If I were actually writing a book this:
foreward This is a readable document
might be the forward to the book. I’d thank a few people as well for supporting, editing and mentoring me along the way. People that in my everyday life are very important to me and make this book possible.
My sweetie, he cooks, cleans, encourages, stops at quilt shops, drives to quilt shows and offers opinions
All of the quilters who have offered advice and encouragement when I struggled to learn something new
All of the quilters who have taken my classes, I am grateful beyond measure
All of the members of my guilds, I have learned so much from you
The quilters who made the Bi-Centennial quilts renewing quilt making in America, where would we be without you
The quilters who learned how to machine quilt, you are my personal heroes
The quilters who have very strong opinions about what is and isn’t quilting – you get everyone thinking
The quilters who have very strong opinions about what is and isn’t quilting – the thinking, clarifying process continues
Quilters who have allowed me to enter into their quilting process, allowing me to offer them thoughts on how to quilt their quilt – this is one of my favorite parts of class.
Quilters who started guilds and continue to keep them going
Quilters who make quilts for people they don’t know because there is a need
Thank you to the quilters who have challenged me to grow, encouraged me to grow, showed me how to grow
For the fabric designers
article writers, book writers and experimenters; magazine publishers, book publishers, quilt photographers
Thank you quilters who have created quilt shows for hand quilting, machine quilting, art quilting, fiber artists
thank you to those who blog, tweet, facebook, and network in all kinds of ways
Thank you to the quilt historians who keep the memory of quilting alive in our current culture
If you’re wondering if I’d really thank all these anonymous folks, yes I would. Each one of these people are important – in a way that is essential to the art and soul of quilt making
So that would be the first couple of pages.