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What Quiltmakers Read

Here's a great place for fellow bookworms to chat about what they're reading or have read.  Whether it be fiction or non-fiction let's hear some suggestions and reviews from stitchers who like to read.

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If you could...

Started by quiltingmama. Last reply by Kitty Pearl Nov 4, 2015. 10 Replies

If you could write a book (or if you have) what would it be (genre) and why??I'm curious because I've always thought it would be fun to write a book.  :-)Continue

Favorite Reading Books from your Children

Started by Kathy Koehler Holm. Last reply by NC from PA May 31, 2015. 7 Replies

Tell me what books your children enjoyed hearing you read/or they read?..so I can pass on the same joy to children, reading your books to them in the school library, come Fall.

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Favorite books to Read!!

Started by Kathy Koehler Holm. Last reply by Kathy Koehler Holm May 17, 2015. 54 Replies

Miss Read..author...Friends of Thrush, Christmas Village, Farther Afield, Over the Gate, Village .affairs,No Holly for Miss Guinn..etc.Simon Brett..author..Mrs.Pargetter, mysteriesAnn…Continue

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Comment by diane on May 7, 2012 at 6:11pm
Oh forgot to mention a book that should be required reading for every quilter-no time on my hands-by grace snyder-this is an autobiography of a nebraska homesteader, her quilts have ben on display all over the world and many of them are on display in the nebraska state historical society museum in lincoln-her life was the basis for the play "the quilters". Bonnie leman of quilters letter photographed them for the magazine, she made her last quilt in 1953-she passed away dec 8 1982-her story will change your life
Comment by Ellen Pearce on May 7, 2012 at 4:57pm

Pam, Fifty Shades of Gray-what is it about?

Diane-Love Sandra Dallas.  I just got her latest haven't read it.  I'm in my second Earlene Fowler this week.

I've read all the Elm Creek but the latest.  I'm waiting for the library copy. I have on research the latest of the Joanne Fluke-cookie shop books.  I really like Moshe.  Expect to see him in a challenge if we do the one about our favorite book. 

I'm off to finish Broken Dishes-the book, not my klutzy kitchen disasters.

Comment by diane on May 7, 2012 at 4:37pm
Ok, I'm in trouble now-a group for us book worms! I plan my day around reading, awful I know but if I don't start and end my day with a book i'm not myself.
Don't forget sandra dallas-author of persian pickle club-djs kinda started the quilt book trend-she has a new book just out, true sisters, marie bostwick has the cobble court quilt series-very good! A new author that does quilt mysteries-vanetta chapman, she has 2 out now-ok but preditable,
Non-quilt authors, janet evanovich, nevada barr, david baldacci, harlan coben,jd robb who is also nora roberts, and one you probably covent heard of but is excellent is heather gudenkauf-great thrillers, no sex- mary alice monroe, and dorthea benton frank-great southern fiction, just a few of my favorites that haven't been mentioned yet
Comment by handstitcher/IL on May 7, 2012 at 2:29pm

Hey Sandy, good idea to move this discussion to a new group. We actually talk a lot about favorite quilting books on the Around the Quilting Frame group as well. You wouldn't think hand quilters or hand embroiders would have time to read, but we do. I've stumbled across a lot of good authors by checking out reviews on Amazon and seeing the "what other people who bought this book bought" or similar recommendations. That's where I first learned about the Earlene Fowler and Emilie Richards quilting series.

Funny, Pam, I had never heard of the Fifty Shades of Grey triology until I saw an article in the paper a week ago. Now I'm seeing it all over!

Comment by AidaCJ/NH on May 7, 2012 at 12:21pm

Gosh, I have read sooooo many books that I have forgotten the authors.  Yes, I did read the Elm Creek books and even bought some of the patterns (have to make them yet).  I also bought the DVD "How to make an American quilt", including the book and the CD. 

When I used to work, I would go to the library and borrow 'smut' books - the ones that I would read at bedtime and not go to sleep till finished, usually at 4:00 am.  My favs still are Edna Ferber and Ernest Hemingway.

Comment by Pam/NY on May 7, 2012 at 10:57am

Connie...It is by EL James...it is a little racey, but everyone was talking about this book, so I had to read it. It is about bondage and the interaction of a younger woman and an older very wealthy man. He slowly introduces her to his secret sexual lifestyle. I will say it isn't my normal read, but couldn't put it down and it did put a smile on hubby's face that night!!!!! lol I love the Elm Creek books...talk about opposite reads!!!

Comment by Connie/KS on May 7, 2012 at 10:37am

I did not realize there were so many authors who write about quilting until I read the blogs yesterday. I will have to check them out. I have always loved to read and I must admit sometimes it gets in my way of quilting. It seems when I start a good book, I cannot put it down until the end (I can't imagine that any of the rest of you are that way LOL)!

OK Pam.....Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy? By who? About?

Thanks Sandy for starting this group...it does sound interesting!

Comment by Julie Barkley on May 7, 2012 at 9:50am

My favorite books so far are the Elm Creek Quilt series I am patiently waiting for the newest one to be brought back in to my library so that I can read it they put a hold on it for me!

Comment by Pam/NY on May 7, 2012 at 9:38am

Great idea! I read in between everything else...always looking for a good read! Thanks for the invite...I just finished the Fifty Shades Of Grey trilogy. My husband is very happy that I read this series! lol It's an interesting take!


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