Friday, October 30, 2015

Three Long Weeks

No, it's been longer than that since I last posted.  Three weeks is how long it took me to do this.

Yes, this book sat on my counter for three weeks before I finally unwrapped the cellophane cover.  I wanted to make sure I had the time to sit and soak up  all the info at the beginning of this book. It did not disappoint.

I know others have posted about this book, but seriously, I cannot imagine a quilter not loving this book.  When I think of two color quilts, immediately Red and White is what has always come to my mind.  I know there are other great two color quilts, but really, this book has quilts that will give you goose bumps.

Although it's been over 4 years since the show, opening up the book brought me right back to standing in a crowded foyer at the Armories, waiting for the doors to open. And when they did, the sight literally brought tears to my eyes. I had the same emotion when I opened up this book and flipped through the pages. I have only casually pursued the photos, but saw enough to know that this book will be a go to for years to come. When I came across the page with my favorite quilt, (I know, how could you pick just one out of 653) I told my guy, "That quilt was hanging up on the back wall, I can close my eyes and see it right now." And sure enough, when I searched out the photos of the room, there it was, hanging up on the back wall!

Maybe one day I'll recreate it, but until then, I have my memories and the book!

Keep stitching,