Last night I was in St. George to do a trunk show of my quilts for the Brant Heritage Quilter's Guild. I forgot to take my camera to get a picture of the guild, but it was a wonderful group of quilters and I greatly enjoyed seeing their quilts and visiting with them.
One of the best things about the evening was the book sale. The books of Jessie Barker were being sold and I was able to purchase 2 books. Jessie Barker was a wonderful quilter and was voted "Teacher of the Year" by the Canadian Quilters' Association in 1996. Jessie was one of the first quilters (outside of my own guild) that I met... I think she was at every quilt show or quilting event I attended for many years! She was so encouraging to me as a new quilter and it was a delight whenever I crossed paths with her.
Today I am getting ready for a lecture tonight and a class tomorrow with Becky Goldsmith from Piece O' Cake Designs. She is coming all the way from Texas, and stopping in Canada on her way to France! I am so excited and can't believe I am actually taking a class to learn how to properly hand applique! I kind of hope I don't fall in love with yet another great quilting technique! I better not forget to take my camera along!