Judy Howard: Thanking Our Troops: God Bless America Touring Quilts, Dorcas Publishing, Oklahoma City, OK: 2010, pp. 59 & 60. $19.95.
This is a lovely book literally thanking our troops and containing color images of over 80 patriotic quilts. Each quilt is accompanied by an encouraging quote from the Bible and a statement about the quilt. At the back, there are even patterns to create your own military quilt. The book would make an excellent gift for a service person or a friend interested in quilts.
All profits from the sale of this book go toward providing quilts to the wounded. At our last meeting, a Guild member explained how much our service people appreciate receiving a simple card from people they don’t even know, thanking them for their efforts. They live and work under dreadful conditions, with temperatures reaching 140 degrees. Just imagine how much this book or a hand-created quilt especially made for a wounded person would mean to them.
She will have copies of the book available for $25, including postage and handling. Just let me know by email that you want one.
Ginny Eckley says..Stop by my booth and say “Hi”. I will be both at Quilt Market and Quilt Festival in the same location: Booth 1250. My main products are silk dye and silkscreens- Look forward to visiting the other SAQA artists
Barb Forrister as two pieces in West Coast Wonders II which opened in Long Beach, California. Emerald Treasures was featured in the show catalogue (please see attachment) and also on the IQF site as both a live vidcast http://www.quilts.com/lbqf09/enVivo/vidcasts.html and also under Quilt Festival at Home, Selected Exhibits http://www.quilts.com/lbqf09/enVivo/vidcasts.html This piece has a very special story. It was nearly destroyed in transit on it's way home from An American Legacy Show in Georgia where it had placed second in the Art Quilt category. Upon receiving it, I took it to an appraiser who deemed it irreparable. When I got news that it had been accepted into West Coast Wonders II, I knew I had to fix it somehow. I replaced the mother's head and began rebuilding her shell. The six holes that extended from the front through all three layers were patched with Misty Fuse. Finally, she was ready to travel once more. I am thrilled that the repairs were successful and that she is being received well.
Also, the Austin Fiber Artists have a show at The Austin Bergstrom International Airport which will be up through November 3rd in the Airside West Gallery for visitors travelling to and from Austin. Little Boy Blue is the featured quilt on their website http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/austinairport/nr_fabric_909.htm