Sunday, July 10, 2011

I've had a lovely time since returning from Inspired Stitches in Adelaide last weekend.
I've really enjoyed reading Kathie's posts at Inspired by Antique Quilts.  Recently she has had several posts regarding some good books on antique quilts in her reading library.
I have to say, I immediately went and had a good look at those books on the web.  I'm in heaven with a good book.  Whilst I resisted buying any of them for a while, in the end I couldn't help myself.  I simply gave in to temptation and purchased several for my reading pleasure.
So, my parcel postie man has been coming by a lot lately.  Do you think it's odd that he waves at me in the street now?  LOL.
Anyway, here are some of my purchases.....

 These first 2 are gorgeous books that have lots of patterns and information on doll quilts, many made by small children.  Hard to believe that girls as young as 3 or 4 were stitching little blocks together.  Of course many were made by their mothers as well.
This book has been on my "to buy" list for quite some time.  Just beautiful.
Another lovely book from Kathie, first published in 1992, some gorgeous photos of quilts from New York State.
A wonderful night was spent on Friday at Threadbear in Castlemaine.  Our regular group of quilters got together for a 6 hour session of sewing. 
I managed to finish 2 more blocks for my Dear Jane quilt- currently being blocked into submission shape, so pics next time. Somehow, a couple more books found their way into my bag.
 This lovely little book specialises in miniature quilts and their construction.  It's also been out for quite a while, but somehow never made it home with me before.
I also found this little book by Mary Koval- beautiful pictures of my favourite 2 colour quilts.
The Castlemaine Applique Group had a special meeting last weekend (sadly whilst I was away in Adelaide), Mary Koval was one of the guests for the meeting along with Petra Prins from The Netherlands.
Hopefully I'll get to see these very talented ladies next time they're down this way.


  1. Wow! You HAVE been buying books! I haven't done that in a long time as my hubby is dropping hints about UNloading some of the books on my quilting bookshelves. I too have the "Great Little Quilts" book. Enjoy reading... and making quilts!

  2. Books are great for inspiration, they will keep you busy for a while. My parcel postie man greets me by name :)

  3. Great acquisitions for the library...enjoy your inspiration...Nah, not odd that parcel postie man waves to you in the street, pacel guy has been known to inform me when I wander past him around the town that he has left a parcel in my door and on occasion to wave me over when I drive by to give me my parcel as he can tell I'm on my way out and he hasn't made it around to my street yet! It is important that we have a good rapport with parcel guys...they bring good stuff!!! :))