I bought “The Quilter’s Catalog: A Comprehensive Resource Guide” by Meg Cox several years ago when I went through my first phase of quilting glee. It sat on my shelf for years, forgotten, until last December when I decided to browse through it to look up a term. I couldn’t put it down. I read the book in about a week.
This book is chock full of great information, stories from the authors life, tips, patterns, teachers and places to buy fabric. As a novice I found lots of great tidbits and kept marking pages to go back to. There is a whole section on the history of quilting and how fabrics developed, recommendations for further reading and simple patterns.
This book also has information for the serious quilter- there is a while section on computerized sewing machines, quilting shows and trips, along with more difficult patterns.
I highly recommend this book to any quilter. It is an invaluable resource to have on their bookshelf.