Thursday, January 16, 2014

quilty finds outside the quilt shop

I had the rare pleasure of going to the library without the kids this weekend. So I decided to peruse the craft section and see what I could find. Now I've requested specific quilt books from the library before, but never just looked through their shelves. I found some fun gems!


Some of these books are from the 80's, but they are still totally inspiring! And one reminder that as much as things change they still stay the same is the first page of Patchwork Portfolio (from 1989):


If you can't read that is says, "We often hear a distinction made between "traditional" quiltmakers and "contemporary" quiltmakers"....  As soon as I saw that, I knew I had to check this book out! I've been flipping through these treasures all week and looking at the beautiful work. I would encourage you to see what you can find at your library too!!

And, as an enabler, I felt the need to share. If you have been wanting this Rowenta iron for a while (like I have) and keep waiting for it to go on sale at Joann's? Forget about it! It's at Bed Bath and Beyond for $39.99 ($10 cheaper than my Joanns) and don't forget those 20% off coupons!





5 comments:

Katy Cameron said...

Heh, well you know the 80's have been popular again :oD

Marci Girl said...

I actually have a copy of that Jinny Beyer book...how funny! Isn't it sad that going to the library without children is so rewarding, or going anywhere without the kids is so rewarding! LOL I want to hear how you like that iron after you have used it for a while, I need a new one!

Farm Gate Creations said...

Great op shopping, some wonderful finds you have there.

Tammy said...

I just bought that same Rowenta iron mid-December. I wanted something small and portable to take to quilting retreats. I love it. BTW, it was $27.99 at Amazon and free shipping with Prime. It's still at that price.

Pickletoes Quilts said...

Smart shopping! That iron looks awesome! I, too love to get a library trip without my littles, glad you made the most of it!

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