Library: Modern, Urban, and Artistic

New to the library:

997 Modern Neutrals: a Fresh Look at Neutral Quilt Patterns
16 quilts using neutral fabrics to accompany modern living spaces.

998 Quilt Artistry: Inspired Designs from the East
90 minimalist quilt projects for beginners to advanced quilters by an internationally recognized Japanese quilter.

999 Urban Views: 12 Quilts Inspired by City Living
Modern quilts designed following a grid system, using solid colours, inspired by urban living.

1000 Modern Mix
16 contemporary projects that combine designer prints and solid fabrics – quilts, pillows, bags +

1001 Modern Holiday
18 sewing projects: quilts, stockings, decorations, etc. for the intermediate sewer utilising modern Christmas fabrics.

Love of Quilting – July/August 2013

There are still about a dozen or so books which were not returned to the library in June. Please have a look on your bookshelves and in your sewing rooms to see if you have overdue books which belong to the Guild.

Library: Moda Bake Shop Chefs, Tula Pink, and Daily Beauty

The Library is an important LGQG resource available to our members and it is well used – an impressive number of books are borrowed each month. Over the last year, however, a number of members have not followed the Guild’s borrowing policy and simply slip their overdue books onto the return table without paying the overdue fines. The Guild Library operates on the “Honour” system. The monthly fine at a “Loonie” per item is very reasonable – less than a cup of coffee. The Guild Executive would like to remind its members of our Library Policy and the need to comply. Please note that all paid overdue fines are re-introduced into the Library Budget and used to purchase new titles. For example, since January this year, $102.00 has been collected in overdue fines – this translates roughly into an additional four-five books for our library.

So, here for review, are the LGQG “Library Rules”:

  • Library books are available to MEMBERS ONLY for the period of one month (guild meeting to guild meeting).
  • Members may borrow up to THREE items per month.
  • A book can be extended for another month if you are not finished with it. Renew it at the next guild meeting or let the librarian know by emailing if you are unable to attend the next meeting.
  • Fines are a “LOONIE” per month.
  • Sign out your books before taking them away from the library table.
  • Only the year 2005 or newer books will be accepted for donation. Please sign the inside cover with your name and the date donated. These books are always gratefully received but PLEASE use discretion with your donations!
  • A “Suggestion” and “Reservation” book list is located at the sign-out table. Please give the librarians your input. Putting your name and date of suggestion will help direct the book to you when it has been purchased, or for a reserved book, when it has been returned to the library.

We are trying to add books and subscriptions to the library which are of interest to Guild members so please do let us know of new books that you are interested in. Otherwise you will have to be satisfied with the titles we choose!

Magazine Sale
Please note that at the June Guild meeting older issues of a number of our magazine subscriptions are going to be on sale for $0.50/issue in order to make room in Library for new titles. Be sure to check out the Sale Table!

New to the library this month:


Sweet Celebrations with the Moda Bake Shop Chefs: 35+ Projects to Sew from Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes, Fat Quarters, Charm Squares & More (#987)
“Quilts, bags, pillows, table décor…you’ll find something pretty and practical to make for every event on your calendar.” Projects from 22 popular bake shop chefs.

Quilts from the House of Tula Pink: 20 Fabric Projects to Make, Use and Love (#988)
Tula Pink is an American textile designer and quilt maker. This is a very fun book with interesting techniques and some beautiful modern designs. Chapter topics include: “Fearless Fabric Selection”, “Quilting is Notan Afterthought”, “A Peek into Fabric Design,” and “Haiku Quilts.”

Modern Designs for Classic Quilts: 12 Traditional Inspired Patterns Made Modern (#989)
Wrritten by two quilters who met at the first meeting of a modern quilt guild. It offers a good techniques section, 12 lovely quilts, and 8 smaller projects.

Daily Beauty: 365 Ways to Play with Everyday Quilt Embellishments (#990)
The author challenged herself to use cotton makeup pads to find 365 variations on a basic block – using the simple circle as a symbol for beauty, with multiple background colours and textures to illustrate the richness and beauty present in everyday life.


Love of Quilting, May/June 2013

Library: Global Village, Kaffe Fassett, Angela Walters, and Skinny Quilts

New in the library this month:

981 Pieced Symbols: Quilt Blocks from the Global Village
Block designs for non-Western cultural symbols with descriptions of the symbol origin

982 Shots and Stripes: Kaffe Fassett Quilts
24 new projects using solid-coloured shot cottons and woven striped cotton fabrics

983 Scrap-Basket Beauties
18 quilt projects using 21/2” wide strips you make yourself from scraps or jelly rolls

984 Sliver Quilts
11 projects using a sliver piecing technique – creating creases or folds in which to insert slivers of folded fabric

985 Skinny Quilts
Designs for 15 bed runners, table toppers and wall hangings

986 In the Studio With Angela Walters
Machine quilting design concepts for adding movement, contrast, depth, colour, scale, texture, etc.

The April-May issue of “Quilting Arts” has also arrived.

Looking for ideas on using those Japanese fabrics in your stash? One of these books might inspire:

117 Sashiko & Beyond
166 Changing Seasons
242 Fabled Flowers
326 Fantasies & Flowers
337 Quilting with Japanese Fabrics
359 Japanese Inspirations
362 Sashiko
514 Omiyage
733 Japanese Country Quilting 
739 Designer’s Guide to Japanese Patterns

Library: Small Quilts

Many thanks to Bernadette Demens and Colleen Bohan for helping out with the Library last month. It’s great to have such willing volunteers!

New to the library this month:

#980 101 Fabulous Small Quilts
Wide variety of styles and techniques used in quilts for walls, tables and doll cribs. Great ideas for gifts.

More books are on order – hopefully they will arrive in time for this month’s meeting!

New magazines:

“Canadian Quilter” Spring 2013
“Love of Quilting” March-April 2013
“Quilter’s Connection” Spring 2013

Are you interested in using photos in your quilts? Here are some books to get you started:

342 Photo Transfer Handbook
660 Photo Fun
646 More Photo Fun
762 Altered Photo Artistry
802 Innovative Fabric Imagery for Quilts
868 Photo Inspired Art Quilts & DVD
911 Point, Click, Quilt!

Library: Collage, Design, and Art Quilts

Many thanks to Kathryn Gillis and Katherine Morgan for helping out with the Library last month during my absence – your help is most appreciated!

Here are the new books added to our library collection this month:

968 Big Print Patchwork: Quilt Patterns for Large Scale Prints
How to use pictorial large prints in quilts combined with other fabrics; general formulas plus step by step projects

969 Vibrant Quilt Collage; Spontaneous Approach to Fused Art Quilts
Throw out the templates and use your imagination to create improvised art quilts; collage techniques and fusing.

970 Exploring Dimensional Quilt Art: Stitch Fold Embellish
Techniques to add spatial dimension and surface manipulation to create three dimensional fabric structures by UK artist.

971 Modern Minimal: 20 Bold & Graphic Quilts
Modern designs for solid fabrics, no triangles or circles; minimal: utilizing a lot of negative space where quilting adds to the design/texture.

972 Connecting Design to Stitch
Guide to design and composition for contemporary textile artist; exercises to help explore personal themes and style.

973 French Braid Transformation: 12 Spectacular Strip-Pieced Quilts
Strip quilting, and using scraps; straight piecing. We also have earlier book French Braids #772 in our collection.

974 Complete Photo Guide to Art Quilting
Explore style options, design elements, techniques, fabric manipulation, colour experimentation; from novice to experienced; more than 500 large format colour photos.

We also received two new magazines:

“Quilting Arts” February/March 2013, and “Canadian Quilter” Winter 2012.

Looking for new ways to “Embellish” your quilts? Here are some titles from the collection to inspire:

568 Everyday Embellishments
600 Quilts and Embellish in One Step
601 Beading Basics: 30 Embellishing Techniques
684 Quilt & Embellish in One Step!
713 Dazzling Quilts
722 Quilt Toppings
804 Mastering the Art of McTavishing
833 Flowerbed

And finally, if you are planning to take the workshop “Techniques and Artistry of Set-in Circles” with Lorna Shapiro in April and want to get a head start, we have the book: #717 “Circle Play” by Reynola Pakusch, which the workshop is based on.

Library: Word Play, Shapes, Colour, and Design

New Books

New Magazines


Looking for some new ideas on borders? Check out these books from our collection:

Library: Need Some Colour in Your Life (Or Your Quilts)?

Feeling challenged by colour? Need a little extra colour in your life or your quilts? Check out these books from the library:

Did you know the full list of library books is available on our web site? Check under the Members link.

Library: English Paper Piecing, Borderless Quilts, and Old Favourites

The following were added to the collection this month:

Looking for a way to use up some of your scraps? We have a number of books in the collection that will give you some ideas:

And don’t forget to bring your Loonies and Twoonies to this month’s meeting – it’s the last month for the Book Sale.

Library: All about Art Quilts and Modern Quilts

Over the summer, old titles that weren’t being borrowed were weeded out to make room for new stuff. These weeded titles will be offered for purchase ($2.00 each). There will also be weeded VHS videos offered free for the taking.

Here’s a list of new titles that have been purchased:

And a few titles that have been donated:

Library: Stained Glass, Continuous Line Quilting, and Inspirations

We’ve added several new titles to the library:

Do you have suggestions? Let Margo Novak,, know. Whatever your interests – DVDs and books on art quilts, quilt design, photo quilts, thread painting, traditional blocks – the library is for you, and we want to focus on your interests.

Just a reminder: all library books are due at the June meeting. Summer is inventory time, and it can’t happen if the books aren’t there.