New in the Library: Selvedges, Leaders and Enders

Thank you to the members who filled out the library questionnaire at the last meeting. The information about what you want in our library will be very helpful to me when I’m searching for, and ordering, new books. I will always be open to suggestions – just email them to I will have some of the questionnaires at the library table if you would like to fill it out at the next meeting. There were many positive comments about the library, and for that we have to thank Sonia Milanez and prior librarians who built this great collection!

This is the last month to take out books before the summer. All library books must be returned at the June meeting, so we can do an inventory over the summer. Don’t make me call you!

Terrific T-Shirt Quilts by Karen Burns arrived the day after the last meeting, and I have ordered four more books. Hopefully they will be here for the May meeting! The new books this month include:

library1Adventures with Leaders & Enders: Make More Quilts in Less Time! by Bonnie K. Hunter ( There were requests for scrap quilt books from the questionnaire, and Bonnie is the queen of scrap quilts. (“If a fabric is ugly, you haven’t cut it small enough.”) She is the designer of the Double Delight quilt we did as a mystery a couple of years ago. Her designs are quite traditional and piecing-heavy, and use lots of scraps!

library2The Sewing Machine Master Guide: From Basic to Expert fills in a small gap in our collection. It is an encyclopedia of sewing machines, including sections on all types of sewing machines, how they work, and buying and using a sewing machine. There is information on the history of sewing machines, how to do repairs and make adjustments and all sorts of troubleshooting.

library3Modern Selvage Quilting: Easy-Sew Methods 17 Projects Small to Large is a new book by Riel Nason, a blogger from New Brunswick ( She is the queen of selvages! This book includes techniques for working with selvages and lots of projects to use them.

library4And the final new addition the library is The Quilter’s Practical Guide to Color by Becky Goldsmith. She was our headlining quilter at one of the fall workshops several years ago. The book includes colour theory and 10 projects to put the skills to use. There are photographs throughout the book, and she uses quilts from traditional and modern quilters to illustrate the ideas.

Browse our library listings at You can email me at to place a hold on a book.

Don’t forget to bring back your overdue books! And remember, there is a $1 fine per book per month. All fines collected go into the budget to buy new books.