Monday, January 26, 2015

Book Reviews To Come



I have some very exciting quilt books to review! In the coming months look for reviews on:

All Points Patchwork: English Paper Piecing Beyond the Hexagon by Diane Gilleland and published by Storey Publishing covering every aspect of paper piecing from A to Z. I can't wait to try her techniques.

Quilting With Doilies: Inspiration, Techniques & Projects by Barbara Polston and published by Schiffer Publications looks so great I already pre-ordered the book! Her techniques will solve some problems I encounter. Plus, I love using doilies in quilts.

Art Quits Of The Midwest by Linzee Kull McCray and published by the University of Iowa Press is a lovely book featuring 20 Midwestern quilt artists, including three from Michigan, with a focus on how the region impacts their quilts.


Non-Fiction Books in reading list include:

  • Children of the Stone by Sandy Tolan, author of The Lemon Tree, telling the story of one boy's jorny from a Palestinian refugee camp to bring music education to children of war.
  • A Pledge of Silence by Flora J. Solomon relates the story of a WWII army nurse in a prisoner of war camp.
  • Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley by  Charlotte Gordon

Fiction books on my shelf include:


  • The Last Bookaneer by Matthew Pearl. I have loved his books, starting with The Dante Club. This one involves Robert Louis Stevenson, one of my childhood favorite authors.
  • The Children's Crusade by Anne Packer, whose Dive From Clausen Pier I read.

Historical Fiction includes:

  • The Dream Lover by Elizabeth Berg, about George Sand.
  • The Rocheforts by Christian Laborie is a family saga about the ruthless French manufacturer of denim.

These are all NetGalley ebooks available for an unbiased review.