Happy New Year!

Don’t forget to bring your books back to the library this month – if you’re like me, you’ll have to dig them out from under the books I received as Christmas gifts. I did get a little time over the holidays to browse through the library books.

We have four new books for the library this month.

Alex Anderson’s new book, All Things Quilting, is a “text book” of quilting. If there is a technique you want to learn, teach or perfect, it’s in this book. There are chapters on tools, choosing fabrics, drafting blocks, rotary cutting, piecing, appliqué, quilting and finishing. Hand and machine techniques are included and there are lots of photos illustrating ideas and showing step-by-step methods.

Moda All-Stars Mini Marvels is a collection of mini quilts designed by Moda’s fabric designers. They are mostly made by tiny piecing, but there is also some quilt-as-you-go, fused appliqué and wool appliqué. Sizes range from 8” x 10” to 20” x 20”. Great ideas to use some of the tiny scraps you can’t throw out!

Quilts from Sweet Jane by Sue Pfau is another collection of patterns for use with pre-cuts – jellyrolls, charm squares and layer cakes. The quilts are straightforward and striking.

Sunday Morning Quilts by Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison is a bit of a “classic” of modern quilting. It’s basically about sorting and using your scraps, in a no-pressure, no-pattern kind of way. There are lots of ideas for sewing scraps together, without measuring or trimming first, and then putting them together into a harmonious comfy quilt.

You can browse our library catalogue at

Please email me to make suggestions or to place a hold on a book for our next meeting.