I brought some books home from Market

I want to share with you four books I got at market.

A Bag of Scraps – with KC Star

I bought this one to read about the quilts and the garment district in Kansas City (who knew?), the picture on the cover is so interesting to me as I worked at the Pendleton Sewing Factory here in Nebraska City for one summer after graduating High School.  The sewing factory closed several years ago, however we still have a Pendleton Outlet Store, so if you are ever in or near Nebraska City, it is worth a stop!  I haven’t read a word yet, but I gave myself all summer.  I’m sure Edie McGinnis has done another great job on this book.

Away from Home – with KC Star

Another one I bought to read some history about the Lowell, Massachusetts Mill Girls.   There are excerpts from diaries and letters and features a sampler quilt. Another summer read.

Elegant Quilts, Country Charm – Martingale

This one I’m truly excited to have (and it is autographed!), as it is by my Aussie friends Leonie and Deirdre.  Remember my Blog post last year about attending Church in Hobart, Tasmania?  It is their beautiful quilt shop – The Quilted Crow.  Leonie and Deirdre call themselves the Crow Girls, they also set up a store during the ‘Quilts in the Barn’ last September when my quilts were on display.  It was so good to see them again at Spring Quilt Market in Kansas City.  Their designs include wool and are gorgeous!

Scrappy Firework Quilts – with Landauer

Another great new book is by my friend Edyta Sitar, I always enjoy visiting with her at Quilt Market.  She is very talented and I love how she mixes batiks with reproduction and traditional fabric prints.  She freshens up traditional quilts for today in a very beautiful way.

Maybe some of these books found their way into your quilt book library?

Happy Stitching!

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