Category Archives: Book Reviews

Reviews of quilt books

“A Piece of My Soul: Quilts by Black Arkansans” – A Book Review

They say if you don’t know where you came from, you can’t know where you are going. If that is true, then it explains why A Piece of My Soul – Quilts by Black Arkansans by Cuesta Benberry touched me in … Continue reading

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Stitched Raw Edge Appliqué – A Book Review

Followers of this blog know that I have been working on  a quilt for over a year now called Choose to Bloom. One block is shown below. Choose to Bloom is a very large appliqué quilt based on a pattern … Continue reading

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Journey of Hope

President Barack Obama will be inaugurated Monday and will guide the country through another four years. This weekend is a great time to pull out Journey of Hope by Carolyn Mazloomi and enjoy the beautiful quilts inspired by President Barack … Continue reading

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The Quiltmaker’s Gift is My Favorite Christmas Book

The Quiltmaker’s Gift is my favorite Christmas book. It is a delightful story about a quiltmaker who refuses to make the king a quilt until he gives away all of his wealth. Check it out. It may replace Twas the … Continue reading

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If Quilts Could Talk

Aisha Lumumba has published her second quilt book, and it gives us insight into Aisha’s inspiration. It is calledIf Quilts Could Talk. I thoroughly enjoyed learning the stories behind the quilts. You can buy this book on Amazon, but if you … Continue reading

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Trip Around the World

If you want to spend a lazy summer afternoon being inspired by the creativity of others, pick up a copy of Trip Around the World – A Country Quilt Block Travelogue. This book was compiled by Anita Weinraub and Holly … Continue reading

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How To Self Publish Your Own Quilt Catalog

Have you ever wanted to see your quilts in print? Well now you can. Kyra Hicks shows you how in her easy to follow step-by-step guide called How To Self Publish Your Own Quilt Catalog. I have purchased my copy, and … Continue reading

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Curl Up With a Book About Quilters

It seems the only time I get to read now is when I travel. There is always down time in the airport. On my recent  trip to the AQS Quilt Show in Lancaster, I continued my quest to read all … Continue reading

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Add Journey of Hope to Your Quilt Book Collection

Black History Month is a great time to add an African American Quilt Book to your collection. Since  President’s Day is also this month, I recommend you check out Journey of Hope by Carolyn Mazloomi. No matter how you feel … Continue reading

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My Favorite Baby Quilt Book

Since I have been making baby quilts this week, I took a little time to peruse my baby quilt book collection. My all time favorite baby quilt book is Even More Quilts for Baby by Ursula Reikes. This is the … Continue reading

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