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Three lucky quilters will win ALL five of these hot new releases (valued at $128.95)!                        

Here's how to enter:

You are in charge of your local library's quilt book collection. Lucky you! You've been asked to review the entire list of That Patchwork Place quilt titles and select at least THREE must-have books to acquire for the collection. Which books would you choose? In the comment section below, please list the books you've selected (at least three, please!) and why you think they'll be great for quilters in your community.

All comments must be posted by midnight (EST) June 30th 2011. One entry per person please!

Please note: You must be logged in to Quilters Club of America to leave a comment. If you haven't created an account, it's easy! All you need is a username, password and email address.

A BIG thank you to That Patchwork Place/Martingale for these great prizes and for sponsoring Quilters Club of America!

And the winners are ...

JAP

kimberlybreid

Valhawaii

Congratulations! You'll be receiving an email soon with details from QCA Peg.

 

 

 


Comments

Barbara wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Wednesday, 1 June 2011, 7:59 AM

I would pick ,#1 Farm Girl Quilts.#2 Red ,White ,and Sometimes Blue,  #3 perfect -Fit  Pieced Borders. I live in a large farming area and these books would be helpful to the wives and daughters , and everyone loves patriotic  quilts...Barbara

Purdue Fan wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Wednesday, 1 June 2011, 10:03 PM

I really REALLY use the quilting section of my library! I would choose Candy Cane Lane and Deck the Halls (I haven't seen any Christmas quilt books in my library), and Charmed (I love collecting charm squares!).

mars1948 wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Wednesday, 1 June 2011, 11:20 PM

I would pick Little Quilts All Through the House, Spotlight On Scraps and Crazy for Scraps.  All

three books show ways to use up small scraps and strips of fabric.  

Patti wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Thursday, 2 June 2011, 10:08 AM

LOL!  The library would go broke if they asked me to pick books for them!  Here are some of my top picks...

Another Season of Beautiful Blooms

Appliquéd Quilts and Cushions

Susan Taylor Propst

Candy Cane Lane

Quilts and More to Sweeten the Holidays

Melinda Bula

Colorful Quilts

A Journey through Fabric

Cynthia LeBlanc Regone

Fabric + Paint + Thread = Fabulous

Pat Durbin

Make Your Bed

Quilted Bed Runners, Pillows, and More to Suit Your Style

Leslee Evans

Out of the Box

Unleash Your Creativity through Quilts

Mary Lou Weidman

Skinny Quilts and Table Runners

Eleanor Levie

Skinny Quilts and Table Runners II

15 Designs from Celebrated Quilters

Eleanor Levie

Mama Judy wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Thursday, 2 June 2011, 10:14 AM

#1 - Classics (good basic info)

#2 - Strip Smarts (anything to save time!)

#3 - Flirty 30's (I have the material already in my stash)

#4 - Another Bite of Schnibbles (who could resist that title!)

#5 - Bits and Pieces (got to use up that stash)

quiltmom0322 wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Thursday, 2 June 2011, 10:23 AM

Here are my choices:

Fast Favorites from McCall's Quilting because the name and cover appeal to every level of Quilter.

Schnibbles Times Two because it covers use of both 5" and 10" squares.

S is for Scraps because many are getting into making use of their scraps.

Take 5 because it is a popular one.

Machine Quiting Made Easy as a reference for those who are afraid to quilt their tops.

I think all of these books would have a waiting list at the library!

Lis wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Thursday, 2 June 2011, 10:25 AM

Strip-Smart Quilts, Farm Girl Quilts, The Big Book of Patchwork.  They offer a variety of different quilts for a range of experience.

thespeckledhen wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Thursday, 2 June 2011, 10:28 AM

#1 - another bite of schnibbles

#2 - jelly babies

#3 - scrap basket surprises

#4 - scrap basket sensations

#5 - scrap quilts go country

mpaluses@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Thursday, 2 June 2011, 10:54 AM

My choices are

1) Another bite of Schnibbles- because with that name who wouldnt want to borrow it :-)

2) Spotlight on Scraps- because everybody who is anybody has scraps they need to use up

3) Red, White and Sometimes Blue- because I am currently in need of a patriotic quilt book

JAP wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Thursday, 2 June 2011, 11:37 AM

I found four that I would recommend.

  Calendar Kids Handprints Through the Years:  This would reach a wide audience (daycares, schools, church classes) and renew an  interest in learning to quilt.

Easy Machine Paper Piecing by Carol Donk:  My library has lots of seasonal and themed books, but nothing on quilting techniques.

Links to the 30s: Making the Quilts We Didn't Inherit by Connors & Earlywine:  There are lots of quilting groups in the area that are interested in quilts from the past.

Schnibbles Times Two by Carrie Nelson:  I loved the completed projects in this book and found a couple I would like to try.

roxieleigh wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Thursday, 2 June 2011, 11:40 AM

So many choices!

My 3 would be:

1-Another Season of Beautiful Blooms.  I love doing applique flowers, and this book would be a great addition to my library.

2-Artful Applique.  You can never learn enough about applique!

3-Bits and Pieces.  We all have those scraps and need to know what to do with them, besides throwing them away!

gracefaces wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Thursday, 2 June 2011, 11:55 AM

Big Book of Patchwork, Farm Girl quilts, and Fast, Fusible, Flower quilts- all because they are new releases or are coming soon and the library may not have them yet. Quilers that watch for new releases will be right on these!

gracefaces wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Thursday, 2 June 2011, 11:57 AM

Big Book of Patchwork, Farm Girl Quilts, and Fast, Fusible, Flower Quilts - all because they are new releases and quilters that watch for new releases will be right on these!

Cynthia wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Thursday, 2 June 2011, 12:35 PM

Thanks for asking.  This makes you think...

My three would be:

Red, Ehite and Sometimes Blue- I saw a picure of a Red and White Quilt show- Oh my!  Can't wait to get started!

Perfect Pieced Borders- Looks very interesting.

Flirty 30's- I have never been interested in the 30's quilts until I saw this book.

Bestolar wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Thursday, 2 June 2011, 1:03 PM

Bits and Pieces, Crazy for Scraps and Free Motion Quilting.  I have not found a single pattern I like to make use of my scraps.  Hopefully the first two books would help.  The third book is out of frustration.  I have taken several classes on free motion quilting and I have made no improvement whatsoever on my skills.  Hoping this book will be the key!

Jeanne wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Thursday, 2 June 2011, 1:05 PM

Thinking in my mind that most checked out would be by newbie quilter. I have chosen with that in mind

#1:  Bits and Pieces 18 Small Quilts from Scraps and Fat Quarters

#2:  Bloom Creek Quilts

#3:  Charmed A Fresh Twist on Charm Quilts

#4:  Country Comforts Quilts for Casual Living

#5:  Fast, Flirty, and Fun Easy Quilts from Fabulous Fabrics

rag55 wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Thursday, 2 June 2011, 1:20 PM

WOW....hard to choose!

My favorites would be:

Inspirational Applique

Positively Postcards

More Fabulous Flowers

Applique Quilt Revival

A Dozen Roses

Another Season of Beautiful Blooms

Baby Wraps

and, All the Follow-The-Line Quilting Designs

Reta wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Thursday, 2 June 2011, 1:33 PM

Perfect fit pieced borders

Baltimore basics

Art Quilt Workbook

The Art of Classic Quiltmaking

Jeanne wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Thursday, 2 June 2011, 3:06 PM

#1  Bits and Pieces 18 Small Quilts from Scraps and Fat Quarters

Jeanne wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Thursday, 2 June 2011, 3:06 PM

#1  Bits and Pieces 18 Small Quilts from Scraps and Fat Quarters

Kathy R wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Thursday, 2 June 2011, 3:44 PM

I would select the Quilting the Flirty 30's because I love 30's fabrics,

Perfect Fit Pieced Boarders, because of the challenge they can be and

Strip Smart Quilts, because the tend to be quicker than piecing separate pieces by block. Thank you!

Linda wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Thursday, 2 June 2011, 4:04 PM

First I would pick "Strip Smart Quilts" because you really need to succeed with your first quilts and strip quilting is EASY.

2nd I would pick "Perfect Fit Pieced Boarders" because learning this technique will build your confidence and make you look like an expert.

And 3rd, I would pick "Quilting the Flirty 30's".  I crave the brilliant colors, but appreciate the past and the works that came out of the 30's so I have to do the 'softer' quilts every so often!

Sharon wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Thursday, 2 June 2011, 7:23 PM

First I would pick "Perfect-Fit Pieced Borders.  I love the look of pieced borders and want to know how to make them fit perfectly.

"All-Time Favorite Scrap Quilts" would be a good choice as everyone has a lot of scraps to use.

I like to use Charm Squares and Layer Cakes, so "Another Bite of Schnibbles" would be a good choice.

CAROLH-23 wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Thursday, 2 June 2011, 7:51 PM

Baby's First Quilts - because I am a new grandmother

Bits and Pieces

color for the Terrified Quilter - that's me!

Crazy for Scraps

Creating your Perfect Quilting Space - I'm in the process

Year in the life of sunbonnet sue - I love sunbonnet sue

Karen Adddleman wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Thursday, 2 June 2011, 8:32 PM

Tough to pick just three.  I chose ones that might appeal to newer quilters, but I would check them out and I have been quilting for 28 years.

The Big Book of Patchwork

Easy Machine Paper Piecing

Free Motion Quilting Made Easy

treefrog1007 wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Thursday, 2 June 2011, 9:06 PM

I would choose these books: Baby Wraps, Bits and Pieces, Calendar Kids, More Reversible Quilts, Quilts for Baby in Easy as ABC, Red, White, and Sometimes Blue: Because I am looking into making quilts for the Military Heroes' Families that have lost their lives and I have a friend's Mom who is making kid quilts and donating them for a cause. I'm a newbie to quilting but look forward to my friend's mom's guidance to helping me do my part when and where I can.

JoAnne wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Thursday, 2 June 2011, 10:58 PM

You said to select at least three, I couldn't stop at three.  I chose 7 books that I already own so I know they are great books: Color Shuffle, fantastic at helping to put colors together; Four Patch Frolic, lots and lots of ideas for quilts made from 5" and 10" squares, perfect for easily making blocks for charity quilts; Loose Change by,  quilts to make from 5", 10" squares and FQ"s, great for charity quilt projects; Save the Scraps, beautiful quilts made from those small scraps, I LOVE this book; Schnibbles Times Two, more quilts from 5" or 10" squares, so easy to use to make blocks for charity quilts (can you tell we do a lot of that in our guild?); Scrap Basket Sensations, lots of quilts made from 2 1/2" strips, so easy; Simple Strategies for Block Swap Quilts, fantastic ideas for all those swapped blocks.  If I didn't like my books so much, I would give them to my guild!

"Penny" wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Thursday, 2 June 2011, 11:10 PM

These are my "must have" titles for the library collection:  Loose Change, Quilting for Joy, That Patchwork Place Quilt Collection, and Wonder Blocks.  I chose these for several reasons, some of which are:  easy patterns, quick to make and repeat blocks, variety of ideas for beginners, and attention to color.  I think beginners would be able to understand the instructions and make their own quilt(s) from the ones I have chosen.  I would like to say that the five hot new releases would be a fantastic addition also.

helenip22 wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Friday, 3 June 2011, 7:45 AM

#1 Bold and Beautiful

#2 Perfect Fit Pieced Borders

#3 Strip Smart Quilts

I love unusual quilt patterns so I chose Bold and Beautiful.  I love to work with bold colors, patterns, etc.  I'm always looking for interest in the borders and Perfect Fit Pieced Borders will provide many ideas to add amazing borders to quilts.  Strip Smart Quilts is a necessity when you need a quick/easy quilt project and is good for beginners to quilters of any level of expertise.

Helen

Caryl Anne wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Friday, 3 June 2011, 9:40 AM

I'd love to see A Baker's DZ at the library, I need more inspiration to buy pre cuts.

I'd truly LOVE an updated version of Quick and Easy Quiltmaking, my book is from the early 1990's and with all the new techniques and tools out there, It has become outdated.

I'd deffinately get use out of Stack the Deck Revisited with all the new ways to stack it up.. lol

Carylanne

cj1901 wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Friday, 3 June 2011, 2:17 PM

I would pick the following because they represent a wide variety of quilts and appeal to a quilter at any skill level.

Bits & Pieces

Border Workbook, 10th Anniversary Edition

Another Bit of Snibbles

Babys First Quilts

colorburstquilts wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Friday, 3 June 2011, 6:37 PM

My top 3 choices would be:

Gathered from the Garden - because we are considered the "Garden Spot of Colorado"

Dream Landscapes - because our town has dreamy views of the mountain range, farmland, and the plains

Free Motion Quilting Made Easy - because I think everyone should experience free-motion quilting (it is my personal favorite way to quilt)

Carol Sawchyn wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Saturday, 4 June 2011, 12:48 AM

Bargello Quilts

Applique Takes Wing

Quilting with Japanese Fabrics

I think these books would be an excellent addition to our quilting community as part of our quilt guild library.

Karla wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Saturday, 4 June 2011, 1:48 AM

Here are my choices:

Fast Favorites from McCall's Quilting because the name and cover appeal to every level of Quilter.

Schnibbles Times Two because it covers use of both 5" and 10" squares.

S is for Scraps because many are getting into making use of their scraps.

Kathy MacKie wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Saturday, 4 June 2011, 11:54 AM

My picks are:

Another Bite of Schnibbles

All-Time Favourite Scrap Quilts from Patchwork Place

Strip-Smart Quilts

I think these books would allow all quilters to dig into their stash and use some already loved fabrics so that they could then go out and purchase some precuts and not feel guilty about adding some more to one's stash.  It is all about balance!

VermontPines wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Saturday, 4 June 2011, 12:50 PM

Quilters in my area are reeling with high fabric prices and are digging deeper into stashes.  I'd choose All Time Favorite Scrap Quilts, Clever Quarters Too, and Skinny Quilts and Table Runners II - the last one was a personal choice because I liked the cover and I and other friends are always looking for projects.

Bitty95 wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Saturday, 4 June 2011, 4:30 PM

Cutting Garden Quilts: there isn't much applique to the local quilt show.

More Loose Change: new ideas!

Fancy to Frugal: we're a pretty frugal community (students and retired)

Civil War Sewing Circle (history for smart people)

PKT wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Saturday, 4 June 2011, 10:06 PM

If I had to only choose three, they would be:

1.  Machine Applicque for the Terrified Quilter By Sharon Pederson.  I would choose this one because it has a dvd with it and people who are just starting quilting would find it user friendly and the title would catch their eye.  An expierenced quilter would also like the title and he/she would might be inclined to start trying more applique.

2.  Year of Paper Piecing by Beverly Maxwell.  There is not one paper piecing book in my library.  I have Back Yard Birds by Jodi Davis given to me by my sister and after joining this group, am I now getting courage to tackle it.   I think that this book would be something a more advanced quilter would like to try.

3.  Civil War Sewing Circle,  The Quilts and Sewing Accessories Inspired by the Eara by Kathleen Tracy.  My area was a major spot for the Underground Railroad and U.S. Grant grew up around my area.  I think that re-enactors, Civil War Buffs and sewers would all love to dig into this one.   A sewer and Civil War Buff may even become a new quilter.

TJRUMAGE wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Sunday, 5 June 2011, 9:22 AM

There are so many to choose from but if I had to pick three it would be the following.

Scrap Quilts- because we  all have lots of those.

Baby Wraps  - because we recently added a new grandson to our family.

Baby's First Quilt - because he can never have to many quilts from his Nanny.

Karyn Ashley-Smith wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Sunday, 5 June 2011, 3:05 PM

Wow! FIrst, let me say, I'd be fired for going WAY over budget! (But I'd have happy quilters in the community!)

Twist and Turn Bargello -- on the very top of my wish list! AMAZING!

Color for the Terrified Quilter -- I think a lot of people are afraid of color.

Books for beginners -- Let's Quilt, Machine Quilting Made Easy, Take 5 or Pick 4 (both on making quilts with 4 or 5 colors)

Paper Piecing -- Show me how to Paper Piece or 300 Paper Pieced Blocks

Foundation Piecing -- Show Stopping Quilts to Foundation Piece

Rotary Cutting -- 101 Fabulous Rotary Cut Quilts

Applique -- Inspired by Tradition or Applique Takes Wing

Reversible Quilts, 2 at a Time -- That's just cool!!

Scrap Quilts (because I think lots of people are using these more and more): Twosey-Foursey Quilts, Patchwork Play, Stash Magic, Save the Scraps or Crazy for Scraps

Simple Strategies for Block Swap Quilts -- see a lot of block swaps. Might be helpful

Kids -- Let's Pretend or Snuggle and Learn

Modern Primitive -- seeing a trend towards the "new" primitive

Landscape type quilts -- Points of View, Mosaic Picture or Quilting your Style

Fancy to Frugal keeps catching my eye, along with Modern Basics, so I would add those just because.

Lastly, just to add a huge dose of variety....I'd add ONE book on hooked rugs (Americana Collection), just so those on the library board didn't think I was playing favorites with the quilters *GRIN*

Karyn Ashley-Smith wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Sunday, 5 June 2011, 3:06 PM

Wow! FIrst, let me say, I'd be fired for going WAY over budget! (But I'd have happy quilters in the community!)

Twist and Turn Bargello -- on the very top of my wish list! AMAZING!

Color for the Terrified Quilter -- I think a lot of people are afraid of color.

Books for beginners -- Let's Quilt, Machine Quilting Made Easy, Take 5 or Pick 4 (both on making quilts with 4 or 5 colors)

Paper Piecing -- Show me how to Paper Piece or 300 Paper Pieced Blocks

Foundation Piecing -- Show Stopping Quilts to Foundation Piece

Rotary Cutting -- 101 Fabulous Rotary Cut Quilts

Applique -- Inspired by Tradition or Applique Takes Wing

Reversible Quilts, 2 at a Time -- That's just cool!!

Scrap Quilts (because I think lots of people are using these more and more): Twosey-Foursey Quilts, Patchwork Play, Stash Magic, Save the Scraps or Crazy for Scraps

Simple Strategies for Block Swap Quilts -- see a lot of block swaps. Might be helpful

Kids -- Let's Pretend or Snuggle and Learn

Modern Primitive -- seeing a trend towards the "new" primitive

Landscape type quilts -- Points of View, Mosaic Picture or Quilting your Style

Fancy to Frugal keeps catching my eye, along with Modern Basics, so I would add those just because.

Lastly, just to add a huge dose of variety....I'd add ONE book on hooked rugs (Americana Collection), just so those on the library board didn't think I was playing favorites with the quilters *GRIN*

Lisa Marie wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 6 June 2011, 7:40 AM

I would choose  "Modern Basics" to help beginners get started, "Scrap Basket Sensations" to help intermediate quilters use up the fabrics they have on hand, and "Quilt Challenge" to give experienced quilters motivation to do more of their own designing.

Nancy wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 6 June 2011, 7:43 AM

How can I pick just three?

Simple Comforts

Loose Change

Simple Blessings

Fat Quarter Quilts

are just four of my favorites.

Dawn Bellows wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 6 June 2011, 9:49 AM

I would choose as mt first book " Resew Turn thrift-store finds into fabulous designs." In today's economy everyone is going green and recycling and re-using things and this would be a great reference for which to help people do so. My second choice would be, " Creative embellishments for paper, jewelry, fabric and more." This book covers many craft areas and would help people interested in a lot of creative ways. My third choice is, "Machine quilting made easy." This one is a personal choice because I am in need of as much help as I can get in quilting.

kitty100 wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 7 June 2011, 10:20 AM

Very hard to choose just a few but -

Another Bite of Schnibbles - the other one was a winner

Baby Wraps -  quilts for little ones are always popular

Candy Cane Lane - Christmas quilting projects are always welcome.

Darcy J wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 7 June 2011, 10:25 AM

Hi Everyone !!  I am new to quilting and am so excited to see these books!  I live in a  weakened economical area and  find that folks are turning more and more to things that are really important to them. Social gatherings with family  and friends have become  the center of our hearts.  Our church group used to have beautiful quilts at our Christmas bazaar and I would like to rejuvenate this project.  The book selections I have made are:  Red White and Somtimes Blue

                                                                      Strip Smart Quilts

                                                                      Fast Favorites from McCalls Quilting

                                                                      Farm Girl Quilts

Thank you so much for this opportunity.

bigredyek wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 7 June 2011, 10:42 AM

My three choices would be:

1.Bold and Beautiful

2Creative Embellishments

3 quilts from paradise

dacabral wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 7 June 2011, 10:56 AM

I would pick Strip Smart Quilts, Farm Girl Quilts and Red, White and Sometimes Blue. Alot of my friends in my quilting class would benefit from these books because they have fresh colors put together but yet classic.

Linny t wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 7 June 2011, 11:33 AM

I picked 5.  They are Applique Takes Wing, Artful Applique and Artful Applique II, all by Jane Townswick.  Also Beautiful Blooms by Susan Taylor Propst and Mimi Dietrich's Favorite Applique Quilts by, who else?, Mim Dietrich.

enlouc@frontiernet.net wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 7 June 2011, 12:28 PM

How about all of them!  If the library doesn't have any quilt books, then it should have some 'how to' books such as:  Border Workbook, B802, and Wonder Blocks, B870

Just for fun quilting, I'd pick Bargello Quilts, B194.

Annette wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 7 June 2011, 12:34 PM

There are five I would select.

The Big Book of Patchwork, The Border Workbook, Perfect-Fit Pieced Borders, Red,White, and Sometimes Blue and Strip-Smart Quilts.

Each of these books offers a variety of traditional and contemporary designs that would appeal to a large number of library patrons and quilters. Each book has (according to the descriptions) beginner to advanced techniques and enough ideas to stimulate quilters imaginations. Other Patchwork Place books have been excellent and I would have no qualms about recommending these five.

Dot D wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 7 June 2011, 1:01 PM

I would suggest- Baby's First Quilts, Fast Favorites from McCall's Quilting and Let's quilt

fabric100@aol.com wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 7 June 2011, 1:02 PM

How big is the budget?? My top picks would be:

501 Quilting Motifs -- a good reference and inspirational guide for quilters of all levels.

Bits and Pieces-- a great book for beginners

Color For The Terrified Quilter -- inspiring for an experienced quilter and encouraging for a new quilter. New quilters are often told what they 'should do' instead of being encouraged to create! This book might help them find their inner voice.

Border Workbook (10th Anniversary Edition) -- again, a good reference for quilters of all experience levels. It also seems like a book that would be checked out over and over and over again.

Complex Cloth -- This one because it might encourage all of us to use up some of our 'orphan' stash pieces as we reconfigure them into something new & exciting. With fabric going up & up in price, using up what we have might be an important factor for many quilters. This might also be the inspiration for a guild challenge.

Creating Your Perfect Quilting Space -- Who doesn't need to get better organized?

Cindy aka Nana wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 7 June 2011, 1:34 PM

All the books would be benefical.  But applique is such a relaxing form of quilting.  The three books that I picked would be Another Season of Beautiful Blooms, Applique Takes Wing, and Artful Applique II.  

shookje wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 7 June 2011, 3:14 PM

I picked All Time Favorite Scrap Quilts, Bits & Pieces, & Crazy For Scraps as these books use

scraps which everyone has and needs to use up.

QUILTER OVERWHELMED wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 7 June 2011, 5:15 PM

Holy Cow!  So many to choose from.  Only three, I would choose "Artful Applique", "All Time Favorite Scrap Quilts", and "Fast, Flirty, Fun", hoping there would be something for everyone.

QUILTER OVERWHELMED wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 7 June 2011, 5:16 PM

Holy Cow!  So many to choose from!  For only three, I would choose "Artful Applique", "All Time Scrap Quilts", and "Fast, Flirty, Fun", in hopes there would be something for everyone.

Katy wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 7 June 2011, 5:34 PM

Big Book of Patchwork, The

50 Fabulous Quilts from Judy Hopkins - I love anything written by Judy Hopkins

Fancy to Frugal

Authentic Quilt Patterns from the ’30s - I love this book because the fabrics remind me of my dresses I wore made of feedsacks when I was young.

101 Fabulous Rotary-Cut Quilts

Judy Hopkins - Again, I would pick this book because new quilters need correct instructions for using the rotary cutter.

Nancy J. Martin

Carol Vickers wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 7 June 2011, 6:43 PM

Oh my, so hard to choose.  I just went to my shelves and grabbed a few of my very favorites:

Bloom Creek Quilts, Charmed I'm Sure, Comfort & Joy, Crazy for Scraps, Deck the Halls, Fast Favorites from McCall's Quilting and Loose Change.  All of them are full of beautiful projects that I've already made or are on my "to do" list!

ameswf wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 7 June 2011, 7:02 PM

Nickel Quilts was my first patchwork book and still one of my favorites 6 years later.  It uses 5-inch squares as a starting point and is great for using up scraps as well.  Easy to adapt the patterns for other size squares also.

Scrap Basket Surprises is my favorite jelly roll book and adapts easily to purchased 2.5 inch strips as well as strips that are cut from your stash.

Creating your Perfect Quilting Space has plans for any and every size space: a corner, part of a room,  a dedicated room, or a wing of the house (for the lucky few who have that kind of space and budget).  I used this book to maximize the storage and functionality of my 10 x 10 foot sewing room.

300 Paper-Pieced Blocks.  This introduces foundation paper piecing with a great variety of blocks on the CD, which can be easily printed on your own paper.  I have used this book for several quilts.

timmerla wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 7 June 2011, 7:05 PM

1 - Modern Basics by Amy Ellis

2 - Bloom Creek Quilts by Vicki Bellino

3 - Twist-and-Turn Bargello by Eileen Wright

I recommend anything that I'd by myself of course.  I think they layout of the book is important but I also base my purchase on the amount of quilts that I wish to make in them.  If there are a lot that I feel I just have to make, Ill buy it.  I felt that way about all three of these books.  I also like that they have both large and small projects in them.

Scrapperdeb wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 7 June 2011, 8:29 PM

Schnibbles Times Two

Free Motion Quilting Made Easy

Scrap Basket Surprises

I think any of these books would be great for readers and quilters.

slf wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 7 June 2011, 8:29 PM

Here are some of my choices:

Bold and Beautiful

Comfort and Joy

Flower Show Quilts

Crazy for Scraps (never enough ideas for scraps, so this one would be excellent)

Dawn Digan wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 7 June 2011, 8:44 PM

So many choices, so hard to choose JUST 3, but here goes...

#1 - Classics - this is good basic info for many levels of experience

#2 - Strip Smarts - Again, a good book for the beginner and experienced quilter alike.

#3 - Bits and Pieces - Even as a beginning quilter, you quickly learn that waste is not in our vocabulary and everyone can use ideas to use up those bits and pieces!

greenmonstr wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 7 June 2011, 9:39 PM

1. Pick Four - because I always agonize over the colors and four seems like a manageable number to fret about - ;-)

2.  Quilts from the Heart - because it is better to give than to receive

3.  Comfort and Joy - because I am always inspired by Christmas fabrics and quilts

Patty wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 7 June 2011, 10:39 PM

I would choose Show me How to Paper Piece by Carol Doak - she's a master at this.

Your First Quilt - for beginners

Flip Your Way to Fabulous Quilts - because I want this one!

JudyMcLeod wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 7 June 2011, 11:27 PM

I would pick All Time Favorite Scrap Quilts (for readers who like to use their scraps)

Fast, Flirty and Fun for those of us who don't have lots of time,

and Fat Quarter Quilting, as most quilters have lots of fat quarters.  All would help quilters use up

their stash.

quiltertfn wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 7 June 2011, 11:36 PM

My picks are --

“Bits and Pieces 18 Small Quilts from Scraps and Fat Quarters” because you don’t have to be a quilter for long to have lots of scraps and small pieces to use.

“More Favorite Traditional Quilts Made Easy” because many quilters love the traditional patterns but don’t have enough time to make them the traditional way.

“Fast, Flirty, and Fun” because we all need a little fun in our lives.

“Blended Borders Quilts with a Creative Edge” because an unusual border can make a nice quilt into a fabulous quilt.

chelius@enter.net wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Wednesday, 8 June 2011, 6:32 AM

the books selected are 1- another season of beautiful blooms, 2- bits and pieces, and 3- border workbook.  these represent areas for a wide range of quilters.  It is very hard to choose just 3 from the  list that you provide!

Carol wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Wednesday, 8 June 2011, 7:41 AM

If I could ony buy three, I would chose:

A Bakers Dozen

That Patchwork Place Quilt Collection

Jelly Babies (today this is my favorite)

gailcuffe wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Wednesday, 8 June 2011, 7:43 AM

With all the different techniques and varieties of quilts out there now, I couldn’t choose 3 either. Every library needs a variety so here are my choices (in no order):

Techniques:   300 Paper-Pieced Quilt Blocks; 50 Fabulous Paper-Pieced Stars; Bargello Quilts; The Civil War Sewing Circle;  Creative Embellishments;  Easy Appliqué Blocks;   Fabric + Paint +Thread = Fabulous;  Strip-Smart Quilts; Quilts on the Double; Beautiful Blooms  (hand appliqué); Flower Show Quilts (appliqué on patchwork); Bold and Beautiful (art quilts from one fabric)

Variety:  All-Time Favorite Scrap Quilts from That Patchwork Place®; The Big Book of Patchwork; Creative Quilt Collection Volume Two; Creative Quilt Collection Volume Three; Fast Favorites from McCall’s Quilting; Favorite Traditional Quilts Made Easy; Scrap-Basket Sensations; Quilting in the Country (quilts and recipes)

Miscellaneous:  The Little Box of Baby Quilts (not just blocks remade in pastel fabrics)

Kathy wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Wednesday, 8 June 2011, 8:08 AM

Another Bite of Schniddle.  5 inch and 10 inch blocks got together fast and finish fast and there is so much to do you need fast.   (2)  Bargello Quilts.  They are easy and look so sharp when done and each one looks so different depending on the fabric choices.  (3)  Follow-the-line Quilting Designs.  More and more people are trying their hand at doing their own quilting specially on small quilts.  (4)  All-Time Favorite Scrap Quilts from That Patchwork Place.  You need idea of things to do using up your scraps.

Lynn Hyman wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Wednesday, 8 June 2011, 8:23 AM

I would pick Strip-Smart Quilts, Perfect-Fit Pieced Borders, and Farm Girls Quilts. I think those epitomize the origins of quilting -- using fabric scraps, making fabric pieces fit together into a beautiful whole, and the fun the Farm Girls Quilts displays.

Sewbig wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Wednesday, 8 June 2011, 10:55 AM

If I could only pick three, I would choose:

1. Let's Quilt! Easy Projects for First-Time Quilters

2. Quilts from the Heart

3. Quilts on the Double, Dozens of Easy Strip-Pieced Designs

These offer a variety of designs and techniques for beginners to more experienced.

robinnn wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Wednesday, 8 June 2011, 11:19 AM

1. Big Book of Patchwork

2. Country Comforts

3. Simple Graces

Thanks for the giveaway!

rrjane011749 wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Wednesday, 8 June 2011, 10:11 PM

Three of my faves are:

(1) 501 Quilting Motifs, (2) Bargello Quilts and (3) Loose Change.......

but how can anyone just choose three??

Marcia W. wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Wednesday, 8 June 2011, 11:22 PM

Here are my 3 choices for everyone's personal library of quilting books.

Schnibbles Times Two because it covers using pre-cuts of charms and layer cakes, and offers multiple sizes of quilts.

All-Time Favorite Scrap Quilts from That Patchwork Place® because everyone should know about scrap quilts and will see a variety of blocks.

Big Book of Patchwork, The 50 Fabulous Quilts from Judy Hopkins because there will be many inspirational quilts to see and techniques described.

Martisgran wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Thursday, 9 June 2011, 12:45 AM

I am a retired librarian and the hardest part of my job was to narrow my selection down to the money I had to spend. TOO MANY GOOD BOOKS!!  But I did choose some that might appeal to someone who maybe is just beginning or wants to try quilting -- 1. Let's Quilt, Easy Projects for First Time Quilters, 2. Favorite Traditional Quilts Made Easy, 3. Free Motion Quilting Made Easy, 4. Your First Quilt Book, --then I would also choose  5. Strip-Smart Quilts  for ideas to use up scraps and 6. Red, White, and Sometimes Blue because we always need patriotic quilts. As I read through some of the other comments there were so many other choices and reason for those choices that were so good and made me want to choose them all.

Zina wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Thursday, 9 June 2011, 10:13 AM

First of all, a quilter can never have too many quilting books!  A must-have for me is 101 Fabulous Rotary Cut Quilts by Hopkins/Martin.  This is one of the first quilting books I ever bought, and I refer to it often.  The Border Workbook by Janet Kime is invaluable.  I've had this book for years and interesting borders make interesting quilts.  Quilting with Pre-Cuts and Shortcuts by Terry Martin is another must-have with todays fabric options.  I also love Susan Teegarden Dissmore's Clever Quarters Too.  Thank you for the giveaway, I would love to win those books to add to my collection!

Jane wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Thursday, 9 June 2011, 12:41 PM

My picks would be 1-perfect-fit pieced borders, 2-strip smart quilts, and 3-quilting those flirty thirties.

danana wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Thursday, 9 June 2011, 8:41 PM

Another Bite of Schnibbles - How can you even resist the title and the cover is bright

Bargello Quilts - Makes me think of my grandmother

Reversible Quilts Two at a Time- double sense of accomplishment

Make your Bed - clean and contemporary

Lorie wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Thursday, 9 June 2011, 10:12 PM

Bits and Pieces....because we ALL have those overflowing scrap bins

Another Bite of Schnibbles....first because the title is so fun and second because pre-cuts are so popular now

Borders Workbook.....I own this one and it is awesome for adding that interesting border to really make your quilt "pop".  

bjkaup@huntel.net wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Friday, 10 June 2011, 8:35 PM

I would choose: All Time Favorite Scrap Quilts, Jelly Babies, and Applique Takes Wing--this would be a great variety.

Katwen wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Friday, 10 June 2011, 10:51 PM

I'm my guild's librarian, so I know how hard these decisions can be! If I can only have three, I'll take:

Inspired by Tradition - 50 Applique Blocks...for the applique fans

Big Book of Patchwork...for the piecers

501 Quilt Motifs...for everybody!

Gigimiller wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Saturday, 11 June 2011, 2:13 AM

The books I would choose are:

Calendar Kids

Dream Landscapes

Welcome to the North Pole

Gigimiller wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Saturday, 11 June 2011, 2:15 AM

I would choose:

Calendar Kids

Dream Landscapes

Welcome to the North Pole

Kris H wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Saturday, 11 June 2011, 7:48 AM

I would choose  

The Civil War Sewing Circle

Loose Change

and the Quilts for the Hearts 1 and 2

I think they offer a wonderful variety of designs...

and I really love the civil war sewing circle book... it is wonderful...adds a touch of history to the blocks...

Kris

Mashelle wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Saturday, 11 June 2011, 1:13 PM

501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks

All-Time Favorite Scrap Quilts from That Patchwork Place®

The Blessed Home Quilt

Christmas Quilts from Hopscotch

The Civil War Sewing Circle

Color for the Terrified Quilter

Comfort and Joy

Do I have to stop so many choices....!

Quilting Mary wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Sunday, 12 June 2011, 10:35 AM

My three must haves are:

Machine Quilting Made Easy

Machine Applique for the Terrified Quilter (with DVD)and

The Border Workbook 10th Anniversary Edition

Suenewlife wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Sunday, 12 June 2011, 1:38 PM

There are so many great books, but here are my top three:

Crazy for Scraps, Artful Applique the Easy Way, and 501 Rotary Cut Quilt Blocks.  All of these books are great for designing, learning techniques, personalizing your quilt, and are user friendly.

I also love Machine Quiling Made Easy, Borders Workshop, and Color for the Terrified Quilter.

karen wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Sunday, 12 June 2011, 3:33 PM

I would choose "The Big Book of Patchwork" by Hopkins (for the sheer quantity of patterns), "Quilting for Joy" by Brandeburg & Christopherson (for the number of beautiful quilts and their philosophy of why we love to quilt today), and "Quilts from the Heart I and II" by Renaud ( for our big-hearted charity quilters, who make quilts for the children at a local children's home).  

Karen

Beverly wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Sunday, 12 June 2011, 5:01 PM

In my life one may never have enough books, so it was hard for me to pick just three.  My choices are: Alltime Favorite Scrap Quilts, Farm Girl Quilts, and Tis the Season.  I live in a rural community that is economically depressed.  I think that we are using scraps that ordinarily we might not use and, of course, being a rural area I believe that Farm Girl Quilts would be a good fit.  This time of year is when we start thinking of quilts and gifts to give at Christmas, so Tis the Season is the right book at the right time.

Ms MoomMist wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 9:42 AM

I would love to add more to my quilt library but these would be the best.

I'm on a fixed income so books are probably the last things I'd buy.

These would be the first ones:

Year in the life of Sunbonnet Sue

Farm Girl Quilts

The Border Workbook 10th Anniversary Edition

Tis the Season

TheQuiltDaddy wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 10:14 AM

As a former QSO I always looked forward to the new books so I could put them on the shelf and begin a new journey. I would love the opportunity to see what quilts would come out of these books.

freda hocking wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 12:24 PM

What a difficult choice!  I belong to a large quilt guild and our members have a wide-range of interests and expertise.  I would choose #1 Strip Smart as a book for everyone, especially our "newbie" quilters, #2 Perfet Fit Pieced Borders is a great way to give a quilt that extra Pizzazz with a unique border, and #3 Farm Girl Quilts since many of us live in rural communitites or grew up on a farm.

PATRICIAC-23 wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 2:01 PM

Re:Spotlight on That Patchwork Place

I would love to be able to pick up a book that would teach me how to paper piece with ease so I would choose  "Show me how to paper piece"

Help with machine quilting would be also helpful so I would choose  "Machine Quilting made Easy"

And I love the Schnibbles patterns so I would choose "Another Bite of Schnibbles"

Any Library would love these books on their shelves

PATRICIAC-23 wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 2:03 PM

Re:Spotlight on That Patchwork Place

I would love to be able to pick up a book that would teach me how to paper piece with ease so I would choose  "Show me how to paper piece"

Help with machine quilting would be also helpful so I would choose  "Machine Quilting made Easy"

And I love the Schnibbles patterns so I would choose "Another Bite of Schnibbles"

Any Library would love these books on their shelves

Dot Kirchmann wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 2:38 PM

We have an extensive library in our guild, but there's always room for more! I would choose Strip-Smart quilts as many of our members love to strip quilt, then Farm Girl Quilts for the country-girl in all of us rural gals, and last but not least Red, White and Sometimes Blue to add to the collection of patterns we have for Quilts of Valor.

smkmart wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 2:52 PM

I would choose Free-Motion Quilting made easy.  So many people do not have the money to have longarmed quilting done and I don't think they reliaze what they can do with their own machine. I love appliquing so I would also chose Inspired by Tradition and Artful Applique. I would also chose Perfect-Fit Borders.  

kimberlybreid wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 2:55 PM

I would suggest Farm Girl Quilts, Strip Smart Quilts and Bits and Pieces :)

sodle wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 3:01 PM

I would choose #1 Farm Girl Quilts. I grew up on a farm and it would be great to make a memory quilt.

#2 Little Quilts All Through the House. I like miniatures and have been wanting to make mini quilts but have had too many other projects before I can start on them.

#3  Perfect-Fit Pieced Borders. I would like something other than just plain borders.

mwhite wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 3:03 PM

My choices would include:

Color for the Terrified Quilter - especially since the fabric store or local quilt shop can be overwhelming

More Fat Quarter Quilts - there's nothing you can't do with a fat quarter. I love to pick up random ones when they are on sale and use them to build a quilt later.

Strip-Smart Quilts - great for gifts and the possibilities are endless

Urban Country Quilts - the style of these quilts would attract local residents of our medium-sized city.

Isabella wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 3:07 PM

1. S is for scraps

2. 501 rotary cut quilt blocks

3. color for the terrified quilter

chrissiequilter wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 3:09 PM

funnily enough, i was the librarian at our town library for a year, before i left for maternity leave. this was my job!!!

i would select 'wonder blocks' because the projects are fast and fun

                     'that patchwork place quilt collection' because there are many different designers

                     ' creative quilt collection vol. 3' for the same reason

i also chose these titles because they are on sale for a GREAT price, and i always tried to get the most for the library's money.

Bev wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 3:10 PM

1st - Red, White, and Sometimes Blue' it offers 17 projects for spring and very patriotic,

2nd - Flirty 30's because we all have all the material needed in our stashes!

3rd- Strip Smart it's  a book for everyone, especially for anyone who's a  "newbie" we all were there once. LOL Those would be three but we could use all of them! Beverly ^j^

azres wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 3:14 PM

These are the ones I would like added to your list.

1. 101 Fabulous Rotary-Cut Quilts

2. Baby Wraps Quick, Cuddly Quilts

3. Rolling Along

Sue wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 3:16 PM

My choices are Blended Borders, Clever Quarters, Fabric + Paint + Thread = Fabulous.

Mary Wagner wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 3:25 PM

Becasue I live in an area with very new quilters and many farms, I beleive that the STrip Smart book would be beneficial espiecially for those who are beginning... can find many pre-cut fabrics to use.  tehn I would offer up perfect fit  pieced borders becasue the borders can be very challenging for a beginner and finally the Farm girl quilts to add to the  local color.

connieg wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 3:25 PM

Baby Wraps---A good place for beginners to start

Applique Quilt Revival----Good old fashioned applique with updated techniques

Comfort and Joy---Quilts and Christmas, perfect together

tonbojan@aol.com wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 3:30 PM

1. Quilts for Baby - uses fabrics with small and large designs.  It's easier to start with a small quilt and work your way up to a king size.

2. Easy Applique Blocks - great for beginners to applique.

3. Machine Quilting Made Easy - great reference book for the beginner.

DIANEJ-2 wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 3:35 PM

i think Perfect - "Fit Pieced Borders" because they seem to add so much more to quilts.

                       "Strip Smart Quilts" because making quilts from stips seem to take less time

                       " More Fat Quaters" because fat quarters are so easy to purchase and match

                                                     with each other and fun to work with.

                       "Quilting Those Flirty '30s" because I like working with '30s fabric, it makes

                                                   me think of my grandmother's aprons.

MamaJ1124 wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 3:39 PM

Just three is hard, but I would go with: #1 Country Comforts  #2 Stash Magic #3 Modern Primitive Quilts.  These three would cover a lot of different styles and techniques.....good variety.

Judi wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 3:48 PM

The list could be endless, but knowing that I would have budget decisions, I kept my list to only a few:

1.  Let's Quilt mby Ann Kisro  a great beginner's book

2.  SHow me how to Paper Piece by Carol Doak  the best book class on paper piecing--This is how I learned!

3.  Machine Quilting made Easy

4.  101 Fabulous Rotary-Cut Quilts

5.  Red, White and Sometimes Blue   A great resource for two color quilts for the color afraid!

6.  Creating your own Quilting Space and its sister--Creating your own Quilting Studio

These would be my first choices and then I would add to the collection using the reader's interests!

reheart wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 3:49 PM

Charmed I'm Sure

Candy Cane Lane

Beautiful Blooms

Machine Quilting Made Easy

The Big Book of Patchwork

These titles would help a lot of new and experienced quilters who love to check books out from our library.

T

nursie76 wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 3:49 PM

#1 - Skinny Quilts and Table Runners

#2 - Strip Smart

#3 - Tis the Season

debash@gmavt.net wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 3:51 PM

The books that I think are must haves are:

Let's Quilt (easy projects for beginners)

Stash Magic (make the most of your fabric collection)

Word Play Quilts (easy techniques from the unruly quilter)

Even more Quilts for Baby (I have this and love it)

501 Rotary Cut Quilt Blocks

Jacquie wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 3:53 PM

#1 Farm Girl Quilts - To help teach about applique in quilting.

#2 Strip Smart Quilts - To help teach piecing.

#3 Perfect Fit Pieced Borders - To help teach finishing techniques.

I feel all 3 of these books can help beginners understand and achieve the basics of quilt making.

Charda wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 3:56 PM

My choices are...

#1 - Strip Smart;  This would allow the use of scraps

#2 - Red, White and sometimes Blue; Just because everything is so patrotic right now and really enjoy the colors.

#3 - Peiced Boards; Adding a special touch like a boarder makes a quilt look different.

Martha E. Battaglia wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 4:03 PM

I would like to have Baby Wraps, Charmed and Farm Girl Quilts.

Valhawaii wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 4:09 PM

1. Jelly Babies

2. A Baker's Dozen

3. Four Patch Frolic

4. Baby Wraps

5. Another Bite of Schnibbles

Teresa wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 4:24 PM

All of the Applique Books because I love to applique by hand.  

KayHenningson wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 4:33 PM

As I thought about the books we would want for our Library I considered our plans for the year. We are going to make a quilt to raffle off for our scholarship fund. We have chosen a dresden plate pattern with '30's reproduction fabrics, thus we need the Fancy to Frugal book by Kay Connors and Karen Earlywine. We are having a lesson on landscape quilts, so there were three choices of books there: Mosaic Picture Quilts by Pat Durbin, Points of View by Valerie Hearder, and Dream Landscapes by Rose Huges. My favorite would be Dream Landscapes.  We have also had a class on the importance of color and value in our quilts. The book that would help most in this area is Color for the Terrified Quilter by Ionne McCauley and Sharon Pederson.  Thank you.

Mary wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 4:38 PM

I would add:

The Civil War Sewing Circle

Beautiful Blooms

Applique Takes Wing

JudyCnNC wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 5:01 PM

Just three - wow I love so many

Another Bite of Snibbles

Scrap Basket Sensations

Simple Comforts

All three of these books fit into the lives of my circle of friends because we have pledged to make scrappy quilts and try to use only stash fabrics.  These would be wonderful books to have in our library.  Awesome giveaway and wonderful opportunity.  Judy C in NC

designerdeb wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 5:11 PM

I LOVE the Farm girl Quilts...just from the cover and description, I can tell I would make MANY of these charming design.

Country Threads Goes to Charm School and Fancy to Frugal both

sound like LOTS of fun!

Linda Jean wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 5:24 PM

These books are so neat, I'd love to own them:Tis the Season

                                                                    Jelly Babies

                                                                    Country Threads Go to Charm School

                                                                    Fast Flirty+Fun

                                                                    Free Motion Quilting Made Easy

                                                                    Schnibbles Times Two

                                                                    Another Bite of Schnibbles

                                                                    Scrap Basket Sensations

                                                                    Strip Smart

Most of the Quilters I know love using Pre-cuts, so I chose these. Wonderful Giveaway!

Thanks for sharing!

Jackie wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 5:30 PM

1. Strip-Smart Quilts.

2. Red, White, and Sometimes Blue.

3. Quilting Those Flirty '30s.

Lisa wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 5:31 PM

I would choose

Red White and sometimes Blue

Strip Smart Quilts and

Quilting Those FLIRTY 30's

I think any quilter could use any of these books for Quilts of Valor, Solider Quilts,Community Quilts and for many many more quilt projects.         Lisa

Pat Johnson wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 5:37 PM

More Nickel Quilts  20 New Designs from 5-Inch Squares    Pat Speth

Simple Strategies for Scrap Quilts   Lynn Roddy Brown

Modern Basics  Easy Quilts to Fit Your Budget, Space, and Style     Amy Ellis  

My library doesn't have much in the way of quilting books.  I think one for the beginner quilter and a couple for those of us who have tons of scraps.

btan74 wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 5:40 PM

Some of the many I would choose:

Bargello Quilts

Blended Borders

Show Me How To Paper Piece

Easy Applique Blocks

Dream Landscapes

Color For The Terrified Quilter

Fast Favorites From McCalls Quilting

Take 5

Deborah wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 5:55 PM

Free Motion Quilting Made Easy, The Border Workbook and Wonder Blocks have all been very useful to me.

dbulissa wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 6:00 PM

We have just a small library here but many quilters in our town.  I would choose Easy Machine Paper Piecing first off as I had this book in my collection and it disappeared.  Having learned paper piecing just a few months ago, I just loved it!  Free Motion Quilting would be another must as so many quilters are attempting to quilt on their own machines and a good guide would be wonderful.  For this particular part of the country, Farm Girl Quilts would be excellent.  We have many farming families in our community whose family members quilt.  

MåMå wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 6:14 PM

My choices are:

Artful Applique, The Easy Way - lots of great ideas.

Baby's First Quilt - many people begin their quilting life with a a baby quilt.

Fast, flirty and Fun - Easy quilts have a big audience - and people who like more complicated quilts probably have their own patterns.

mickey123 wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 6:16 PM

I would choose the Bakers Dozen, because of the popularity of precut fabric. Deck the Halls  is my second choice.  with making quilts for presents it is one that I would use.  The last one is so hard because there are so many i would like to have is 50 Fabouous paper pieced sttars.

lprohaska wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 6:22 PM

My top three are The Border Workbook by Janet Kime-a great addition to you library for combatting boring borders.

Simple Graces by Kim Diehl - perfecting coordinated pieces for home dec.

Adoration Quilts by Rachel W N Brown - as a Christmas junkie any Christmas themed book always finds its way into by library.

Jackie wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 6:24 PM

1. Strip-Smart Quilts.

2. Red, White, and Sometimes Blue.

3. Quilting Those Flirty '30s.

Mother wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 6:32 PM

Working in a library you must consider variety; being a teacher you must consider how to keep a new reader's (quilter's) interest alive.  My library would be limited to space and money so I have tried to select three books on quilting that would allow interest to develop and expand:  "Let's Quilt, Easy Projects for first time quilters", "Civil War Sewing Circle" for history and tradition, and last (only until the budget expands) "Fast, Flirty & Fun" modern projects for a developing beginner.

gloduca@comcast.net wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 6:36 PM

50 Fabulous Paper-pieced Stars by Carol Doak is like having Carol by your side as you do her stars. Quilts for Baby has very easy  to make baby quilts and 2 different color-ways for each pattern. I have made at least half the quilts in this book.   Fabric +Paint + Thread = Fabulous by Pat Durbin is great for a newbie in thread painting.  All 3  are in my personal quilting library. Who am I kidding?  I love them all and loved being my quilting guild librarian before I became their president.  

Lois wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 7:03 PM

I would choose Bloom Creek Quilts, Schnibbles Times Two, and Scrap Basket Surprises.

pamb850 wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 7:45 PM

101 Fabulous Rotary-Cut Quilts

40 Fabulous Quick-Cut Quilts

Another Bite of Schnibbles

These are my three picks for a library. I think they would provide quilts that would work for all levels of quilting expertise.

hpetrik@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 7:45 PM

After learning I'll be a grandma for the third time has turned my mind to baby quilts so I choose Baby Wraps, Even More Quilts for Babies and Baby's First Quilts.

StitcherLin wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 8:01 PM

As a, soon to be, teacher of a quilting class, I'm going for Strip-Smart Quilts, Perfect-Fit Pieced Borders and Red, White, and Sometimes Blue. I think they would appeal to all levels of quilters.  

Doc Ann wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 8:04 PM

I would like to see my local library have the following books:

1. Let's Quilt - Easy Projects for the First Time Quilter

2. Free Motion Quilting Made Easy

3. Fat Quarter Quilting

4. 401 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks

Number 1 because we need help those who want to get started in the craft.  Number 2 can help beginners as well as the experienced quilters. Number three was picked because everyone loves fat quarters. Number four was chosen because the more experienced quilters can always use more patterns that they can rotary cut.

I enjoy your book.

docann@cblpc.com

DUP-designerone@hotmail.com wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 8:11 PM

Applique Takes Wing looks good to me I love birds and Butterflies. I've never really done much applique but have always wanted to. Maybe this one would be a good one to try. Deck The Halls Quilts to Celebrate Christmas Looks fun. I love anything Christmas!!!!  Actually for my other choices I would love to have any of the five you are giving away but I guess my first pick would be Farm Girl Quilts and then Strip Smart Quilts. As you can see I like variety.

Terri

Joyce K. wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 8:26 PM

I would choose Bargello Quilts by Marge Edie because they seem mysterious in how they're made but I'm sure the book would decode how to piece them and push most people to challenge themselves. My next choice would be Bits and Pieces because everyone needs projects that will make use of their scraps and fat quarter stash. The third choice would be Blended Borders just because the cover looks interesting and learning creative ways to add a border would certainly increase my knowledge.

Deb M wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 8:51 PM

I choose  All time favorite Scraps.  My favorite quilts are scrappy quilts.

Baby's First Quilts.  Good opportunity to try a new pattern on a small scale.  Cute quilts.

Simple Graces.   I loved the quilts with all the companion projects.  I am  just learning to applique.

I'm sure other quilters in my community would agree these are wonderful books.

Dianne wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 9:08 PM

My picks are:

Strip Smart Quilts by Kathy Brown

Take Five by Kathy Brown

The Border Workbook by Janet Kime

I'm a beginning quilter and all look like they would have very useful information for a beginner.  

loyarosen wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 9:16 PM

I would chose:

1.  300 Paper-Pieced Quilt Blocks, I am eager to learn paper-piecing.

2.  Baby Wraps, Quick, Cuddly Quilts, my quilt guild makes baby quilts for the local hospital to give out.

3.  The Border Workbook, I own this and use it for every quilt I make.

4.  A Dozen Roses, I like roses.

5.  Even More Quilts for Baby: Easy as ABC, See #2.

6.  Favorite Traditional Quilts Made Easy, I like the traditional patterns and I'm still a novice quilter.

7.  Follow-The -Line Quilting Designs, Vol 1,2,3, &4,  I want to machine quilt beautiful designs.

8.  Perfect-Fit Pieced Borders, I'm always looking to learn new things.

 I would have listed more, but my computer hung up.  I own many Patchwork Place books and like them very much.  I often recommend The Border Workbook to my fellow quilters.  

rburnitt wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 9:48 PM

I would pick:

Easy machine paper piecing

Jelly babies

Crazy for scraps

Marge wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 10:14 PM

I would pick:

Another Season of Beautiful Blooms,

Christmas Quilts from Hopscotch,

Free Motion Quilting Made Easy.

I think this would cover what I would want to do in a year and they would be very good to share.

feffertim wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 10:15 PM

My choices are

1. Another bite of schnibbles because the title is so unique, and I'm always looking for something new

2. Clever quarters too, because I have so many fat quarters that I need to use up

3. Fast, flirty and fun, because that's how I like my quilts to be

new quilter wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 10:28 PM

Here are my choices

1.   Baby's First Quilts  (Babies are being born everyday so this would be hhelpful)

2.   Bits and Pieces  (Fun to make small doll quilts and art to put in frames)

3.   Color for the Terrified Quilter (Helpful in understanding complimentry color coordination)

4.   Easy Machine Paper Piecing  (Love those perfect points)

5.   Fabric & Paint & Thread=Fabulous  (For those who like to take their quilts to another level and get their creative juices flowing)

lindaleebosch@comcast.net wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 10:37 PM

#1 Big Book of Patchwork    Great book, great patterns.

#2 Border Workbook            Fantastic book I have an earlier edition

#3 Free Motion  Quilting      186 designs from 8 simple shapes sounds like a winner

#4 501 Quilting Motifs          Something for every hand or machine quilter

#5 Scrap-Basket Surprises    Cut those scraps into strips and make some fun quilts

#6 Snuggle & learn Quilts for Kids. This would be a great book for guilds to make some charity quilts.                     What a bargain! only 6.00

#7 Warm Welcome              Cozy Quilts for Baby. Any book by Mary Hickey is a must have & this one looks great!

Mary wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 10:45 PM

I would pick:

Paper Pieced Mini Quilts... because our library doesn't have any PP books to sign out.

Another Season of Beautiful Blooms... because Michigan winters need some colorful flowers to brighten our days.

Dream Landscapes...because everyone needs to dream and Landscape quilting is becoming very popular.

and...

Bits and Pieces...because minis are fun to do between bigger projects and uses up our scraps.

Actually I would love any of the books.  You can never get too many!

Glori wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 10:59 PM

This was a great assignment for me!  I went to my quilting book library and picked out my favorite That Patchwork Place books I already have and have used to death!!  #1 Applique Takes Wing, #2 Pieces of the Past, and #3 A Quilter's Diary Written in Stiches.  These Books cover everything, applique, original quilt blocks, and A Quilter's Diary teaches you how to make any kind of block and make up your own quilt.  I would love to have the Strip Smart and the Perfect Borders.  I think those two books would complete my personal quilting library.  But, no quilter can really have too many books, so actually I would take every title That Patchwork Place made!!  LOL  

Grandma Shorty wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 11:10 PM

If everyone is as short on time and long on desire to create beautiful quilts as I am, I would pick books that have shortcuts and are quick and easy such as:

101 Fabulous Rotary-Cut Quilts

all 4 volumes of Follow the Lines Quilting Designs (I miss my mother-in-law's quilting patterns that were drawn on the quilt.)

Accent on Angles

Susan Hummell wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 11:19 PM

I'd pick the three books by Jane Townswick:  Appliqué Takes Wing, Artful Appliqué and Artful Appliqué II because Jane has wonderful techniques and shows them in step by step instructions.

For patchwork I'd choose Crazy for Scraps by Sally Schneider and New Cuts for New Quilts by Karla Alexander.  Sally is a wonderful teacher of scrap quilts and Karla's "Stack the Deck" books are a lot of fun.

For paper piecing, I'd pick Carol Doak's book  Your First Quilt Book (or it should be!) for basic, simply written instructions to take the fear out of foundation piecing.

bjones155@austin.rr.com wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 11:34 PM

Having helped select quilting books for the library in which our quilt group meets, it is a tall order to just pick three; however, I would have to choose: Quilts From the Heart, Scrap Basket Surprises, Crazy for Scraps, Four Patch Frolic, and Nickel Quilts, which I have in my own collection.  Everyone who quilts has scraps and, if other quilters are like me, when I finish a quilt, I have to do something with the fabric left over.  Guess it's from making clothes for my daughter when she was a child from the remnants of my own garments.  Scrap quilts fit almost any decor and are a cheerful selection for the preemie quilts our group makes as well as comfort quilts made for cancer patients, or a special gift.  The five quilt books that will be awarded some lucky quilter are ones I would love to add to my own ever growing collection.

Marilyn wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 13 June 2011, 11:45 PM

when I can't sew I read about sewing

Elisa wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 14 June 2011, 12:32 AM

Wow, what an opportunity!  I would choose the following books:

1.  Strip Smart Quilts - many of us have strips already cut...now we have patterns to choose from!

2.  Perfect Fit Pieced Borders - many quilters would love to add complicated looking borders...here's your chance!

3.  Red, White, & Sometimes Blue - What other time, than now, to honor our military personnel with a patriotic quilt!

Sewlove2create wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 14 June 2011, 12:43 AM

The first book I would pick would be "Color for the Terrified Quilter."  I have it myself and think it has some very good lessons on color choices.

The second book would be "Fat-Quarter Quilting" since fat quarters are so very popular.

The third book would be "Even More Quilts for Baby." Many younger people are looking for quick items to make as baby gifts and this book would be ideal.

One more book to add would be "Free-Motion Quilting Made Easy" because I would like to be able to accomplish this myself.

Kim McCloskey wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 14 June 2011, 2:20 AM

The three books I would include are:

1- Easy Machine Paper Piecing by Carol Doak

  (or Showstopping Quilts to Foundation Piece by Lund and Pollard

2- Machine Quilting Made Easy by Maurine Noble

3- Complex Cloth:A Comprehensive Guide to Surface Design by Jane Dunnewold

I also love Creating Your Perfect Quilting Space by Lois Hallock because it helped me when it came time to build my sewing room.

paintfilly13 wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 14 June 2011, 3:11 AM

1.  Your First Quilt Book (or it should be!) Great book for those just getting started.

2.   Log Cabin Fever   New ideas for us Log Cabin lovers

3.   Even More by Trudie Hughes   An oldie but a goody, says it all. Great quilts and borders that are

         fairly easy to make.

DiAnn Head wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 14 June 2011, 5:45 AM

Gosh!!! How do you pick just a few, I love these books and have many, but my choice would be:

Machine Quilting made Easy (great book for beginners and others)

Strips smarts and Bits and Pieces, Quilt Bed Runners, Pillows and more to suit you style, Skinny Quilts and Table Runners II.

Dawn Paoletti wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 14 June 2011, 6:00 AM

Charm squares are very popular, but if anyone else is like me, they have a hard time deciding what to do with the charm square packs, so I'd select 'Charmed I'm Sure'.

'New Cuts for New Quilts' is one I have in my own library.  Quilters will love the variety of designs in the book and will enjoy learning a new technique.

'Simple Comforts' is a book of lap quilt designs.  I think quilters like making smaller quilts for family and friends that don't take much time to make.

megan.clinton wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 14 June 2011, 6:27 AM

Perfect fit pieced borders -  pieced borders are something everyone should try

Baltimore basics - the Baltimore quilt is a classic

Free Motion Quilting Made Easy - because its not all about piecing!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 14 June 2011, 7:36 AM

Applique Takes Wing by Jane Townswick - I just love her books!  Can't believe I don't have this one.

Artful Applique II by Jane Townswick - See above.  :)

The Civil War Sewing Circle by Kathleen Tracy - The reproduction fabrics are so gorgeous & I love history, especially the Civil War era.

erinanheier wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 14 June 2011, 8:18 AM

I would choose Big Book of Patchwork for the variety it offers, Fresh Look at Seasonal Quilts just for fun and Scrap-Basket Surprises to help us use up our scraps or figure out what to do with those jelly rolls.

Juli Thompson wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 14 June 2011, 8:35 AM

1.  The Big Book of Patchwork by Judy Hopkins - new release with something for everyone!

2.  Even More Quilts for Baby - my "go to" book for charity quilts!

3.  Nickel Quilts - On my list of quilts to make!

Sandra wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 14 June 2011, 9:10 AM

#1 Farm Girl Quilts, #2 Red, White and Sometimes Blue, #3 Strip Smart Quilts.  I'm a "Smart - American - Farm Girl" and know many others just like me who would really appreciate these wonderful books!

bobsie311 wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 14 June 2011, 9:26 AM

Bits and Pieces, because it's a way to use up scraps.    Fat Quarter Quilting, because fat quarters are always popular.  Flower Show Quilts, because it is really different.

szwarc wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 14 June 2011, 9:35 AM

re: spotlight on That Patchwork Place

I just placed an order and still want more.

I would choose and it was hard narrowing it down to 3.

1. Applique Takes Wing

2. Colorful Quilts

3. Year of Paperpiecing

quilterbarb7 wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 14 June 2011, 9:41 AM

1. The Big Book of Patchwork

2. Bits and pieces

3. Border Workbook 10th Anniversary Edition

4. Schnibbles Times Two

5. Another Bite of Schnibbles

Patricia Faye wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 14 June 2011, 9:59 AM

I would select the following books because they would appeal to not only the beginning quilters but the various range of experienced quilters. (1) S is for Scraps shows how to use all those scraps. (2) Machine Quiting Made Easy as a reference for those who are afraid to quilt their tops.  (3) The Border Workbook by Janet Kime for combatting boring borders.

nancykwiltz wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 14 June 2011, 10:32 AM

I AM my guild's librarian!!  I like to make sure we have good classic reference books in our library for starters:

1. 101 Fabulous Rotary-Cut Quilts

2. 300 Paper-Pieced Quilt Blocks

3. Border Workshop; 10th Anniversary Edition

4. The Big Book of Patchwork

Then I choose books to fill our different sections of the library:

5. All Time Favorite Scrap Quilts From That Patchwork Place

6. Artful Applique

7. Baby's First Quilts

8. Country Comforts

9. Instant Bargello

10. Link to the 30's

....and so many more!!!

Unfortunately, my budget limits me in what I can purchase each year.  If I win this group of books, I will donate them to our guild's library.

rdowner wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 14 June 2011, 10:34 AM

I think I would chose Perfit fit borders because I have trouble in this area and I'm sure I'm not the only one that has this trouble.

The Red White and Sometimes Blue would be in honor of my husband who is in the Honor Guard of our county.

Those Flirty 30's would be something that would bring back memories from by gone days.

Susan wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 14 June 2011, 10:38 AM

I would select the following:

"Another Bite of Schnibbles", because all one has to deal with are squares--perfect for beginners but the design possibilities are intriguing enough for the advanced quilter.

"Mosaic Picture Quilts", another option for memory type quilts. Again, dealing with squares, doable, and interestign enough for beginners to advanced quilters.

"Quilted Devotions", in addition to traditional Bible themed blocks, includes many new blocks designs by the author, and using various techniques such as piecing, strip quilting and foundation piecing.

MaryAnn wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 14 June 2011, 11:31 AM

I would choose:

Creating Your Perfect Quilting Space to help organize,

Color For The Terrified Quilter to help choose fabric,

Big Book of Patchwork for patterns.

Ready, set, sew!

Chicca wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 14 June 2011, 11:42 AM

I love to check out the quilting books at the library.  I would chose Follow The Line Quilting Designs Volume 2 by Mary M. Covey, Crazy For Scraps by Sally Schneider, and Artful Applique the Easy Way by Jane Townswick.  Having a variety is so important and I especially love to combine piecing scraps with applique and am learning free motion quilting along with several other quilters in this area.

LINDAB-48 wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 14 June 2011, 11:59 AM

I would choose Jelly Babies, Fast Favorites from McCall's and Four Patch Frolic.  The quilters in my area like quick quilts with beauty to make for Prayers and Squares, Linus Quilts, and patriotic quilts for our local military hospital.  We also make quilts for Lutheran World Relief, so lots of patterns are needed!

Doreen wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 14 June 2011, 1:01 PM

I would choose:

Bent Out of Square

Color Shuffle

Inspirational Applique

I think each of these books offers a new but simple technique that can offer challenge and excitement to the art of quilting for our members.  Thanks for the change to participate.  Doreen

pam_biswas@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 14 June 2011, 2:24 PM

my three favorites to recommend are Free-Motion Quilting Made Easy by Larkin, Machine Quilting Made Easy! by Noble, and Follow-the-Line Quilting Designs  (all Volumes) by Covey

I think these are excellent references to have to learn the art of Free Motion Quilting.  They have all inspired me.

infusion wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 14 June 2011, 2:26 PM

My library already has a nice section of quilting book, but they are very old.  Imagine being able to see Eleanor Burn's first books!  It is wonderful!!  But it does need an update.  I would choose Strip Smart Quilts (for the beginner), Perfect-Fit Borders (for those with some experience), and Red, White, & Sometimes Blue (because those colors are always in style).

JUNEK-2 wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 14 June 2011, 3:28 PM

My three selections would be (not in any particular order) -- 1. Sudoku Quilts   2. Baby's First Quilts  3. Country Comforts

Lucinda wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 14 June 2011, 4:42 PM

I would pick:  101 Fabulous Rotary-Cut Quilts, 501 Quilting Motifs, and Border Workbook 10th Anniversary Edition.  I think these have tons of ideas that can be combined to make lots and lots of quilts!

Debi wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 14 June 2011, 4:42 PM

It is very hard to choose only three books, but I think I would choose:

1)  Strip Smart Quilts because I like the ease of using pre-cuts

2)  Pieced Borders as it is very versatile and can be used on lots of different projects, and

3)  Farm Girl Quilts because having a "project" book is always nice to have around.

There are others, but I used the list above to narrow it down that far. I love my tiny library and buy books every chance I get. I am a new quilter and can't get enough!

Donna Miller wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 14 June 2011, 5:48 PM

As the Librarian for the Appomattox Courthouse Quilt Guild, I would ask the other members what they would like to see and would order the books.  We have a 2.5" strip exchange each month so I would have to start with the "Strip-Smart Quilt Book".  We have about 25 regular members and 10-12 occasional members so the Guild has a good mix of expertise and ages.

ji4est@telus.net wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 14 June 2011, 6:59 PM

I would pick     Farm girl quilts, strip smart quilts and perfect fit Pieced Borders.

ji4est@telus.net wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 14 June 2011, 6:59 PM

I would pick     Farm girl quilts, strip smart quilts and perfect fit Pieced Borders.

arts1plus@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 14 June 2011, 7:35 PM

I want them ALL!!!  What a difficult thing to choose!  But I did come up with "Flip Your Way to Fabulous Quilts", "Geometric Gems", "PP Mini Quilts", "Sensational Sashiko", and Twosey-Foursey Quilts" as books I am interested in..

mkerns7555 wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 14 June 2011, 7:48 PM

I would take (1) Another Season of Beautiful Blooms by Propst, because it would be an example of applique; (2) Complex Cloth by Dunnewold for texture; (3) Reversible Quilts by Mahoney for the challenge.

Lisa wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 14 June 2011, 9:25 PM

As my local librarian I'd try to pick something for everyone:

1.  Skinny Quilts & Table Runners -because "Quilt Out Loud" just spotlighted the author and both the book and author seem interesting.

2.  The Rose of Sharon Block Book -for those that need a challenge.

3.  Strip-Smart Quilts -because it looks like a nice beginner level book.

4.  Geometric Gems -for those that like a different style.

5.  Scrap-Baskets Surprises -well, for all those scraps that keep piling up of course.  :)

marylynspr wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 14 June 2011, 11:00 PM

My choices:

Schnibbles x 1

Machine Quilting Made Easy any volume

New Cuts for New Quilts

Easy Weekend Quilts

golddust wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Wednesday, 15 June 2011, 1:05 AM

I would pick Big Book of Patchwork, The 50 Fabulous Quilts from Judy Hopkins because with 50 quilts to choose from there would be something for everyone to love; Baby's First Quilts by Nancy J. Martin because someone shows a baby quilt at nearly every monthly quilt guild meeting and the more ideas the better;  All-Time Favorite Scrap Quilts from That Patchwork Place would be my 3rd choice since we all have closets, chests, etc. full of scraps!

golddust wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Wednesday, 15 June 2011, 1:05 AM

I would pick Big Book of Patchwork, The 50 Fabulous Quilts from Judy Hopkins because with 50 quilts to choose from there would be something for everyone to love; Baby's First Quilts by Nancy J. Martin because someone shows a baby quilt at nearly every monthly quilt guild meeting and the more ideas the better;  All-Time Favorite Scrap Quilts from That Patchwork Place would be my 3rd choice since we all have closets, chests, etc. full of scraps!

kathie.Lombard@gmail.com wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Wednesday, 15 June 2011, 6:35 AM

I'd choose "Those Flirty 30's", "Pieced Borders" and "Farm Girl Quilts".  Each of these books interests me and I am an average, usual and quilter kind of person...so I think everyone else in my circle of life would like them, also!

rainbow713 wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Wednesday, 15 June 2011, 8:42 AM

Sew many books, sew many choices!  I'd start with Let's Quilt!  Good basic book.  Then I'd buy Skinny Quilts and Table Runners because decorating with quilts can change the whole look of a room.  And third, I'd buy Super Strata, because for me, bold, bright colors that gleam and glisten thru my piece makes me happy!  Then I'd have to go to the Director and ask for a bigger budget to purchase the rest of the books!

katiedidit wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Wednesday, 15 June 2011, 11:03 AM

"Red, white and sometimes blue" - love the classics.

"Bloom Creek Quilts" - bright, fresh designs

"Complex Cloth" - for the art quilters

I could go on and on. I love quilt books!

Susan wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Wednesday, 15 June 2011, 12:54 PM

Here are the three I would like to see: Baby's First Quilt, Fancy to Frugal and Let's Quilt.

Kriketstarz wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Wednesday, 15 June 2011, 2:06 PM

So many books....so little time!

1.  Another Bite of Schnibbles....I've seen lots of blogs that have Schnibbles on them and I think people enjoy the smaller projects and joining online groups to show off their fabric selections.

2.  Color For The Terrified Quilter....I don't struggle with this, but many of my friends can only make a quilt in the original pattern color choice....they can't see beyond the sample to visualize how the pattern would look in a different color pallet.

3.  Creating Your Perfect Quilting Space.....I think we all need "extreme makeovers" in our sewing room/area and love to find inspiration and techniques that we can apply to our own spaces.

Thanks for the opportunity to win some wonderful books!

Petit Design Co. wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Wednesday, 15 June 2011, 2:58 PM

1. the rose of sharon block book (lots of inspiration)

2. Baker's Dozen (using up those pre-cuts)

3. Twice quilted designs (turn those tops to finished quilts!)

Elizabeth P. wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Wednesday, 15 June 2011, 6:03 PM

"501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks" by Judy Hopkins because a quilter could use one or two, or a combination of blocks from this book to design their own quilt project.  Also, other books by Jody Hopkins that I have used provide clear step by step instructions; especially helpful to beginning quilters.

"Artful Appliqué The Easy Way" and "Artful Applique II" by  Jane Townswick because these are two of the best books for learning applique on your own.  Clear, easy to follow instructions and illustrations teach you what you need to get started, and advanced techniques and examples keep you going to unique and beautiful masterpieces.

"Save the Scraps - Great Quilts from Small Bits" by Gayle Bong because most quilters will end up looking for uses for all those scraps.  This book provides a variaty of techniques for using up those scraps; and tricks on organizing, sorting, and storing scraps.

Allison C wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Wednesday, 15 June 2011, 7:47 PM

I live in the city,  so the style is more modern and everyone is always too busy.  Patterns need to be easy, but fresh.  I would choose the following:

1. Fast, Flirty, and Fun Easy Quilts from Fabulous Fabrics by Sarah Bisel

2. Another Bite of Schnibbles 24 Quilts from 5" or 10" Squares by Carrie Nelson

3. Baby Wraps Quick, Cuddly QuiltsKarla Alexander

jmp wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Wednesday, 15 June 2011, 11:46 PM

First choice is Little Quilts All Through The House.  This book is great.  I have it, have made  quilts from it, and refer to it for inspiration.  A traditional quilter will love it.

Second is Another Bite of Schnibbles.  Carrie Nelson's first Schnibbles book was a joy.  It gave info for both a small and a large quilt, and the patterns were so admired.  I would expect the same from this book.

Third is Civil War Sewing Circle.  Traditional quilt patterns are always looked to for their elegance and design.  In addition, one can't help but be aware of the history behind these quilt patterns, and that makes them even more precious.

ebernier@bellsouth.net wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Thursday, 16 June 2011, 11:31 AM

Soooo many great books!  Here are my picks.

#1 Applique Quilt Revival

   I love the Depression Era fabrics and would love to have authentic quilt designs from that time period.

#2Remembering Adelia

  Its a great time to think back in our history 150 years ago. Sounds like a good read as well as great period quilts.

#3 Machine Appique for Terrified Quilters

   I love applique I suffer from arthritus in my thumbs. I am a terrified quilter when it comes to trying it by machine. This looks great to me

#4 Small blocks Stunning Quilts

   We all vave great scraps we could use in theses patterns.

#5Fast Flirty and Fun

  Appers to be a good book for begginers as well as a refresher for more advanced quilters.

Jean wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Friday, 17 June 2011, 9:48 AM

Slash your Stash because everyone wants to use more of their stash, Year in the Life of Sunbonnet Sue because we can't resist this adorable little girl, Quilting Those Flirty 30s because people seem to be drawn to the beautiful colors of that era.

Wende_K wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Friday, 17 June 2011, 6:35 PM

So many great books from which to choose! Here are my top 4...

1.  Charmed -  A Fresh Twist on Charm Quilts

2.  Log Cabin Fever - New ideas for us Log Cabin lovers

3. Twist and Turn Bargello

4. 300 Paper-Pieced Quilt Blocks

sagillie5@aol.com wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Friday, 17 June 2011, 9:01 PM

Looking through the books was fun especially since I hadn't seen most of them.

My 3 choices are:

Free Motion Quilting Made Easy--My attempts at this haven't been very successful so perhaps this would enable me to be able to machine quilt my own quilts.

The Little Box of Baby Quilts was especially fun with its video.  I am hoping that I am soon blessed with grandkids so that baby quilts could become something I'd have a reason for making.

A Quilter's Diary is one I'd heard of.  I like the idea of telling one's life story through quilt blocks.

Brenda Howard wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Friday, 17 June 2011, 10:01 PM

  The three (3) books I would choose are:

1) Strip-Smart Quilts. because I think it takes the worry of cutting out of the equation for new quilters that aren't that sure about there cutting skills.

2) Quilting Those Flirty '30s. I think the trendy updated look would appeal to a wide audience.

3) Red, White, and Sometimes Blue. The variety of patchwork and applique' in this book would round out the combination of books to appeal to patrons with various color and skill levels.

Erin wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Saturday, 18 June 2011, 1:19 PM

There are so many favorites but by top three are:

Pick Four - I have quite a stash of fabric and I seems to always purchase three other fabrics to go with my focus fabric.  This book gives many ideas on how to use these sets.  

Red, White and sometimes blue - I love two color quilts.  Blue and white especially

Schnibbles times two - my scrap pile goes by the minute and this book has lots of wonderful way of using them up.

Kathy M. Boice wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Saturday, 18 June 2011, 8:19 PM

All of the books are keepers, but for my picks, I choose: "Treasures from The 30's," Cheerful Quilts with Vintage appeal because 30's fabrics are so wonderful and offer so many warm memeories and history.

I also would choose: "Civil War Sewing Circle", again because of the history lessons one can observe, and history is remembered in a way that touches our soul.

The "Modern Primitive Quits" would be a new twist on country quilts and offer new insights into decorating prim style!

"Farm Girl Quilts" might be a good one for someone interested in making a quilt for a County fair or a farm benefit.

Quilt books often make interesting reading. I'd rather read a quilt book than a romance book!! Quilts hold real romance for me!!! Love those quilts and learning how they are made!

Pat wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Sunday, 19 June 2011, 5:16 PM

Art Quilt Workbook

Free Motion Quilting Made Easy  

Another Season of Beautiful Blooms                                                          

rmbutler2@verizon.net wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Sunday, 19 June 2011, 8:44 PM

If I win I could use the red, white, and blue for charity quilts. Also, the border book would be fabulous and the 30 book would be great to use up my scraps.

Lacey_Althea wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 20 June 2011, 4:47 AM

I usually donate books I buy to the Library after I read them.  Then I know exactly where it is.

Margaret wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 20 June 2011, 8:45 AM

Strip-Smart Quilts

Perfect-Fit Pieced Borders

Farm Girl Quilts

I think these 3 books would give a quilter insight to making an original quilt just for them

ladydiabug wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 20 June 2011, 3:30 PM

After reviewing the entrie list of that Patchwork Place title lists, I would choose:

1.All-Time Favorite Scrap Quilts from That Patchwork Place® because most quilter's are always looking for new ways to use their scraps:

•Choose from 18 stunning quilts featuring fabrics from varied and plentiful stashes

•Enjoy beautifully photographed projects with step-by-step instructions

•Find designs that include everything from pinwheels to stars, Depression-era patterns, and optical illusions

2.Another Bite of Schnibbles

I just loved Snibbles Times Two so this is a welcome addition to use with the 5" and 10 " charm squares.

3.Award-Winning Quilts 2012 Calendar- for all those quilters on your Christmas list

Diane

jul wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 20 June 2011, 5:20 PM

1.  Bargello Quilts - I love the movement in these quilts.  I've yet to try one but everyone who does loves them!

2.  More Reversible Quilts - I like the idea of having a beautiful design on both sides of my quilts

3.  New Cuts for New Quilts   - Yet to try one, but I'm drawn to that modern look.  Something new different and fun!  

4.  Strip Smart Quilts sounds like a great go to for something fast with precuts

5.  Perfect-Fit Pieced Boarders - when I put all the work into the center, I want something more than just plain boring strips of fabric for my boarders - love looking for new ideas

Rev. Diane Mettam wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 20 June 2011, 9:30 PM

If I were limited to three, I suppose I would choose Comfort and Joy - everyone loves Christmas; A Baker's Dozen - a great way to introduce quilters to all the great new precuts; and Machine Quilting Made Easy - for those of us who have to justify that expensive new sewing machine to our husbands! :-)

Maureen Mate wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 20 June 2011, 11:00 PM

Here are my picks:

501 Quilting Motifs, a go-to reference book

The Border Workbook 10th Anniversary Ed., another great reference

Favorite Traditional Quilts Made Easy, because the cover quilt is a Hunters Star which I want to make

Maple Leaf Quilts, nice quilts for fall

Urban Country Quilts, because I like country and I live in the city.

caroljdarby wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 21 June 2011, 5:57 AM

My choices for my community would be:

Farm Girl Quilts - We have lost so much of our "country" beginnings, it would be nice to try to bring back some of the old style designs to bring us back to our roots.

Red-White and Sometimes Blue - We are all patriotic and these colors bring out the pride in American's, regardless of the style or design, seeing the colors together make us proud.

Strip-Smart Quilts - I think our quilting community would like this book because it enables the beginners, as well as seasoned quilters, an opportunity to make a quilt in much less time and more accurately, using the precuts.  Time is always an important factor and being able to create a quilt with pre-cuts allows us to make our precious gifts at a faster pace!

yellowtruckgirl1 wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 21 June 2011, 8:14 AM

This is right up my alley. In my student library alone (I'm a teacher, when I can find a teaching job), I have over 2,500 books for my students. Now I get to pick the books for me. After reviewing the list (and it is very extensive) my top three are:

1) 40 Fabulous Quick-Cut Quilts. Sometimes there just aren't enough hours in a day/weekend and this will make a project seem more reachable.

2) Crazy for Scraps would be in the #2 slot, because after you have cut your Quick-Cut Quilt, you will invariably have scraps. My #3 is for me alone.

3) Quilting those FLIRTY 30's. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the fabrics from that period but don't seem to have many patterns utilizing the fabrics I love.

lblessing wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 21 June 2011, 1:24 PM

Perfect Fit Pieced Borders, Strip Smart Quilts & Red White & Sometimes Blue.

Linda Blessing - lindajim@vikingcable.net

MARYC-39 wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 21 June 2011, 3:43 PM

Our library needs a lot...I would pick:

#1 Another Bit of Snibbles --charm packs are fun and popular

#2 Snibbles Times Two -- same reason as #1

#3 All Time Favorite Scrap Quilts -- I think everyone has lots of scraps and needs great ideas

#4 Show Me How to Paper Piece -- Carol Doak is the queen of paper piecing and explains the basics well

#5 A Baker's Dozen -- again the popularity of precuts as well as using scraps makes this a great book

#6  501 Quilting Motifs -- a great reference for a hugh choice of motifs

#7 Bits and Pieces -- everyone likes ideas for small quilts for qifts and home decor items

#8Christmas Quitls from Hopscotch -- these folk-art style quilts with 3 color options would appeal to any quilter

# A Fresh look at seasonal Quilts -- changing home decor for the holidays and seasons is my cup of tea!

Ida wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 21 June 2011, 4:02 PM

It is so hard to pick just three but if I must,

#1 - The Civil War Sewing Circle - what a wonderful book to have during the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.  We need to know more about our quilting heritage!

#2 - Your First Quilt Book (or it should be) - For every new quilter who wants to try paper piecing but is afraid to give it a go.  This book helps with the jitters and before long you will be piecing like a pro.

#3 - Favorite Traditional Quilts Made Easy - Who wouldn't want to make a Traditional Quilt.  What better book to have than the one that gives you a selection of those all time traditional quilts.

Of course I would have to pick a fourth - #4 - Red, White and Sometimes Blue.  As a Mom of a Marine, I love the patriotic colors!

sandra timmons wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 21 June 2011, 5:54 PM

For my library I would chose "Strip Smart Quilts"  because there are precuts which would be easy and ready to start your quilt; "Red, White and Sometimes Blue", which are bold colors and make very striking quilts and seems to be popular colors; "Perfect Fit Pieced Borders" which seem to make borders for your quilt easy and fun, as well as giving you a different border.

I would love to have these books for myself. Thanks,

Sandi From Sonora, CA

sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Rosie B wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 21 June 2011, 9:21 PM

Because not everyone has the same interests, a library should have a variety of quilting-related books, I could not keep it to a minimum of three.  To start a well-rounded guild library, I would pick Applique Quilt Revival, Bargello Quilts, The Big Book of Patchwork, S is for Scraps, Scrap Basket Sensations (who doesn't eventually have scraps to use), The 10th Anniversary Edition of the Border Workbook, Bound For Glory (patriotic is always a hit), Strip Smart Quilts (another good way to use up scraps), Free Motion Quilting Made Easy, and Machine Quilting Made Easy (to complete the quilt process).  

They are not listed in any specific order.

Thank you.

Pam wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 21 June 2011, 11:28 PM

It was such a hard choice. All of the publications are worth having in our clubs library! Considering the needs and interests of our current members, I would choose the following books:

Color for the Terrified Quilter by Ionne McCauley and Sharon Pederson - several of our members struggle with color choices. This book would be a great benefit!

Schnibbles Times Two by Carrie Nelson - having made a couple of her Schnibbles patterns, I know that Carrie gives great directions and has great suggestions for fabric, but these patterns could be adaptable to a quilter's own color preferences...and would encourage our members to use the first book! These patterns appeal to the scrappy enthusiasts but can also be used in a tone on tone or one color combination.

Red, White and Sometimes Blue - our members would be able to use this book to make traditional red/white quilts or even branching to blue, black or other color with white quilts

I chose these 3 books because I felt that there would be something for every member!

wordygirl wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Wednesday, 22 June 2011, 3:25 AM

Here are my choices:

Bound for Glory, by Nancy Martin because our patrons would appreciate the patriotic theme

Color Shuffle by Karla Alexander to help new quilters achieve great results

Farm Girl Quilts by Tammy Johnson and Avis Shirer because we live in the country

janicey wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Wednesday, 22 June 2011, 7:20 AM

I'd select Quilting Those Flirty 30s, Strip Smart Quilts and Red, White and Sometimes Blue.  Love the classics!

MINDYT wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Wednesday, 22 June 2011, 8:07 AM

I would choose:

1.  All-Time Favorite Scrap Quilts (because everyone has scrap material)

2.  Creative Quilt Collection (because it is a great use of different patterns)

3.  A Baker's Dozen (because it's nice to have patterns to use precut pieces with for example: fat quarters)

4.  Farm Girl Quilts (because so many people are into the primitive theme and this quilt offers the more simple muted colors for a more primitive look)

crys11n wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Wednesday, 22 June 2011, 12:36 PM

My choices are Flower Show quilt because they are beautiful and challenging. I love applique and I think many quilters do. Many quilters also garden and love flowers so we can't have enough quilts with flowers.   Then More Fabulous Flowers because the projects are 3D, beautiful and challenging - you will really learn from this book. Then Civil War Sewing Circle because of the women's history which I love and many projects - a great variety.  This is a book you want to look at again and again so the library should have it available.  Also you can use those neat reproduction fabrics that are available now.

Reenie wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Wednesday, 22 June 2011, 5:16 PM

Baby's First Quilt is my first choice. I made my very first quilt for my grandson who is now 1 1/2 years old. I'm so glad that was my first project - he is so special and so is the quilt. The second book I would choose is Bloom Creek Quilts because it looks like a great book that offers a great choice and my third choise is Fast Favorites from McCall's Quilting because I love everything McCalls.

quiltlinda wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Friday, 24 June 2011, 8:57 AM

I would choose #1 Red ,White ,and Sometimes Blue because our community is very patriotic, several times a year the community supports an Avenue of Flags where the main street is decked out in flags on both sides of the street....it is truly awe inspiring.  My second choice would be Deck the Halls as our library is the place that many of the quilters go to get inspiration and Cheryl Taylor has done just that.  Her book covers a variety of patterns and skill levels.  Finally for #3 I would choose A Baker's Dozen which provides ideas not only for beginners but for long time quilters using precut fabric rolls, layer cakes etc., that we all love to collect...now we will have new ideas to make them into a quilt.  

brewsa wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Friday, 24 June 2011, 12:36 PM

I would choose 101 Fabulous Rotary-Cut Quilts because it looks like a good book for the beginning quilter. My community does not seem to have a lot of quilters so I think this would be a good choice for anyone beginning to quilt. It offers step-by-step and easy-to-follow directions. My next choice would be A Baker's Dozen. It offers a variety of projects. I think that is important because books and patterns cost a lot of money. I hate it when I buy a book and can only use one pattern. Also, it uses a variety of fabrics to create the projects-fat quarters, jelly rolls, 5" charms, and layer cakes. It sounds like this book could also be used for a variety of quilting levels. My third book would be Crazy for Scraps. I would choose that because I always have so many scraps. I am sure I am not the only one that doesn't want to throw them away, but not sure how to use them. This book offers 19 projects to use up these scraps. The author is also a quilt master so it would be interesting to learn from such a skilled teacher.

PaQuilter wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Friday, 24 June 2011, 12:36 PM

These are the must have books for our library...Clever Quarters, Too, Stash Magic, Save the Scraps, Scrap Quilts Go Country.  In today's economy we need to make the most of what we already have available.  These books would help us use our stash or work great for fat-quarters and strips.  

sewmama wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Friday, 24 June 2011, 4:17 PM

I would pick Another Bite of Schnibbles, The Big Book of Patchwork, and The Civil War Sewing Circle. Thanks for the giveaway!

cwest567@aol.com wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Saturday, 25 June 2011, 10:20 AM

Oh, so many to chose from.  I can't wait for the Prairie-Point Pizzazz to come out.  I've been putting prairie points on my quilts forever and will love to see how this book will enlighten me.  Positively Postcards is not yet in my collection (but, it will be soon). I love making cards and have just started making post cards out of my stash. Easy Machine Paper Piecing...who wouldn't want to find an easy way for such a beautiful craft. Charmed, I'm Sure would allow novices a bit of a short cut on the cutting side and give them great ideas with beautiful results. Going thru my books I noticed I have quite a few of  Martingale books and have enjoyed all of them.  Baby Wraps I have and just love it.  Sunbonnet Sue and Scottie Too is a book that you can get the redwork pattern or applique for all these fun pictures for your quilt.  300 Paper-Pieced Quilt Blocks...can you imagine 300 in one book.  It's just great.  Two-Block Theme Quilts I have, but, not yet attempted anything.  I can't wait to find just the right material for one of those quilts. Simple Chenille Quilts is another one that just fascinated me.  I don't have Red, White, and Sometimes Blue yet.  But, what patroitic person wouldn't want to pick up this book for some fresh ideas. There were a lot of great books from which to chose. Thank you for the wide variety.      

pblackburn wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Saturday, 25 June 2011, 9:59 PM

I would choose the following books:

Easy Paper Piecing because it is so much fun!

Scrap Basket Surprises and Slash your Stash because we all have a stash of fabric and one should never throw away any scraps!

Wonder Blocks because these quilts are awesome!

Keep producing good quilt books and we will continue to purchase them.  Thanks so much for the great giveaway!

DEBBIEF wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Sunday, 26 June 2011, 12:11 AM

I would choose the following:

All Time Favorite Scrap Quilts - everyone is always wanting ideas to use up those leftover scraps.

Strip Smart Quilts and Schnibbles Times Two as these are great because they are time saving and fun.

dquilts wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Sunday, 26 June 2011, 1:32 AM

I love going to our library and taking out quilt books.  I wish they would add to the collection!  If I had to choose 3 right now to have I would pick

501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks by Judy Hopkins - everyone can use a good book with blocks for use for many things!

Scrap-Basket Sensations by Kim Brackett - I just love this book!  And right now using your stash and scrap baskets, as well as jelly rolls is so popular.  This one is a must!

Schnibbles Times Two by Carrie Nelson - Another must have for use of charm packs or layer cakes.  

And my new one I"m eyeing.... but haven't got yet...

Strip-Smart Quilts by Kathy Brown!

QuiltSue wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Sunday, 26 June 2011, 3:07 AM

I would choose Scrap Basket Surprises and Scrap Basket Sensations both by Kim Brackett cos they are perfect for using jelly rolls if you don't have scraps, and cos the instructions are so clear.  Then I would add in Pick Four, cos I wrote it (is that allowed?) and Perfect Fit Pieced Borders cos I think a lot of people would like to add pieced borders but are afraid to try.

AMRimondi wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Sunday, 26 June 2011, 10:51 AM

I am a beginner and feel that the following books would be a good place to start

1.   The Civil War Sewing Circle - To create anything properly one should always know the history and interesting tibbits of what one is learning about.

2.  Color for Terrifed Quilter -  That's me.  I need a visual aid to help me.

3.  Your First Quilt Book - As a reference book

4.  501 Quilting Motifs - To assist with designs and patterns

4.  Red, White & sometimes Blue - Patterns/designs appear more simply yet interesting as a beginner

5.  Quilting with Japanese Fabrics - I like the use of colors and design.  This also appears to be a different Quilting book than most.  

You have so many books to choose from and I am certain that whatever books were chosen would be a great benefit to anyone's library.  I live in an RV and my room is limited so any book with a good amount of information would be the best for me.

Thank you for the opportunity to share my thoughts.  

Ann Marie  (Freedom Rider's Wife)

MJ wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 27 June 2011, 11:35 AM

Too many good books to choose from, but I'd say:

Border Workbook

Geometric Gems

Twist-and-Turn Bargello Quilts

MJ wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 27 June 2011, 11:35 AM

Too many good books to choose from, but I'd say:

Border Workbook

Geometric Gems

Twist-and-Turn Bargello Quilts

Sally wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 27 June 2011, 12:43 PM

The public library is a great resource for quilting - to use for a single project, or peruse before adding to your personal library.  Books I would like to see available are:

  300 Paper Pieced Quilt Blocks by Carol doak

  Border Workbook by Janet Kime

  Crazy for Scraps by Sally Schneider

sewfine99 wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 27 June 2011, 12:53 PM

There are sew many good books! My fav top 3 are:Border Workbook , Smart Strips and Scrap Basket Surprise.

dellis@aha.org wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 27 June 2011, 12:58 PM

So many to pick from!  But if my budget would only cover three, then I'd buy:

1. Free Motion Quilting Made Easy (because I own it and know it's a great way to get started on quilting your own work!)

2. Charmed, I'm Sure.  Lots of diverse patterns, something for everyone and starting with charm squares, how can you go wrong.

3. Fast Flirty and Fun Quilts.  I've been drooling over this book, but haven't bought it yet.  This is one that has lots of fun projects of all different sizes and colors, every quilter can find something here to be inspired!

CECILIAY wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 27 June 2011, 1:05 PM

I would choose:

Your first Quilt Book (or it should be) by Carol Doak

300 Paper Pieced Quilt Blocks by Carol Doak

40 Fabulous Quick Cut Quilts by Evelyn Sloppy.

If I were only able to pick 3.  :)

CAS48 wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 27 June 2011, 1:13 PM

Quilts from Paradise

Tea in the Garden eBook

and

Those Flirty 30s

because I think retro is fashionable now.  I know I'm really enjoying retro patterns.

Nancy Woodcock wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 27 June 2011, 1:24 PM

My choices would be:

Kay wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 27 June 2011, 1:34 PM

Schnibbles Times Two

Scrap Basket Surprises

Start with a Sweatshirt

Nancy Woodcock wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 27 June 2011, 1:35 PM

My choices would be:  1. Cool Girls Quilt (who doesn't want to get young girls involved in quilting - this book sounds like it might do the trick);  2. Border Workshop, 10th Anniversary Edition (and who  doesn't want great borders for their quilts,  think of border after border on a small center with a few corner triangles thrown in to make the whole thing grow);  3. Creating Your Perfect Quilting Space Studio (And who does want a perfect stdio?  Well we can dream can't we.  This is a book to fuel the dreams and make them come true.)

Nancy Woodcock wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 27 June 2011, 1:45 PM

My whole message got lost in space except for "My choices woul be:"

I'll try again.

Cool Girls Quilt - Let's get the younger generation involved in quilting.  This book should do the trick.

Border Workshop, 10th Anniversary Edition - Add some piced borders to mak a quilt sing.  Or better yet start with a small center and add lots of interesting borders, thro in a few corner triangles to really make it grow.

Creating Your Perfect Quilting Sace Studio Planner - We all can dream can't we and this book will fuel the dreams.  Who knows, you might even accomplish some or all of your dream.

mwillard wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 27 June 2011, 1:52 PM

Applique Quilt Revival, Fancy to Frugal and Jelly Babies. I would pick these because they are the ones that applealed to me.

sharikovarik@hotmail.com wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 27 June 2011, 2:07 PM

The three that I have and use a lot are:  Fast, flirty and fun, Skinny Quilts and table runners and the free motion quilting book.  They are all full of great ideas that stretch my imagination.  

Connie wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 27 June 2011, 2:08 PM

I would choose these to teach quilters techniques.

Beautiful Blooms

Quilts and Cushions to Appliqué

Susan Taylor Propst

Clever Quarters, Too

More Quilts from Fat Quarters

Susan Teegarden Dissmore

Cutting-Garden Quilts

Fabulous Fusible Flowers

Melinda Bula

p.dimattei@comcast.net wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 27 June 2011, 2:15 PM

I would select 1) Flower Show Quilt : what better time than the glorius summer to be inspired to make one of these lovely beauties.

2) Color for the Terrified Quilter:  I think this would be a great take along to the beach read for anyone.  Sit back in the sun with a tall glass of ice tea and  learn how to become less terrified....I think it would work for me  :)

3) Perfect-Fit Pieced Borders: This looks like a great book to help in finishing up all those in process projects that we all have......

A little applique, reference, and piecing should appeal to people's varied interests.....As for me....I love all things quilting!!!!  

Marie wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 27 June 2011, 2:22 PM

My choices are:

Reversible Quilts by Sharon Pederson........Two quilts in one and the quilting is done as you go.

Easy Machine Paper Piecing by Carol Doak........Simple instructions and perfect blocks.

Border Workbook by Janet Kimes..........Perfect borders every time with all the math explained simply.

To name a few of the 220 listed.  I'm excited about the ones that will be "coming soon".

Glenna wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 27 June 2011, 3:25 PM

My all-time favorites and those that would be a useful  assortment in a library collection are:

Crazy for Scraps - best scrap patterns and favorite scrap quilt author

501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks - good instructions and great collection of blocks

Applique takes Wing - birs, butterflies, and more winged wonders

300 Paper Pieced Blocks - nice instrucions of the technique and many blocks

Betty wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 27 June 2011, 3:44 PM

Wow!!!! Way too many to pick from.  I do a lot of quilts of Valor and I think "RED, White, and sometimes Blue",  would be a good one to have.

Baby Wraps, I also do a lot of Charity Quilts, and I am sure there would be some different  and interesting quilts that I could chose from.

My daughter loves to Applique and I would like to give her the "Applique takes Wings"

Betty wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 27 June 2011, 3:44 PM

Wow!!!! Way too many to pick from.  I do a lot of quilts of Valor and I think "RED, White, and sometimes Blue",  would be a good one to have.

Baby Wraps, I also do a lot of Charity Quilts, and I am sure there would be some different  and interesting quilts that I could chose from.

My daughter loves to Applique and I would like to give her the "Applique takes Wings"

Gwen Boyce wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 27 June 2011, 5:06 PM

I love the scrappy sampler look so favorites I would request might include:The Civil War Sewing Circle, S is for Scraps, and Slash your Stash.Scrap-Basket Surprises would be great for those who prefer jellyrolls to lots of cutting.

MD Smith wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 27 June 2011, 5:07 PM

Artful Applique, Another Bite of Schnibbles, Free Motion Quilting Made Easy; something for everyone.

Julie Albers wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 27 June 2011, 5:18 PM

There are so many wonderful books but I decided our library, like most of the country has a tight budget, so I had to be very picky. I narrowed my selection down to six.

1) Bent Out of Square

2) Link to the 30's

3) NickelQuilts

4) Points of View

5) Quilting with Japanese Fabrics

6) Schnibbles TimesTwo

Pat wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 27 June 2011, 5:38 PM

I would definitely go for Baby Wraps as the first one.   Everyone knows someone who's expecting... and most quilters give quilts to Linus projects and such.  A new pattern is sometimes just the incentive needed.  Strip-smart Quilts would be my next choice.   In our guild, we're encouraged to cut a 2 1/2'' strip off every new piece of fabric we buy so that we're always ready to whip up a quilt with these strippy patterns!   My third choice would be +Free Motion Quilting Made Easy, because the quilting is sometimes the most tedious part of a quilt!

gonder wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 27 June 2011, 5:54 PM

So hard to choose from your fantastic selection but since I like to give gifts for every occasion...

1) Fresh Look at Seasonal Quilts, A

2) Quilts from the Heart II

and for new finishes to old patterns...

3) Perfect-Fit Pieced Borders

NanaNich wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 27 June 2011, 6:02 PM

Another Bite of Schnibbles because I love the first Schnibbles x 2.  Number 2 would be Jelly Babies - collecting jelly rolls is an obsession for many and we need more patterns and books to use them in quilts.  Number 3 would be Free Motion Quilting Made Easy because FMQ is so scary for beginners.  #4 would be Strip Smart Quilts because I love using precut strips.

NanaNich wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 27 June 2011, 6:02 PM

Another Bite of Schnibbles because I love the first Schnibbles x 2.  Number 2 would be Jelly Babies - collecting jelly rolls is an obsession for many and we need more patterns and books to use them in quilts.  Number 3 would be Free Motion Quilting Made Easy because FMQ is so scary for beginners.  #4 would be Strip Smart Quilts because I love using precut strips.

Barbie58 wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 27 June 2011, 6:41 PM

I just love love all the books by That Patchwork Place

my favorite has to be 1 Scrapbasket Suprise 2. S is for Scraps 3. Scrapbasket Sensations  and 4. All Time Favorite Scrap Quilts.  Scrap quilts are my favorite kind to make because of all the variation of scraps. Even if you make the same pattern on two quilts but you use different scraps they both turn out so different, Its always fun to see the results

quiltnh@comcast.net wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 27 June 2011, 7:24 PM

501 Quilting Motifs

From the Editors of Quiltmaker Magazine

Product Code: CB1090

ISBN: 978-1-60468-054-6

Free-Motion Quilting Made Easy

186 Designs from 8 Simple Shapes

Eva A. Larkin

Product Code: B959

ISBN: 978-1-56477-882-6

Twice Quilted

Continuous-Line Quilting Designs

Glorianne Cubbage

Product Code: B833

ISBN: 978-1-56477-761-4

Janers wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 27 June 2011, 7:57 PM

What a tough choice!  However, here are 3 books that are in my library and I think they'd be good choices for any quilter.

Easy Machine Paper Piecing by Carol Doak

Fat Quarter Quilting by Lori Smith

Schnibbles Time Two by Carrie Nelson

sewclever wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 27 June 2011, 8:19 PM

My favorites are:

Any of the follow-the-line Quilting designs would be a wonderful resource for your library.

Machine quilting made easy

40 fabulous quick cut quilts

caspharm wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 27 June 2011, 9:05 PM

My choices for a library would be:

#1 Color for the Terrified Quilter - it can be difficult for a beginner or experienced person to work with

#2 Your First Quilt Book ( or it should be!) There are good pointers for all levels of quilters

#3 Out of the Box with Easy Blocks - just to have a fun book in the library

I already own the first two.

Diane Brown wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 27 June 2011, 9:34 PM

I would choose these books for my library:

Strip-Smart Quilts - great to use your bits'n'pieces

Pieced Borders - because I love nice borders

Quilting those Flirty '30s - applique, I love it

These would give a good range and style of quilt to add to the shelves

Diane Brown wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 27 June 2011, 9:38 PM

Strip-Smart Quilts - good to use up your fast quarters and jelly rolls.

Pieced borders - because I like to see nice borders

Quilting those Flirty '30s - just because I love applique

These 3 books would give a variety and range of quilts for borrowers.

Angie3656 wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 27 June 2011, 9:42 PM

1. Farm Girl quilts - down home quilts for us country girls

2. Perfect-Fit Pieced Borders - always looking for new borders

3. Quilting those Flirty 30"s - to remember what grandma made

They would all be a great addition to anyone's library!

rgantt wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 27 June 2011, 9:43 PM

I would choose "The Big Book of Patchwork: 50 Fabulous Quilts from Judy Hopkins" to give library patrons plenty of quality quilt patterns to choose from, "Adventures in Circles" by Leigh E. McDonald to inspire quilters to try something new and modern, and "Baby's First Quilts" by Nancy J. Martin for all the young mothers who bring their children to the library. As a treat, I would want to purchase "Skinny Quilts & Table Runners II by Eleanor Levie or "Urban Country Quilts" by Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks for myself!

Sharon wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 27 June 2011, 10:24 PM

After much thought, I would choose to have the following (and I do!)

Machine Applicque for the Terrified Quilter By Sharon Pederson is one of the books I would choose.  Sharon is a wonderful teacher. Her explanations are clear and complete. I love to watch her videos online at TQS and think she has made a lot of contributions to the quilting world.

Another book is The Big Book of Patchwork. This book offers a variety of techniques and blocks that anyone can use to mix and match and create an original quilt.

Flirty 30s is a book for all Baby Boomers. These are the quilts our moms and grandmothers didn't make for us...I guess it's time to make my own! With the great pictures and directions in this book, it doesn't look like an impossible task!

Susan329 wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 27 June 2011, 10:33 PM

1) The Big Book of Patchwork: 50 Fabulous Quilts from Judy Hopkins

2) Artful Appliqué The Easy Way by Jane Townswick

3) Inspired by Tradition - 50 Appliqué Blocks in 5 Sizes

4) 50 Fabulous Paper-Pieced Stars (The video that comes with this book is fantastic for folks who are timid about trying paper piecing!)

5) The Border Workbook 10th Anniversary Edition

6) Start with a Sweatshirt Sew a Stylish Jacket by Nancie M. Wiseman

7) Skinny Quilts and Table Runners II - 15 Designs from Celebrated Quilters

8) Creating Your Perfect Quilting Space - Sewing-Room Makeovers for Any Space and Any Budget

I could keep going - there are so many fantastic titles!!

jamcats wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Monday, 27 June 2011, 11:27 PM

I would choose:

501 Quilt Motifs

Artful Applique: The Easy Way

300 Paper-Pieced Quilt Blocks

Color for the Terrified Quilter

Simple Strategies for Block-Swap Quilts

Superstrata Quilts: Celebrating the Colors of Bali

All-Time Favorite Scrap Quilts from That Patchwork Place

Actually, there's not a book on that list that I wouldn't want to buy for my guild if I were starting its library.

My selections represent the different disciplines, specialties, and interests within the quilting field. The block-swap bookwould be good, as sharing and trading ideas, supplies, and fabric are part of the quilting and friendship group tradition.

Rhonda Laws wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 28 June 2011, 8:32 AM

My three choices would be Red, White and Sometimes Blue because I love two color quilts and I think they will always be popular, Strip-Smart Quilts because pre-cuts are all the rage (especially for quilts with limited time like me), and Perfect Fit Pieced Borders because that is a technique I could use some help with. Thanks for sharing.

tblackmon wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 28 June 2011, 10:24 AM

Baby Wraps - who doesn't love something for babies and makes quick gifts

Christmas with Artful Offerings - Gift for gifts and home deco

Creating Your Perfect Quilting Space Studio Planner - Got to have somewhere to store your stash!

joy2quilt wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 28 June 2011, 11:37 AM

Deck the Halls - library needs a more up-to-date Christmas book

Fast, Flirty & Fun - because they are quick & easy

Machine Quilting Made Easy - learn a new technique

Nickel Quilts - use up scraps & those 5x5 stacks you don't remember why you bought them

Quilted Devotions - good for group projects as church gifts

S is for Scraps - use 'em up and make room for more!

Wonder Blocks - unique block designs

Word Play Quilts - learn a new technique

Mary wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 28 June 2011, 11:46 AM

My library has a lot of pattern books but not so many technique books, so for the Washington County Cooperative Library System I would pick:

Mosaic Picture Quilts by Pat Durbin;

Show Me How to Paper Piece by Carol Doak; and

Blended Borders by Pamela Mortek.

For me, I really want the new Rose of Sharon book.  Someday...

Yanney wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 28 June 2011, 12:34 PM

Oh, dear, I want them all! If I had an unlimited budget I would get them all too, but if I have to choose, I would start with:

501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks - Judy Hopkins -a classic that can be helpful to all quilters

101 Fabulous Rotary-Cut Quilts by Judy Hopkins, Nancy J. Martin - another classic to help beginners put those blocks together

Artful Appliqué The Easy Way - Jane Townswick A good intro to applique for those so inclined.

Those would be my three basics. Then I would add:

Crazy for Scraps 19 Favorite Quilts from Sally Schneider  - for a long time my favorite scrap quilt maven

Machine Quilting Made Easy!  Maurine Noble - to reassure folks about a subject often frightening.

Oh, you know, this is pointless. Any of the books would be a great addition to anyone's library. I think I may be more addicted to quilting books than I am to quilting!

kwiltnkats wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 28 June 2011, 1:05 PM

I thought a good collection of Old Time Favorites, Scraps/Quarters and something new would be good for a quilters' library.

The Border Workbook 10th Anniversary by Janet Kime

Clever Quarters, Too by Susan Teegarden Dissmore

Crazy for Scraps by Sally Schneider

More Nickel Quilts by Pat Speth

S is for Scraps by Gayle Bong

Spotlight on Neutrals by Pat Wys

Sandi

ANNAT wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 28 June 2011, 1:06 PM

Our library does not have very many quilt books, so I could have picked many more, but the ones I did select are:

Blended Borders  by Pamela Mostek

Clever Quarters, Too  by Susan Teegarden Dissmore

Easy Machine Paper Piecing by Carol Doak

Simple Style Easy Weekend Quilts by Sara Diepersloot

PaulineR wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 28 June 2011, 1:18 PM

My picks would be Strip Smart Quilts, Perfect-Fit Pieced Borders and Quilting Those Flity '30s.  This would be a variety that would appeal to a lot of different quilters.

Jaci Emerson wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 28 June 2011, 2:38 PM

My picks would be:

1.  101 Fabulous Rotary Cut Quilts by Judy Hopkins  - for piecing variety and rotary cutting tips.

2.  Easy Machine Paper Piecing by Carol Doak - for paper piecing tips and instruction.

3.  Flower Pots by Cindy Lammon - for applique instruction and ideas on how to combine piecing and applique.

These choices would offer many quilting choices and give the most diversity in techniques.

H wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 28 June 2011, 3:08 PM

For our little start-up public library I chose these three titles:  Four Patch Frolic because it has simple patterns that beginners can use and experienced quilters can churn out a few quick quilts for their charity work; Crazy for Scraps and Fast Favorites from McCall's Quilting are both compilation books, so more bang for the buck when purchasing for a financially strapped little library.

Patty Stuart wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 28 June 2011, 3:14 PM

#1 A Baker’s Dozen- by the staff at that patchwork place

Makes an easy way to accomplish a quilt that looks like you’re a pro.  Designed for quilters of all skill levels, making the choice of the delicious jelly roll’s , fat quarters or layer cakes readily  available into a quick and satisfying treat.

#2 501 Rotary-Cut Blocks – by Judy Hopkins -  

For the inquiring mind when reference is needed! It contains a vast wealth of information for every skill level of quilting.  It would be a book quilters will return to again and again.  The shear possibility of color and style combinations would be a welcomed tool for stirring the creativity of any quilter’s heart.  A must have book !!

#3 The Border Workbook – by Janet Kime –

All quilters eventually come to their borders.  This book stirs the creative mind and allows you to put a unique touch to your quilts and helps to continue the creative flow to finish your master piece.

It was a challange to pick out of all the wonderful books , and I could have listed so many more but these seemed to be ones that would make quilitng fun and enjoyable as it should be.

A stitch in time ... makes a quilt !!

Chris_Quilting wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 28 June 2011, 3:26 PM

I would recommend the following:

Strip Smart Quilts

Presents a super-easy triangle technique

Provides options—quilters can start with precut strips, fat quarters, or yardage

Makes it possible to create either scrappy quilts or designs with a more controlled look

Another Bite of Schnibbles

12 beautiful pairs of small and large quilts made from convenient precut 5" and 10" squares.

Modern Basics

It’s the first book I've seen intended for beginners that doesn't get bogged down in "rules." Amy keeps the process fun and inspiring for a new generation of quilters. It focuses on simple instructions, strip sets, one-block quilts, and modern, colorful fabrics and designs.

But the choices were so hard.  I have two of these in my own library and I refer to them often for ideas and have made several quilts from them.

"Each quilt starts with a single stitch"

YvonneCrea wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 28 June 2011, 3:45 PM

Our library do not have this books, but I is hard because I love all the five books, but my list is:

1. Red, White, and Sometimes Blue. This I my colours!

2. Farm Girl Quilts. I love the country style.

3. Quilting Those Flirty '30s.

We have our Bee every Monday and this book will give us (four girlfriends) many quilting choices and give the most diversity in techniques.

Strip-Smart Quilts. Start with precut strips, fat quarters, or yardage and create 16 stunning-and easy-designs.

Perfect-Fit Pieced Borders. Avoid all the fussy fitting and fudging-create borders that only look complex.

Enjoy all-new appliqué designs that sparkle with an updated, trendy look.

 Discover a dozen country-style patchwork and appliqué projects ranging from table runners to bed quilts.

Choose from stunning patchwork and appliqué projects in popular color combinations.

Terry wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 28 June 2011, 6:39 PM

Free-Motion Quilting Made Easy - It is so easy to become overwhelmed with what to do.  This book has wonderful ideas and opens the door to your own creativity as well.

Scrap-Basket Surprises - we all have scraps all the time.  Why not put them to use.  I love this book.  Scrap quilts are so fun to give to others - they go with everything and everyone can use an extra "curl-up" and enjoy quilt.

Machine Quilting Made Easy! - great way to get started and to be successful right away.

katie859@aol.com wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 28 June 2011, 7:17 PM

My top picks are: 1) The Border Workbook 10th Anniversary Edition. Who hasn't wrestled with the  finding perfect border to put on their current masterpiece? This book gives you enough choices for a lifetime. 2) Another Bite of Schnibbles. I hate to have to pre-cut every little piece of fabric and love to just dive into my next quilt. Utilizing charm squares takes at least half of my cutting time away and let's me get to the part I love - sewing. 3) Fast Favorites from McCall’s Quilting. I've wasted a lot of money buying quilt books that contained only one or two quilts that I really liked. Having the "favorites" already  selected for me gives me a selection that has passed muster by hundreds of fellow quilters. Many favorites are contained in this book, and I can make them my own by the selection of fabrics - from modern to ultra traditional. I highly recommend all three. These three volumes will remain in my library forever.

lconklin2@comcast.net wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 28 June 2011, 7:52 PM

These books would be great for our Guild's library.  I would choose 1) Strip smart Quilts to get our beginners started; 2) Perfect Fit Pieced Borders to enhance the quilts of our more experienced quilters; 3) and Red, White and sometimes Blue to add some spice with applique work.

suzedoozie wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 28 June 2011, 11:10 PM

#1  Modern Basics

#2  Simple Style

#3  S is for Scraps

I picked these three books because they all have something that would appeal to everyone.  Later I would add technique books Such as Twist and Turn Bargello and some Paper Piecing books.

Charlotte wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Tuesday, 28 June 2011, 11:38 PM

1. Civil War Sewing Circle- For the History Buffs

2. The Flirty Thirties- The girls love those fabrics!!!

3. Quilted Devotions- The ladies Bible Study group would make every one of these!

4. The Rose of Sharon Block Book- I would love to make one of these quilts myself!

5. Deck The Halls!- Everyone loves the Holidays

6. Free motion quilting- Love the help it gives.

Choosing three books is difficult. If I had a library of my own, I would have as many different quilt books as it would hold.

AZ10GRAM@cox.net wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Wednesday, 29 June 2011, 1:01 AM

I would select Perfect Fit Pieced Borders, Strip Smart Quilts and Quilting Those Flirty 30's.  I think these books would be a great addition to any quilter's library, they are varied on information so there should be no duplication of information.  I think every quilt deserves a perfectly fitted border to make it reach it's true unity.  There are so many fabrics offered in strips and quilt shops are even cutting their own strips so Strip Smart Quilts would be an asset for the library.  I don't see many books about working with 30's fabric and I have developed a fondness for the fabric, I believe this book would give me fresh ideas to develop.

Annette Guffy wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Wednesday, 29 June 2011, 10:51 AM

Since I'm a beginning quilter, I would choose:  

1. Your First Quiltbook (or it should be!) by Carol Doak -- everyone needs to know the basics and how to get started.

2.  Border Workbook 10th Anniversary Ediciton by Janet Kime --  great borders add so much to a quilt!

3.  Quilting for Joy by Barbara Brandeburg and Teri Christopherson - there is something for everyone.

SHIRLEYC-11 wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Wednesday, 29 June 2011, 11:31 AM

Since I love scrap quilts and collecting/swapping fabric a few of my favorites are:

Charmed

Crazy for Scraps

Scrap Basket Sensations

Lindsey wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Wednesday, 29 June 2011, 7:46 PM

1. strip smart quilts - everyone has strips laying around, waiting to be used.  this would be a great resource for patterns to use those strips up!

2.  perfect fit pieced borders - innovative borders can add such flair to any quilt.  we're always looking for fresh ideas in this arena:-)

3.  quilting those flirty '30's.  i've always loved this quilting period, as do many of my quilting friends.  i can see a guild putting a book like this to good use.  

creativequilter wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Wednesday, 29 June 2011, 8:00 PM

There are so many great books in the collection I would choose the following as I have actually made projects from them. More Nickel Quilts and  A Dozen Roses. The Border Workbook looks very helpful as well.  

ann-michelle wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Thursday, 30 June 2011, 2:24 AM

Free-Motion Quilting Made Easy

Eva A. Larkin

501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks

Judy Hopkins

Color for the Terrified Quilter

Plain Talk, Simple Lessons, 11 Projects

by Ionne McCauley, Sharon Pederson

 These books might be of benefit as references for new quilters but there are so many wonderful books available it is really difficult to pick only three.

atoz1mom wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Thursday, 30 June 2011, 8:31 AM

101 Fabulous Rotary-Cut Quilts - This is a great resource for new quilters to learn how to use a rotary cutter and has great time saving techniques.

Loose Change - More Loose Change - A Baker's Dozen - These are quilts that use those fabulous pre-cuts.  Using pre-cuts is a great way to make quilts quickly.

Show Me How to Paper Piece - This is a great little project that makes a small wall hanging.  It is simple paper piecing and a great way to learn this technique.

Take 5 - These are fun quilts that use just 5 fabrics, one focus and four coordinating pieces.

There are so many great books that it's hard to choose just a few.

Lauriejo wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Thursday, 30 June 2011, 8:35 AM

It is almost impossible to narrow it down to just three, but here goes: Fast, Flirty & Fun; Four Patch Frolic; Applique Quilt Revival. These books all feature projects that I think would encourage new quilters.

Scomama wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Thursday, 30 June 2011, 10:17 AM

Choosing 3 books is like choosing 3 fabrics in a quilt shop--next to impossible. I like it all!  But, if I must limit myself (sigh) I will make the following choices:

1. Fast, Flirty, and Fun (the title says it all)

2. Let's Pretend Whimsical Quilts for Kids  ( some really cute stuff)

3. Little Quilts All Through the House (one of my all time favorite classics)

mckinsey2 wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Thursday, 30 June 2011, 10:40 AM

These are among the ones that I would be most likely to pick out at the library, but I'm finding that you really can't have TOO many quilting books!

1.  Strip Smart Quilts - Because I love using the precut strips, and so do my children.  We make progress sooner, and that encourages my children to keep going.  Fresh ideas for designs would be great.

2.  Baby Wraps - Smaller projects to get completed.  There's always a new baby that needs a quilt!

3.  Bits and Pieces - New ideas for all those leftover scraps.

sscurrin wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Thursday, 30 June 2011, 10:59 AM

I'd pick "All Time Favorite Scrap Quilts from That Patchwork Place", because everybody wants to be thrifty and use up their scraps and/or recycle outgrown clothing into quilts, "Artful Applique" because everyone needs some beauty in their home, and "Baby Wraps" because all babies need quilts to roll/crawl on, and they are such fabulous gifts!

I'd sure love to win those books, I'm becoming the librarian for my own "private collection" of great That Patchwork Place books!

Squeaky36 wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Thursday, 30 June 2011, 12:20 PM

40 Fabulous Quick-Cut Quilts

Creative Quilt Collection, Vol. 2

Creative Quilt Collection, Vol. 3

I love books with a variety of styles to choose from,

Mary wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Thursday, 30 June 2011, 2:14 PM

Our guild does a lot of charity quilts so I would pick Bound for Glory.  We have had a surge of interest in scrap quilts so I would choose Crazy for Scraps.  And finally I would choose Clever Quarters for all of those people who have won fat quarters could use them up.

suechef wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Thursday, 30 June 2011, 2:30 PM

One to get started, two to help with design, and three for a new finish.

1- Your First Quilt Book (or it should be!)

2- Color for the Terrified Quilter

3- Blended Borders, Quilts with a Creative Edge

Technique, technique, technique!

Carol Sawchyn wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Thursday, 30 June 2011, 10:07 PM

My favorites are Applique Takes Wing, Cutting-Garden Quilts, and Easy Machine Paper Piecing.  I think these would be a great addition to our group library because members have expressed interest in different applique techniques and patterns and foundation paper piecing.

Nsue21702 wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Thursday, 30 June 2011, 10:29 PM

This question is harder than I thought. Can't we have the fantasy library of having the entire collection of titles?

I had 4 titles:  Country Comforts by Cheryl Wall for the more traditional quilters.

Twice Quilted by Glorianne Cubbage because not a large number of books are written about this techniue.

Twist and Turn Bargello by Eileen Wright for the more advanced beginner and chosen because there are only a handful of books written on Bargello, and it is such a dramatic and popular effect.

And lastly Modern Basics by Amy Ellis for the beginner but non-trad quilter. Now I'm going to go back and see other's comments. Great question!

Rilene wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Friday, 1 July 2011, 8:32 AM

I would choose:

Another Bite of Schnibbles by Carrie Nelson because the schnibbles quilts are so cute.

Blended Borders by Pamela Mostek because new border ideas are always helpful.

Fig Tree Quilts: Houses by Joanna Figueroa because her quilts seem soft and beautiful.

Linda Ferguson wrote re: Spotlight on That Patchwork Place
on Friday, 1 July 2011, 8:50 AM

So Many Wonderful Books To Choose From!

Three must have books for my local library:

Nickel Quilts

Simple Traditions

Scrap-Basket Surprises

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