As I mentioned in today's daily thread, our speaker at guild last night was Linda J. Hahn. You can find her at Frog Hollow Designs. She was entertaining, funny, & knowledgeable. You can view a few of her quilts, which all use the New York Beauty block, under the patterns & lectures/classes tabs. Because she grew up in NY, many of the names of her quilts are related to NY. She mentioned that her first book, New York Beauty Simplified, still is available from her for ~$20. from her web site. If you go to Amazon, it says it's out of print. She'd be great speaker for any guild. She also has a new line of batik fabric with Northcott called Island Vibes.