Welcome to the PTQG Library!

If you are a member of the Pine Tree Quilters Guild and would like to borrow any of the books, slides, videos or patterns listed below, please contact: Debra, Library@mainequilts.org. Books will not be available during February and March.  PTQG pays postage (book rate) to send, lender pays return postage. Books may be kept for eight weeks. Out of print library books may not leave the state of Maine. The out of print books will be marked with an asterisk.

Book Listing By Title

Last Updated 10/14/23.

Novels, CDs

Books By Author/Publisher

5-10-15+ Fat Quarters: Create 45+ projects! Edited by Jeanne Stauffer, published by House of White Birches in 2010
A fine mix of projects, some quilted but many sewn that will delight the crafty amongst us. This is where you will find instructions for a walker bag, seasonal table runners, interesting table toppers, bags, coasters, and several charming baby bibs. Note that many projects need fabric beyond the fat quarters.

501 Quilting Motifs – Designs for Hand or Machine Quilting by Martingale & Quilters Magazine

60 Pieced Quilt Borders by Judy Laquidara

75 Quilting Patterns by Helen Squire


A Fine Finish: New Bindings for Award-Winning Quilts by Cody Mazuran
In A Fine Finish, you’ll discover a multitude of ways to finish the edges of your quilts with lavish, award-winning detail. From Sculptured French Bias and Victorian bindings to On-the-Edge Ruching, New-Direction Prairie Points, and Lacy Loops, these masterful edge treatments will frame your work with grace and style. Guidelines for creating your own dramatic designs are also provided. Follow step-by-step instructions for selecting fabrics by value as well as color, cutting and piecing with speed and accuracy, and stitching sharp, precise triangles. Plans, templates, and quilting diagrams for two small wall quilts are included, along with handy bias-yardage charts to show you how much fabric you need to bind or pipe any size quilt.

A New Twist on Strips n’ Curves by Louisa L. Smith, 2007

A Quilted Memory – Ideas for Reusing Vintage Textiles by Mary Kerr

Accidental Landscapes: Surprisingly Simple Quilted Scenes  by Karen Eckmeier, 2008

Adapting Architectural Details for Quilts by Carol Wagner

Adventure with Leaders & Enders: Make more quilts in less time! by Bonnie K. Hunter. Published by Walsworth Pub. Co in 2009
Chain stitches will celebrate this second book by Hunter. Not only will her quick piecing method of using scraps to start and end save time and thread – it will start another quilt and maybe even complete a UFO. Hunter provides tips on organization as well as offering many attractive patterns including the eye catching Texas Braid and frantic Mad City Mama.

All the Blocks Are Geese: Flying Geese – The Fast Way by Mary Sue Suit
Instructions, diagrams for quick-piecing one of the most popular quilting patterns. Motifs, ranging from simple to complex, include Spring Mosaic, Goose Flight, Nebraska Windmill, Aunt Sukey’s Choice and 8 others.

All Through the Woods Quilters Projects from the North Country by Derksen & Harder
Whether you live in the North Woods or simply dream of a mountain cabin, you’ll love the rustic, cozy style of the quilts featured in All Through the Woods. Make the quilt featured on the cover, or choose your own combination of blocks to create a smaller hanging. The projects use the simplest construction techniques. The large, simple shapes lend themselves to machine applique. Cutting and piecing instructions are thorough, and beginners should find the projects do-able. Experienced quilters will love finishing at top speed.

America’s Quilted Garden Blocks by Faye Labanaris. AQS Publishing in 2011.
This collection encompasses blocks of all the state flowers and those of US territories. Each block is done in stunning hand appliqué and/or traditional pieces. The author’s obvious care in construction is matched by her use of quality fibers including silk ribbon. Between the preface and individual blocks there is an extensive section which includes many useful tips + techniques as well as a demonstration of embroidery stitches.  Labanaris has given us a breath of spring air in full color. A CD is included.

American Quilt Blocks: 50 Patterns for 50 States by Beth Summers

App2Appliqué ! By Dianne S. Hire. Pub by AQS in 2016.  Applique CD included
Although this bold colorful book does not provide patterns it is packed with inspiration and 4-sided repeater designs. The author is an accomplished gardener who resides in Maine and brings her love of all things floral to quilts. Some of the designs have a traditional element but most appear modern as they flow across the page. Quilters who love to applique are in for a treat, there is a lot to learn here.

Appliqué in Bloom by Gabrielle Swain
If you’ve got a passion for floral applique, let award-winning quilt artist Gabrielle Swain help you achieve beautiful, realistic results. Follow her step-by-step instructions to create a breathtaking flower-filled quilt that is uniquely your own.

Appliqué Mastery by Philipa Naylor

Appliqué Rose Garden: Vintage Album Patterns by Faye Labanaris. AQS Publishing in 2005.
Rose lovers will be able to smell these fantastic creations right off the page. Within a helpful 15 page getting started section the author challenges quilters to “ use a variety of textures and techniques for the rose stems, leaves, buds and blossoms” (P.8).  Those who are attentive to detail will love the dimensional rosebuds and rose variations. Templates can be made using her full size illustrations.

Appliqué Takes Wing – Exquisite Designs for Birds, Butterflies and more by Jane Townswick

Art & Quilt – Design Principals and Creative Exercises by Lyric Kinard

Art and Inspirations by Ruth McDowell

Art Quilt Workbook by Jane Davila & Elin Waterson

Artistic Photo Quilts: Create Stunning Quilts with Your Camera, Computer and Cloth by Charlotte Ziebarth

Awash with Colour: Watercolor Wall Quilts: Step By Step Instructions Included by Judy Turner
A watercolor quilt book that gives complete cutting and piecing instructions.


Baltimore Album Revival!: Historic Quilts in the Making by Elly Sienkiewicz
Fifty-two spectacular color plates, most of antique needleart, proffer insights into this nineteenth-century quilt tradation. In clear closeup photography, they reveal antique fabric use, period embroidery, and subtleties of individual presentations. With integrity and artistry, a spendid fifty-six patterns for making fifty-eight ‘beyond Baltimore” blocks are presented. Each one is referenced to applique lessons in Volume I, whose pattern companion this book is. Ten exciting classes using this book as text are outlined and may be taught in workshops or taken independently.

Baltimore Beauties and Beyond: Studies in Classic Album Quilt Applique- Vol. 1 by Elly Sienkiewicz
In a series of 12 lessons, Sienkiewicz describes in meticulous detail the ingenious methods employed a century past by Baltimore women, and others favored by contemporary needleworkers. Each lesson prepares the reader to execute a 16-inch quilt block in one or more of 27 full-size patterns, cut from paper first folded into halves, quarters or eighths. The book allows the faithful to advance from cutwork applique to folded rosebuds, stuffed berries, ruching and inked calligraphy. Each block is presented in color, as are four antique and four contemporary quilts. Sienkiewicz’s very specific how-to instructions are verified by historical example–and one is always made aware not only of the evolution of the stitches, but also of the feelings that inspired them. Illustrations.

Baltimore Beauties and Beyond: Studies in Classic Album Quilt Applique- Vol. 2 by Elly Sienkiewicz

Baltimore Bouquets: Patterns and Techniques for Dimensional Applique by Mimi Dietrich
With a few creative stitches, tucks, and gathers, you can take appliqué to a whole new dimension. Twenty floral-bouquet blocks feature gorgeous roses, hearts, birds, baskets, and other traditional appliqué motifs. Includes 20 step-by-step block patterns, plus a dozen dimensional techniques that you can apply to any appliqué project; Mix and match five companion border designs with the blocks you choose; Eight exquisite quilts are featured in a full-color photo gallery; Mimi’s inventive techniques will show you how to create quilted bouquets that will always stay in bloom.

Bargello Hearts by Nancy Podolsky
Instructions for this lovely Bargello design come in four sizes complete with all the steps laid out nicely for each size. There are hints, graphs and colored pictures that help the quilter make this lovely pattern. This was a request from a chapter who were leaning the technique. The book is difficult to find, making it a great addition to the collection.

Bargello Quilts by Marge Edie
These breathtaking quilts will inspire you to experiment with color, texture, and contrast. Eight projects are perfect for any skill level–simply follow the “Basic Bargello” instructions and then move on to more advanced Bargello techniques to learn more. Projects range from small place mats to dazzling wall quilts in a variety of sizes–start small or dream big; More than 20 gorgeous photos of Bargello quilts illustrate the versatility and innovation of these Bargello techniques; Walk step by step with Marge through every stage of quilt construction, from creating fabric tubes and designing curves to sewing strips and finishing a quilt.

Basic Beauties – Easy Quilts for Beginners by Eileen Westfall
Eileen Westfall gives directions for a number of different blocks and incorporates them into wallhanging size quilts. She also includes directions for making a pillow or tote bag from quilt blocks. Her piecing and project assembly directions are complete and easy to follow. There are also introductory sections on quiltmaking and quilt finishing that are geared toward the beginning quilter. She does an excellent job of explaining techniques in a simple manner.

Basic Guide to Dyeing and Painting Fabric by Cindy Walter & Jennifer Priestley
This exciting new book contains 10 projects, suitable for any skill level, for dyeing and painting quilts, wearables, purses, pillows, and more! Each project includes step-by-step instructions to guide the reader. An introductory section covers the basics, such as supplies, how to prepare the fabric, paints and dyes, and painting techniques and styles. Also features a gallery of gorgeous quilts made from painted and dyed fabrics to inspire the reader. 10 colorful, dynamic, and breathtaking projects; Step-by-step instructions for painting and dyeing fabrics; Covers the basics of supplies, preparing fabric, paints and dyes.

Basket Quilts by Laura Nownes

Batik Beauties: 18 Stunning Quilts by Laurie J. Shifrin
Find a treasure chest of ideas for your batiks! Get inspired to play with the brilliant colors and dramatic motifs of batik fabrics with this visual feast of batik quilts. Then follow techniques and patterns that will give you the confidence to dive into your collection and stitch up rich, color-splashed quilts. Choose from 18 spectacular projects, from small wall quilts to full-size bed quilts, that showcase the vibrant hues and exotic designs of batik fabrics; Use simple-to-stitch shapes based on classic blocks and patterns, plus find tips for combining batiks with traditional quilting fabrics; Learn about the ancient art form of batik, which uses a combination of waxes and dyes to make intricate patterns on fabric.

Batiks and Beyond: Quilts from Fabulous Fabrics by Laurie J. Shifrin
Discover all-new ways to play with batiks! Admire exotic-looking quilts made entirely with batiks, as well as alternate versions made with batiks and traditional quilting fabrics. More than 20 quilts perk up traditional patterns with beautiful batiks; Projects start with easy quilt blocks, so even confident beginners can sew with ease; Simplified designs focus on showcasing batik fabrics rather than complicated sewing.

Batiks Inspired by Bali: 15 Great Quilts from “Bali Pop” 2 1/2″ Strips by McNeill, Suzanne
Patterns from Bali are combined with cultural practices in this lovely batik book. The author relates how batiks are made in photos and text then goes on to the 15 new patterns. The instructions are largely in b/w but there are colored photos of each quilt.

Becoming a Confident Quilter, Delectably Simple Mountains by Debbie, Caffrey

Beyond Hawaiian Florals: 12 All-Around Easy Applique Designs by Stacy Mitchell & Toshiko Hashimoto

Blending Photos with Fabrics by Mary Ellen Kranz

Border Workbook: Easy Speed-Pieced and Foundation-Pieced Borders by Janet Kime
Find the perfect border for any quilt in this must-have guide, along with tips for choosing designs, selecting fabrics, and figuring yardages. Includes 27 border designs—17 to strip piece and 10 to paper piece; Each border is illustrated at the edge of the page for quick reference; a gallery of quilt photos provides inspiring options; Most border patterns are rotary cut and speed pieced, so they come together quickly.

Borders and Finishing Touches 2 by Bonnie K. Browning

Borders by Design: Creative Ways to Border Your Quilts by Paulette Peters
Learn how to select the perfect border to beautifully frame a quilt and avoid the common pitfalls of border construction. With an understanding of these basic, easy-to-follow design principles, you will be stitching unique borders in no time!Instructions for more than 30 borders are included as a starting point to designing many more; Learn to apply the three principles of border design: Divide the Side, Use the Unit, and Connect the Corner; No complicated math involved–plus, learn to quickly adjust the size of any quilt by adding an attractive border or two.

Braid and Chevron by Camille Remme


Cat’s Meow: Puur-fect Quilts for Cat Lovers by Janet Kime
Ten years later, quilters who fancy felines still love The Cat’s Meow! This special 10th anniversary edition features Janet Kime’s popular litter of cat quilt patterns, plus one dog quilt. Now in full color! Nineteen adorable projects include “Cowboy Cats,” “Santa Claws Is Coming to Town,” and “Fish Dreams” ; Use easy rotary cutting, speed piecing, and appliqué; Creative fabric choices range from snappy polka dots and plaids to dreamy pastels and lace.

Celestial Wonders: Foundation Pieced Stellar Designs by Liz Schwartz & Stephen Seifert

Celtic Geometric Quilts by Camille Remme
Designer, teacher, lecturer Camille Remme has translated Celtic designs into quilts using simple pieced repetitive geometric blocks and lively colors. Follow straightforward, step-by-step instructions for cutting fabric into strips and machine sewing the repeat blocks or units to create overall Celtic quilt designs. Color illustrations and gallery of quilts are included.

Child’s Garden of Quilts by Christal Carter

Christmas Traditions by Gilbert

Circles of the East: Quilt Designs from Ancient Japanese Family Crests by Kumiko Sudo
Presents 30 extraordinary quilt designs derived from crests dating back to more than a thousand years. Centuries-old designs are combined with new, rich color choices and contemporary fabrics for an effect never seen in quiltmaking. Each block is accompanied by the story behind the design and step-by-step instructions.

Civil War Sampler by Barbara Brackman

Clever Quarters, Too: More Quilts from Fat Quarters by Susan Teegarden Dissmore, 2006

Clever Quilts Encore by Susan Teegarden Dissmore
Add pizzazz to your quilts with panels, borders, and theme prints! The bestselling author of Clever Quilts is back with even more ways to use these fabulous fabrics. Fourteen fun projects feature new fabric motifs; Stitch up ultra-quick quilts with crib and pillow panels; Make the most of small-, medium-, and large-scale prints in easy-to-sew quilts.

Celtic Style Floral Applique: Designs Using Interlaced Scrollwork by Scarlett Rose
Add flowers and stems, with the scrollwork changed into twining stems, to the traditional Celtic style applique. Nine original blocks with patterns and directions are enhanced by the color photos and design variations that will inspire you to use this updated technique.

Chicken Buffet – 12 Blocks and Recipes by Linda Huber & Bonnie Collins

Continuous-Line Quilting Designs for Hand, Machine and Long-Arm Quilters by Laura Lee Fritz
Add beauty, texture, and special meaning to your quilt projects with Laura Lee Fritz’s wonderful collection of continuous-line quilting designs. Every quiltmaker needs this book in her library!

Cookies n’ Quilts: Recipes and Patterns for America’s Ultimate Comforts by Judy Martin
Corners Cookies ‘n’ Quilts features 8 original and complete quilt patterns plus brand-new recipes for 10 of the most temptingly decadent cookies and bars you have ever tasted. The quilts involve the idea of superimposing one pattern over another. One quilt incorporates Maple Leaves into a Log Cabin block. Another strews flowers over an Irish Chain. Yet another builds a Virginia Reel from logs. And there are 3 star-within-a-star patterns. Every quilt pattern includes color diagrams, rotary cutting instructions, and full-size templates. The recipes are thorough and easy to follow.

Crazy Quilt Handbook by Judith Montano
A basic book for beginners. The book contains an introduction to crazy quilting followed by a historical perspective illustrated with photos of crazy quilts from the Denver Art Museum. It is 80 pages long and contains thirteen pages of color photos and many black and white photos and diagrams. There are ten project patterns in the Crazy Quilt Handbook. They include a 30″ x 40″ wall hanging, a needle case, an evening purse, a fan necklace, what Judith calls crazy quilt paintings – these are matted and framed pieces with a four inch circle of crazy quilting featuring an embroidered tree, a heart pendant, a belt, a bag, a desert medallion, and oval belt buckles. There are color photos of all of the projects.

Crazy Quilt Motifs by Betty Pilsbury

Creating Scrapbook Quilts by Ami Simms
Treasured photos and other images can be transferred to fabric then enhanced and turned into personalized keepsake quilts. In addition to full instructions are color close-ups of a dozen spectacular quilts with their histories recounted.

Creating Your Perfect Quilting Space by Lois L. Hallock

Creative Marbling on Fabric: A Guide to Making One-of a Kind Fabrics by Judy Simmons
Learn how to create exquisitely marbled fabrics, using 15 traditional patterns. Detailed instructions break down each pattern into easy-to-follow steps to help quilters and fabric lovers create artistic and elegant marbling effects.Seven step-by-step projects include a Falling Leaves quilt, silk scarf, and scalloped vest. Includes directions for embellishing marbled fabrics with surface-design techniques, such as dyeing, painting, printing, and stamping; full-color pages are filled with inspiration for using marbling techniques in a variety of projects.

Curves in Motion : Quilt Designs & Techniques by Judy B. Dales
Working with the graceful curves shown in this instructive guide will help readers transform a sketch into a workable pattern for curved seam piecing, and the exercises teach them how to draw freeform designs. Using master patterns and templates, the author covers special techniques; elements of color, value, and texture; and more.


Daddy’s Ties: Quilts Keepsakes & Projects to Make from Ties by Shirley Botsford
The necktie is perhaps one of the most varied sources of interesting and unusual fabrics. Though some are notoriously ugly, many are good-looking, even stunning. They can often be had for very little money at thrift shops and yard sales–or for free right out of the back of the closet when their owner is tired of them. Noted crafter Shirley Botsford has transformed these variegated strips of silk, wool, cotton, and even polyester into a variety of items. From finding old ties and taking them apart to the step-by-steps of transforming them into all sorts of colorful objects.

Dancing Quilts: from straight pieces by Debbie Bowles. Published by American Quilter’s Society (AQS) in 2003.
Delightful and fun are two words that come to mind as these quilts literally dance across the pages with names like cha cha, jitterbug and the electric slide. Each of the 13 patterns will remind you of high school geometry (I mean that in a good way)! The technique used is a blend of piecing and zigzag overstitching. Tips on stabilizing, creating tilt pieces, thread choice are included.

Debbie Mumm’s Quick Country Quilts for Every Room: Wall Quilts, Bed Quilts, and Coordinating Accessories Using Easy, Timesaving Techniques by Debbie Mumm
Over 70 all-new projects with Debbie Mumm’s irresistible country charm are yours for the making. You’ll find quilts, quilts, and more quilts, all in the country style you love. Plus, have fun creating a coordinated look for any room in your home with projects for bed quilts, wall-hangings, table runners, pillows, valances, and lots of other irresistible quick and easy accessories. Look inside for these special features: Weekender quilts go together in a day or two– but look as if they take much longer; Creative color variations let you pick the look you like and make fabric selection simple; Quick and easy country accents provide companion accessories to go along with your quilts; A bonus section, “Country Decorating with Debbie Mumm,” gives you Debbie’s gorgeous watercolor illustrations in her signature style along with her best ideas on creating charming country rooms. And as always, you get Debbie’s accurate and reliable directions for rotary cutting, quick piecing, and speedy appliqué that take you effortlessly from start to finish.

Deidre Scherer: Work in Fabric & Thread by Deidre Scherer
Unique truly describes Deidre Scherer’s extraordinarily realistic three-dimensional fabric-and-thread portraits honoring elderly women and men, images that have been admired by legions of fans in museums and in reproductions. Readers can see the actual working process that produces Scherer’s stunning art. 150 color and b&w illustrations.

Delightful Diva Designs: Wonderful Whimsical Wearables by Karen D. Boutte. Published by Remembrance Design Publications in 2004.

Denyse Schmidt: Modern Quilts Traditional Inspiration: 20 New Designs with Historic Roots by Denyse Schmidt. Photos by John Gruen. Published by STC Craft in 2012.
The first noticeable things about this book is the choice of fabrics, there are fewer colors and over all patterns. There is however a strong tie to tradition, many of the patterns have familiar names but the execution of the designs are fresh and new. The tools, materials and technique chapter is twenty pages in length.

Design Explorations for the Creative Quilter by Katie Pasquini Masopust

Design Your Own Quilts by Judy Hopkins

Designing Quilts: The Value of Value by Suzanne Tessier Hammond

Down in the Valley: Paper Pieced Houses and Buildings by Cory Derksen & Myra Harder


East Quilts West II by Kumiko Sudo
Inspired by her passion for gardens around the world, Kumiko creates real and imaginary flowers using colors, fabrics, and needlework techniques drawn from her childhood. Reminiscent of antique kimonos, her vivid quilt blocks will encourage quilters to express personal themes in their own quilts through their own combinations of color and patterns. Includes 30 original block designs and six full quilt designs.

Easy Art of Applique: Techniques for Hand, Machine, and Fusible Applique by Mimi Dietrich & Roxi Eppler
Learn appliqué basics from two experts–Mimi Dietrich for hand appliqué and Roxi Eppler for machine appliqué. Beginners and more advanced quilters will learn everything there is to know about appliqué from start to finish. Six quilt projects help quilters master traditional hand appliqué, invisible machine appliqué, and fusible appliqué; Learn how to make templates, mark and cut fabric, stitch or fuse pieces, and bind quilts; Detailed illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions ensure accurate results.

Easy Does It Quilts by Georgia Bonesteel
Many tips and tricks for template free rotary cutting, easy quick piecing and novel designs make up this Oxmoor House book. Adapt Cuddle patchwork quilts from polar fleece. A great beginner quilt is the cover quilt, Calico Crossover, that utilizes scraps.

Easy Machine Paper Piecing by Carol Doak
Now anyone can accurately piece a quilt block in just minutes! Paper piecing is a simple process. Just trace a block design onto paper; then sew fabrics directly onto the paper with a sewing machine. The paper provides a stable base, making it a breeze to get sharp points on even the tiniest of pieces. Choose from 65 different block designs, including traditional favorites and original designs from Carol Doak; Start a paper-piecing adventure with 16 beautiful quilt projects featuring baskets, hearts, flowers, and more; Carol’s step-by-step instructions for paper piecing make the innovative technique a snap to learn.

Easy Mix & Match – Machine Paper Piecing by Carol Doak
Create your choice of 70 geometric, flower, and picture patchwork blocks in just minutes without templates or marking fabric! Included are 15 quilt patterns in a variety of sizes.

Easy Paper-Pieced Keepsake Quilts: 72 New Blocks Including the Alphabet by Carol Doak
Commemorate holidays, birthdays, weddings, and a baby’s birth by creating a paper-pieced keepsake quilt. Select geometrics, flowers, hearts, trees, and other designs to combine with new alphabet blocks. Block diagrams, block photos, and 17 quilt plans provide all the information you need to stitch a special keepsake.

Easy Reversible Vests by Carol Doak
Make a quick and easy vest that is flattering to wear. Choose from four different vest styles and use simple rotary cutting and foundation piecing for quick construction. For versatile wear, make your vest reversible with a casual side and an elegant, dressy side.

Easy Seasonal Wall Quilts by Deborah J. Moffett-Hall

Easy & Elegant Lone Star Quilts by Shirley Stutz

Encyclopedia of Crazy Quilt Stitches and Motifs by Linda Causee
90 Crazy Quilt Stitches are illustrated with how-to instructions. In addition to these amazing stitches, you will find ribbon motifs that are perfect for adding dimension to your crazy patchwork.

Everything Flowers – Quilts from the Garden by Jean & Valori Wells
The ultimate idea book for flower lovers, this book offers designs for 14 quilts, in addition to suggestions for flower journals, scrapbooks, and potpourri packets.


Fabled Flowers: Innovative Quilt Patterns Inspired by Japanese Sashiko and Origami Traditionsby Kumiko Sudo
Combines the traditional arts of origami, sashiko, and flower arranging to achieve dazzling, three-dimensional effects never seen before in quilting. These quilt blocks capture the beauty of the morning glory, camelia, dogwood, and two dozen other flowers. Flowers can easily be combined into a stunning quilt, or simply serve as an inspiration for quilters who want to create beautiful flowers of their own. Includes step-by-step instructions for 30 quilt blocks and assembly instructions and templates for six full quilts.

Fabric Art Workshop by Susan Stein

Fabric Collage Quilts: Using Creative Applique and Embellishments– Joanne Goldstein
Learn a creative approach to making spectacular pictorial quilts that are quick to master! Using the wide variety of theme and novelty prints available, you’ll discover how to design a fabric picture with fast fusible appliqué, then embellish your quilt canvas with embroidery, silk ribbon, colorful threads, beads, buttons, charms, and much more. Includes:Three step-by-step quilt projects to get you started, plus more than 60 inspiring, full-color photographs; Easy techniques for making intricate landscapes, floral bouquets, garden scenes, still lifes, and more; “Confidence Builder” exercises sprinkled throughout the book to sharpen your creative skills.

Fabric Origami: Variation of Shark’s Teeth – Linda Chang Teuffel

Fabric Postcards: Landmarks and Landscapes, Monuments and Meadows – Judi Warren
An internationally recognized instructor, Warren has worked closely with quilters in Japan, and many of her samples depict Japanese locations, landscapes, and themes, along with regions in the U.S. Basic quilting skills are assumed; taught with thoroughness are value, color, and design skills. Paper postcards old and new are shown along with the finished fabric cards, always with ample discussion about each card’s evolution and why certain fabric or color was chosen. This is a groundbreaking book for those who seek a guide for capturing the landscape and natural world in their work.

Fabulous Feathers & Fillers: Design & Machine Quilting Techniques by Sue Nickels. Pub by American Quilting Society in 2013.  Machine quilting.
Who would not want to use Sue’s machine quilting methods to make fine feathers?   This book however starts at a more basic spot, chapter one has ten pages of supply information including how to set your machine’s tension setting.   Readers will learn that feathers do not need templates; quilters will be drawing their own freehand feathers.  The emphasis of this book is that you can design and with practice your feathers will be beautiful.

Faces & Places (Images in Applique)– Charlotte Warr Andersen
With excellent, detailed instructions, Charlotte Warr Andersen explains how to select an appropriate subject, enlarge the design, mark the fabric, choose the right appliqué fabrics, and master the key stitching method of needle-turn appliqué. There are good diagrams throughout, as well as a tear-out sheet offering several full-size sample patterns. The book is filled with many exquisite examples of photograph-inspired scenic and portrait quilts by Andersen as well as by a number of other skilled quilt artists.

(The) Farmer’s Wife: Sampler Quilt by Laurie Aaron Hird, 2009  with CD

Fast Fusible Quilts: Cross-stitch Quilts Made Easy by Terry Martin
Adapt cross-stitch designs to quilts in a snap with today’s fusible tools. Nine pattern designs, three projects.

Fat Quarter Quilts – M’Liss Rae Hawley
If you’re a collector of fat quarters, you know they’re colorful, inspiring, and often too darn tempting to pass up. But what can you do with those fun little fabrics once they’re yours? We’ve got your answer! Choose from eight wonderful quilt plans that show you how to successfully use those addicting 18″ x 22″ pieces of fabric. With just six coordinating fat quarters and a background fabric, you can stitch up a fabulous quilt top easy enough for any quiltmaker. Includes: Quick-to-stitch quilt patterns, including Broken Bricks, Houndstooth, Roman Stripes, and Woven Ribbons, plus an exciting mystery quilt; Step-by-step instructions for rotary-cutting fat quarters easily and efficiently; Ideas for enlarging your quilts with additional fat quarters.

Floor Quilts, Fabric Decoupaged Floor Cloths by Ellen Highsmith Silver

Flying Colors: Design Quilts with Freeform Shapes & Flying Geese by Gail Garber.  Pub by C&T in 2010.  Paper Piecing
The use of color, clever designs and cool shapes make this a fantastic read.  Sure you can use it to learn a new method or borrow it inspire yourself to design but honestly it is just a pleasure to peruse this book page by page.  Gail’s work is amazing; you will want to try all of the 5 paper pieced projects that include full-size foundations.   Wonky, bright and fun describes this new addition to the PTQG library.

Folk Art Animals: 25 Fanciful Applique Designs – Janet Carija Brandt
Make one of the charming projects in the book or invent your own designs using 25 delightful animal templates.

Foundation Pieced Stained Glass Quilts – Liz Schwartz & Stephen Seifert
There are plenty of how-to photos in color, explaining how to paper piece. It can be difficult to learn how to paper piece, but once you learn, it’s like riding a bike … you don’t forget. But it does take time to figure it out. There are 36 quilt blocks, one per page.

Free Motion Quilting by Angela Walters

Fresh Pineapple Possibilities: 11 Quilt Blocks, Exciting Variations – Classic, Flying Geese, Off-Center & More by Jane Hall and Dixie Haywood.  Pub by C&T in 2013. Foundation piecing.
The second book of pineapple designs by these authors is offered to motivate readers to design their own pineapple (really just log cabins with a twist) blocks.  Attention is given to marking and needle-punching the foundation as well as to proper cutting and stitching before the fun begins.  Pages are dedicated to lovely colorful blocks making this book is a must see for pineapple lovers.  Two small projects are within the pages but the focus is to provide quilters with ideas and to build self-confidence.

Fresh Quilting – Fearless Color, Design & Inpsiration

From a Quilter’s Garden – Gabrielle Swain

Fuse and Tell Journal Quilts – Laura Wasilowski
Keep a journal? Transform those musings, doodles, and snapshots into beautiful quilts with Fuse-and-Tell Journal Quilts. Six complete projects get crafters started. Then it’s time to tell the stories you want to share, with easy fusing techniques: no-sew appliqué, no-baste quilting, even no-sew binding. Adults and even kids can make a quilt in just a few hours, start to finish. Let precious memories become precious keepsakes with Fuse-and-Tell Journal Quilts.


Garden Inspired Quilts by Jean Wells & Valori

Garden View Appliqué: Vintage Album Patterns by Faye Labanaris. AQS Publishing in 2001.
Attention is given to technique in this book. Readers are shown how to needle turn appliqué and free motion machine appliqué is mentioned. This reviewer loved the section on color when the author states “you can never have too many greens in your collection”.  A good list of needed supplies is included in addition to lots of design how-to’s. Sixty pages of rose patterns are included but quilters will need to make their own templates.

Go Wild With Quilts – Again! – Margartet Rolfe
Thefocus of her book is North American wildlife – dolphins, chipmunks, turtles, and a variety of birds – which is incorporated into blocks the quiltmaker may use for whole quilts or single-block wall hangings. Rolfe teaches an easy method of rotary cutting and straight-line piecing that gives the animals a stylized, folk art look. The full-color illustrations are excellent, as is the quality of the paper.

Granola Girl Designs Table Toppers: Celebrating the Great Outdoors – Debbie Field for Granola Girl Design
The 16 quick-to-complete projects will inspire settings for each season ranging from sunflowers and spring to harvest and holidays w/ more than 150 patterns for creative projects. Features include: 150 applique patterns; 16 quick-to-finish projects; Over 100 color illustr. & diagrams; Clear, step-by-step instructions.

Great American Quilts – 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 – Oxmoor House


Hand-Dyed Fabric Made Easy – Adriene Buffington 
Explore the design possibilities of fiber-reactive dyes, create fascinating surface treatments and textures, and produce any number of coordinating color families. There’s no mess and no fuss, because everything is dyed in plastic bags! Work your way through eight different dyeing projects. You’ll gain the skills and information you need to take off on your own and build a fantastic collection of fabric at the same time. Pointers, charts, and step-by-step guidelines are included, along with easy-to-understand tips on color theory, color suggestions, and a full-color gallery for inspiration.

Handful of Scraps: Pieced into Amazing Quilts – Edyta Sitar

Heartspun Quilts, Hints, Tips and Secrets by Pam Buda

Hexagon Happenings: Complete Step-by Step Photo Guide to Hexagon Techniques with 15 Quilts & Projects – Carolyn Forster

Hunter Star Quilts & Beyond: Techniques & Projects with Infinite Possibilities by Jan Krentz, 2003


The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters by Sherri Lynn Wood

Improv Paper Piecing by Amy Friend

Inchie Quilts by Nadine Ruggles Published by American Quilters Society in 2009.
Basic instruction for making inch quilts is included but the book is really an art book of tiny quilts. Many are grouped into wall hanging, strung on or embellished with beads. Inch quilts can be sewn into a quilt or used as decoration, imagine the possibilities…

Inspired to Design – Seven Steps to Successful Art Quilts by Elizabeth Barton

Invisible Machine Applique by Dawn Cameron-Dick

Isometric Perspective – Katie Pasquini Masopust
This innovative book shows quilters how to create three-dimensional effects using isometric blocks. It begins with the simplest, Baby Blocks, which gives the illusion of cubes, then progresses in difficulty as the author shows how to design isometric patterns on grid paper.


Jelly Roll Quilts: The Perfect Guide to Making the Most of the Latest Strip Rolls by Lintott, Pam & Nicky
Following a brief getting started section 16 lovely patterns are featured in this jelly roll book. There is a large variation of difficulty among these designs, from basic to complicated star patterns. A quilt carry bag pattern is tucked in the back for those who transport quilts.

Jinny Beyer’s Color Confidence for Quilters – Jinny Beyer
Drawn from her own experience in teaching and making quilts, Jinny Beyer’s “Master Palette” system is great for quilters who want to develop color confidence quickly and easily without studying formal color theory. Quilters will learn how to create a smooth-flowing palette with no jumps from dark to light or one color to the next, and will also learn the secrets to “coloring” a quilt by shading colors and fabrics or scattering them throughout a quilt. Practice exercises help crafters combine colors again and again until they can confidently choose colors for any project. Includes eight quilt patterns and templates that encourage quilters to stretch their palette, handy eight-step guide to creating a multi-color, multiprint quilt, 128 color swatches, two master palettes, and eight-course outline and suggestions for color teachers.


Kaffe Fassett’s Quilts in the Sun: 20 designs from Rowan for patchwork and quilting by Kaffe Fassett, 2007

Kaffe Fassett’s Quilt Road: 20 designs from Rowan for patchwork and quilting by Kaffee Fassett, 2005.


Landscapes & Illusions – Joen Wolfrom
Joen Wolfrom’s thoughtful book encourages the beginning and the more advanced quiltmaker to explore new techniques and design ideas. It includes chapters on color study and special visual effects as well as a procedural guide and a glossary of terms. Even if the readers do not want to quilt the landscape images which are the focus of the book.

Layer Cake, Jelly Roll and Charm Quilts by Pam & Nicky Lintott, 2009

Learn to Machine Quilt – Sloan, Pat
A great addition for those teaching themselves how to machine quilt, this book expands on a first time quilter’s basic lesson. Page by page instruction is provided complimented by tips and specific photos which illustrate the steps.

Little by Little – Mary Hickey

Log Cabin Quilts – Bonnie Leyman and Judy Martin


Magic Stack-n-Whack Quilts by Bethany S. Reynolds
Working with medium- to large-scale prints, quilters can create dynamic pieced blocks without hours of planning and precision cutting. The kaleidoscope effects occur spontaneously, thanks to the ingeniously simple ‘Stack-n-Whack’ cutting technique. By stacking identical repeats of fabric, quilters can efficiently cut the pieces needed for all the blocks. Each block will be unique and unexpected, keeping the quilting experience fresh and exciting! With over 200 how-to illustrations and dozens of color plates. Designs include the classic LeMoyne Star, Hybrid Lilies, Kaleidoscope Pinwheel, Hexagon Star, Diamond Ring, Morning Star, and others, all pieced with construction methods that eliminate set-in seams and ensure quick, successful results.

Magical Hexagons: Simple Steps to Dynamic Quilts – Martha Thompson
Give hexagons an all-new twist with this “magical” method! Discover a simplified method for cutting, sewing, and recutting hexagons into beautiful, unexpected designs. You’ll love the results you get from playing with this one-of-a-kind technique. Choose from 10 eye-popping projects–simply stitch hexagons together, cut triangles from the piece, and re-sew them in easy rows to create vibrant, swirling patterns Discover special tips for cutting and piecing that eliminate any anxiety over matching points; large templates with built-in angles do away with complicated calculations. Use leftover hexagons from one project to make another gorgeous quilt–just rearrange shapes or add a new fabric for a totally different look Combine hexagons and straight-line piecing for stunning quilts that only look difficult to piece!

Maine Quilts: 250 Years of Comfort and Community by Laueen A. LaBar

Mariners Compass, Reach for the Stars by Brenda Henning

Mariners Medallion Quilts by M’liss Rae Hawley

Marsha McCloskey’s Block Party: A Quilter’s Extravaganza of 120 Rotary-Cut Block Patterns – Marsha McCloskey 
Mix-and-match 9-inch blocks to create 100s of quilt designs! Choose your favorites from 120 exciting 9″ rotary-cut blocks found in The Block Library; Mix and match your blocks & combine them using one of the 15 quilt settings Marsha has designed. Since all the blocks are the same size, everything fits together without any messy math or extra figuring on your part; Make a quilt! Clear, fully illustrated directions give you everything you need to sew the blocks without a hitch & assemble a gorgeous quilt from start to finish. Over 1,600 illustrations & 130 color photos make this a beautiful & practical how-to guide for every quiltmaker.

Marsha McCloskey’s Quick Classic Quilts: Four-Patches to Feathered Stars – Marsha McCloskey
Marsha McCloskey designs and makes quilts, teaches, and writes about quiltmaking. With her special love of feathered star designs, Marsha’s quilts pay tribute to tradition and practicality – most are rotary-cut and machine-pieced. Her designs inspire quilters to experiment with color and fabric.

Modern Blocks – 99 Quilt Blocks form Your Favorite Designers by Susanne Woods

Modern Quilting Designs by Bethany Pease

Modern Quilts and More by Kimberly Einmo

More Projects & Patterns – a second collection of favorite quilts – Judy Florence

Memory Quilts in the Making by Rhonda Richards

Millefiore Quilts, Vol 1 by Willne Hammerstein

Millefiore Quilts, Vol 2 by Willne Hammerstein

Millefiore Quilts, Vol 13by Willne Hammerstein

Millefiore Quilts, Vol 4 by Willne Hammerstein

Mindful Meandering: 132 Continuous Line Quilting Designs – Laura Lee Fritz
Fresh ideas from the queen of continuous-line quilting! 132 contemporary continuous-line designs to add zip to any quilt; Designs work with hand quilting and with short-arm or long-arm machine quilting; Give quilt tops the perfect finishing touch with these charming new continuous-line designs from Laura Lee Fritz. Each pattern is presented with a background grid for easy resizing, and every one is continuous, which means easier quilting without constant starts and stops or awkward threads across the back. Hand quilting? Machine quilting? These patterns work with either one! Choose favorites from 132 contemporary continuous designs, then use them as allover patterns or on borders. Make a beeline for these continuous-line designs!

Modern Patch Work: 12 Quilts to Take You Beyond the Basics by Elizabeth Hartman. Published by Stashbooks (C&T Publishing) in 2012.
Designed for the intermediate level quilter this book offers non-traditional but challenging patterns. A large emphasis is placed on color value in somewhat wonky designs. Here wonky is a good descriptive word as these 12 quilts are creative and striking.  Even the pattern names are exciting: Metropolis, Roller Rink, Glam Garlands, Neighborhood, Rapid City, Fire Drill, Xylophone, Owl Eyes, Honey, Looptastic, Happy Hour, City and Escape Artist. Extensive backpagers provide lots of help and suggestions for quilters.

Modern Baby Quilts by Martingale

Modern Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman

Modern Quilts, Traditional Inspiration by Denyse Schmidt

More Fat Quarter Quilts by M’Liss Rae Hawley, 2001

More Quilts for Baby – Easy as ABC – Ursula Reikes 
Want to make something special, but don’t have a lot of time to invest in the process? Now you can stitch super-quick gifts for babies, kids, and even adults with these colorful, quick, and easy projects! Even beginners can stitch up a quilt top in just a few hours. Choose from 21 adorable quilts, such as “Bzzz,” “I Love Cats,” “Spinning Balloons,” and “Frosty and Friends”; Follow complete, illustrated directions, rotary-cutting guidelines, and speedy piecing tips to stitch up a quilt in a snap; Many projects are based on familiar traditional quilt blocks, such as Four Patch, Snowball, Kitty Corner, and Monkey Wrench.


Nature Design & Silk Ribbons- Cathy Grafton 
Create flowers, leaves, and grasses so natural looking they seem to have been picked fresh from the garden. Experiment with the marvelous union of quiltmaking, silk ribbon embroidery, and applique embellishment.

Necktie Sampler Blocks – Janet B. Elwin

New Cuts For New Quilts: More Ways To Stack The Desk – Karla Alexander
The “Stack the Deck” technique gets new life in this popular author’s third book! This new collection of tradition-with-a-twist quilts builds on methods used in the author’s previous bestsellers. Expect the unexpected with this fun approach to one-of-a-kind quilts. Combine the “Stack the Deck” technique with strip piecing and chain sewing in 18 all-new projects; Get a complete introduction to the original “Stack the Deck” technique—simply stack, slice, shuffle, and sew; Play with straight, curvy, or funky-cut angles for surprising results in each block.

The New Hexagon: 52 Blocks to English Paper Piece – Katja Marek

New Ways with Jelly Rolls: 12 Reversible Modern Jelly Roll Quilts.-• Lintott, Pam and Nicky By D & C Publishing in 2014.
When in quilt shops those lovely jelly rolls are irresistible. This book will show you some new ways to approach some contemporary designs employing a modern twist and your favorite jelly roll. Although you may recognize some of the twelve patterns included, the detail and colors are sure to peek your interest. Each pattern includes a way to use extra jelly roll strips when creating the quilt backing. The authors show how any quit can be double fun with their backing techniques. This book has sparkle.

Nickel Quilts: Great Designs from 5″ Scraps – Pat Speth and Charlene Thode
Discover scrap quiltmaking at its best with an all-new system for making traditional quilts that sparkle! Start by cutting 5″ squares from stash fabrics. Once you have a stack of squares, half the work–the cutting–is done. Choose from 20 big, beautiful patterns that each include directions for three different sizes; Use just eight units to make every quilt in the book; then mix and match them into dozens of other creative settings; Alternate unit sizes are provided for 4″and 6″ squares for even more options; Transform stash fabrics into dazzling scrap quilts with this timesaving technique!


On the Surface: Thread Embellishment & Fabric Manipulation – Wendy Hill 
Hill combines clear instructions for mastering this technique with an attractive selection of projects in surface design.

One Block Wonders by Maxine Rosenthal

Open a Can of Worms – Debbie Caffrey

Optical Illusions for Quilters – Karen Combs
In Optical Illusions for Quilters, Karen Combs provides quilters the ultimate reference, shy of formal training in art, for mastering not only perspective but a wide array of other ‘illusions’ that can add depth, motion, and interest to quilts.


Painless Borders – Sally Schneider

Papercuts and Plenty -Volume Three of Baltimore Beauties and Beyond by Elly Sienkiewicz
This needlework classic is the first volume in the Baltimore Beauty series, which has been praised in Publishers Weekly, Threads, Folk Art Magazine, and Country Living. It presents patterns for 29 blocks that progress from beginner simplicity to complex heirloom applique.

Paper-Pieced Kitchen Designs – Maaike Bakker

Patchwork Comforters, Throws and Quilts by Jeanne Stauffer & Sandra Hatch

Patchwork Table Runners Edited by Jeanne Stauffer & Sandra L. Hatch, published by House of White Birches in 2009.
Both patchwork and appliqué are featured, covering contemporary and vintage runners. Many unique methods are included in the New Technique section of the book; why not try a reversible runner? One great feature is a short chapter on changing the size of a runner according to the table it is intended for. This is truly an attractive book with lots of great ideas.

Patterns for Paper Piecing – Tess Herlan

Pathways from Quilttop to Quilted by Sally Terry

Picture Piecing: Creating Dramatic Pictorial Quilts by Cynthia England. Published by England Design Studio in 2002.
England compiled this book to offer suggestions and design help with paper pieced landscapes. She explains how to go from a photograph to a pictorial quilt. Art terms are illustrated and explained.  Chapters cover: planning, piecing, sewing, designing, sectioning, techniques and finishing. Although her fantastic quilts dot the book, readers need to create, design and construct their own pictorial quilt.

Pieced Borders – The Complete Resource by Judy Martin & Marsha McCloskey

Pieced Hexies by Mickey DePre

Pieced Minis – Quilts Magazine

Pieced to Fit: Instant Quilt Borders from Easy Blocks by Sheila Sinclair Snyder, 2004

Piecemakers Country Store – Piecemakers

Pioneer Storybook Quilts – Mary Hickey

Playtime to Bedtime Quilts: 15 Cuddly Quilts for Baby & Friends by Sharon Evans Yenter, 2002

Poakalani’s Hawaiian Quilt Patterns – Volumes 2, 3, 4 & 5 – Poakalani


Quilt in a Day: Jewel Box Quilt – Eleanor Burns
This quilt contains vivid geometric designs that can be paired with rich, jewel tones to create a surprisingly easy to make and charming result.

Quilt It for Kids: 11 Quilt Projects– Pam Bono
Playfulness and practicality are combined in this book’s fun-filled designs meant especially for the special young people on every quilter’s gift list. Eleven delightful designs for quilts, pillows, and wallhangings are based on animal, fantasy, sports, transportation, or other themes that appeal to kids, some with unique hands-on play features and textured surfaces. Complete instructions using popular quilting techniques include rotary cutting, strip piecing, machine applique, and photo transfer.

The Quilted Garden by Jane Sassaman

Quilter’s Ark – Margaret Rolfe 
With this book you learn to easily foundation piece cats, cows, lions, monkeys, elephants, chickens, bunnies, pelicans, eagles, peacocks, butterflies, cardinals, hummingbirds, kangaroos, and much more with readily understandable instructions. The book is a great reference for other sewing projects and consists of 112 pages. The book covers basic embroidery stitches (chain, french knot, stem, and more) with directions and illustrations, ways to add borders with directions and illustrations, assembling the quilt top, binding, and quilting of the finished work. There’s a section pertaining to fabric selection and sewing materials/equipment.

Quilter’s Companion – Dolores A. Hinson

Quilting Arts: Your Ultimate Resource for Art Quilt Techniques & Inspiration.  By Pokey Bolton.  Pub by Interweave in 2011. Art Quilts
Five mesmerizing sections compete for the reader’s attention, this is a book that you will peruse several times before reading it cover to cover. There is so much content between the basics and embellishments that your eyes will roll and your imagination is bound to stretch. A variety of quilters contributed to the book, each section was previously available in Quilting Arts magazine. Everyone will learn at least one new skill when they borrow this rich art quilt publication.

Quilting by Hand by Riane, Elise

Quilting Curves: an Innovative Technique for Machine-Piecing Curves with Incredible Ease. By Vikki Pignatelli.  Pub by The Quilt Digest Press in 2001.

Quilting Frolics & Bees. 100 Years of Signature Quilts by Sue Reich

Quilting Modern: Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts by Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen. Published by Interweave Press in 2012.
Skills previously learned are honored and built upon in this book. Some of the chapter titles include; log cabin makeover, slice and dice, strip tease and embrace your curves. Although the font is smaller than typical this book will awake the inner desire for freedom in quilt designs. White backgrounds have never looked this good! Where most books would tell the reader to “quilt as desired” the author has included a short but helpful section that suggests quilting designs using a home sewing machine.

Quilting with a Modern Slant by Rachel May

Quilting with Japanese Fabrics – Kitty Pippen

Quilting Patterns: 110 Full-Size Ready-to-Use Designs – Linda Macho
Quilters at every level of expertise will welcome this comprehensive sourcebook of 110 full-size, ready-to-use patterns — including pinwheels, birds, flowers, nautical designs, braids, and other designs. Provides easy-to-follow directions and diagrams for quilting, attaching a quilt to a frame, and suggestions for using patterns.

Quiltmakers’s Gift – Jeff Brumbeau & Gail de Marcken
When a generous quiltmaker finally agrees to make a quilt for a greedy king but only under certain conditions, she causes him to undergo a change of heart.

Quiltings, Frolicks & Bees: 100 Years of Signature Quilts by Sue Reich. Schiffer Publishing in 2012.
History lovers will want to peruse this hardback just to see all the wonderful old quits. While turning pages readers will be delighted with short newspaper articles about quilters, quilting bees and parties from the 1800’s till mid 1900. Telling these stories would make an excellent area meeting program. The book includes many old photos of quilting groups as well as their work.

Quilts for Baby: Easy as A, B, C – Ursula Reikes

Quilts for Kids – Carolann Palmer

Quilts for Men: from crib to dorm to den Landauer Books, 2008

Quilts for Wilderness Kids of All Ages by Debbie Field, 2002

Quilts Made Modern: 10 Projects, Keys for Success with Color & Design by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr. Published by C&T Publishing in 2010.
Before launching into patterns the authors have included over 40 pages introducing principals of design, fabric selection, inspiration and construction. The patterns are more varied; there are lots of circles and the color use more profound than noticed in the other modern books. The final chapter assists with construction and solving sewing issues. Templates’ are included for three designs.

Quilts of Valor by various contributing authors. Quilts of Valor Foundation; forward by Marianne Fons. 2018. A great tribute to any military personal, the 16 quilt patterns included are creative even as they differ in skill level. But this book goes beyond patters as it contains history of the organizations, tips on making Quilts of Valor and includes all 50 State challenge quilts submitted to QOCF in 2016. Great book for anyone about to make a QOV.


Ribbon Treasures from Celia’s Garden by Faye  Labanaris. AQS Publishing in 2008.
Not only is this fantastic book providing instruction to make ribbon flowers but it contains history about White and Appledore Islands in New Hampshire. It also introduces quilters to one of NH’s favorite daughters, poet Celia Thaxter. Celia’s talents included gardening, painting and writing; it is her garden that ties into this book. Although there is a getting stated section where general hints and advice are offered the reader is larger left to create his/her own floral display.  Detailed one page directions are given for various types of flowers and groupings of petals are explained. There are many pictures of flowers used to dress up clothing and the home. Sure to delight crafters as well as quilters.

Rock-A-Bye Quilts – Leisure Arts
Babies and quilts – what a wonderful combination of new life and old tradition! In this timeless collection, you’ll find 6 baby quilts, 3 bumper pads, and a wall hanging, all updated with time-saving techniques.

Roots, Feathers & Blooms – Linda Gresler Carlson

Rotary Cutting Revolution: New One-Step Cutting. 8 Quilt Blocks. The Make It Simpler Way. -• Solomon, Anita Grossman By C&T Publishing in 2010.
Quilters will be fascinated by Solomon’s efficient shortcuts for cutting and assembling blocks. Not just a technique book, the author has provided readers with a colorful presentation and straight forward instructions. The emphasis is on individual blocks rather than quilt patterns. With this book new ways to approach cutting will be learned which will reduce time and effort. Borrow this book too be amazed by its visual illustrations, get questions answered by Anita and to learn her cutting method.

Rotary Roundup – Judy Hopkins and Nancy J. Martin


Safari through African Folklore Embroidery by Leora Raikin, 2007

Scrap-Basket Bounty: 16 Single Block Quilts that Make Your Scraps Shine by Kim Bracket
Scrap happy quilters requested this purchase in late 2018. Scrap Basket Bounty contains 16 creative patterns that do indeed shine, the librarian’s favorite is Log Cabin-ish! Font size is more than adequate, cutting instructions for scraps are reviewed and optional layouts are included. This is a colorful book that offers dazzling quilts in a variety of sizes.

Scrap Mania: More Quick Pieced Scrap Quilts by Sally Schneider

Scrap Quilts – Fast and Fun by Oxmoor House

Scrappy Duos: Color Recipes for Quilt Blocks by Donna Lynn Thomas

Sensational Scrap Quilts – Darra Duffy Williamson

Serendipity Quilts – Cutting Loose Fabric Collage by Susanne Carlson

Sewing on the Line: Fast and Easy Foundation Piecing – Lesly-Claire Greenberg
Love to piece but hate templates? Here’s the book for you! Learn how easy it is to piece blocks using fabric or paper foundations. Just trace and number block patterns onto your choice of foundation, then sew along the lines for perfect piecing every time.

Shortcuts: A Concise Guide to Rotary Cutting – Donna Lynn Thomas 
Become a rotary-cutting expert–and spend less time cutting and more time piecing and quilting–with Shortcuts! In this completely revised and updated edition, you’ll find step-by-step information on 18 rotary-cutting techniques, from the time-proven basics to the latest, most advanced rotary-cutting methods. You’ll also find: Six exciting, all-new quilt patterns for practicing your rotary-cutting skills; Illustrated tips and techniques for both straight-grain and bias-strip piecing; Tricks for rotary cutting odd shapes using either paper cutting guides or the mark, stack, and cut method; Complete information on how to use and care for your rotary cutter and equipment.

Simple Silk Ribbon Embroidery by Machine: Step-By-Step Techniques for Beautiful Embellishments – Susan Schrempf
Think silk-ribbon embroidery is too hard? Think again! Simple machine techniques make it easy to get great results; Nine different stitches for countless exciting combinations; Love silk-ribbon embroidery, but hate the hours of time-consuming labor it takes to create them? Now crafters can use any sewing machine to create beautiful silk-ribbon embellishments. Readers will learn nine different stitches in nine easy lessons, then mix and match them all to create endless stunning combinations. Step-by-step directions have been classroom-tested by beginners, for beginners. An inspiring gallery of silk-ribbon projects show the stitches combined in amazing finished pieces.

Simply Amazing Spiral Quilts with Free CD-Rom and Templates by RaNae Merrill
A recent gift (2019) to the PTQG library collection, this beautiful book is accompanied by a CD. Beyond the six projects there are chapters which focus on drawing your own spirals, designing using spirals, and tips on sewing spirals. Each page is a delight to behold. This is a book I love to look at but there are many Maine quilters who will rise to the challenge and will create their own original amazing spiral quilt. When either drawing your own design or using the included templates this book will provide a rewarding experience.

Simply Dynamic Sampler Quilts by Maria Hatton

Simply Landscapes by Judy Sisneros

Small Folk Quilters: Teaching Young Children to Piece and Quilt by Ingrid Rogler

Smoothstitch Quilts: Easy Machine Appliqué by Roxi Eppler
Create masterpieces quickly and easily using one of three methods shown, including one for beginners. Complete directions and full-size templates for 5 quilts.

Snowflake Follies; quilts to make a winter weekend – Terry Martin

Stack A New Deck, More great quilts in 4 Easy Steps by Karla Alexander

Stack-n-Whackier Quilts – Bethany S. Reynolds 
Layering and cutting multiple pieces are the hallmark of Bethany’s process. Patterns include contemporary and classic choices from: Butterflies, Fans, Flowers, Optical Illusions, and more. Same easy-to-follow format and charts as ‘Stack-n-Whack’. 12 new ‘Stack-n-Whack’ quilt patterns using three simple methods: Basic Stack-n-Whack, Stack-n-Select, and Magic Mirror-Image. nbelievably talented Bethany Reynolds has given us “Stack-n-Whackier Quilts” to provide us with more hours of great fun and incredible quilts.

Stars a la Carte With Magic Stack-N-Whack Bonus Projects: With Magic Stack-N-Whack Projects – Bethany S. Reynolds
This innovative approach to quiltmaking makes star patterns a snap! From the author of the best-seller Magic Stack-N-Whack comes a new version of the LeMoyne Star. This classic block that has charmed and frustrated quilters for centuries can be tamed, and made with ease, with the addition of a few strategic seams. Directions with complete yardage and cutting charts for over a dozen quilt projects are included, along with a special section on creating Magic Stack-N-Whack stars and mirror-image stars to showcase in any of the settings. Pieces can be cut from scraps or yardage with little waste and outstanding results!

Stars in the Garden: Fresh Flowers in Applique – Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkins
Create a delightful floral sampler quilt with the award-winning team of Piece O’ Cake Designs. Twelve blocks feature a cluster of flowers blooming from twinkling center stars. Patterns for each block are included in two different sizes, so you can make a full-size quilt or create a little wall quilt from your choice of smaller blocks. You’ll also find photos of each block in a full-color gallery. Includes: Patterns for 12 lively floral blocks in large and small sizes; Full-color, closeup photographs of each block; Special tips from the pros on easy, impeccable appliqué; Advice on preparing, cutting, and auditioning appliqué fabrics.

Stitched Raw Edge Applique by Susan Nickels

Stitchin’ Post – Jean Wells and Laury Thorn 

Stitch’n Flip Quilts: 14 Fantastic projects – Valori Wells
Stitch ‘n Flip your way to sensational quilts using this popular, traditional technique! Valori Wells’ fresh new designs offer flexibility and inspiration for everyone, from beginners to seasoned quiltmakers.

The Story Book of Beaded Embellishment by Mary Story

Stori Book of Embellishing: Great Ideas for Quilts and Garments by Mary Stori

Stunning Angleplay by Margaret J. Miller

Strip-Pieced Watercolor Magic: A Faster, New Approach to Creating 30 Watercolor Quilts – Deanna Spingola

Strips and Curves – Strip Piecing by Louisa L. Smith

Strip Therapy 3: Bali Pop Obsession by Brenda Henning, 2009

Symbols of Faith — 44 Quilt Blocks – by Linda Causee
Includes 44 quilt blocks and full-size patterns for foundation-piecing. Includes easy step-by-step instructions.


Take Flight: fun with textile collage.  Published by Emily Taylor in 2020.
Take Flight: Fun with Textile Collage is a current rage; Emily Taylor offers classes on line that complement the book. During the pandemic of 2020 she inspired quilters all over the country to try a new way of working with fabric. Within the book readers are treated to an excellent color theory system, shown how to prepare fabric for collage making and are exposed to lovely design. Her birds and complementary elements are copyright released and available for printing.

Teens & Tweens by Anita Shackelford & Jennifer Perdue

Thimbleberries Housewarming: 22 Projects for Quilters by Lynette Jensen
Filled with quick and easy projects for family members and friends to make as housewarming, wedding, birthday, and holiday gifts, the book’s quilts feature the popular Thimbleberries(r) fabric line, consisting of cotton calicos, flannels, and woven plaids. Instructions for twenty-two projects are based on the Thimbleberries(r) signature traditional style and simplicity of construction. Designed for a variety of seasons and occasions, the projects range from bed quilts to wall quilts to table pieces-and even include a shower curtain! Clearly written instructions and helpful photographs make the projects accessible to needlecrafters of all skill levels. Both large and small projects are included.

Thread Painting with Style by Nancy Prince

Thread Work Unraveled by Sarah Ann Smith

Ties-Ties-Ties: Traditional Quilts From Neckties by Janet Elwin
Just as quilting ancestors recycled many materials to use in quilts, Janet B. Elwin uses ties. Not only does she share the history of these quilts, but she provides wonderful patterns and color pictures of her tie quilts as well as those she has viewed across the country. The projects range from small wallhangings to large bed quilts. Some suggest specific necktie colors, patterns, and fiber content to use while making these creative quilts. Quilters can adapt the innovative suggestions in this book to create their own designs.

To Piece or Not to Piece by Irena Bluhm

Traditional Blocks Meet Applique: Combine Piecing and Applique To Create Exciting Secondary Quilt Designs – Deborah J. Moffett-Hall

Traditional Quilts with Painless Borders – Sally Schneider and Barbara J. Eikmeier
Includes an abundance of diagrams, tips, and size conversions for the ten project quilts, incorporating quilting borders into the piecing of the blocks simplifies and streamlines construction. A very well put together workbook that’s great for beginners.

Transparency Quilts: 10 Modern Projects, Keys for Success in Fabric Selection from the Modern Quilt Studio.  By Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr.  Pub by C&T in 2011. Those who have had the opportunity to see quilts by Ringle and Kerr know their work is outstanding. The ten patterns presented in this book are well suited for gift giving occasions; from baby showers to wedding and graduations. Their attention to fabric selection and color enhances the transparency of each quilt. A quilters task is simplified by the addition of a section entitled What Doesn’t Work and Why. By using color effectively many of the circles, squares, and stripes appeal to the male population.

Travels with Peaky and Spike: Doreen Speckmann’s Quilting Adventures – Doreen Speckmann
Readers are invited to sail through these breezy pages to enjoy a sea of delightful quilt designs inspired by and created on quilting cruises with the author and her triangle-shaped friends Peaky and Spike. Complete instructions and versatile templates are provided for fifteen projects.

Treasury of Quilt Labels – Susan McKelvey

Trouble Free Triangles by Gayle Bong

Tucked Up in Bed by Jennie Rayment

Tucks & Textures Two by Jennie Rayment

Two Color Quilts: Ten Romantic Red Quilts and Ten True-Blue Quilts by Nancy J. Martin
Nancy J. Martin, author of the bestseller Make Room for Quilts, now introduces Two-Color Quilts! Nancy shares her special ‘how-to’s for creating 20 crisp red-and-white and blue-and-white quilts that are favorites of quilters and collectors everywhere. Complete instructions for creating 20 beautiful, high-contrast quilts. Pointers on fabric selection, rotary cutting, machine piecing & appliqué. A wealth of quilting suggestions & finishing techniques.



Velda Newman: A Painter’s Approach to Quilt Design with Christine Barnes by Christine Barnes and Velda Newman

Visual Dance: Creating Spectacular Quilts- Joen Wolfrom
A riot of color and an array of extraordinary designs mark this volume as a truly innovative and exciting approach to quilt design. Concentrating on color, proportion, and scale; the power of line and shapes; and other principles of good design, Wolfrom teaches how to create quilts that are radically different from the traditional. Landscapes, geometrics, abstracts, florals–every subject yields unusual and striking results. Even those loosely based on standard on standard quilt patterns have been interpreted in surprising new ways.


Watercolor Quilts by Par Maixner Magaret and Donna Ingram Slusser
Capture nature’s beauty, light, and luminosity in your quilts! Step-by-step instructions show you how to create an Impressionistic masterpiece from fabric. You’ll love the easy-to-follow exercises for planning your quilt and using color to create a watercolor effect in the style of Impressionist painters. Use one of six easy patterns to get started, and then create your own original designs–no matter what your skill level or experience; “Moosh,” smear, and create color pockets or the illusion of curves and diagonal lines with 2″ squares of floral fabric; Build a fabric library with tips for collecting a wide assortment of varying colors, textures, and values.

Where Love Resides- Reflections on Love and Life

Wiggles & Waves; Free –Form Curves by Karen Eckmeier. Published by The Quilted Lizard in 2018.
Fun, wonky and modern, this book is sure to delight all modern quilters and several more traditional quilters who will select more sedate colors. The importance of cutting collage pieces is shared by Eckmeier. Attention to topstitching is offered as a good way to assemble pieces and wiggle stripes are shown in detail. The nineteen projects are bright and well-designed making the book a joy to read. Any quilter who enjoys making and gifting runners as well as small wall hangings is bound to love this book.

Wow! Wool on Wool Folk Art Quilts by Janet Carija Brandt

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Zen Quilting Workbook by Pat Ferguson. Design Originals in 2011.
WOW Zen quilting is amazing and this workbook will give you both the confidence you need and the skills to get started. The author explains the terms, offers a supply list and takes quilters step by step through this type of machine quilting. The secret is drawing the design first, the motivation is the new fresh look achieved. Pat’s designs show are amazing, give it a try and see what you can do when you get into a Zen mood.

CDs and DVDs;
DVD’s Donated by Instructors at Maine Quilts.
This is a listing of the new’ish” materials donated by our wonderful ME Quilts teachers. I have the books and DVD’s added to the collection and they are ready for you to borrow. Please keep in mind that the two DVD’s by Nancy Lee Chong already have three folks on the waiting list – request one or both and it will arrive as soon as possible.

*DVD ‘s – 2 Fabric Applique Quilts: Fast, Fun, Easy, Bold. By Nancy Lee Chong. Published by Pacific Rim Quilt Company in 2005.
“Using Nancy’s stress-free needleturn techniques you will love applique”. One DVD and two pages of applique patterns. These design sheets may be copied but the original must be returned with the DVD.

DVD and Book Set * Hooked on Feathers: Clever, No Backtracking Technique by Sally Terry. Published by American Quilter’s Society in 2008. One DVD and one pattern that may be copied but the original must be returned with the DVD.

    • Abstract Art Quilt Design: From Start to Finish with Pat Pauly. Quilting Arts TV, 2015
    • Alzheimer’s Forgotting Piece by Piece, Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative 2006 (CD)
    • Best of New England Guilds. New England Quilt Museum, 2006. 2 Copies
    • Happy Birthday, America! The New England Quilt Museum, 2006
    • Marbling Fabric: Create Permanent Hand Painted Designs on Fabric. Quilters Treasures, yr?
    • Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics. The Kentucky Quilt Project, Inc. 2011 (2 disc)
    • World War ll Era Quilts. New England Quilt Museum, 2005

CD’s from Maine Quilts
MQ 2018
MQ 2017
MQ 2016 (Quilts)
MQ 2016 (Candid)
MQ 2014
MQ 2014 (Quilts)
MQ 2014 (Candid)
MQ 2013 (Events, Show Coordinator). 2 Copies
MQ 2011 Show Photos
MQ 2010: Hi-Res Originals with Excel Backup
PTQG ME 2006
MQ Quilts 2004. 2 Copies
ME Quilts 2003