Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Books

You know I'm a reader, right? I try to keep my Shelfari bookshelf up to date with new books I'm reading - most of which are on the Kindle these days but I also have a large (huge?) personal library of 500 to 600 books on quilting with some embroidery, beading, knitting, and crochet titles tossed in there too.

So when I started contemplating how I'm going to bind the irregular edges of my string tumbler and the novelty tumbler quilts I pulled these two books to look for information on binding irregular edges.

And I'm still debating whether my Stars and Pinwheels quilt will get a border -- it really big already but I might as well read up on borders just in case. I just remembered I have another border book somewhere -- will have to look for that one too.

After reading the book I bought in Nebraska about their Quilt Documentation Project I pulled out these 3 to look through them again -- I love looking at these old quilts and reading about the women who made them. It's a great source of inspiration and look at the cover on the Georgia book -- it's a string quilt, I'd forgotten about that one!


I've lived in Virginia, Georgia, and Minnesota so I'm especially interested in quilts from those states but I don't have a book on Florida quilts. We lived there for 13+ years AND I started quilting when we lived in Florida so I'll have to look to see if they have a documentation project book.


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10 comments:

QuiltSue said...

I love the quilt history books with the stories of quilters of the time, and have a few, including theGeorgia one, and I always have more on my Amazon wish list for when family are looking for inspiration for presents. I wish someone would do something similar in the UK, but no one has - at least not that I'm aware of.

Yvonne said...

I just got the MA Quilts book and I love reading through it.

jovaliquilts said...

You're a brave soul! It never occurred to me that you'd do anything other than lop off the sides to get straight edges on your tumbler quilt!

*karendianne. said...

Huh. This is a really good post. I'm getting book fever now. I feel it coming on.

Kathie said...

Yes florida has a quilt book!
I will pull it out later and get the exact title for you
its a good book
not as good as the ones you shown but worth owning

Diane said...

I just so happen to have a book titled "Florida Quilts" by Charlotte Allen Williams that I borrowed from the library. I have been reading and studying the quilts inside for the past couple of weeks.

Allie said...

Boy would I love to lock myself into your library for a few weeks, lol!

teodo said...

I love the book too but here in Italy we have few books write in Italia so my books are all in English and in French and I love them for the pictures about wonderful quilts.
ciao ciao

Rhonda said...

I love quilt books... and those books look like they're great to add to my collection. LOve that Georgia book!

Andrew said...

This is really amazing..

Thank you..
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