Monday, 13 January 2014

Books to Read

Hi There,

Sorry for the long absence from this blog. What with moving house a couple of times and having intermittent internet issues I haven't been able to post as often as I would have liked.

Most of my stitching projects are still packed away following our latest move so I've been doing a lot of reading. Well, maybe I should say doing a lot of looking through books. Pattern books mostly, getting inspiration for future projects or just to drool over the beautiful stitch work that is out there at the moment.

I came across the Elm Creek Quilts series of books by accident. Always on the lookout for new authors to try, I picked out "The Runaway Quilt" on an impulse.

Written by Jennifer Chiaverini, this fictional series shows quilts through different periods in history. "The Runaway Quilt" is set just before the American Civil War and demonstrates the possibility of how quilts could have been used as signals on the Underground Railroad. I thought it was brilliant. A well written, bitter-sweet tale of friendship and betrayal all wrapped up in some cozy quilts.

If you love quilting then you will love this series of books. Even if you don't know a Log Cabin block from a Bear's Paw, you will enjoy the series.

Bye for Now


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