My first quilt was a nine-patch quilt using half blues and half yellows. The book I used for my first quilt is now discontinued and out of print. After completing my nine-patch quilt, I took a Star Sampler Quilt Class from Debbie Taylor, who works at Fat Quarter Shop now, and I was hooked! I continued taking Debbie’s classes and I watched Alex Anderson’s Simply Quilts TV show on HGTV for years. My favorite guest was always Billie Lauder. I still use most of her techniques when piecing.
My go-to books for tips and tricks were (and are!) Quick Quilt Tricks and More Quick Tricks, both by Billie Lauder, and the All-in-One Quilter's Reference Tool. These reference guides are my quilting bibles.
|Kimberly's Civil War Sampler quilt featuring Pam Kitty Love|
And I can't forget Quilty Fun by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnett! I love Lori's approach to scrappy quilting an I marvel over how her quilts come together. Style-wise, she and this book are pushing me to be more out of the box with my fabric choices. I am still learning, always learning, from quilting books. Even I can't wait for it to be finished since I know I will be turning to and using Lori's scrappy tips and guidance to grow my quilty skills.
I hope you enjoyed learning about my favorite quilting books! Do you have any favorites to add?