Open A Door to An Adventure in Italy!
Applique the beauty of Orvieto's doors and the mystery of what lies behind them.
Dates: May 18 - 24, 2014
Instructor/Leader: Becky Goldsmith
Cost - $2995
What makes doors so universally appealing? There's the color and texture of course, but that's not all there is to it.
Doors open to reveal the people and spaces behind them. A door that has obviously been used for generations has meaning. People just like us have used these doors. People just like us will use them after we are gone. You can feel and sense that continuity when looking at them.
In this class you will capture the beauty found in the doors of Orvieto and the mystery of what lies behind them. It’s an adventure stitched in cloth as you applique a door inspired by those seen in the streets of Italy. A single door will be the focus of our week, but patterns will be available for three doors which can be completed at your leisure once back at home.
Outside of the classroom you will:
Cost - $2995. Fee includes:
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Becky was born and
raised in Oklahoma
City. She met her
husband, Steve, at
the University of
married in 1978, at
the end of their senior year at OU when each completed their degrees, hers in interior design and his in zoology. Steve went on to obtain a Ph.D. in Zoology at Arizona State University. His career has taken them to Tempe, AZ, Tulsa, OK, and most recently to Sherman, TX, where he is currently Dean of the Sciences at Austin College. Luckily, Betsy can make quilts anywhere!
Their boys, Chris and Jeff, were born while Steve was in graduate school. Becky discovered quilting when the boys were young and needed comforters for their bunk beds. She hasn't put her needle down since!
Becky met Linda Jenkins, Her partner in Piece O’ Cake Designs, not long after she started quilting at a meeting of the Green Country Quilters’ Guild in Tulsa. They’ve been friends ever since, and together started Piece O' Cake in 1994. Becky says she could not ask for a better partner.
For Becky, making quilts is interesting, fulfilling, and challenging. She finds being an author, teacher, and a web-based business owner to be exhilarating. This is not what she thought she would be doing with her life when she graduated from college, and finds it is so much better!
Becky and Steve's son, Chris, married Lorna Warren in 2001, and were presented with their first grandchild, Elanor Cecelia, November 6, 2002. John Patrick Kelly "Jack" Goldsmith was born October 24, 2007. “Being a 'Nana' is truly wonderful!” says Becky.
Their second son, Jeff, married Celia Aldape on August 15, 2009. Jeff recently joined the faculty at Columbia and they are currently living in NYC! Celia is a blogger, is crafty, and is very media savvy. Becky says she is truly blessed to have two DILs that she loves, and that love her back!
You can find Becky on the web: www.pieceocake.com and on her blog.