While I was at Houston, I did buy one or two things...this book just yelled out to me.
I was lucky enough to attend a talk given by the authors, Betsy Chutchian and Carol Staehle. They gave a short show and tell of many of the quilts featured in their book. Well, the show and tell wasn't short. There were so many quilts to show that each only got a brief exposure.
But here is a favourite picture with Betsy talking about her quilt on the right and Janet Henderson's on the left. Same block, different settings.
I came across the 19th-Century Patchwork Divas back in 2008 at Houston on my first visit. This quilt totally stole my eye.
If I remember correctly, it subsequently made it onto the cover of a Quilters Newsletter Magazine. Isn't it glorious? It couldn't find it in there, but the book is jammed with pictures of other quilts made by a bunch of supremely talented craftswomen. Wouldn't you love to be part of that group?
I've put "History Repeated" on my page for favourite books. Did you notice I've tidied up my blog? Check out just under the header. Thanks to Karen from Sew Many Ways for the blogging tips. You should visit her; she is full of amazing tips and ideas.