These just-purchased books will be available to members as of the February meeting, or soon thereafter. Watch this space every month for more new books! Updated January 16, 2020. Anderson, Jody. Easy Sew Jelly Roll Bags. AQS, 2013. 83 pages. Book #3186. (Templates and instructions for 8 bags, of various sizes and purposes.)… Read More New Books in 2020!
Copy and paste this list into a word document to search for a specific author, book title, or topic. Updated January 16, 2020. 101 Log Cabin Blocks. House of White Birches, 2010. 112 pages. Books #1874 and 3121, 2 copies. (After a few pages of instructions, full-sized foundation piecing blocks are given.) [Tags: Patchwork, Log… Read More WAQG Library
Half of the fear for quilters is in starting that first project, and half of the fun after that is in learning something new with each quilt. The books in this section are made for those who want to learn, and there is always something to learn, regardless of experience level! Many of these books… Read More Beginners and Beyond
A common saying among quilters is, “So many quilts, so little time!” The books in this list were created with that idea in mind. They specialize in ideas for quilts and other projects that are fast and not too difficult. Burge, Shelly. Small Quilts Made Easy. That Patchwork Place, 1998. 111 pages + patterns.… Read More Quick and Easy Quilts
Every quilt is a new creation, but many quilts show the influence of quilts made long ago. The books in this list deal with quilt makers (and events) in the past and how modern quilt makers have been interested in them and tried to emulate their work or express their emotions about them through quilting.… Read More Historical Influences
The WAQG owns some excellent books to help quilters choose colors and fabrics for dynamic quilts. Some of these books explain color theory. Others show quilters how to use techniques to create spectacular special effects based on color combinations. Our library also has several books featuring redwork, and quilts in specific color families. Updated July… Read More Color and Value
The word “patchwork” has several definitions, and can mean any stitchery in which smaller pieces of fabric are sewn together to create a larger pattern. Here, patchwork is distinguished from applique, so the books in this list deal with geometric shapes joined to make blocks—such as squares, triangles and diamonds—and the quilts made by combining… Read More Patchwork
Many quilters go for years making quilt after quilt, always using straight lines–and avoiding curves. But when you’re ready, the books listed below show several methods of piecing curves into beautiful patterns, with pins or without. Updated July 8, 2019. Barber, Barbara. Foolproof Curves: Quilts with Bias Strips & Continuous Paper Piecing. C&T Pub.,… Read More Sewing Curves