|here's a little snippet of the book I'm writing|
Just when I thought there was nothing more I could learn about my "New York Beauty" collection, I'm learning all kinds of interesting things by simply writing detailed physical descriptions of each quilt. Too often there is an inclination among writers to make things up about the quilts, but fortunately, I have found little need for that approach.
The physical descriptions are very rich. I have always known what the quilts looked like, but never realized how many pieces they had, or how many quilting stitches. One quilt has more than 3,500 pieces. Another has over a quarter-million quilting stitches. These are quilts that were entirely made by hand. The details are inspiring me to keep going, keep writing.
Wish I could share more. The pictures are all done-- 70 objects, five to ten pictures each, somewhere in the neighborhood of 500 images. Am I having fun yet? Hell yeah!