Saturday, October 30, 2010


I'm off to do my thing at International Quilt Festival in Houston on Wed. My schedule is jam packed with teaching, lecturing, appearances, the Sampler, Meet the Teachers, and so forth - but it will also be an amazing time to spend with my dear friends and "roomies" Rosy Carolan and Ginny Frame. For their own sake, I do hope they bring their ear-plugs as I snore like a truck driver. Rosy is in the photo above on the right side and Ginny is next to her. This photo was taken while I filmed a series of on-line classes for L-Quilt.
Although I don't get much time to actually see the show, I get to take a peek on preview night and also again on Saturday afternoon, so that's cool. I rarely make it to the vendors, although it would be fun to see all the new gismos and gadgets! If any of you come to Houston, I hope we have the chance to connect. I am staying at the Hilton so you can always leave me a message. I am anxious to see how my new book, Quick Little Landscape Quilts to you when I return.....Joyce

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Alaskan Wilderness by Joyce R. Becker - featured in new book Quick Little Landscape Quilts

Yesterday, a gorgeous basket arrived from C&T Publishing congratulating me on the publication of my new book, Quick Little Landscape Quilts. Later on, Fed Ex delivered my advance copy of the book. It is such a happy little book, packed full of lovely images and information. I am thrilled with the layout and presentation. My editors at C&T did an amazing job working with me and we managed to impart an amazing amount of information in a 48 page book. My thanks to the contributing artists, Jane Moxey, Rosy Carolan, Sonia Grasvik, Ginny Frame, Vali Groening, Kari Justad, and Jo Banner. The book will be available in December but I will have advance copies to sell at International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX. You can order this book on my web site or on Amazon if you can't find it in a local quilt shop once it is available. Thanks to all my students for your continued support.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Happy Birthday

My darling husband, Donald, my step-daughter Bev, and my dear friend Rosy, threw a whopper of a surprise birthday party for me on the day before my birthday. We were supposed to be going "out" for dinner with family and Rosy somewhere special. When we stopped to pick up Rosy, she invited us in for a glass of wine (which I never turn down) - and many of my friends and most of my WA based family was there to help celebrate. We had yummy food and everyone brought a story about me to tell.....some, I'd rather not share......A good time was had by all!