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Title/Author(s)/Classification(s) Date Introduced
Flying Geese: New Quilts From an Old Favorite - American Quilter's Society - Linda Baxter Lasco, Editor, Flying Geese

Annually American Quilter's Society sponsors a contest based on a traditional quilt pattern.  It is amazing how many different interpretations of the Flying Geese block there are!  Our library has the entire collection of New Quilts from Old Favorites books.  


Sep 21, 2017
Block - Holiday - Volume 4, Issue 4 - Doan, Jenny - Missouri Star Quilt Company, Blocks

Patterns and projects include: 9-Patch on Point, Candy Catcher Bag,various stars, Fan Table Topper, pillows, lots of different squares, Pink Ribbons of Hope, memory projects, and more.  Our thanks to Jan Andrews for donting this book to us.  Find the entire collection of the Block magazines filed in our Library book section under the category of "Blocks." 


Sep 7, 2017
Country Quilts for Friends - Peters, Margaret and Anne Sutton, Christmas/Holidays

The authors were dear friends and here shared quilts, thoughts on friendship, and the importance of both. Margaret Peters, a resident of Walnut Creek, spoke to our guild on June 20, 1991.  Sadly, she passed away July 19, 2008.    Patterns include: (Spring) Honey Bee, a bee skep and bunny, felt Easter bunny, felt bunny pillow; (Summer) patriotic log cabin quilt with a parade of animals, redwork lamb, embroidered Sunbonnets in the USA quilt, reversible placemats; (Autumn) Pumpkins galore on a quilt, autumn leaves, coasters; (Winter) folk art sampler quilt, snowpeople, stocking napkin holder -- and lots more.  A nice donation.


Sep 7, 2017
Quilt-Lovers' Favorites - from American Patchwork & Quilting, Volume 13 - Better Homes and Gardens, Quilt-Lovers' Favorites

Patterns include traditional and modern, pieced and appliqued, in many sizes, with several color combinations: squares, triangles, stars, pinwheels, Sticks and Bricks (rectangles), simple Log Cabin, Maple Leaf Log Cabin, snowball, Patriotic Uncle Sam's hat filled with American flag and posies, a funky Henny Penny chicken, and  YO-YOS appliqued to a backing! :)  Projects include: pillows, scarf, table runner, very simple sewing machine cover, crossover tote, placemats,  tulip pincushion.  Also a felt floral pillow embellished with yarn embroidery, rickrack, ribbons, and beads. Our thanks to Janet Chosa for her contribution to our library collection. 


Sep 7, 2017
Playful Fabric Printing - Soderlund, Carol and Melanie Testa, Dyeing

This book is a complete guide to creating beautiful and vibrant cloth using low-tech tools.  The authors were featured at Pokey Bolton's workshop in Napa, CA, in 2017. This book was printed by Crafting a Life, LLC, Pokey Bolton's company.   Be sure to check out www.craftnapa.com for information about workshops.


Sep 7, 2017
Dreaming from the Journal Page - Transforming the Sketchbook to Art - Testa, Melanie, Embellishing

From the back cover of the book: "start with a blank page. Add a little pencil, maybe some paint. How about transferring a favorite image using tracing paper? Or add a favorite mark via a handmade stamp? Don't forget to colalge a few fond memories." These journal ideas may just be your next quilt project!


Sep 7, 2017
Quilter's Year Book - 52 Weeks to Explore Your Inner Quilt Genius and Have Some Fun - Khaja, Samarra, Miscellaneous

Each week tackle a challenge, some taking all week, some but a few minutes.  Make this a personal thing, or use in a group, or for a classroom situation.  Be a kid again!


Sep 7, 2017
Sublime Heritage of Martha Mood, The - Henderson, Lester Kierstead, Miscellaneous

The stitchery depicted on the front and back covers of this coffeetable book is a magnificent preview of what you will find in this very special book, about a very special artist, a very special worman you wish you had known.  One may just think about flipping through and just glancing at the the photos, but reading every word about Martha is a wonderful treat, and an afternoon will just melt away.  Martha's parents immigrated to Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma County. Born in 1905, Martha attended the Dominican College High School in San Rafael, then the University of California at Berkeley. Our thanks to Katie Zils for donating this book for all of us to share and enjoy.  


Sep 7, 2017
Big-Print Patchwork - Quilt Patterns for Large-Scale Prints - Turner, Sandy, Miscellaneous

This book includes patterns for combining large-scale prints with such blocks as Birds in the Air, Around the Twist, or Rail Fence (plus suggestions for additional blocks such as: Attic Window, Evening Star, and others). Suggestions for fussy cutting and appliqueing favorite motifs. The results look complicated, but the process is really easy.  A donation.


Sep 7, 2017
Fusing Fabric - Beal, Margaret, Embellishing

Learn to cut, fuse, and mark fabrics with a different tool -- a soldering iron! Even if you are not brave enough to use such a tool, you will still enjoy seeing the innovative ideas.  Instructions also for a fabric book and brooches.  A donation.


Sep 7, 2017
Log Cabin Quilts - Weiss, Rita and Linda Causee, Lob Cabins

Log Cabin blocks may be one of the most popular due to the numerous ways of putting them together, and an almost endless way of arranging the blocks.  Instructions for piecing squares, triangles, and rectangles, and even an interesting log cabin border.  Patterns for Stained Glass Log Cabin, Baby Blocks, Stars, Pineapple, a fluffy rag, and a Lady Bug and Tulip, and more. Choose from various methods including strip piecing and foundation piecing. A great donation to our library.


Sep 7, 2017
Double Wedding Death - Sachitano, Arlene, Fiction

Herdis Gudmund asked me at our last meeting if there were any new Harriet Truman/Loose Threads quilting novels, and that sent me to researching, and sure enough, the tenth in the series was just published!  What a perfect way to spend a quiet summer weekend reading this no-brainer, page-turner.  You absolutely MUST read this fictional series in order so you can meet all of the characters. There is a list of the series novels our guild owns scotch-taped to the end of the rolling library cart (very high tech!).  


Aug 17, 2017
Festive Fall Quilts - Schaefer, Kim, Christmas/Holidays

Quoting from the back cover of the book: "Easy to piece and easy to applique using fusible web, whether you are a first-time sewist or an experienced quilter. Fun, graphic images to celebrate Thanksgiving, Halloween, and the whole fall season! Make wall quilts, a table topper, tea towels, and more, all in Kim's signature cheerful style." Jack-o-lanterns, pumpkins, leaves, sunflower, turkey, bats, spiders, Frankenstein, skeleton. Full-size pull-out patterns.


Aug 17, 2017
Adventures in Hexagons - Breclaw, Emily, Shapes

Quoting from the back cover of the book:  "Hexa-yawn to hexagon! Create a repertoire of hexagons as you piece unusual layouts and radial designs that defy tradition. Design your own dynamic hexagon quilt from mix-and-match blocks using English paper piecing or your machine. Make your own templates, buy acrylic templates, use precut papers, or get shapes from Inklingo to print on your fabric." Our thanks to Jan "Ms. Sunshine" Westerman and Wendy Mouille for requesting this book to add to our library. 


Aug 3, 2017
Quiltfolk - Hawaii - Issue 3 - McCormick, Michael, Editor, Quiltfolk

Quoting from the Quiltfolk website: The Quiltfolk team is fresh off an exciting trip to Hawaii’s Big Island, where we gathered incredible stories from remarkable quilters. Issue 03 won’t be available until July, but we couldn’t wait to share some images from the trip. Issue 03 was an opportunity to shake things up a bit, and to explore a quilting community with a very different look and feel from the first two issues. Like everywhere we travel, we came home appreciating both the uniqueness Hawaii had to offer, as well as the commonalities it shared with the other quilting communities we’ve explored. 164 pages, offset-print and perfect bound, full color on uncoated paper. Aloha!"  Our thanks to Jan Andrews for spotting this beautiful magazine, which our library subscribes to.  These magazines (with no advertisements!) are filed with our books.  


Aug 3, 2017
Fabric Silhouettes - Quilted Treasures from the Family Album - Handley, Louise, Miscellaneous

Quoting from the back cover: "Start with an orginary snapshot. Enlarge and transfer key figures to fabric, and stitch to a special fabric background." A donation.


Aug 3, 2017
Creative Machine Quilting - Twenty-five Designs - Sproule, April, Quilting

Our July 20, 2017, speaker, April Sproule, generously donated and signed her book to our library.  Quoting from the book: "This collection of free motion quilting designs are among the favorites that I use every day as an artist and designer. The designs are simple to use, easy to replicate, and very versatile and adaptable for many of your quilting needs. Hand drawn, and not computer generated, the rendering furthers my concept that quilting is not about perfection, but a form of creative expression just like any other art form." 


Aug 3, 2017
Patrick Lose Christmas, A - Lose, Patrick, Christmas/Holidays

Patrick Lose is the King of fast-fused-applique projects. Patrick's designs are unique, and include full-size pull-out pattern sheets (happy Santas, kids, snowpeople, and a reindeer that is a hoot; a scary-looking nutcracker; gift box with bow; a simple pine tree, and more).  Even a recipe for Caramel Christmas Mix (with a warning not to allow children to eat near bedtime!).  Donated from the Library of Marilyn Altenbach by Sharon Mills.


Aug 3, 2017
Create Your Own Dream Feathers - Holt, Peggy, Quilting

Quoting from the back of the book: "These versatile feathers are a dream - for hand, longarm, mid-arm, and domestic machine quilters alike! Beginners or experienced." Because these feathers are spinless they mold to unusual spaces and all-over meandering. 


Aug 3, 2017
Poster Quilts with Patrick Lose - Lose, Patrick, Christmas/Holidays

Sometimes we do not wish to spend a lot of time making a project that will be used just for a few days of the year.  Patrick's quick-fused applique technique combined with his happy designs are fun to create. Ideas for banners include: Hourglass for the New Year, Hearts, Pot-of-Gold for St. Patrick's Day, Stars and Stripes, Birthday Cake, a Happy Hag for Halloween, Autumn Leaves, Snowperson.  Full-size pull-out patterns are included. A nice donation from the library of Marilyn Altenbach via Sharon Mills.


Aug 3, 2017
Gypsy Wife - Kingwell, Jen, Samplers

Mary Ann Hayre told me to check out the website showing photos of the Gypsy Wife quilt.  The students' work is a great advertisement for this skinny little book.  Make the blocks in the book, or gather your orphan blocks and see what happens. 


Aug 3, 2017
1000 Embroidery Designs - Waldman, Joan, Embellishing

There are only about a dozen basic embroidery designs. Learn them and see how they can be combined into a thousand different designs via the simple-to-follow illustrations set on graph paper.  


Aug 3, 2017
Modern Patchwork - Hartman, Elizabeth, Modern

Quoting the author from the Introduction: "These days it's not hard to find patterns for modern quilting. Many of these are promoted as being quick and simple, which has drawn criticism from some traditionalists. While I disagree that modern quilting is by nature simplistic and unstructured, there does seem to be a dearth of more challenging patterns for modern quilters. Some suggest that modern quilters should just make traditional blocks instead. That's a fine idea in theory, but what if we don't care for the look of traditional blocks? What if we want to make something stylish that we can use in our homes now? I firmly believe that expanding your skills and taking on new challenges doesn't necessarily mean making traditional blocks. My goal with this book has been to create a set of modern patterns for intermediate-level quilters that promote precision piecing and thoughtful fabric selection, introduce new challenges, and - most important- produce beautiful stylish quilts that will fit into your modern home." I especially like the suggestions for additional colorways for each of the patterns, and the ideas for the backs of the quilts (which could also make great fronts!). A very nice donation for our library.


Jul 20, 2017
Simply Color Red - A Crayon Box for Quilters - Christenson, Vanessa, Color

Vanessa Christenson has written six books, one for each of the following colors: blue, purple, red, yellow, orange, and green.  Learn about the personality of each of the colors, plus color theory (hues, tints, shades, tones, values, saturation), the color wheel (color combinations: tetrad, triad, complementary, split complementary, double complementary, analagous and monochrome), then use that information to apply to the various, interchangeable, quilts, zippered bag, and pillow patterns, from traditional to modern.  This set of six books was generously donated by Melissa Trunick. 


Jul 6, 2017
Oh Glory - Salute the Stars and Stripes - Flowers, Kathy , Christmas/Holidays

Celebrate America with red, white, and blue (or any other color combinations you choose)! Various patterns for stars (including one with a flag for the center). a log cabin flag, and a Bear Paw. Quilts, wall quilts, table runners, coasters, and a Dresden Plate pillow.


Jul 6, 2017
Crazy at the Cabin - Nesbitt, Janet Rae, Miscellaneous

The author calls her "quilts and techniques 'crazies' because they are a little wonky, a little mixed up, but a whole lot of fun." Stacking, cutting, and shuffling fabrics means no two blocks are the same.  Wool applique techniques are shown.  Patterns include: stars, sand dollars, flowers, suns, owls (with wording), sailboats, houseboats, motorboats, party barges, waves (snail's trail blocks), American flag, moose (and have fun decorating them!), fireworks, and cabins in the pines. 


Jul 6, 2017
Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks - Volume 15 - Summer 2017 - Quiltmaker magazine, Blocks

Jan Andrews has supplied our library with all of these magazines that I treat like books by filing them under "Blocks" on our shelves.  These magazines are good sources for uinique blocks, all different sizes (with instructions for resizing the blocks on page 70). Techniques range from piecing to applique.  Need a paper doll dress block? a pinanta? a cat wearing glasses? hearts? Americana? flowers? stars? "quotation marks"? Check out these magazines for tons of ideas.


Jul 6, 2017
Rainbow Quilts for Scrap Lovers - Gauthier, Judy, Scraps

This book advertises itself as "the green and economical way to sew" by showing how to organize fabric scraps, as well as how to add "spacer" neutral colors.  A dozen projects start with squares that are cut at 3-1/2, 4-1/2, and 5-1/2 inches.  Owls must be the new "in" critter!


Jul 6, 2017
Stitches from the Garden - Hand Embroidery Inspired by Nature - Schmitz, Kathy, Redwork

Make charming embroidered designs inspired by nature to add to quilts, pillows, "notion nest," purse/bag, wall art framed in embroidery hoops, lavender sachet, a "needle house" in the shape of an acorn, pincushion, tiny tote, magnetic needle keep, journal, table runner, tea towel, and a wrist cuff.  Motifs include: birds, tea cups, watering can, flowers, bumble bee, garden tools, and more. Our thanks to Jim Jensen for requesting this book. 


Jul 6, 2017
Splash of Color - Kunkel, Jackie, Color

Combine a rainbow of bright, saturated colors with black-and-white prints. From easy four-patches, to more complicated curved Drankard's Paths and "lava lamps."  Requested by Mary Ann Hayre.  


Jul 6, 2017
Vintage Quilt Revival - Modern Designs from Classic Blocks - Blakesley, Katie Clark, Lee Heinrich, and Faith Jones, Modern

Traditional quilt blocks in "modern" colors and layouts. Projects ranging in sizes from quilts, pillows, table runners, bag, to zippered pouch.  Bonus: lots of  tips and interesting history scattered throughout. Requested by Mary Ann Hayre.


Jul 6, 2017
Scrap Valley - Saito, Yoko, Scraps

Shades of taupe scraps are used in patterns for various quilts (a sampler, scrap patterns, octagons with a piano key border, Grandmother's Flower Garden, checkerboard, Star of Bethlehem, and a very complicated star with an applique border, and if that doesn't scare you -- how about one called 3,955 Pieces!?), a tablecloth with a pieced border, a cushion, and purses/totes/bags (Log Cabin, Air Ship, Delectable Mountains). Both in French and English.  Requested by Diana Roberts.


Jun 15, 2017
Quilts for Scrap Lovers - Gauthier, Judy, Scraps

Cut 3-1/2, 4-1/2, and 5-1/2" squares from scraps to create traditional or modern quilts in a variety of sizes.   Do not fret if you do not own the Block Template System that is called for as there are instructions for using your favoarite rotary rulers.  And, I cannot really see any reason that you could not adapt any size of square (with a little bit of thought) for these quilts! After seeing the "Snippets" pattern you will never throw away leftover triangles again.  Our thanks to Joanie Bellinghausen for requesting this book for our library.


May 18, 2017
Primitive Style - Folk-Art Quilts and Other Finery - Gaston, Jenifer, Folk Art

Learn the particulars of using wool to create a folk-art sampler, a hooked rug, penny rugs, table toppers, a pincushion, sewing pouch, wall quilts, lap-size quilt, and a journal cover.  If you are not into wool, of course, cotton (or other fabrics) may be used.  Patterns include birds, flowers, Churn Dash, baskets, house, heart-in-hand, Dutchman's Puzzle, Variable Star, and a pumpkin. If your colors not to your liking, learn about dyeing. Embellish with hand embroidery. Our thanks to Cathy Ferrarese for requesting this book for our library.


May 4, 2017
Sew Charming - Scrappy Quilts from 5" Squares - Etherington, Mary and Connie Tesene, Pre-cuts

Each of the 18 patterns show what can be done with your own stash's 5" squares or pre-cut charm packs, from traditional to modern.  Patterns include Hour Glass, Square in a Square, Ohio Star, a zig zaggy Chevron, Flying Geese, Double Four Patch, Churn Dash, Beach Ball Pinwheels, Snowballs and Nine Patches, Nine Patch, Triangles, and more.  Our thanks to Mary Wood for requesting this book for our library.


Apr 20, 2017
Kraft-tex Style - Cerda, Roxane, Miscellaneous

Nope, Kraft-tex it is not fabric, and neither is it leather, but it looks like leather -- it is a PAPER that can be embossed, painted, dyed, embellished, printed, distressed, woven, burned, die-cut, stitched on a machine or by hand, and laundered! What on earth is it used for?  This book is full of ideas, such as placemats, storage boxes, wall hangings, a pocket folder, a travel journal, tech stand, yoga mat tote, bags, pouches, purses, bike bag, wallet, (yea! - instructions for inserting zippers!), earrings, necklace, camera strap, travel backgammon board, paper dolls, treasure map labels, tags, coasters, key fobs, business card or gift card holders, scissor holster, pencil case, and one of my favorites, of course, bookmarks! Our thanks to Mary Ann Hayre for requesting this book for our library.


Apr 6, 2017
Judith Baker Montano's Essential Stitch Guide - Montano, Judith Baker, Embellishing

Even though our library has all of this author's books, Phyllis Gallaway recommended that we invest in this spiral-bound bible of embroidery stitches as it combines information from all of Judith's books in one place. The artist has suggestions for transferring photos/images onto fabric to include, as well as painting the background fabric before the stitching even begins.  Admitting to being dyslexic, she has taken pains to make her instructions as easy to follow as possible.  There are even tips for left-handed stitchers!  Over 180 stitches and 70 combinations. 


Apr 6, 2017
Drawn to Stitch - Line, drawing and mark-making in textile art - Hedley, Gwen, Contemporary

Can't draw? Don't worry.  The author encourages us through many exercises. Transfer the information to your own art, whether on paper or fabric, pen or thread, flat or textured. A donation.


Apr 6, 2017
Stitched Textiels: Birds - Sumner, Rachel, Animals

Even if you are not partial to chickens, seagulls, blackbirds, puffins, or backyard birds you will still benefit from learning the techniques used for manufacturing the backgrounds in this book.  Warning: you won't ever want to throw away a scrap of fabric again as it could be just what is needed in a future project. These quilts are a great excuse to experiment with all of the stitches on your sewing machine.  


Mar 2, 2017
Art and Inspirations Judith Baker Montano - Montano, Judith Baker, Embellishing

Quoting from the back of the book: "Internationally recognized as the consummate authority on crazy quilting, silk ribbon embroidery, and embellishment techniques, Montano has compiled an exuberant body of work during her career.  Enjoy the intensely personal view of this dynamic artist as seen through her words, watercolors, photography, and needlework." Published back in 1997, I am not sure how this book slipped past our library.  We are very lucky that former SRQG member Polly Breckinridge has donated this for all of to enjoy. If you enjoy this book, you will want to check out other books by Judith in our "Embellishing" section.  Note that our very own Honorary Life Member, Diana Roberts, is acknowledged and thanked by the author on page 6 as her technical editor at C&T Publishing!


Mar 2, 2017
New Adventures of Sue and Billy, The - Kato, Reiko, Sunbonnet Sue

When I first saw the cover quilt of this darling book in a magazine I got out a magnifying glass to study the details of the most charming Sunbonnet Sues (and Billys) I have ever encountered. I Googled and found the price of the book quite high (and in Eruos - way too complicated for me to deal with!), and did not pursue the purchase. When Jackie Pitts asked about the book I knew I had to make it happen. The very next day Quiltmania emailed me a Valentine's Day coupon, plus allowed me to order it in US dollars, and that clinched it. I placed the order on Friday and it was on my doorstep on Monday!  How do they do that?! The timing of its arrival was perfect for me to sit on the front porch, enjoy the sun between many days of rain, and read the book from cover to cover, and then went back and looked at it all again. This is going to be a hard book for me to give up, but knowing that Jackie, and a very long list of other SRQG members are going to love it, too, makes it easier. The book is printed in both French and English, and before long readers will look at the French words for such thing as rickrack and forget they are reading in another language -- sewists can communicate in any language! If the entire cover quilt is beyond us, do not fear -  there are also directions for purses and smaller quilts. I look forward to visiting Sue and Billy on many Sew-and-Tell projects to come! 


Feb 16, 2017
Rulers, Templates, Stencils - ,

YES, our library has a growing collection of rulers, templates, and stencils for its members to borrow.  NO, the list is not located on the library page.  Instead, it is located on the guild's website:  www.santarosaguiltguild.org  On the left side of our Home Page click on "Download Forms."  Then scroll down to RULERS, TEMPLATES, AND STENCILS for a list that Carole Behlke has put together.  I am sorry to report that the list is not always up-to-date as new items are constantly being donated, but this will give you an idea of what might be available. The items are checked out by writing a description of the item, your name, and date in a red three-ring binder that is located in the ruler/template/stencil box (which is located at the very far end of the guild's storage room, just below elbow-level.  Use the items at your leisure, but remembering that others may wish to also borrow the items, please return (and check them back in) as soon as you can.  If anyone has suggestions about perfecting this system, or would like to up-date the list, please give me a holler -- "it takes a village" and we can use all of the help we can get!  Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this collection! -- Sharon 'the Librarian' Fry


Feb 13, 2017
Alphabet (A-M) die - Accuquilt, Go!


#55092 - Alphabet A-M, Accuquilt .  NOTE:  This alphabet dies can NOT be used with our little Go! Baby Accuquilt cutter. Make friends with members Patti Bassignani or Karen Lavender and maybe they can be persuaded to carry their cutting machine in to a guild meeting so you can use it there. Email one of them ahead of time to see if it is convenient for them to carry a machine in on the day you are thinking about. A tip: you might want to press a fusible to the back of your fabric before arriving at the meeting in case you want to have your letters ready to be ironed onto your project once they have been cut!  The second die in the set contains the second half of the alphabet (N-Z). To learn about the rest of the Go! Baby dies our guild owns, in the SEARCH box at the top of the Library Home Page, type in Go!  Letters are 3" tall, and the widest is 4-1/2" wide. Use with 10 x 24" mat.


Jan 1, 2017
Dog die - Accuquilt, Go! Baby

#55064 - Gingham Dog Go! Baby Accuquilt die. 4-1/2" wide x 3-7/8" High, plus a separate piece for the ear.  On loan from Jan Westerman.  Use with 6 x 6" mat.


Jan 1, 2017
Clamshell die - Accuquilt, Go! Baby

#55435 - Clamshell Go! Baby Accuquilt die.  4" Finished. Donated by Mary Reder. Use with 6 x 6" mat.


Jan 1, 2017
Cat die - Accuquilt, Go! Baby

#55065 - Cat Go! Baby Accuquilt die.  4-1/2" tall, 3-3/16" wide (unfinished).  Hints: press fusible web onto fabric before putting through the cutter so that the cat is ready to press onto your project. Textured fabrics, such as suade, flannel, corduroy, velvet, felt, and minky make great cats! Place the fabric wrong-side-up on the die to reverse the cat so the tail is on the opposite side.  - Use with 6 x 6" mat.


Jan 1, 2017
Holiday Medley (Christmas Tree, Snowflake, Holly Leaf and Berries) die - Accuquilt, Go! Baby

#55043 - Holiday Medley Go! Baby Accuquilt die.  Christmas Tree, Snowflake, Holly Leaf and Berries. Hint: the snowflake would make a wonderful flower.  We have TWO of this die. Use with 6 x 12" mat.


Jan 1, 2017
Alphabet (N-Z) die - Accuquilt, Go!

#55092 - Alphabet (N-Z) Accuquilt - in two die set.  This die will NOT fit in our guild's Go! Baby as it needs a larger machine.  Email Patti Bassignani or Karen Lavender to ask if it is convenient for one of them to carry in their machine on the day you need to use it. Hint: iron fusible to back of fabric before cutting out letters! The letters are 3" tall, and the widest is 4-1/2" wide. Use with 10 x 24" mat.


Jan 1, 2017
Critters (Dragonfly, Bee, and Butterfly) die - Accuquilt, Go! Baby

#55030 - Critters for Go! Baby Accuquilt die.  Dragonfly, bee, and butterfly.  On loan from Jan Westerman. Use with 6 x 12" mat.


Jan 1, 2017
Hearts die - Accuquilt, Go! Baby

#55029 - Hearts Go! Baby Accuquilt die.  2", 3", 4" hearts.  On loan from Jan Westerman. Use with 5 x 10" mat.


Jan 1, 2017
Pumpkins die - Accuquilt, Go! Baby

#55323 - Pumpkins Go! Baby Accuquilt die. Wide, short, and tall pumpkins.  On loan from Jan Westerman. Use with 6 x 12" mat.


Jan 1, 2017
Funky Flowers die - Accuquilt, Go! Baby

#55042 - Funky Flowers Go! Baby Accuquilt die. 2 flowers, 3 centers.  On loan from Jan Westerman. Use with 5 x 10" mat.


Jan 1, 2017
Fun Flower die - Accuquilt, Go! Baby

#55334 - Fun Flower Go! Baby Accuquilt die.  On loan from Jan Westerman. Use with 6 x 6" mat.


Jan 1, 2017
8-inch Block Cube dies - Accuquilt, Go! Baby

#55776 - 8" Block Cube Go! Baby Accuquilt dies. This box contains dies to make many different 8" blocks, plus instruction DVD and booklet.  Be sure to also check out the large binder that Jan Westerman has printed out for us that is full of instructions patterns, and hints.  Included in the Cube:  2 x 4" finished rectangles, 4" finished quarter-square triangles, 4" finished half-square triangles,  2-3/4" finished squares on point, a 45 degree parallelogram, 4" finished square, 2" finished square.  Cutting mat included in box. Use with the Companion 8" Mix and Match Set (see #55780 for details).


Jan 1, 2017
Flying Geese die - Accuquilt, Go! Baby

#55456 - Flying Geese Accuquilt die.  3.5 x 6.5" unfinished, 3 x 6" finished. Use with 6 x 12" mat.


Jan 1, 2017
Orange Peel die - Accuquilt, Go! Baby

#55455 - Orange Peel Go! Baby Accuquilt die. 4.5 x 4.5" unfinished. Use with 6 x 6" mat.


Jan 1, 2017
Strip die - 2.5 inches - Accuquilt, Go! Baby

#55014 - 2.5" Strip Go! Baby Accuquilt die. Cut two 2.5 strips at a time for 2" finished strips.  The SRQG owns its own die, plus Celeste White owns her own die that she is willing to lend.  Please make arrangements directly with Celeste to use hers. Use with 6 x 24" mat.


Jan 1, 2017
Go! Baby Accuquilt Cutting Machine - Accuquilt, Go! Baby

6" cutting width (as compared to the larger Go! cutter's 10" cutting width) Many, many thanks to Mary Reder for donating this Go! Baby by Accuquilt magical cutting machine to our guild, along with a few dies. This new "toy" has opened up a world of fun for our members. This machine will cut fabric 90% faster than using rotary cutters or scissors, and is absolutely accurate.  It can cut up to six layers of cotton, satin, or silk at one time.  It will cut up to four layers of cotton with fusible ironed to it.  Cut two layers of wool at a time. Cut one to two layers at a time of flannel, fleece, batting, or felt.  Cut one layer of leather or denim at a time.  One-quarter inch seam allowance is included in geometric shapes.  Dog-eared corners are already cut.  8.5 pounds.  This little machine does not work with the 10 x 10" or 10 x 24" dies, but there are a few guild members (including Patti Bassignani and Karen Lavender - email them ahead of time to see if it is convenient for them to bring in a machine) who have the larger machines -- so I recommend cultivating their friendships and offering to wash windows for them in exhange for their schlepping their machines in to guild meetings for you to use the larger dies (including the alphabet that the guild owns).  Hint: to conserve fabric, cover only the shape you want to cut, not the entire die (such as particular letters, or a certain flower).  Hint: for asymmetrical shapes, such as a cat facing a certain way, place fabric-pattern-side-up if you want the shape to look exactly like the shape of the die.  To face the cat in the opposite direction, place the fabric pattern-side-down for the shape to be cut as a mirror image. The machine is very easy to use, but you must be given a short lesson before checking it out.  Our Go! Baby experts are Jan Westerman, Caroline Pope, Patti Bassignani, and Karen Lavender.  If you are also an Accuquilt expert and would like to be listed here, please let Sharon 'the Librarian' Fry know.  We have many dies in our library.  If you own dies and would like to be on a list to loan your dies to fellow guild members, please inform Sharon Fry.  If you see a die that you would like for our library to own, please give all information to Sharon Fry.  The machine may be used at the meetings or reserved to take home. Hint: have your fabric cut and pressed before arrival.  Another Hint: if you are cutting irregular shapes that you are going to "applique" onto your surface, you might want to press a fusible to the back of the fabric before arriving at a meeting to cut (for instance: alphabet, cat, dog, flowers, snowflakes).   The machine and/or dies may be checked out of the library and absolutely MUST be returned to the very next meeting.  If you break or lose the machine or dies, you are responsible for reimbursing the library for the item(s).  Jan Westerman has put together a binder of hints and instructions that should be read.  Also, Jan W. has printed out an entire binder of patterns to be checked out with the 8" Cube set.  When on our Guild's website, on the Library page, type in the Search box the word Go! and find a list of Go! Baby dies we own, or are borrowing from members.  Looking forward to seeing your Go! Baby projects!  Welcome to the 21st Century!  Check out www.accuquilt.com for more information.


Jan 1, 2017
Hexagons die - Accuquilt, Go! Baby

#55011 - three different sizes of hexagons (2" wide, 1-3/4" high, 1" sides), (3" wide, 2-5/8" high, 1-1/2" sides), and  (5" wide, 4-3/8" high, 2-1/2" sides). Quoting from Accuquilt's website: "Traditional hexagon quilts like Grandmother's Flower Garden are absolutely beautiful, but it takes a whole lot of hexagons to make one quilt and just thinking about cutting all those shapes out can make your wrists ache. The AccuQuilt GO! Hexagon die cuts perfect shapes quickly, every time."  HINT: The die not only cuts up to eight layers of cotton fabric at a time, but cuts papers for foundation piecing, also!  Use with 6 x 12" mat.


Jan 1, 2017
Circles die - 2, 3, and 5 - Accuquilt, Go! Baby

#55012 - Circles - 2", 3", and 5" for Go! Baby Accuquilt die. Use with 6 x 12" mat.


Jan 1, 2017
Circles 1-1/2", 1-3/4", 2-1/4", 2-1/2" die - Accuquilt, Go! Baby

#55155 - Circles - 1-1/2", 1-3/4", 2-1/4", 2-1/2" for Go! Baby Accuquilt die. Uses 6 x 12" mat.


Jan 1, 2017
Local Color by Bill Kerr die - Accuquilt, Go! Baby

#55452 - Local Color by Bill Kerr die. Get accurate curved cuts fast and the notches on the die make the curves easy to piece with minimal pinning. Choose fabric colors that blend where the circles meet to create a transparency effect.

FREE PATTERN:
GO! Local Color Quilt by Bill Kerr

Uses 6 x 24" mat.


Jan 1, 2017
Queen of Hearts die - Accuquilt, Go! Baby

#55325 - four Hearts die for Go! Baby cutter.  The guild owns the die, and Celeste White also owns her own and is willing to lend it. Please contact Celeste directly to make arrangements to use her die.  Uses 6 x 12" mat.


Jan 1, 2017
Pomegranate die - Accuquilt, Go! Baby

#55371 - Pomegranate die - Designed by Alex Anderson. Includes two large circles, two cat's eyes, and two leaves. This die is owned by Celeste White.  Please contact Celeste if you would like to borrow it. Uses 5 x 10" mat.


Jan 1, 2017
Kay's Bouquet die - Accuquilt, Go! Baby

#55372 - Kay's Bouquet designed by Laura Wasilowski.  One scallop circle, four triangle scalloped petals, two shaped leaves, one curved stem, and a 3/4" circle are included in the die to make up this flower. This die is owned by Celeste White. If you would like to borrow it, please contact Celeste directly. Uses 5 x 10" mat.


Jan 1, 2017
Rose of Sharon die - Accuquilt, Go! Baby

#55045 - designed by Sharon Pederson. This die is owned by Celeste White. If you would like to borrow it, please contact Celeste. Uses 5 x 10" mat.


Jan 1, 2017
Ohio Star die - Accuquilt, Go! Baby

#55174 - Ohio Star - 12" finished block. This die is owned by Celeste White.  If you would like to borrow it, please contact Celeste. Uses 6 x 12" mat.


Jan 1, 2017
Log Cabin die - Accuquilt, Go! Baby

#55349 - Log Cabin - 1.5" wide logs.  May make 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, or 12" finished blocks. This die is NOT compatible with the SRQG's Go! Baby cutter, but needs a larger cutter.  Karen Lavender, Patti Bassignani, and Celeste White all may be contacted and requested to bring their larger machine in to a guild meeting.  The Log Cabin die is owned by Celeste White.  Please make arrangements with Celeste to borrow her die. Uses 10 x 24" mat.


Jan 1, 2017
Dancing Umbrella die - Accuquilt, Go! Baby

#55178 - Edyta Sitar has designed the GO! Dancing Umbrella. Everything you need to cut the umbrella handle, umbrella canopies, and even the cap. This die can be used with other appliqué dies to tell a story or you can simply rotate the umbrellas to add dimension to your project. Our thanks to Carolle LeMonnier for requesting this die. Uses 6 x 12" mat.


Jan 1, 2017
Strip die - 2-1/4 - Accuquilt, Go! Baby

#55053 - Make binding, narrow borders, string piece, and 1 3/4" finished sashing in a flash with the GO! Strip Cutter. This die makes quick and perfect work of cutting 2 1/4" strips from multiple layers of fabric. The razor-sharp blades are 23" long and open at both ends to cut folded fabric right off the bolt.  NOTE:  This die does NOT work with our Guild's Go! Baby cutter. Please ask Patti Bassigani or Karen Lavender if it might be convenient for one of them to bring their larger cutter to a guild meeting so that you can use it to cut these strips.  Our thanks to Pat Kearns for requesting this die. Uses 10 x 24" mat.


Jan 1, 2017
Half Square Triangle die - 3" - Accuquilt, Go! Baby

#55009 - Half Square Triangles - 3" Finished. Donated by Linda Silva. Uses 5 x 10" mat.


Jan 1, 2017
Half Square Triangle die - 2.5" - Accuquilt, Go! Baby

#55257 - 2.5" Finished Half Square Triangle. Donated by Linda Silva. Uses 5 x 10" mat.


Jan 1, 2017
Isosceles Triangle die - 5 x 6" - Accuquilt, Go!

#55016 - Isosceles Triangle 5 x 6" - Isosceles triangles are three-sided shapes with two sides the same length. Eight isosceles triangles sewn together form an octagon. Sew Half SquareTriangle-3" Finished Squares (55009) to the corners of this octagon and it becomes a Kaleidoscope block. Sew several blocks together and play with the colors and you can create a stunning quilt with optical illusions of circles! Note: this die cannot be used with the Go! Baby, but can be used with the larger Accuquilt models. Donated by Linda Silva. Uses 10 x 10" mat.


Jan 1, 2017
Square Multiples die - 2" finished - Accuquilt, Go!

#55059 - These 2" finished squares are the basic building blocks of quilting. This die is used in conjunction with additional AccuQuilt GO! block dies that work together to create typical 6", 8" and 12" finished patchwork quilt blocks such as the Spinner and Jewel Box blocks. This die cannot be used with the Go! Baby, but can be used with the larger Accuquilt cutters. Donated by Linda Silva. Uses 10 x 10" mat.


Jan 1, 2017
Arabesque #3 die - Accuquilt, Go!

#55050 - Arabesque #3 - AccuQuilt presents exclusive Ricky Tims licensed die designs for the AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter. His signature Arabesque designs feature intricate details, graceful curves, and symmetrical flowing lines that would be time consuming and difficult to cut by hand. With the AccuQuilt GO!, you can create the Arabesque #3 by Ricky Tims perfectly in seconds! NOTE: This die cannot be used with the Go! Baby, but can be used with the larger Accuquilt cutters. Donated by Linda Silva. Use with 10 x 10" mat.


Jan 1, 2017
Blazing Star die - Accuquilt, Go!

#55051 - Blazing Star - 12" Finished - Designed by Eleanor Burns.  Note: this die cannot be used with the Go! Baby, but can be used with the larger Accuquilt cutters. Donated by Linda Silva. Use with 10 x 10" mat.


Jan 1, 2017
Half Rectangle Triangle die - Accuquilt, Go! Baby

#55411 - Half Rectangle Triangle - 3 x 6" Finished Rectangle - Donated by Linda Silva. Use with 6 x 12" mat.


Jan 1, 2017
Half Hexagon die - Accuquilt, Go! Baby

#55165 - Half Hexagon The seam allowance is included in these half hexies for easy and accurate piecing. Coordinates with GO! Hexagon-1", 1 1/2", 2 1/2" Sides (55011) and GO! Equilateral Triangles (55079). Donated by Linda SIlva. Use with 6 x 12" mat.


Jan 1, 2017
Small Value die - Accuquilt, Go! Baby

#55018 - Small Value -This die precisely cuts three different shapes of squares and triangles. Use them to create 4-Patch, 9-Patch, stars, pinwheels, borders and more. Makes perfect cuts seem like child's play. Donated by Linda Silva. Celeste White also owns this die and may be borrowed from her by contacting her by email. Uses 6 x 12" mat.


Jan 1, 2017
Bowties die - Accuquilt, Go! Baby

#55413 - Bowties - 4" Finished Block - by  Alex Anderson -  Versatile die can also be used to cut 1 1/2": and 2 1/2": squares for a variety of projects. Donated by Linda Silva. Use with 6 x 12" mat


Jan 1, 2017
Signature Block die - 4-1/2 - Accuquilt, Go! Baby

#55356 - Signature Block - 4-1/2" Finished - The GO! Signature Block is designed to work with the GO! Half Square-3" Finished Triangle (55009) and GO! Half Square-1" Finished Triangle (55320). Sew two 3" finished half square triangles to the long sides of the block for a 4 1/2" finished square or four 1" finished half square triangles sewn to the short sides of the block form a 6 7/16" x 2 1/8" rectangle. Use this shape to incorporate signatures to personalize a quilt or prepare signature blocks to be signed at showers, weddings and other celebrations. Donated by Linda Silva. Use with 5 x 10" mat.



Jan 1, 2017
Go! Cutter (larger size than the Go! Baby) - Accuquilt, Go!

Go! Accuquilt Cutter - larger than the Go! Baby.  10" cutting width (as compared to the Go! Baby, which only has a 6" cutting width).  Donated by Linda Silva.


Jan 1, 2017
LeMoyne Star die - Accuquilt, Go!

#55453 - LeMoyne Star die to be used with the GO! Accuquilt cutter (but not the Go! Baby). This Block on Board (BOB) die allows you to cut all of the shapes you need in just one pass to make a two-color LeMoyne Star block. The GO! LeMoyne Star-9" Finished die is designed with no Y-seams which makes a traditionally advanced block great for all skill levels. Uses 10 x 10" mat.


Jan 1, 2017
Bows die - Accuquilt, Go! Baby

#55341 - Bows in three sizes (2-1/2", 3-1/2", 4-1/2") May be used with the Go! Baby Accuquilt die cutter. Team the GO! Bow up with other dies to add something special. The different scale bows are designed to compliment other applique shapes like flowers or work together with swags for a border. Uses 6 x 12" mat.


Jan 1, 2017
Dove die - Accuquilt, Go! Baby

#55350 - Dove die - This die easily cuts a beautiful flying dove. Perfect for holiday quilts, garments, gift tags and home decor, or use as the feature of a peace-themed quilt. Apply fusible web to the wrong side of fabrics prior to cutting for quick and easy applique. Uses 6 x 6" mat.


Jan 1, 2017
Reindeer die - Accuquilt, Go! Baby

#55353 - Reindeer die - This die easily cuts an elegant reindeer. Use for holiday appliqué quilts, garments, gift tags, home décor and much more! Apply fusible web to the wrong side of fabrics prior to cutting for quick and easy appliqué. Use with 6 x 6" mat.


Jan 1, 2017
Holiday Accessories die - Accuquilt, Go! Baby

#55321 - Holiday Accessories - Bows, Top Hat, Bow, etc. -  create accessories for a snowperson, ornament toppers, and more. Use GO! Circle-2", 3", 5" (55012) die to create the snowpeople, then accessorize them with hats, scarves, arms and carrot noses. Use the ornament toppers with the 2" and 3" circles to create holiday ornaments. Create gifts with the bow using the GO! Square-3 1/2" (55006), GO! Square-4 3/4" (55019), GO! Rectangle-3 1/2" x 6 1/2" (55005) and so much more. Make quick appliqués by applying fusible web to the wrong side of fabrics prior to cutting. Use with 5 x 10" mat.


Jan 1, 2017
Daisy die - Accuquilt, Go!Baby

#55327 - Daisy die for Go! Baby - two sizes of petals, two sizes of circle centers. Use with 6 x 6" mat.


Jan 1, 2017
Flower Bunch die - Accuquilt, Go! Baby

#55332 - Flower Bunch die - three flower shapes, circle center, leaf.  Use with 5 x 10" mat.


Jan 1, 2017
Owl die - Accuquilt, Go!Baby

#55333 - Owl eyes, wings, beak, body. Use with 6 x 6" mat.


Jan 1, 2017
Crazy Petals die - Accuquilt, Go! Baby

#55326 - Crazy Petals die - three sizes petals, three sizes center circles. Use with 6 x 6" mat.


Jan 1, 2017
Cat and Bat die - Accuquilt, Go! Baby

#55365 - Cat and Bat die - Think Halloween! Bat (5-1/8" wide by 3" high). Cat 5-1/8" wide by 7-3/8" High). Use with 6 x 12" cutting mat. 


Jan 1, 2017
Cupcake die - Accuquilt, Go! Baby

#55097 - Cupcake die - one base (3-1/2" wide, 3-3/8" high); and two different tops, one pointed (3-7/8" wide x 2" high, for a total cupcake size of 3-7/8 wide by 4-1/2" high), the other top rounded (4-1/4" wide by 2-3/8" high, for a total cupcake dimension of 4-1/4" wide x 5" high. Use with 6 x 12" cutting mat. 


Jan 1, 2017
Cute Car die - Accuquilt, Go! Baby

#55354 - Cute Car die. Cutting shapes include: car (5-1/2 wide x 3-3/8" high), two windows (each 1-3/8 wide x 1/8" high), and two wheel covers (each l-1/8" in diameter).  Use with 5 x 10" cutting mat.


Jan 1, 2017
Stars die - Accuquilt, Go! Baby

#55028 - Star-2", 3", 4" die. 5-pointed stars. Use with 5 x 10" cutting mat. 


Jan 1, 2017
Companion Set for 8" Blocks - Accuquilt, Go! Baby

#55780 -  The 8" Companion Set is designed to expand the possibilities of what you can create with the existing GO! Qube 8" Mix & Match Block (55776). Our GO! Qube combined with the GO! Qube 8" Companion Set allows you to make an additional 72 blocks.

The 8" Companion Set includes four classic shapes labeled 9-12—a continuation of the 1-8 die numbering system from the GO! Qube 8" Mix & Match Block—a cutting mat, an instructional DVD, PLUS a FREE 20-page pattern booklet which includes 10 Mix & Match block patterns.

GO! Dies included (with quilt shape number)

  • GO! Chisels-2” x 4” Finished (Shape 9)
  • GO! Signature Block-4” Finished (Shape 10)
  • GO! Drunkard’s Path-Arc Shape-4” Finished (Shape 11)
  • GO! Drunkard’s Path-Quarter Circle-4” Finished (Shape 12)

Jan 1, 2017
5-inch Square die - Accuquilt, Go! Baby

#55010 - Cuts two 5-inch squares. Use with Go! Baby and larger cutters. Use with 6 x 12" cutting mat. 


Jan 1, 2017
Numbers die - Accuquilt, Go!

#55099 - Numbers zero through nine. 3" tall. Cannot use with Go! Baby, but can use with our larger Go! cutter. Same style and size as our alphabet dies. Use with 10 x 10" cutting mat.


Jan 1, 2017
Churn Dash die - 9" finished block - Accuquilt, Go!

#55339 - Churn Dash Block - 9" Finished Block. Cuts five shapes (square for center, triangles, and rectangles). Die includes seam allowance and dog-earned corners.  Cannot use with the Go! Baby, but can be used with our larger cutter. Use with 10 x 10" cutting mat. 


Jan 1, 2017
House die - Accuquilt, Go!

#55344 - House die - 9-1/2" wide by 8" tall finished block. House, chimneys, windows, and door. Cannot use with Go! Baby, but can be used with our larger cutter. Use with 10 x 10" mat. 


Jan 1, 2017
Layer Cake die - 10 inch Big Square (9.5 inches finished) - Accuquilt, Go! Big

#55451 - Layer Cake - 10" Big Square (9-1/2" finished) - Must be used with the Go! Big electric cutting machine (which we do not own -- but a few members of our SRQG do own this particular machine and are willing to let others cut).  Use with the 16 x 14" mat. 


Jan 1, 2017