100 Modern Quilt Blocks by Tula Pink has been a popular addition to our library. The beautiful quilts are a delight to the eye and the Choosing Colour advice is very useful. But the real value in this book is the blocks. They are original, simple and up to date. The drawings are clear and it becomes easy to see how just one block could become a fabulous quilt.
Brave New Quilts by Kathreen Ricketson is a wonderful exploration of 20th century art movements and how to use them to create quilts. Many of us feel we knew the late author through her newsletter Whipup and her Mini Quilts book. This her final work is a tour de force and an inspiration to all.
Scrap Quilting by Alex Anderson has proved to be very popular with our members. The chapter called Fabric Strategies has a host of helpful tips on colour and fabric choice. The projects showcase old favourites such as flying geese or bow ties in a refreshing and modern way.
A Cut Above by Gerri Robinson is full to the brim with exciting ways to make beautiful patchwork. Charm squares, layer cakes, jelly rolls, fat eighths and fat quarters are all presented in delightful projects.
There is a new book in our library. ‘The Art Quilt Collection’ was donated by our president Elizabeth, and includes designs and inspiration from around the world. Each quilt pictured is accompanied by a brief description of the materials and techniques used, as well as the quilt maker’s inspiration
Two other recent books added to our library.
‘Whip Up Mini Quilts’ is by Kathreen Ricketson, who runs the web site WhipUp.net. This delightful little book contains 20 contemporary mini quilts from artists across the world. There are step by step instructions and helpful illustrations. I’m sure members will enjoy this user friendly book for years to come.
‘Strips ‘n Curves’ is by Louisa L. Smith. This glossy publication gives the reader a ‘new spin on strip piecing’. This book gives quilters an extensive insight into an innovative technique that produces wonderful designs. Members can relate to one of the quilts admired at our Quilt Exhibition and have all the infomation needed to try a quilt of their own.