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From: lendube
Date: 01-17-2007, 12:23 PM (1 of 4)
I received a $50.00 gift cert. to Borders Bookstore (big chain, don't know if they're nat'l). Actually dh and I received it but he said, go ahead........:love:

Since I just made the squares for my first (besides a small rag quilt) quilt I thought I'd get a couple of books on the subject.

I got Quilting for Dummies since I've enjoyed others in the "Dummies" series.

And I got Egg Money Quilts by Eleanor Burns. I really prefer the classic designs and this seemed like a fun, informative book with templates included.

I also got the latest Threads magazine and enjoyed reading that last night. I might just need a sub. to that one but it's not cheap but neither is anything else I buy to indulge this constantly growing sewing obsession I have! :shock:

Anyone have any comments about either of these books and their value to a new aspiring quilter???

thx, Lennie
User: lendube
Member since: 08-06-2006
Total posts: 1548
From: HeyJudee
Date: 01-17-2007, 12:41 PM (2 of 4)
No personal info to give but a quilting buddy of mine has the Egg Money Quilt book and just loves it. I've glanced thru it and it looks nice. But I've got too many other books to justify buying that one. :smile:
TTFN from
User: HeyJudee
Member since: 01-25-2005
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From: NDNQuilter
Date: 01-17-2007, 01:18 PM (3 of 4)
Lennie, The best gift is a book or bookstore certificate. I love books. Threads is a great magazine. Much too costly for my budget, but my Mother buys it and then shares every now and then. Sounds like you have added some good books to your collection. Be careful, quilt books books grow as fast as fabric!
User: NDNQuilter
Member since: 10-04-2002
Total posts: 90
From: JoanieB
Date: 01-17-2007, 02:31 PM (4 of 4)

I have the Egg Money Quilts book and dearly love it. I am working on the double wedding ring quilt in it right now. I have several of Eleanor Burn's books. They all are easy to follow with lots of pictures. Her techniques for piecing and applique are for just about anyone interested in quilting. She also has a lot of time saving techniques so we quilters can make more quilts faster.LOL:bg:

Joanie B
User: JoanieB
Member since: 01-28-2005
Total posts: 68
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