Friday, August 9, 2013

National Book Lovers Day - Quilting Books




Welcome to Moda Bakeshop's National Book Lover's Day Blog Hop.

I am a huge book lover and quilting books certainly factor in to my weekly reads.

I caught the quilting bug by seeing a quilting magazine and saying "I need to make that". I didn't do too bad with that magazine pattern but I needed a little more. I went to my local book store and found the Complete Guide to Quilting.  It was a very thorough encyclopedia of knowledge and I still have this book on my shelf for handy reference.



My latest quilting book read is Simply Retro by Camille Roskelley.

I gave away most of the books I got at the spring Quilt Market in our Book a Week Giveaway, including this one. Now I am eyeing it in our store and regretting a little that it is gone.

There is one in there that I am putting on my we-need-this-as-shop-sample list.
I may end up buying a book I gave away.

What is your favorite quilting book? Also non-quilting book? I am always wanting great book suggestions

Check out the other participating blogs and enter to win 6 new books

Be sure to check out our "Name Our Retreat Center" for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to our shop or Etsy store

12 comments:

  1. The BHG Complete Guide to Quilting is one of the first quilt books I bought & is still my go-to book. My favorite quilt book is Jinny Beyer's The Quilters Album of Patchwork Patterns. And my favorite novel is China Court by Rumer Godden. Thanks.

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    1. I had someone come in to the shop talking up Jinny Beyer. I will have to check her out. And thanks for the non-quilting suggestion!

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  2. Shame you gave your fave away! I once bought back a book that ended up in the giveaway box by mistake (and I had to pay full price because they didn't remove the price tag :| Two I can recommend are: Improv Quilts by Lucie Summers, and 25Ways to Sew With Jelly Rolls, by Brioni Greenberg. Both awesome!

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    1. I love jelly rolls. Thanks for the suggestion!

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    1. Do you have any favorites? I love suggestions

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  4. These look like great books! I have other BH&G books, but not this one. I'll have to check out the Simply Retro book as well. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Happy Sewing!

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  5. I am loving, right now, Pam and Nicky Lintott's books that use pre-cuts. I never used pre-cuts until I started with those books. I'm having a lot of fun with them. Would love to visit their shop in London.

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    1. Precuts are the best. I have London on my visit list. I can't even imagine, fabric, thrift stores, museums, architexture. Too fun

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  6. I am going to check out the Better Homes & Garden Book.

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    1. Its a great resource. Thanks for stopping by

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