth at the Maker Faire this weekend; they'll also have copies of the book to buy if you want to pick one up.