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Books I find helpful for quilting.

INDIGO QUILTS

INDIGO QUILTS

One of my goals this summer was to track down and order several books on my “wish list” of quilting books. One of these was the book “Indigo Quilts” from the Poos Collection. I love history, especially medieval and colonial American history. Quilts have been around a long time. According to Carolyn Ducey who compiled a list “Quilt History Timeline, Pre-History – 1800″. the oldest quilt found so far is dated to 100 B.C in Siberia. I find historical textile skills…

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QUILTING BOOKS & WORKING ON THE MYSTERY QUILT

QUILTING BOOKS & WORKING ON THE MYSTERY QUILT

Another week has come and gone – time flies even when things are not so fun. Several of you have asked me how I am doing and what I am currently working on?? What I am working on is simply sitting and enjoying the quilting books in my personal library & working on the mystery quilt. I am behind on the mystery quilt (as in weeks behind). I had all the fabrics gathered in one place. However, my concentration was…

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THESE QUILTING BOOKS FOLLOWED ME HOME

THESE QUILTING BOOKS FOLLOWED ME HOME

Currently, I have no need of fabric, threads, or quilting gadgets. But I love books. Would you believe me if I stated that these quilting books followed me home? Let me tell you about these 3 books I recently added to my personal quilt library. Happy Trails – Variations on the Classic Drunkard’s Path I bought this classic book by Pepper Cory at the local library sale for $1 !! It has 64 pages of color photos, directions, b/w drawings…

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BARN QUILT TRAILS & MORE

BARN QUILT TRAILS & MORE

A few weeks ago I went through several old quilt magazines. One of the things I found was ads for then “new” books. The local public library did not have them but was able to get them through inter-library loan. I hope you have this service at your library and utilize it for getting books you are interested in. This is how I got three quilt books, one of them about Barn Quilt Trails. Barn Quilts & the American Quilt…

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QUILTING BOOKS FOR TINY SCRAPS

QUILTING BOOKS FOR TINY SCRAPS

Quilting Books for Tiny Scraps – I am not really sure how it happens, but I start with one shelf for quilting books and pretty soon they have taken over two. I recently decided that some weeding and/or organizing of these books was necessary. Doing this actually forces me to really look at the books – which can be a distraction because then I start thinking “I could do this quilt, or this one…….” And sometimes I even wonder what…

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APPLIQUE BOOKS FOR YOUR PERSONAL LIBRARY

APPLIQUE BOOKS FOR YOUR PERSONAL LIBRARY

I was looking for a specific quilt book in my personal library today, and ran across these three applique books that I go to time after time. They are so enjoyable because of the beautiful and unique applique patterns, and for the individual ideas each pattern contains. If you are looking for books on applique for your personal library, I recommend these. Books everywhere Maybe I am the only one, but there was a time I bought so many books…

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BOOKS ABOUT AMISH QUILTS (or a world of stunning colors)

BOOKS ABOUT AMISH QUILTS (or a world of stunning colors)

I pick up good quality Books About Amish Quilts (or a world of stunning beauty) when I have the chance. Here are some from my personal collection. Even if there are no patterns – there are wonderful photos and ideas for the next quilt. I love the contrast of colors on traditional Amish quilts – especially those from Lancaster County, PA. The immense amount of hand quilting that goes into them is simply amazing. I think these quilts were the…

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MY “GO TO” QUILTING BOOKS

MY “GO TO” QUILTING BOOKS

I am regularly asked by blog readers to suggest books that I feel are classic and timeless for quilting info. Below are the ones that are my “go to” quilt books for instructions, photos, and inspiration. All are older books. I have used them hard. The bindings are long since broke and three now have spiral bindings because of that. But the information is timeless and helpful. Beginner quilter to expert, I really do recommend these books for a personal…

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3 MORE QUILTING BOOKS

3 MORE QUILTING BOOKS

Books, books, books….3 more quilting books. I love having a personal library of books in general, but quilting books specifically especially when I suddenly have an idea or even need an idea for a quilt. Or a part of a quilt. It is very helpful when I want to check directions or look at color choices for a quilt. Today I am going to share 3 more quilting books from my personal library. I am currently working on 30 spool…

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THREE FAVORITE QUILTING BOOKS

THREE FAVORITE QUILTING BOOKS

Having books or magazines on hand for those days you are struggling to get moving on a project, are sick, or too tired to do actual sewing. I thought I would share my current three favorite quilting books. Being on the lookout for books or magazines that have good patterns or ideas I can use is a constant activity when I am out. I encourage you to purchase a few books for your own personal library that you can use…

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