Yesterday Amherst was treated to a very special occurrence - a visit from Kaffe Fassett! Deanne Fitzpatrick deserves a lot of credit and thanks for enticing this renowned designer to visit our small town.Mrs. Pugsley's Emporium early in the afternoon.
The lecture was held in First Baptist Church. There is a horseshoe balcony around the perimeter of this roomy sanctuary which allowed for overflow - and a terrific bird's eye view. I confess someone saved prime seats for us in the second row (thanks Lou!)
(On a side note...that's one of my paraments on the pulpit peeking out from behind the screen :)
The book is called America From The Heart and it features quilts made in response to the Sept 11 terrorist attacks. The quilts were exhibited at IQF Houston and then auctioned as a fund raiser for the families affected. Many doors opened for me professionally because of this exhibit and book.Diane Shink happened to be at that exhibit in Houston in 2001 and contacted me after viewing my quilt. We met up and eventually Diane and I co-authored Canadian Heritage Quilting. It was no surprise to see Diane in attendance at the lecture yesterday; always alert and taking notes to be used in her work, you can see that she has several papers tucked inside her copy of Kaffe's latest book. Diane doesn't miss anything connected to quilting!
|Diane Shink, Brandon Mably, Kaffe Fassett|