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.
I am the author of The Quilter’s Catalog and I wanted to thank you for your very passionate review! Also, is it possible I can quote from your review and mention your blog in my email newsletter, Quilt Journalist Tells All?
If so, is there anything I can mention other than the blog name? Like your name, or even to say “a beginner quilter who lives in the state of (insert).”
If you would like to try my free e-newsletter, you can sign up at my website, http://www.megcox.com, or let me know your e-mail address and I’ll enter you in the database.
Thank you so much for your comment! I would be honored to have you mention my blog in your newsletter. My “real” name is Tracy and I live in California. I am going to sign up for your newsletter right now!