Category Archives: Book Reviews

Book Review: Quilt of Belonging

Esther Bryan is a quilter who wanted to celebrate the fact that Canada is home to many immigrants. She also wanted to promote a sense of greater belonging among the diverse groups. She was inspired to organize a collaborative quilt to celebrate cultural diversity. The resulting quilt is about 120 feet long and 10 feet …

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Making a Baby Quilt – Step 3: Appliqué Block #2

An entire month has gone by since I made the first block! Time passes much too quickly, but that’s not the reason for the delay. An August storm caused us problems which I’ve described in another section which will be filed under Miscellaneous. I didn’t do quite as well with this appliqué. It’s puffy instead …

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Making a Baby Quilt – Step 3: Appliqué Block #1

In between other projects, I have finally started on the quilt blocks from Kay’s book with her “Tulip Trio”. (I love tulips!) My challenge is to choose all of the fabrics from my stash and make them work together. I should really plan out the colour scheme ahead of time, but instead am “winging it” …

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A New Online Quilt Magazine

Quiltposium – a new free quilt magazine will make its debut in September. It will include articles by well known quilters, gardening, cooking and crafts, fun places for quilters to go, and a centrefold! Yes, a centrefold! Click here to find out more about that and to subscribe. FacebookTwitterPinterestStumbleUponLinkedinTumblrDigg

The Lost Quilter – by Jennifer Chiaverini

Have you read the latest book in Jennifer Chiaverini’s Elm Creek Quilt Novels? If not, be sure to borrow it from your local library or purchase it from Amazon or your local book store. This book is a sequel to The Runaway Quilt. If you’ve read that one, you’ll remember Joanna, the slave who tried …

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Book Review: Favorite Traditional Quilts Made Easy

– by Jo Parrott This is book is a good one for beginning quilters. More experienced quilters will also enjoy using Jo’s no template methods. She uses strips, rectangles, squares and a folded-corner technique to make blocks with simple cutting and sewing. The book includes 7 projects for both beginners and advanced quilters. Among them …

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The Easy Appliqué Blocks Blog Book-A-Round

Welcome to my stop on Kay Mackenzie’s Book-A-Round from Maria Michaels Designs! I am a quilt and web designer, and online quilt teacher at QuiltCampus. Maria’s Quilt Scraps is my new blog which takes the place of the Maria Michaels Designs Newsletter I’ve been writing and producing since 2002. Kay’s new appliqué book is now …

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The Quilter’s Catalog: A Comprehensive Resource Guide by Meg Cox

This book is an amazing collection of resources for quilters! Its eight chapters cover such topics as tools, technologies, techniques, fabrics and where to find them, great teachers and ways to learn quilting, well known quilters, how to buy a sewing machine, 12 projects from notable quilters, steps for beginners, showing quilts, fabric dyeing, longarm …

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The Quilter’s Kitchen by Jennifer Chiaverini

This small book is the latest in Jennifer Chiaverini’s Elm Creek Quilt Novels. Readers of these novels will remember that Chef Anna Del Maso joined the circle of quilters in the novel that preceded this one. In this book, we get to know Anna better as she and Sylvia prepare to renovate the kitchen. The …

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StrataVarious Quilts by Barbara Persing and Mary Hoover

This book’s name is a cute one. It is based on creating strata – panels of fabric strips sewn together, then used to piece blocks. Look for it at your local quilt shop and on Amazon. FacebookTwitterPinterestStumbleUponLinkedinTumblrDigg