Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Fibreart Montage-Judith Baker Montano

Two days ago, I received a package from Dragon Threads. I couldn't for the life of me remember
what I had ordered. Well it was Judith Baker Montano's new book Fibreart Montage. I cannot praise this book highly enough, it has wonderful photographs, lessons on painting silk fabric, crazy quilting, stitches. I love it, and have only had a chance to read part of it.

Last year, right before Christmas, I was contacted by Judith, having been a student in 2 of her classes at Asilomar. She wondered if any of her students had completed, or were near completing their class projects, as she wanted to include a student's section in this new book. She gave us a deadline of the first part of 2009. I worked frantically for about a month to finish up my Pigeon Point Lighthouse project I had started in my second class, a landscape crazy.

As being one of the students who submitted our work for this book, I received a copy, with a lovely note from Judith. My work appears on page 158. Also on page 8 she has an introduction, with pictures of some of her classes. My class is the 2nd from the top, and I am sitting right
behind Judith.

What a wonderful mail day. I have been anxiously awaiting this arrival since I found out the
books were released in late October.


  1. Wow, Karrin! What a wonderful surprise. I love Judith's books on crazy quilting. Her embellishments are over-the-top and they make me happy just to look at them. And then I just want to dive in and embellish all day long.
    I'm off to order the book right now. I have to check out your lighthouse quilt.
    Your blog is great. :)

  2. I'm having trouble finding it on amazon. Is the title Fibreart Montage? Who is the publisher? Thanks. Karen

  3. Oh, how wonderful!! Congrats :) You can't go wrong with a JBM book, in my experience. I'm curious about this book, too. And I've got her DVD on my xmas wishlist :)

  4. That's so cool, Karrin! I'll have to find a copy of the book and see what you've done!

  5. Hello - a friend of mine - Kim Powers - was telling me about your site. I am delighted to have found you and of course posted myself as a follower of your site and screwed that up. I will check out what the heck I did later. What a wonderful looking book and I can hardly wait to get a copy.