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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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BOOKS ABOUT SMALL QUILTS

BOOKS ABOUT SMALL QUILTS

Small quilts are fun to make and display. After going thru my personal library, I realized that there were not many books for small quilts and displaying them. So, I went on a hunt to find books about small quilts. Maybe you are thinking about making small quilts or are already making them. But we always need more ideas, right? I was able to find these three books at a local quilt shop. Books about Small Quilts: Vintage Treasures by…

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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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MONDAY THOUGHTS ON QUILTING

MONDAY THOUGHTS ON QUILTING

I have gotten several emails or comments lately that have stated various things or asked questions. I have also noticed some things over the past few weeks about stress, and people being rude. This is not intended as a rant or anything about any particular person. However, here are my own Monday thoughts on quilting. Why do you quilt? I am guessing if you are reading this blog that you are a quilter or want to be one. Why is…

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ANOTHER INTERESTING TEXTILE BOOK

ANOTHER INTERESTING TEXTILE BOOK

 I am always on the lookout for interesting books on historical textiles and quilts. Many times, a book on historical women will have wonderful tidbits about textiles in their lives. And that is how I ended up finding another interesting textile book. I found this book after seeing an article about it in the DAR magazine “American Spirit S/O 2020” pg. 41-42. This book of 500 pages covers the importance of the textiles industry in the pre-Revolutionary America.   In this…

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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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MAINE & USED QUILTING BOOKS

MAINE & USED QUILTING BOOKS

My last post was about the quilting projects I worked on during vacation in Maine. However, I also visited several used books stores. I found some wonderful used quilting books. In my mind, Maine & used quilting books go together. Maybe because of the long snowy winters in Maine, there are many wonderful used books stores to visit. This year I concentrated on finding some used books on quilting. My personal favorites are: Stone Soup Books in Camden, Rockland Library…

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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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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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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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