Jennifer Chiaverini's new book, The Wedding Quilt will be out in book stores tomorrow. I'm not sure where this postcard came from, but I received it in the mail a few days ago. It reminded me of the time that Jennifer came to speak at our Dear Jane retreat up in Shipshewana, Indiana, so I thought I would share a few photos with you.
In December 2005, Jennifer's book, The Christmas Quilt had just been released. A lot of us had read it as well as her other books. She told us what it was like to be an author of not only her fictional works but also her quilt pattern books and to design fabric lines for Red Rooster.
After she spoke for awhile, she finished the evening reading to us aloud from The Christmas Quilt. You could have heard a pin drop.
It was a perfect evening complete with a light dusting of snow on the ground.
This is the Bergstrom Christmas quilt.
The Delectable Mountains quilt is referred to in The Sugar Camp Quilt.
And, it was a thrill to see Sylvia's Bridal Sampler.
At the end of the evening, Jennifer autographed our books and posed for pictures with each of us. She answered questions until there were none. She was most gracious, and I'm so glad to have been part of that evening.
Notice her jacket is made from her fabrics.