Friday, April 15, 2011

New books - New class

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.
I now own Jessie's engraved copy of the classic "Quiltworks across Canada" and a copy of the out-of-print book "Liberated Quiltmaking" that I had been searching for. I love this book! The text is so entertaining and so well written, and the book is full of photos of gorgeous quilts. Can't wait to read it cover to cover!
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!

4 comments:

Diane said...

Oh too much Fun your having. I hope you remember the camera too!

Mary said...

I bought a copy of Liberated Quilting years ago, you were lucky to find it. I've seen it for sale occasionally at a very inflated price.

Connie said...

What a great class that will be. Sounds exciting!

Libby said...

Love Liberated Quilt Making - so much inspiration every time I flip through the pages *s*