Unfortunately, the trunk show with Jacquie Gering, which was to take place on Friday, May 26, 2017, has been cancelled. The Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild found out late yesterday that Jacquie is unable to make the trip to Vancouver. Tickets will be refunded. Please contact the person who sold you the tickets.
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
Good news! The Modern Triangle Quilts book that didn’t arrive in time for our last meeting is here! And because Canada Post seemed to have lost it, the online bookstore sent us a replacement. Then two copies arrived on the same day a couple of weeks later. They didn’t want me to send it back or pay for it. I thanked them profusely and let them know it will be a door prize at our next meeting. Thank you to the Book Depository!
The other new books I have for the next meeting are donations, for which I’m very thankful! The first one is Happy Endings – Finishing the Edges of Your Quilt by Mimi Dietrich. It was first published in 1987, and has been updated many times. It’s a great reference on all the ways to finish your quilts with fancy bindings, piping, scalloped edges, prairie points – everything you can imagine! This is one of the first quilt books I bought and I still use it all the time.
The last two books I have are nice little hard covers from the Pretty Little Series by Lark Books, Pretty Little Pincushions and Pretty Little Potholders. They were also donations to the library. The series is a set of compilations of projects by many designers and bloggers. Both books include a great selection of small projects using scraps and all sorts of materials including corduroy, lace, wool felt and rick rack, and using many techniques including quilting and embroidery. You may recognize a potholder by a local designer, Laurraine Yuyama. These kinds of projects make sweet gifts and are a fun way to try new techniques!
We will be having another book and magazine sale at the June meeting, so you can start sorting through your library in preparation. However, please hold on to your books for now, and bring them to the June meeting. I don’t have room to store them, and my husband was getting a little annoyed by the constant presence of a box in the front hall of our apartment.
You can 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, you can contact me by clicking Librarian on the Contact page of our website: https://lionsgatequiltersguild.com/contact-us/ .
See you next week!