Thursday, 24 April 2014

Quilters' Book Club

Thanks to Julie I have now signed up for the online Quilters' Book Club run by Starwood Quilter.

I had noticed for sometime that Julie was reading quilting-related books, most that I hadn't heard of.  Apart from Tracy Chevalier's "The Last Runaway", the only novels featuring quilts that I have read are those of Jennifer Chiaverini, the Elm Creek Quilts series.

The plan as a member of the Quilters' Book Club is to read the book for the month and discuss it online.  Then to make a quilt block related to the book.  It would be lovely to create a "reading quilt" to curl up under but one step at a time.  Many of the books do not seem to be available from my library but I have been able to order the next three (May, June and July), used, from Amazon.

If this book club appeals to you - and how interesting to see many quilters list their other pastimes as similar to mine - pop over to Starwood Quilter and see what's coming up over the next months (you can join in at any point and it all seems beautifully friendly and flexible).

It's been a dry and sunny week so not much sewing has been done.  The garden is starting to look less like a jungle.

This weekend sees a visit to Unique Cottage Studios near Spalding where they have an Open Studios event, and I'm back there on Monday to take a Slow Stitching workshop with lovely Angela Daymond.  Watch out for a post sharing what I achieve.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend, Lis x


  1. Great idea, I read last runaway, but the only other quilting themed novels were the Earlene Fowler series, an easy read, but rather samey after half a dozen (someone gets murdered and our heroine solves the murder, not her policeman husband). Let me know if they come up in the book club- if I have it you're welcome to it ! I've got into audio books at the mo, great while I'm sewing or driving!

  2. This is a lot of fun for me and I have enjoyed meeting a few new authors too. I also like moving at my own pace with no deadlines or others to satisfy.
    It'll be fun to see what "slow stitching" is all about.

  3. Thank you so much for such a wonderful post about the Quilters' Book Club. It is so exciting to connect with quilters-readers around the world!

  4. It is a great idea to read and quilt, and then share the enjoyment of both with new friends. have fun!

  5. Just finished reading The Lost Seamstress by Liz Trenow on the Kindle app. I'm not much of a book reader, so this was downloaded a little while ago, before reading it in its entirety today. A really good book with several strands that come together regarding the quilt and it's maker. This is the first quilt related book I've read, might now have to read some more!


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