Years ago when I first started to quilt, and I first started to read quilt magazines, I thought “I could do that too”. But the sort of women who get ribbons at shows and who get into quilt magazines are mostly insane and obsessive about quilting, and that is not me. My work for others has appeared in magazines, but I couldn’t find where I had squirreled them away, so I can’t show them today. But my work has appeared years ago in two books, and here they are.
I met Ann at a class she taught, this was my class sample. She lived in Denver at the time and we became friends. She even talked me in to wearing this at a fashion show at the quilt expo in Houston.
And I still have the jacket.
I also met the other author when I took a class from her, and we would run into each other back when I went to quilting conferences. I sent her a picture of this little quilt and she chose it for her second book.
This is a detail of the quilt. I’m not sure why I stopped quilting, but my life changed and I got busy with other things. But perhaps I will pick it up again when I am old (I am already old, so I had better make that ‘when I am much, much older.) 😉