Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Behind the scenes - Encyclopedia of Applique
I thought you might enjoy a behind the scenes story from a book I edited.
Look at this LOVELY book, just out from C&T Publishing. It's a newly released version of Barbara Brackman's Encyclopedia of Applique.
There are two stories to tell about this book:
1. Barbara was down to one last copy of this book from its first printing in 1993. She had another but it had to go to C&T to be scanned. So as we worked on the book, we had to constantly pass it back and forth: to me to check the original, to her to field questions from the faithful about the book. Look how dog-eared it is getting! Thank goodness she still had one copy. Do look for the new one at your favorite quilt shop - it's a beauty. And a bargain - copies of the original are hard to find and pricey on the internet (I found one for $775!).....
2. Notice the cover quilt - isn't IT a beauty? Our friend Georgann made it before she got sick of appliqued circles, thank goodness. This little quilt has 240 circles........