Thursday, December 09, 2010

Word Play Quilts...

Tonya's book is now available...

I can't wait to get my hands on it!

I met Tonya about ten years ago (yikes) when I moved to Georgia. She was teaching a class at our LQS. I was new in town and so happy to meet another quilter (who didn't take themselves too seriously! she is the unruly quilter after all....)
Our "styles" couldn't have been more different. I was still working on a Baltimore Applique and collecting Antique and Vintage Quilts. Tonya was already piecing without measuring and antique stores made her sneeze! But we became friends anyways! Now I make an occasional wonky-freestyle quilt and Tonya almost bought an antique quilt at Houston....

6 comments:

Brenda said...

funny thing is, I know you've already read the book! I'm glad to know quilters of different styles can unite in their love of fabrics and creating with their hands.

Marj said...

It sure is fun to see Friends grow and succeed.

Loris said...

Pretty exciting to see her work and creativity fruition. What a treat to be able to see her words and work in a book! Can't wait!

quiltmom said...

Sio,
How fun that you and Tonya have connected. It is easy to appreciate each of your talents -
Life is too short to be taken too seriously.
I love both your attitudes- I have read both of your blogs for a long time now- Your warm and friendly natures make it feel like one is visiting a friend.
Thanks for sharing your stories.
Warmest regards,
Anna

Tonya Ricucci said...

no kidding - that was a gorgeous quilt. now the next step is for you to make a mashup quilt with your beloved repros AND brights. ten years - oh my. miss you!

Clare said...

10 years! Wow! I agree with Ton - let's see some mixing and matching.