New Additions to the Library for October

Book Sale

As I reported at our September meeting, the Book and Magazine Sale at our June meeting raised $168 for new books for the Library.

New Acquisitions

We have five new books for our October meeting!

The first new book is a seasonal one – Sew a Modern Halloween by Riel Nason. It includes patterns for quilts, cushions and gift items, mainly in orange and black, of course! It’s modern because the projects are made of simple improv elements. The author is a designer from New Brunswick, who wrote the Modern Selvage Quilting book (#1208) last year, and has made over 60 Halloween quilts. She is also a novelist.

Kaffe Fassett’s Quilts in Ireland is exactly what you expect from him – beautiful quilts in gorgeous colours, photographed in lovely indoor and outdoor locations in Ireland. I’m looking forward to taking this one out soon – someone already has a hold on it!

New York Beauties & Flying Geese: 10 Dramatic Quilts, 27 Pillows, 31 Block Patterns – well, that title says it all! This book combines foundation paper piecing and curved piecing to make beautiful New York Beauty projects. If you are a beginner at either technique, there are lessons with lots of step-by-step photos. Once you have mastered the techniques, there are dozens of templates and patterns for variations on the theme in quilts and pillows. The projects are colourful and there is a good section on choosing colours. And the foundation paper pieced sections of the block would be the perfect place to use your new skills if you took Dianne’s Freezer Paper Foundation Paper Piecing workshop last weekend.

Rainbow Quilts for Scrap Lovers is also exactly what the title says – the quilts are scrappy and bright variations of traditional designs. The book includes ideas for “rescuing” and organizing your scraps, and choosing fabrics to make a cohesive quilt.

And our final new book this month is Stitched Sewing Organizers: Pretty Cases, Boxes, Pouches, Pincushions & More by Aneela Hoey. The projects in this book are perfect quick projects when you want a break from working on big projects. The organizers make perfect gifts for your quilty friends and many of them would have uses outside of sewing too.

There is a sew-along happening now on Instagram so you can find tips and lots of inspiration. A new project is scheduled every week for the next couple of months, with weekly prizes if you make and post the project of the week. See for more information.

Just a reminder that our library “fines” are $1 per book per meeting. All proceeds also go into the library budget to buy more books! So I don’t really mind if you’re late returning a book. 😉


You can always browse our entire library catalogue at

If you want to place a hold on any book for October, or a suggest new acquisition, contact me at: Librarian .