I just attended a wonderful lecture and trunk show at Quiltique given by Becky Goldsmith of Piece O’ Cake Designs. I have several Piece O’ Cake books and have been working on applique’ over the past year so that I’ll be able to start one of their projects soon. I took lots of pictures and several pages of notes; I can’t say enough about Becky’s wonderful lecture, and her quilts were absolutely stunning–works of art each and every one!
This was another amazing quilt…part of a four block quilt made up of blocks from Aunt Millie’s Garden.
This is a close-up of “Picasso’s Garden,” also from Applique’ Outside the Lines.
I love how she quilted the leaves!
Becky’s lecture was incredibly informative. She spoke accompanied by a wonderful slideshow with photos that illustrated each topic. We learned about color, the color wheel, and value. Becky walked us through several photos that showed her design process using the quilt “Tree O’ Life” from Applique’ Outside the Lines as an example. Becky is incredibly blessed to have a wonderful husband who binds her quilts and even sews on labels and quilt sleeves! One of the pictures in her slideshow showed her husband busy binding a quilt! After the lecture Becky conducted a question and answer session which was also incredibly informative and fun. We learned that her favorite applique’ thread is the Superior “Masterpiece” (50 weight).