Wednesday, March 20, 2013

New York Beauty Diversified


One of the greatest perks of this lifestyle is that I get to meet so many wonderful people.   And while I consider everyone who crosses my path in life a potential friend some just “stick” a bit more than others.

Enter Linda Hahn.

We met last summer while teaching together at Maine Quilts.

We instantly clicked….and stuck.

Linda is a fun and witty person who just beams with energy and a love of quilting.  As I passed her classroom in Maine I was always met with happy chatter and laughter and a few of her students ended up in a few of my workshops and they raved about how much they learned and laughed the day before.   Let’s be honest, quilting workshops are places to learn, but they are also places to rest, restore, and regroup, they are social events.   When laughter happens between sometimes strangers in the morning and friends by 10am well there is a leader in the room that makes that setting happen.  And that is a good teacher.   One who not only teaches but puts people at ease.

During all this crazy traveling I have been up to the last 4 weeks a package bearing Linda’s latest book, New York Beauty Diversified, landed in my mailbox. NYbeauty2-3r_tn

Oh Boy!

I took it on the road with me to look thru and that was a mistake as I just so wanted to play with the New York Beauty Block after reading Linda’s excellent instructions!

I am home now for a few weeks so I will be playing…and there will be a post showing my NY Beauty block but I just had to tell everyone about this book. 







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I love that Linda shows NY Beauty quilts in her signature and much loved brights…but also in Civil War repros, floral prints, and even a red/black/white version!   

Not to mention the stories behind each quilt.  That is wonderful.  I don’t make every quilt in every book I buy.  No one can (ok now someone will prove me wrong but you know what I am saying) BUT I love to hear/read the stories behind every quilt I see in person or in print.  Yes I DO READ the info sheets hanging next to quilts at shows. 

Thanks Linda for sharing the stories.  And thanks for making this girl put making some New York Beauty blocks on her “to do” list!

You can find Linda’s website for teaching info or book ordering here.  

Tell her Mickey says Bravo!



nice post, Mickey...I, too, read the info sheets hanging with quilts--I learn much about the maker, and I get inspiration as well..I never make all quilts in a book--now I have too many books to even think such a thing ;-) *~*CAROLE*~*

Tonya said...

I met Linda last year when she taught the Celtic Interlaces to our guild. She is so much fun and so full of life. As a teacher she is great. I also have both New York Beauty books and am taking her class in October.