Moda has asked us to talk about the book or books that taught us to quilt
or got us interested in quilting.
I had been interested in learning to quilt for some time but the first class I took used the book
by Alex Anderson
called Start Quilting with Alex Anderson.
(photo from Amazon)
I think my very first quilt was a rail fence, but am not completely sure.
A Thimbleberries Sampler quilt quickly followed.
That was the first quilt I kept and I still have it!
It is NOT one of my favorites but I learned a LOT while making it.
Isn't it funny how your tastes change?
I knew nothing about quilting back then.
Alex's show was a HUGE influence in my desire to learn how to quilt too.
The artists she had on were always so interesting and I learned so much!
My current favorite books are much more modern.
Here are a few of my current favorites.
I love this book by Jacquie and Katie. Lots of great techniques.
I have gotten to do some pattern testing for Jacquie as well as take a class from her.
If you have the opportunity to take her classes you totally should!
Another book I love, love, love is this one by Tonya Ricucci.
I love improv lettering and her playfulness in her quilts, ala Gwen Marston.
( I love her books too)
I have been doing some work with Tonya lately and she is so much fun to work with!!
I, as do most of us, have lots of scraps left over from projects, so this is a great book for scrap projects! The book is well laid out and has great directions.
I got to test one of the quilts in this book too and
Amanda Jean even put something in the book about my quilt!
I love quilt books and magazines and find them very inspirational but right now
these three are my current favorites.
What are yours?
Be sure and check out all of the blogs posting about their favorite books too.
You just may pick up some new favorites!
Thanks for stopping by.