Quilts Galore For You to Explore
May 02, 2013
My journey into the quilting world began in the car while traveling with a friend. I was bored, so I grabbed one of her quilting magazines to pass the time. I was immediately hooked. Before we arrived home, I was already planning my first project, a "foundation pieced" Christmas, wall hanging. If you are not familiar with this process, I suggest a book we have entitled Foundation-Pieced Quilts 14 Favorites from Quiltmaker Magazine.
With my interest peaked, I decided to explore what other materials I could find at the Library. I immediately discovered all the wonderful books and magazines available for those interested in quilting. The quilt book section quickly became one of my favorite areas. It opened my eyes to the incredibly diverse world of quilt making.
I found my next project in a book called Better Homes and Gardens Scrappy Quilts: 20 Favorite Projects from the editors of American Patchwork Quilting. It is a queen sized quilt using a variation of the Chinese Coin pattern. Instead of traditional fabrics, I envisioned it using jewel toned batiks. With the encouragement of my quilting friends and a co-worker, I completed my project earlier this year and was very pleased with the results.
I often take a quilting magazine to look at during break to search for my next project. Whether you are new to quilting or a seasoned quilter, be sure to visit MCPL and browse our quilting section. We also have a database called Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center. Hopefully, you will be inspired as I was.