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, 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. It is never too late to join and begin reading and sewing along with us.
Our book to read and discuss during May 2014 is THESE IS MY WORDS: THE DIARY OF SARAH AGNES PRINE by Nancy E. Turner. It's historical fiction, but the author based the book on the life of her great-grandmother. Get the book from your local library or bookstore and join us! It's also available on Kindle right here.
The setting of this book is the Arizona Territory from 1881-1901. If you'd like to create a block that represents this book's setting, here are some wonderful ideas to get you started. By clicking on the title of each block, you will be directed to the free pattern.
Arizona Quilt Block
Arizona #2 Quilt Block
Arizona's Cactus Flower Quilt Block
Cactus Flower Quilt Block
Cactus Star Quilt Block
Cowboy Boot Quilt Block (Paper Pieced) shown above
State of Arizona Quilt Block
Have you ever been to Arizona or lived there? Inquiring minds want to know!
You might also enjoy reading my previous blog post Waste Not Quilt Block and the Theme of Survival as a Pioneer.