Friday, February 19, 2010

Delving Into Some Good Books

Spending so much time at the nursing home and the hospital (Dad's currently back in the hospital with some kidney problems now), I've been killing the time with books and magazines as well as my knitting. These are my two newest quilt books that I've been loving from cover to cover. The first one, Quilting Designs from the Past I picked up on sale on my Valentine's Day outing with Heather. I got this one to help me with ideas on quilting up all my little Jo Morton quilt tops.

This next book, String Quilts by Elsie Campbell is not only filled with some beautiful string quilts of all different styles, it's really special to me because two of my best friends have quilts in this book! (I've also attended luncheons at Quilt Odyssey in Hershey where Elsie Campbell spoke. She gives a great lecture and seeing her quilts in person is a real treat!)

My good friend and co-worker Starlyn Baker has her quilt "Leftover Strings" in the Gallery of String Quilts section of the book. Starlyn has several beautiful string quilts and has taught how to make string quilts at our shop and led our Mountain Baby Blanket Sew Ins using strings :)

My close friend Mary Nielsen of Keep Me In Quilts has a quilt called "Diamond in the Rough" and it's pattern in the book. She has a picture of her and Elsie Campbell holding up her quilt at a class on this blog post. This quilt is also on exhibit this year at the People's Place Quilt Museum in Intercourse Pennsylvania!

Mary's special quilt even made the title page! You can purchase this book from our shop if you can't find it at your local quilt shop.

Enjoy the day ~ and a good quilt book!
~ Dawn

3 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

Sorry to hear about your dad...I've been there. Thankfully some good book entertainment and it looks like you selected some good reads.

Karen said...

These look like some great books. How fun that some of your friends have quilts in these books! You must be very proud of them! Sorry to here about your Dad being back in the hospital.

Rita said...

Dawn, Sorry to hear your Dad is back in the hospital. Please know I will keep him in my prayers.