We have three new books in the library for May and there seems to be a bit of a theme – making the old new again …
The idea for this book is very similar to our recent acquisition, Modern Roots – Today’s Quilts from Yesterday’s Inspiration by Bill Volkening, but the thing I love about quilting is the endless possibility for creativity. In Old Quilts, New Life, Sarah Fielke has selected nine beautiful quilts from The American Folk Art Museum in New York and reinterprets each in two ways. First, she gives a fairly authentic pattern for the original, updated with current techniques and fabrics. Then she takes inspiration from some part of the original quilts and designs a very new contemporary quilt. The patterns are great and the book is full of eye candy and inspiration.
In Quilting the New Classics: 20 Inspired Quilt Projects: Traditional to Modern Designs, editor Michele Muska gathers a group of “influential quilters” with widely different styles to reinterpret traditional blocks and quilts. The traditional inspirations include bear paws, flying geese and log cabins, and there is a traditional and a modern pattern for each.
Scraps quilts and books about them seem to be popular in our guild, so I have another one for you: Scrap Quilt Secrets: 6 Design Techniques for Knockout Results by Diane D. Knott. The author has a system to make sure your scrap quilts work: S.C.R.A.P.S., which stands for style, contrast, repetition, accent color, palette, and selvages. You will learn some important design concepts to help you combine scraps together into beautiful, harmonious quilts.
Don’t forget that all books must be returned in June, so we can do our annual inventory.
We will be having another book and magazine sale at the June meeting, so you can take home some “new to you” quilting books. Start sorting through your library in preparation and bring your donations to the June meeting.
You can always browse our entire library catalogue at http://www.librarything.com/catalog/lionsgatequilters .
If you want to place a hold on any book, or suggest new acquisitions, contact me by clicking Librarian on the Contact page of our website: https://lionsgatequiltersguild.com/contact-us/ .
Enjoy the (hopefully) sunny weekend. See you next week!
Paula, LGQG librarian