Do you love to quilt AND love to read? I invite you to join the free, online Quilters' Book Club. Each month, we read a book, discuss it through comments on my blog posts, and then make a quilt block to represent that book. I research several potential blocks to go with the book's themes, setting, main characters, and events. And I find the patterns free on the internet, making it easy for everyone to access. Each member can choose the block or blocks they'd like to make.
To join, all you need to do is become a follower of my blog so you won't miss any blog post. To make it convenient, you can also sign up for my posts to be delivered right to you via email. It is never too late to join and begin reading and sewing along with us.
I have chosen to make my quilt blocks out of only two fabrics, Kona Snow and Kona Rich Red. And I have a name for my quilt. It will be called my "Curl Up with a Good Book Quilt." But, please feel free to choose whatever fabrics you'd like to use for your quilt, especially fabrics from your stash. We quilters are such creative people. I can't wait to see what we all create!
If you check out the book each month from your local library and use fabric from your stash, there will be no cost at all to you!
Our book to read and discuss during January 2014 is The Healing Quilt by Lauraine Snelling. Get the book from your local library or bookstore and join us! It's also available from Amazon on Kindle by clicking here.
If you'd like to make a quilt block to represent the main event of the book - making the quilt together - click on these patterns for ideas:
Event: Making the Quilt Together
Calico Spools Quilt Block shown below
Ladies' Aid Quilt Block shown above
Notions Quilt Blocks (includes a sewing machine, pin cushion, spool, buttons)
Are you a member of a group that gets together to quilt? What kinds of projects do you work on? Inquiring minds want to know! Answer in the comment section below. By commenting, you'll be entered to win a hardcover copy of Prayers for Sale by Sandra Dallas! The more you comment, the greater your chances of winning! If you are reading this via email, you must click on the title of my blog post to be able to comment and read the comments of others.
Plan now to join us in February to read Jennifer Chiaverini's Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker, set in Washington, D.C. during the Civil War years.