Book Clubbin that is!
I love quilting books. I love the magazines too. That's why I started reading quilter blogs: they were like magazine articles except more real and more interesting. I check huge stacks of books out from the library at once and just like to sit and page through them. Whenever I'm tired or cranky or not feeling well, I reach for my quilt books first.
But I don't have enough of them! So I signed up for Martingale Publishing's Book Club. On this plan I promise to buy 6 books in 1 year. After I fulfill that promise, I get a free book. And I get a free book for joining. Pretty cool!
I thought I got to pick my free book for signing. Then I received Creative Quilt Collection Volume Three from That Patchwork Place in the mail. How did this get sent to me? I wondered. I thought maybe the company shipped it out by mistake. After about the sixth pass through the paperwork, I finally found it: New Book club members receive Creative Quilt Collection Volume Three from That Patchwork Place.
Oh, ok. It's not the book I would have picked out, but it's a good book. It's a collection of patterns from such designers as Fig Tree Quilts, Me and My Sister Designs, Mimi Dietrich, Heather Mulder Peterson, and more. There are a few patterns I'd like to try in here, and the eye candy is fabulous! I'm not going to lie; I buy quilting books to look at the pictures!
I very excitedly took the Martingale catalogue to work with me and spent a fabulous lunch hour poring over the pages and highlighting books I want to purchase in the future. My first pick: The Civil War Sewing Circle by Kathleen Tracy. I totally love her designs! I can't wait!