Library Additions: Intentional Piecing

Hi all,

Thank you for all your donations of books and magazines, and your support for the book sale at the June meeting! And a huge thank you to Jo Ann Lee and all her helpers for collecting library books and running the sale while I was off on vacation!

We have some great new books for the September meeting:

library1Intentional Piecing: From Fussy Cutting to Foundation Piecing by Amy Friend, the very creative blogger behind the “” blog. She provides inspiration to cut into those special novelty fabrics and highlight them in your piecing. It includes great fussy-cut blocks, including some very cute paper pieced blocks, and projects to use them in. There are patterns for quilts and smaller projects including bags and sewing accessories.

library2In By the Bundle: Turn Precuts into Patchwork with 12 Fat Quarter-Friendly Quilts, designer Emma Jean Jansen progresses from easy quilts made with squares, through triangles and drunkard’s path (curved) blocks, to one showstopper New York Beauty quilt.

library3By the Block: 18 Surprisingly Simple Quilts is a collection of great pieced quilts. They are mostly simple and based on traditional blocks, but have a modern vibe. Author Siobhan Rogers plays with scale and fun bright fabrics to freshen them up.

library4Long-arm quilter Angela Walters and domestic machine quilter Christa Watson have teamed up for The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting: Long-Arm and Sit-Down Learn When, Where, Why and How to Finish Your Quilts. There are patterns for ten quilts and then ideas and techniques for quilting from both quilters for every quilt.

Also on order, but I don’t know if they’ll arrive by the meeting:

Gorgeous Wool Appliqué: A Visual Guide to Adding Dimension & Unique Embroidery by Deborah Gale Tirico

Sew Organized for the Busy Girl: Tips to Make the Most of Your Time & Space 23 Quick & Clever Sewing Projects You’ll Love by Heidi Staples

A Common Thread: A Collection of Quilts by Gwen Marston – I’m looking forward to this one!

More Adventures with Leaders and Enders: Make Even More Quilts in Less Time by Bonnie Hunter

Thank you to Jo Ann, Dorothy Porter, Rose Moore and Dianne Ritter for their suggestions for library acquisitions!

You can browse our library listings at And please email me at to make suggestions or to place a hold on a book for September.