Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Quilting Books @Your Library

Over the last several years there have been quite a few new quilt books published. They cover everything from using pre-cut fabrics, which cover topics, such as jelly rolls, layer cakes, fat quarters to short biographies about current quilters and the design of their studios. There never seems to be a shortage of books with patterns that are traditional, traditional with a twist, vintage, modern, vintage modern, applique, machine applique, scrappy, mini, foundation or paper pieced. And all those categories just describe the piecing of the fabrics for the quilt top, not the actual quilting of the three layers; referred to as the quilt sandwich!! So without making you wait until the International Quilt Festival in Houston, at end of October, below is a list of good quilt books.

For Keeps: Meaningful Patchwork for Everyday Living, by Amy Gibson.

Savor Each Stitch: Studio Quilting with Mindful Design, by Carolyn Friedlander.

By The Block: 18 Surprisingly Simple Quilts, Siobhan Rogers.

Lucky Spool’s Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making: From Color to Quilting: 10 Design Workshops by Your Favorite Teachers, by The Editors of Lucky Spool.

Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! The Complete Guide to Quiltmaking by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes.

Vintage Quilt Revival: 22 Modern Designs From Classic Blocks, by Kate Clarke Blakesley, Lee Heinrich and Faith Jones.

Quilters, Their Quilts, Their Studios, Their Stories: With Access to More Than 80 Online Quilt Patterns, by Jo Packham.

Kaffe Fassett's Quilt Romance: 20 Designs From Rowan for Patchwork Quilting, by Kaffe Fassett.

Quilting with a Modern Slant: People, Patterns and Techniques Inspiring The Modern Quilt Community, by Rachel May.

Beyond Neutral: Quilts Inspired by Nature's Elements, by John Q. Adams.

Jelly Roll Inspirations, by Pam Lintott.

Layer Cake, Jelly Roll & Charm Quilts by Pam Lintott.

101 Fabulous Rotary-Cut Quilts, by Judy Hopkins and Nancy J. Martin.

Denyse Schmidt: Modern Quilts, Traditional Inspiration: 20 New Designs with Historic Roots, by Denyse Schmidt.

Quilts Galore! Quiltmaking Styles and Techniques,  by Diana McClun & Laura Nownes.

Little Quilts: 15 Step-by-Step Projects for Adorably Small Quilts by Sarah Fielke and Amy Lobsiger.

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