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. I am making a quilt I call my Curl Up with a Good Book Quilt. I have long admired red and white quilts so decided to keep it simple and go with just two fabrics, Kona Snow and Kona Rich Red, for my blocks. Feel free to use whatever fabrics you'd like. If you shop from your stash, it won't cost you a thing!
To join, become a follower of my blog so you won't miss any blog post. To make it super convenient, you can also sign up for my posts to be delivered right to you via email. If you love to quilt and read, please join us! It's easy to jump in anytime. Check out the Quilters' Book Club Schedule right here.
Our book to read and discuss during February 2014 is Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini. It's her first, stand-alone historical novel. Get the book from your local library or bookstore and join us! If you want to read it on your Kindle, you can get it here.
The book takes place in Washington City, District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.) over a period of forty-one years - 1860 to 1901. If you'd like to create a block to represent this book's setting, here are links to some free patterns to get you started:
Land of Liberty Quilt Block from The Quilter's Cache
Martha Washington Star Quilt Block from The Quilter's Cache
Washington, D. C. Quilt Block by Pat Sloan
Washington Puzzle Quilt Block from The Quilter's Cache
Washington Star Quilt Block from The Quilter's Cache
White House Steps Quilt Block from The Quilter's Cache
Have you ever been to Washington, D.C.? What were your favorite parts? Inquiring minds want to know! Answer in the comment section below for a chance to win a copy of Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker. Plume Books is generously offering two copies of the book. 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.
You might also enjoy reading my previous blog post February Redwork Little Birdies and Lazy Lasagna.