New selections in the library for October:
Gorgeous Wool Appliqué: A Visual Guide to Adding Dimension & Unique Embroidery by Deborah Gale Tirico is full of beautiful wool appliqué designs and projects to embellish. It includes many diagrams for fancy stitches and constructing the projects.
A Common Thread: A Collection of Quilts is a mostly-picture book summarizing forty years of quilts by Gwen Marston – eye-candy and inspiration!
Mixing Quilt Elements: A Modern Look at Color, Style & Design is another great book by Kathy Doughty. She does a beautiful job of mixing familiar blocks and designs into bright colourful new quilt designs.
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 is a retro-themed book of small, satisfying sewing projects like clutches, a first-aid kit, pillows and travel accessories. I see some Christmas gifts here!
And I know it seems early to think about Christmas, but now is the time to start Christmas projects and gifts! I haven’t found any new Christmas project books to add to the library, but we have many Christmas-themed books:
#429 Welcome to the North Pole: Santa’s Village in Appliqué (Becky Goldsmith)
#488 Christmas Cats and Dogs: Quilts to Celebrate the Season (Janet Kime)
#508 301 Country Christmas Quilt Blocks (Mary Jo Hiney)
#834 Make Room for Quilts: Beautiful Decorating Ideas (Nancy J. Martin)
#870 Comfort and Joy: 14 Quilts for Christmas (Mary Hickey)
#871 I Believe Quilt (Nancy Halvorsen)
#907 Quilt a New Christmas with Piece O’Cake Designs: Appliquéd Quilts, Embellished Stockings & Perky Partridges for Your Tree (Becky Goldsmith)
#918 Christmas with Possibilities: 16 Quilted Holiday Projects (Lynda Milligan)
#1001 Modern Holiday: Deck the Halls with 18 Sewing Projects Quilts, Stockings, Decorations & More (Amanda Murphy)
#1091 Favorite Christmas Quilts from That Patchwork Place
#1110 Simply Modern Christmas: Fresh Quilting Patterns for the Holidays (Cindy Lammon)
Or if you’re thinking of handmade gifts, smaller than a quilt:
#514 Omiyage: Handmade Gifts from Fabric in the Japanese Tradition (Kumiko Sudo)
#759 It’s a Wrap: Sewing Fabric Purses, Baskets, and Bowls (Susan Breier)
#1010 Patchwork, Please!: Colorful Zakka Projects to Stitch and Give (Ayumi Takahashi)
#1129 Make It, Take It: 16 Cute and Clever Projects to Sew with Friends (Krista Hennebury)
#1164 Kitchen Stitches: Sewing Projects to Spice Up Your Home (That Patchwork Place)
#1171 Sewing to Sell: The Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Craft Business: Bonus 16 Starter Projects How to Sell Locally & Online (Virginia Lindsay)
#1199 Stitch ‘n Swap: 25 Handmade Projects to Sew, Give & Receive (Jake Finch)
You can browse our entire library catalogue at https://lionsgatequiltersguild.com/library/. Please email me at email@example.com to make suggestions or to place a hold on a book for our next meeting.