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Title/Author(s)/Classification(s) Date Introduced
Adventures in Paper Piecing & Design - Sharp, Sarah Elizabeth, Foundation Piecing

By the time you get to the end of this superb book you will have a PhD in foundation piecing. Our thanks to Pam Brown for recommending this for our library.

Apr 26, 2021
Kaffe Fassett in the Studio - Behind the Scenes with a Master Colorist - Fassett, Kaffe, Fassett, Kaffe

Quoting Kaffe in the Introduction: "In my lectures and workshops, participants often ask about my house: can they visit? I have to discourage this - I'd never have time to do my work if I had to entertain visitors! So, I thought I would write a book that attempts to show my creative spaces and processes. This book aims to satisfy that curiosity about the flow of color that comes from inside my house." I read every word, and studied every gorgeous photo, and still I really want to visit his home! A must see is The Dining Room, starting on page 49. It is over-the-top! Our thanks to Caroline Pope for requesting this book to add to the collection of other Fassett books in our library. 

Apr 26, 2021
Quiltfolk - Issue 18 - Illinois - Fons, Mary, Editor-in-Chief, Quiltfolk

COVID may have presented some challenges to the "Quiltfolk" photographer, but I think this may be just one of their best issues yet! Each article is fascinating, from  Bisa Butler to Rebecca Fons (Mary Ann's daughter, Mary's sister). The photograph on page 36 is priceless.

Apr 13, 2021
Curated Quilts - Issue 14 - , Magazine

Immediately flip to page 76 to see a quilt made by our very own Caroline Pope!  This issue's theme is "plus."  Caroline used the prescribed color scheme for the miniature challenge to make her "You + Me" quilt.  It is one of 25 chosen for publication, and as a thank you from the publishers, she was sent a free issue of this luscious magazine, which reads like a book, and has donated it for our library.  I asked Caroline to autograph her page.  Besides the miniature challenge are many other "plus" -themed quilts and articles.  Also check out "Curated Quilts," issue 6 to see a house quilt by our Toni Anderson.  

Apr 13, 2021
Quiltfolk - Issue 17 - Connecticut - Fons, Mary (Editor-in-Chief), Quiltfolk

Connecticut - Martha Sielman of SAQA, Denyse Schmidt, Kate Spain, and more.

Jan 23, 2021
Quiltfolk - Issue 16 - Family - Fons, Mary, Editor-in-Chief, Quiltfolk

The first fifteen issues of "Quiltfolk" examined different states.  As the Coruna Virus made it impossible to travel for the writers and photographers, the theme of "family" was chosen for this issue.  Each essay is excellent, and the photos of the quilts and the people whose lives they have touched are interesting and inspiring. I have many favorites, but if you have time to read only one, make sure to read every word on page 143 about Karey Bresenhan and her cousin (mothers of International Quilt Market). 'Splains a lot, Lucy .....   

Nov 9, 2020
Quiltfolk - Issue 15 - Nevada - Fons, Mary, Editor, Quiltfolk

Nevada - story about Burning Man, and many more. 

Jul 13, 2020
Cherrywood Collection 2014, The: Wicked - Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics, Cherrywood Challenge

A challenge issued by Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics: make a 20-inch square using their fabrics with the theme WICKED (the Broadway play). Here are 114 pieces that were chosen. Donated by Melissa Trunick. 

May 31, 2020
Cherrywood Challenge 2016, The: The Lion King - Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics, Cherrywood Challenge

The 2016 challenge by Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics ~ make a 20-inch squrae using their fabrics with the theme of the Broadway play and movie THE LION KING. This book, donated by Melissa Trunick for our library, includes the 120 pieces chosen from over 300 submissions.  

May 31, 2020
Cherrywood Challenge 2018, The: Prince - Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics, Cherrywood Challenge

The 2018 (their fourth) challenge from Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics's  theme was "Prince," the musical innovator.  More than 380 20-inch pieces were submitted, and this book features the chosen 165. Our thanks to Melissa Trunick for donating this book for our library. 

May 31, 2020
Cherrywood Challenge 2019, The: Bob Ross - Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics, Cherrywood Challenge

Bob Ross (1942-1995) inspired millions on his PBS show "The Joy of Painting" from 1983 to 1994.  The 2019 Cherrywood Challenge (their fifth) brought in more than 400 submissions.  This book features the 200 chosen 20-inch square pieces for five touring exhibits. Our Santa Rosa Quilt Guild's very own Ellen Cooper's quilt, "Out on a Limb. That's where the fruit is." on page 38.  

May 31, 2020
Sweet Tweets - Cox, Erin, Animals

Plump, charming little birds adorn a variety of projects, including small quilts, pillow, placemats, hot pads, coasters, and a  tote bag.  Patchwork is combined with simple raw-edge applique.  Our thanks to Genelle Voorhees for this darling donation.

May 28, 2020
12 Quilts of Christmas - a Harriet Truman/Loose Threads Mystery - #12 in series - Sachitano, Arlene, Fiction

#12 in the Harriet Truman/Loose Threads mystery fiction series. Read in order. Donated by former member Alice Friesen.

May 12, 2020
Block - Volume 7, Issue 1, 2020 - Doan, Jenny - Missouri Star Quilt Co., Block

Articles include: tips for fabric organization, favorite notions, resizing a block, how to make stylish fabric-covered storages boxes, part one of a mystery story, journaling, and of course, lots of easy quilt patterns.  A very nice donation to our collection.

Apr 4, 2020
Victoria Findlay Wolfe's Playing with Purpose - A Quilt Retrospective - Wolfe, Victoria Findlay, Contemporary

More than 130 quilts made by the author in over 35 years.  

Mar 19, 2020
Singular Stars - Book of Lone Star Quilts - Martin, Judy, Stars

Instructions for making Lone Star quilts, along with MANY variations. Recommended by Cheryl Ogle.

Mar 19, 2020
English Paper-Pieced Sampler, An - Beltman, Darlene and Teresa Justice, Foundation Piecing

This book contains a bit of everythign, starting with the history of English Paper Piecing (EPP). General instructions are included for EPP with lots of good tips.  Many examples of samplers are illustrated in the gallery. Pages full of templates are ready for copying.  Black and white pages are perfect  for copying and hand coloring to assist in choosing the best combinations. Patterns include: Grandmother's Flower Garden, Tumpbling (Baby) Blocks, Star of Justice, Patchwork of the Crosses, Bow Tie, Spools, Fancy Dresden Plate, Sunbeam, Castle Wall, Star Bright, Apple Core, and Clam Shell, plus patterns for foundation-pieced borders. Make a quilt of just one pattern, or try different patterns for a sampler. Our thanks to Genelle Voorhees for this donation to our library.  

Mar 5, 2020
Third Time's a Charm - Groves, Barbara and Mary Jacobson, Pre-cuts

If you are wondering what to do with a charm pack (42 - 5" pre-cut squares) or a box of 5" squares you have been collecting, or want to cut squares from your fabric collection, this book will help you by offering seven patterns.  Each pattern is shown with three differnt color combinations.  Traditional patterns such as Churn Dash (a.k.a. Shoo Fly), are almost unrecognizable with the scrappy look of charms.  Each pattern is beginner-friendly, but the results are definitely complicated-looking.  The heart pattern is definitely a favorite!  A nice donation to our library from Jan Andrews.

Mar 5, 2020
New Quick and Easy Block Tool!, The - Aneloski, Liz, editor, Basics

110 quilt blocks in five sizes with project ideas.  No-math needed. Lots of hints, tips, and tricks.  Simple cutting charts.  Spiral-bound, pocket-size. Highly recommended by Sharon Oman. 

Feb 6, 2020
Mix it Up! - Alexander, Lissa, Pre-cuts

This type of baking does not mean spending time in the kitchen. Get into your sewing space with Cake Mix (10" squares) or Cupcake Mix (5") Papers. Place them on two layers of fabric. Sew on the dotted lines. Cut on the solid lines. Remove the easy-tear paper.  No seam allowances to worry about. No tiny triangle points to feed underneath the presser foot. No stitching and flipping. Just quick-and-easy, perfectly pointed triangle-squares - EASY!  Sixteen designers each chose a different "recipe card" to whip up a quilt for this book. Purchase Cake Mix Recipe Cards and Papers at quilting shops or on-line. Or use the chart on page 95 to make substitions by cutting and sewing the number and sizes of units listed for each block in the pattern you are making.  Use with pre-cut layer cake packages or charm squares -- or cut from your own fabric collection. Book requested by Mary Ann Hayre.  

Jan 16, 2020
Quilter's Negative Space Handbook, The - Schaefer, Sylvia, Modern

Quoting from the book: "In art, negative space is defined simply as the space surrounding or in between the subject or subjects of the artwork, and it's every bit as important as the positive space, which is occupied by the subject. The point of negative space is to give the eye a place to rest, but it should also help the eye move across the piece and draw attention to the main subject." Learn how to remove elements, simplify blocks, oversize simple blocks, position rows, scatter elements, extend lines, and maybe my favorite: disintegration. Numerous valuable tips, including quilting ideas. Our thanks to Jana Ulmer for spotting this book that helps us learn more about modern quilting.

Jan 2, 2020
Wool, Needle and Thead - Bongean, Lisa, Applique

EVERYTHING you need to know about creating wool applique.  Excellent step-by-step photos and directions and tips from threading the needle and knotting the thread, to embellishing with embroidery (do you know how to do the "drizzle" stitch?), to finishing projects. Projects include: needle book, scissor holder, pincushions, table mat. Patterns include: owl, squirrel, crow, pumpkins, sunflower, acorn, geraniums. A terrific book recommended by Carole Behlke.

Jan 2, 2020
More Free-Motion Quilting 1-2-3 - Kennedy, Lori, Quilting

Quoting from the book: "65 designs to finish your quilts. 400+ step-by-step photos. No fancy machine needed, no Ph.D. in quilting required - start free-motion quilting right now." Motifs are divided in chapters for easy reference: winter, spring, fall, summer, celebrations, "just for fun," and backgrounds and fills.  Our thanks to Laura Barrett for requesting this book for our library.

Dec 5, 2019
Dresden Quilt Blocks Reimagined - Grisham, Candyce Copp, Dresden Plate

You won't believe how many ways a traditional Dresden Block can be changed.  Learn how to use a wedge ruler, or make a template, to cut the blades. Mix up the number of blades, the shape of the edges, pile them one on top of another - the ideas are endless, as can be seen in the gallery.  

Nov 7, 2019
Fun Quilts for Kids - Fons and Porter, Babies and Kids

This book should definitely be renamed "Fun Quilts for ANYONE" as it is not just for children. Patterns include flip flops, turtles, cats, fish, kites, penguins, a signature block, and many traditional blocks that can take on a modern look. Besides quilt patterns, find a tote bag and a creative way to turn an ordinary card table into a magic castle (or maybe a fort). Suggestions for using panels. Tons of tips and techniques lessons.  Our thanks to Pam Brown for recommending this book for our library.

Nov 7, 2019
Sew Cute & Clever Farm & Forest Friends - Hertel, Mary, Animals

Goofy, funny, silly are all words to describe these sixteen foundation-pieced blocks.  Included are patterns for two cats, two dogs, bear, fox, moose, raccoon, cow, pig, goat, chicken, mouse, owl, pony, and bunny.  Button eyes lend amusing expressions.  If making for a small child, you might want to apply fabric eyes instead of buttons that may be swallowed.  Mix and match the animals in projects described in the book (quilt, pillow, pillowcase, table topper, table runner, and bench pillow), or of course, use them into anything else, such as tote bags.  Melissa Trunich cracked up when she saw this book and recommended it for our library.  

Oct 17, 2019
Wild Wool and Colorful Cotton Quilts - Kaprow, Erica, Houses

Start with a medallion of crazy houses (and maybe a bird, cat, leaves, trees, circles) and then add lots of borders.  

Oct 3, 2019
Creating Art Quilts with Panels - Hughes, Joyce, Embellishing

Learn how to turn an ordinary premade fabric panel into a work of art with free-motion quilting, thread painting, trapunto, overlay, three-dimensional effects, machine techniques, and a variety of embellishments. Very good hints included regarding threads for the needle and the bobbin. Thanks to Chris Nolen for recommending this book for our library.

Sep 19, 2019
Classic to Contemporary String Quilts - Hogan, Mary M., String Quilts

You knew you were saving those strings, scraps, and selvages of fabric for a reason. Making string quilts is very satisfying as it not only busts the stash, but depending on the project, can be a no-brainer. Learn about the type of foundations (including tulle!) or backgrounds that are the base for the blocks. Traditional blocks are looked at in a fresh manner. Patterns include stars, triangles, Carpenter Star, Circling Geese, Churn Dash, Shoo Fly, Bow Tie, Card Trick, Four Seasons of Trees, a couple of "modern" patterns, AND Dresden Plate. Plus there are ideas for string borders. I especially liked the hint for utilizing teeny pieces to create interest with "disappearing" strings. Thank Pam Brown for recommending this book for our library. 

Sep 5, 2019
Modern Applique Workbook, The - Dick, Jenifer, Modern

Featururing machine applique using a freezer paper/glue method.  Different machine stitches illustrated, including zig zag, straight-line, scribble, blanket, feather, and more.  Threads discussed.  Projects include "Mod," baskets, birds, flames, trees, circles, an imaginative flying geese, Fall, "Kisses," fish, and a star that is reminiscent of a TV test pattern -- all with a Modern look.  Donated by Melissa Trunick.

Jun 20, 2019
Modern Selvage Quilting - Nason, Riel, Miscellaneous

Of course, you cannot use the selvage in a quilt block because the weave is denser than the rest of the fabric, but that does not mean you can't make good use of the selvages.  Learn how to cut the selvages from the yardage and use one of three methods discussed in the book for turning them into new fabric.  Projects suggested are quilts of all sizes and styles, pincushions, pillows, Christmas ornaments, table runners and place mats, and even valances. After reading this book you may find yourself choosing fabrics to purchase because of their clever selvages.  Don't tell your fellow quilters what you are up to when you ask them to save their selvages for you or else they will want to save the scraps for themselves.  Thanks to Pam Brown for suggesting this book for our library.

Jun 6, 2019
Modern Applique Illusions - York, Casey, Modern

Combine fine-art perspective techniques with easy fusible applique and machine quilting. Make trees, rivers, and roads that seem to fade into the distance. Learn "tunnel vision." Build a "concrete jungle." Add shadows easily. Patterns include chickens, fish kites, baby blocks sewing notions,  A donation by Melissa Trunick.

May 16, 2019
Layered and Stitched Pictures - Essam, Katie, Embellishing

Learn to be inspired by common items that surround us, then employ a combination of machine free embroidery, hand stitching, collage, and paint, and machine applique it to your project, whether it be a quilt, framed art, or a wearable. Patterns to get us started include a cat, a dog, chickens, a rabbit, birds, a flower, a water can, a house, fence, and lantern; Wellies (a.k.a. boots, for those who don't speak "English"!); and sewing machine and notions. Thanks to Kristin Ray for spotting this book for our library.

Apr 18, 2019
Quilting Arts Idea Book, The - Denegre, Vivika Hansen, editor, Embellishing

Inspiration and techniques for art quilting from the editors and contributors of "Quilting Arts" magazine.  Some of the topics included are: dyeing, painting, printing, marbling, stamping, stenciling, tea bag projects, spin-art surface design, a mixed-media birthday book, metal leafing, hand stitched embellishments, prayer flags, and maybe best of all:"making the best of mistakes!"  Tips for "Lessons Learned from an Art Collaboration" and tons more.  Former SRQG member Gerrie Congdon has a quilt on page 93.  Requested by Judy Dieter and Kristin Ray.  

Apr 4, 2019
String Frenzy - Strips, Strings, and Scrappy Things! - Hunter, Bonnie K., Scraps

Quoting the Foreword: "Big pieces, small pieces, hunks, chunks, strips, pieces, and parts? What can you do with all of the small leftovers from other projects that seem to small to save, yet too big to toss away?"  Answers can be found in this book, starting with a dozen quilt patterns.  Read about  hints for making totally scrappy looks, or controlled color combinations.  Lots of great ideas from one of our favorite quilt book authors.

Mar 21, 2019
Free-motion Quilting from Ordinary to Extraordinary - Lyon, Jenny K., Quilting

The author is an energetic cheerleader encouraging quilters that they can vastly improve their quilting skills if they just devote a mere twenty minutes a day for 21 days. When you are scanning the book and come upon the word "plactice," like me, you might think it a typo, but by reading the book you will learn that it is her version of "practice" and "play."  She does not include a ton of motifs to quilt, but instead lists various websites for you locate them, as well as teaching you to look closely at your surroundings to develop patterns of your own. (And don't forget our many SRQG library books to check out!)  One of the ways to practice, or I should say "plactice," is to use her ideas for place mats that can be donated for our ongoing Community Meals-on-Wheels project.  Jenny's technique for QAYG (quilt-as-you-go) is very different from the one we learned from Georgia Bonesteel forty years ago.  I could write a lot more about the contents of the book, but I think it would be better if you all just got on the Reserve List and check it out!  Our thanks to Diana Roberts for suggesting this book for our library. 

Mar 7, 2019
Pin Pals - Nelson, Carrie, Miscellaneous

In this book you will not only find patterns for 40 "pinnies" (pincushions), but really good information, such as  what to stuff them with.  If anyone coming in contact with a pincushion is allergic to nuts, crushed walnuts are not recommended.  AND -- if pincushions are to be used just for decoration, walnuts are fine; but the oil in walnut shells will corrode pins. Thse little projects make nice gifts.  Do a few ahead of time to have on hand.  

Mar 7, 2019
Modern Patchwork Home - Denegre, Vivika Hansen, editor, Modern

Projects from favorite contributors of MODERN PATCHWORK magazine are featured, from quilts to totes, pillows, tablerunners, pencil holder, apron, yoga mat, and a book cover.  Our thanks to Judy Dieter for requesting this book for our library.

Feb 21, 2019
Curated Quilts -- House -- Issue #6 - , Magazine

In this magazine, that without ads looks more like a book, our very own Toni Anderson's quilt is displayed on page 69 (as well as a slice of it on page 5).  Issue number six of "Curated Quilts" challenged quilters to create HOUSES.  Our thanks to Toni for donating this high-quality magazine for all of us to enjoy in our SRQG Library.  

Feb 7, 2019
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. This book was firstr introduced August 3, 2017. Sadly, it immediately grew wings and flew away.  The book was replaced by a very nice anonymous guild member January 17, 2019.

Jan 19, 2019
Art Quilts Unfolding - 50 Years of Innovation - Sider, Sandra, editor; Nancy Bavor, Lisa Ellis, Martha Sielman - SAQA, History

This gorgeous book could be filed on our library shelves in the category "Contemporary," but instead will be under "History."  But do not let the word "history" scare you off or you will miss out on seeing more than 400 quilt masterpieces compiled by SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates). Quoting the back of the book: "From 1965 through today, participants in the Art Quilt Movement have developed one of the most exciting art forms of the 21st century.  Until now, there has not been a comprehensive, chronological history of the studio art quilt, which is an international phenomenon."  Our own Santa Rosa Quilt Guild member, Judy Mathieson, gave me a heads-up about this book because her "Bristol Stars" quilt appears on page 161!  It was interesting noting the many artists represented that have spoken at our guild. I warn you ~~ this is a very heavy book ~~ do not sprain your wrists holding it, or drop it on your pet.  

Jan 19, 2019
Quilting on the Go! - McNeill, Suzanne, Go! Cart

Becky Stanley has very generously donated this book for our library.  It will be stored on the Go! Cart, so when you are stumped for ideas for using one of the guild's two Accuquilt cutting machines, and/or borrowing some of many of our dies, this book, along with a couple of others, will be at your fingertips to check out.  (For a list of all of our Go! dies, check out the Library section on our Guild's website.  Scroll down to the very bottom of the Library Homepage, then scroll up.)  On page 3 of this book there is a tip that I would like for the Go! experts to weight in on:  Use a Sharpie paint pen in yellow or white to draw right on the foam so you can easily tell where the dies are located.  Find ideas for aprons, tea towels, pillows, scrapbooks, tote bags, purses, pillowcases, placemats, tablerunners, and of course, quilts!  Check out the Sew-a-Row quilt, which make use of borders that can be added to any quilt project.  

Jan 19, 2019
Stack & Cut Hexagon Quilts - Nephew, Sara and Marci Baker, Shapes

Start with a large-scale print.  Stack to make 60 degree blocks.  Organize into central stars and hexagons for amazing designs.  This is a follow-up to the books SERENDIPITY QUILTS and DOUBLEDIPITY: MORE SERENDIPITY QUILTS, both in our SRQG library collection.  

Nov 15, 2018
Rulerwork Quilting Idea Book - Murphy, Amanda, Quilting

Bassic introduction to rulerwork, for longarm and domestic machines.  Information about rulers and ruler feet.  59 designs using 6 basic quilting ruler shapes.  

Nov 1, 2018
Modern Quilt Magic - Wolfe, Victoria Findlay, Modern

When you look at the phenomenal quilts in this book you are going to say to yourself that they are way beyond your capabilities, but they really aren't! Learn five "parlor tricks" to expand your piecing skills and make similar quilts.  Yes, there are those dreaded Y-seams, partial seams, and curves, but they are really all very do-able.  Be wowed, the go on to make "wows" yourself!

Nov 1, 2018
Pincushions to Sew - Eckman, Edie, Miscellaneous

Even non-quilters need pincushions, so gather your favorite scraps and whip up a variety to have on hand for gifts (and for yourself, of course!).  Who knew that pincushions could be so varied:  make one for the wrist, a round one, how about a tufted one?  Then there is a pyramid, a cube, hexagon, layered squares, stacked pillows,  a pocket.  Incorporate prairie points, rick rack, buttons, braid, and ribbons.  

Nov 1, 2018
Oh, Scrap! - Alexander, Lissa, Scraps

Yes, our guild library has many books filed under "Scraps," but with a title like OH, SCRAP!, how could we not add this to our collection?!  Barbara Brackman writes in the Preface about the history of scrap quilts over the centuries.  The author presents ideas for quits from precuts as well as from stashes. Depending on the color selections, these quilts can take on the look of modern or traditional.  Patterns are easy, made from squares and triangles, to create log cabins, stars, and "Everything But the Kitchen Sink."  Be sure to check out "Surrounded," a scrappy "Burgoyne Surrounded" pattern.  

Oct 18, 2018
Scrap-Basket Bounty - Brackett, Kim, Scraps

Make one block over and over again with "curated," color-coordianted scraps, or thrust your hand into one of two paper bags (one holding lights, the other holding mediums/darks) and pull out fabrics at random.  Each of the easy patterns for the 16 single-block scrap quilts shows how to rotate the blocks to come up with three different, complex-looking settings.  Requested by Jan Andrews.

Oct 4, 2018
Baby & Kids Quilts - Best of Fons & Porter - Fons, Marianne and Liz Porter, Babies and Kids

Everything from traditional to modern; easy to advanced; pieced, foundation pieced, rag, and appliqued for babies and kids.  Each project shows an alternate color. Quilt patterns include stars, pinwheels, flowers (some with faces), checkerboards, dots, rectangles, basketweave, log cabins, panels, lambs, hearts, turtles, Scotty dogs made with squares and triangles, cats, teddy bears, barns with doors that open to reveal fussy-cut fabrics, cowboy (and cowGIRL) boots, scraps, and more.  Projects include bumper pads, dust ruffle, crib sheet, diaper bag, pillowcase, quillow, and overnight bag,   Even T-shirt Quilts!  A very nice donation from SuLin Mangan.

Sep 20, 2018
Scraptherapy - The Versatile Nine Patch - Ford, Joan, Nine Patch

Great projects for using scraps.  Some of the nine patch designs are evident, some you have to search for (Churn Dash, Corn and Beans, Stars).  Instructions for usual piecing or using special grid interfacing.  Good tips for pressing seams, including "furling." Excellent photos for applying bindings. Extra projects include: mug rugs, cross-body market sack with zipper, bolster pillow, "sneaky peek project pouch" with zipper, and a laptop sleeve.

Sep 20, 2018
Applique with Attitude - Goldsmith, Becky and Linda Jenkins (Piece o' Cake Designs), Applique

Learn needle-turn applique with a twist ~~ use perle cotton in contrasting colors for stitching "with attitude" (or use your favorite applique method with these happy designs).  Motifs include flowers, trees, critters (sassy birds, cat, dog, butterflies).  A happy donation for our library.

Sep 6, 2018
Cuddle-Up Quilts - Hearn, Deborah, Babies and Kids

Patterns for quilts for babies and kids, plus a stuffed dog, soft building blocks, dolly quilts, pillows, a photo album, tote bag, diaper bag, a "rubbie," growth chart, fabric book, diaper stacker, and apron. Designs include: Snowball and Nine-Patch, Pinwheel, train, hands, flowers, Spinning Pinwheels, Flying Geese, bunnies, butterflies, clouds, stars, sleeping baby, moon, critters (lion, bear, elephant, giraffe, hippo, monkey, kitty cat), airplanes, watering can with heart, alphabet.  Cute use of blue jeans pockets. A sweet donation for our library.


alphabet   blue jeans pockets 

Sep 6, 2018
Making Happy Quilts - Duyck, Mieke (Belgian),

A Quiltmania publication (French/English).  Lots of Kaffe Fassett fabrics, scraps, and pre-cuts.  Machine- and hand- pieced and applique. Traditional and Modern.  Patterns include: Crazy Wedding Ring, Baskets, Sun/Tumbler Blocks, Hexagons, Log Cabin, Circles made from Squares, 6-pointed Stars, Modern Clamshell, Kaleidoscope, Xs, Coins, Hexagon-centered 6-pointed Stars, Flower block made from Drunkard's Path, Triangles/Flying Geese, and more.  My thanks to Nancy McDermott for suggesting this beautiful (expensive) book for our library.  

Aug 16, 2018
Parallel Lines - Dinndorf, Pamela Goecke,

A Quiltmania publication. How to use Stripes.  Lots of Kaffe Fassett fabrics.  Most of the quilts are named for rock songs because, quoting from page 7:  "stripes are not unlike the rock stars of the quilt-fabric world.  Their effect is bold and unapologetic" Patterns include: Log Cabin variations, Curves, Triangles, Sunburst, Kaleidoscope, a Sampler, Tumbling Block, Basket Weave, and more.  Traditional patterns with a contemporary look.  Our thanks to Nancy McDermott for recommending this beautiful (and expensive) book for our library.

Aug 16, 2018
Amazing Nickel Quilts - Speth, Pat, Pre-cuts

Two-day workshop teacher Pat Speth presented a signed copy of her book to our guild library on July 26, 2018.  Each of the eleven scrappy patterns, which includes directions for three different sizes. uses 5\" squares (nickel size).  Use pre-cuts, or dig into your collection.  Many time-saving techniques are included. 

Aug 16, 2018
Zentangle - Fabric Arts, Quilting, Embroidery - McNeill, Suzanne, Zentangle

Following the Technique Sharing Workshop (TSW) presented by Betsy Smith, she helped acquire a variety of Zentangle books for our library to inspire our members.  Learn to incorporate beautiful pen and paper doodles into fabric.  Patterns include a small purse, apron, postcards/Artist Trading Cards, and a variety of quilts, 

Aug 16, 2018
Zen-sational Stitches for Quilting - McNeill, Suzanne CZT, Zentangles

Following the Technique Sharing Workshop (TSW) given by Betsy Smith, she helped us acquire this book to inspire us to turn our  "doodles" into fabric projects.  Patterns include apples, chickens, owls, birds, florals, paisley, heart, pinecone, and much more.  Turn these designs into the suggested pillows, tea towels, a purse, tote bag, and quilts.  

Aug 16, 2018
Necktie Sampler Blocks - Elwin, Janet B., Ties

Foundation piecing is the perfect technique to "tame" those slippery silky fabrics from neckties.  Learn the basics for using ties, then turn them into traditional blocks, including Ohio Star, Monkey Wrench, Churn Dash, Clay\'s Choice, Six-Pointed Star, King\'s Crown, David and Goliath, Baby Block, Handy Andy, Duck and Ducklings, Dutchman\'s Puzzle, Boxes, Grandmother\'s Flower Garden, Corn and Beans, Barbara Fritchie Rose, Hovering Doves, Grandmother's Favorite, Harvest Star, Cross and Crown, and Jack-in-the-Box.  Our thanks to Lolli Gannon for donating this book to our library.

Aug 16, 2018
Easy Stack Quilts - Doyle, Paula, Stack-n-Whack

Choose a large-scale fabric, whack it (doesn't that sound like fun!), and create kaleidoscope blocks!  Learn all of the secrets in this book.  Be sure to keep a piece of the un-cut fabric to add to the back of the project as people will not believe the variety of designs on the quilt were made from just one piece of fabric.  

Aug 2, 2018
Beauty of Zentangle, The - McNeill, Suzanne, CZT and Cindy Shepard, CZT, Zentangle

After the Technique Sharing Workshop (TSW) that Betsy Smith presented, Jan Nilsen suggested this book for our library.  Zentangle is a relaxing way to create images by drawing simple, easy-to-learn patterns.  Many tangles can be translated into quilting patterns!  This book features works from 137 artists from around the world, including quilters Linda Halvorsen, Elaine Huffman, Billie Lauder (who has spoken at our guild), and Nancy Smith.  

Aug 2, 2018
Walk - Master Machine Quilting with Your Walking Foot - Gering, Jacquie, Quilting

Easy-to-follow directions for over 60 walking foot-friendly designs, including channel quilting, matchstitch,  spiraling, and gentle curves.  The clamshell design which looks intimidating  is really easy! Learn tricks for using decorative stitches, including how to figure out where you are in the middle of a special stitch if your thread runs out!  We are given permission to use REVERSE on our machines!  An excellent book! Requested by Lolli Gannon. 

Jul 19, 2018
By the Bundle - Jansen, Emma Jean, Fat Quarters

Turn pre-cut fat quarters (or fabric you find already in your collection) into 12 different quilt patterns.  Bonus: quilts photographed in the author's beautiful Australia. Projects from very simple to difficult; from simple squares and triangles to circles, fans; regular piecing and foundation piecing.  Something for everyone.  Thanks to Lolli Gannon for spotting this book for our library.

Jul 19, 2018
Panel Play - Becker, Barbara, Miscellaneous

Learn to turn PANELS into placemats, table toppers, wall hangings, bed quilts, and bed runners.  There are even ideas for turning leftovers into stuffed animals/pillows.  This little book is full of valuable information, such as: most panels are not straight, and here you will find the solution to blocking.  There are excellent directions for bindings and facings.  Learn tips about cutting and sewing sashings.  The section on "diagonals" should be tucked away for future projects.  The worksheets for pieced borders are terrific.  Our thanks to Jan Nilsen for requesting this book for our library.

Jul 15, 2018
Fat-Quarter Favorites - Burns, Karen M., Fat Quarters

Got  fat quarters (and of course, I am talking about fabric chunks that are 18 x 21")?  Turn them into  a variety of quilts, from traditional to modern, pieced and appliqued.  Patterns include: Jacobs's Ladder, Churn Dash, Pinwheel, Double Dutch, Kings Crown, a variation on Xs and Os, Stars, and even large hexagons in Grandmother's Flower Garden (where the dreaded Y-seams are addressed), and more.  Our thanks to Jan Andrews for spotting this good book!

Jul 5, 2018
Seasonal Silhouettes - Sitar, Edyta (Laundry Basket Quilts), Applique

A block has been designed for each of the twelve months.  Make one for a pillow, placemat, or "picture"; a few for a bed runner, table runner,  or wall quilt; or all of them for a large quilt.  Learn how to choose colors; hints about marking pens, beads, fusibles, threads; how to place diagrams; and how to raw-edge applique.  Patterns include ice skates, Holly, and Pomegranates; a pot of hearts; a watering can full of flowers, plus gardening tools and a butterfly; an umbrella used as a perch for a bird (looks like a Robin to me!), Iris, Daffodils; a hint of a bicycle featuring its basket adorned with Lilies, and a dragonfly hovering above; a pitcher of flowers (daisies?) with a slice of watermelon alongside being visited by a picnic ant; a cowboy boot "vase" featuring Poppies and an American flag; a mailbox with letters; a basket of autumn leaves; pumpkins and a Sunflower; Cornucopia with fruit; a candle in a lantern, Poinsettia, and Holly. Pull-out patterns of full-size patterns are included.  A very nice donation for our library.  

Jul 5, 2018
Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters - Walters, Angela, Quilting

Instructions for 28  step-by-step quilting designs: continuous-line swirls, circles, squares, vines, arcs, and points.  A gallery of 20 modern quilts showcasing the author's quilting designs.  Her personal motto is: "Quilt until you have quilted too much - and then quilt some more."  

Jul 5, 2018
Joyful Stitching - Wasilowski, Laura, Embellishing

Transform fabric by filling shapes with improvisationall hand embroidery stitchery.  

Jun 21, 2018
Simple Friendships - Diehl, Kim and Jo Morton, Miscellaneous

Ideas for Friendship Block exchanges, or for makiing the planned scrappy quilts  from your own stash.  Not only are traditional blocks included (baskets, Cake in the Cabin, stars, and more), but also applique designs (such as eagles, vines, oak leaves, baskets, birds ~~ and even yo-yos as flowers!).  Want to try different patterns? Make the row quilt!

Jun 7, 2018
Sweet Celebrations with the Moda Baking Chefs - Alexander, Lissa, Pre-cuts

Just thinking about Jelly Rolls, Dessert Rolls, Honey Buns, Layer Cakes, and Turnovers adds inches to the hips for most people.  But quilters know that these pre-cut packages of fabrics, along with Fat Quarters, Fat Eights, and Charm Packs mean color coordinated headstarts for quilting projectc.  And of course, you don't have to purchase the packets if your stash is large.  Projects are broken down into Holidays/Seasons.  Besides quilts of all sizes and styles (including a Hanukkah Star and signature quilts), there are directions for totes, messanger bag, lunch bag,  placemats, table covers, mug rugs, fabric leaves for an autumn wreath, apron, Valentine mailbox, everything for a baby layette, banners, pillows. and more.  A "sweet" donation from Linda Ziemer.

Jun 7, 2018
Explore Walking Foot Quilting with Leah Day - Day, Leah, Quilting

Tons of very valuable tips and troubleshooting tricks for both beginners and experts.  Our thanks to Mary Ann Hayre for requesting this bible for our library.

May 3, 2018
Improv Paper Piecing - A Modern Approach to Quilt Design - Friend, Amy, Foundation Piecing

Paper piecing takes a modern spin with an improvisational approach to block design and gridwork. The author encourages rule-breaking while listening to your artistic voice, and discusses such topics as asymmetry, symmetry, scale, and even wonky.  Traditional blocks are twisted to create one-of-a-kind modern quilts. Our thanks to Pam Brown for requesting this book for our library.  Original copy lost in fire.

Apr 5, 2018
Cupcakes! - Koolish, Lynn, editor, Miscellaneous

This teeny, tiny, litte book is full of the cutest ideas for cupcakes, from the zero-calorie type to the break-the-diet-to-die-for kind.  Patterns for pincushions apleanty appear made from leftover quilting or wool fabrics, to knitted ones.  Have a cupcake party, and start with the invitations shown.  Also -- recipe box, clock, notebook, postcards, pillow, pajama party tote bag, ponytail holder, magic wands, purses, pins, bracelets, cards, and so many yummy things more.  And, of course, a quilt and wall hangings, too!  A very sweet donation from Betsy Smith.

Apr 5, 2018
Go! Cube - Burns, Eleanor, Quilt in a Day, Blocks

Here you will learn to mix and match patterns for 6, 8, 9, and 12" blocks using the AccuQuilt Go! cutters  the quick way with Eleanor Burns' "recipes," plus many tips (or cut them the old-fashioned way with rotary ruler and cutter).  Some of the many block patterns included are: Airplane, Boat, Clay's Choice, Double Cross, Dutchman's Puzzle, Flower Basket, Jewel Box, Pinwheel Star, Road to Oklahoma, Sawtooth Star, and Old Maid's Puzzle.  Ideas for "repeated" block quilts, as well as sampler quilts.  A very nice donation to our library.

Apr 5, 2018
Red and White Quilts Infinite Variety - Warren, Elizabeth V. - American Folk Art Museum, Two Color Quilts

WOW!  653 red and white American quilts collected by Joanna S. Rose.  Read about how and why they were obtained, how the idea came about to share them with the world, and how the dream came to be.  Breathtaking exhibit.  EVERYONE will enjoy this gorgeous book, whether into traditional or modern quilts.  Our many thanks to Melissa Trunick for donating this book to our library.

Mar 15, 2018
Artful Log Cabin Quilts - Masopust, Katie Pasquini, Log Cabins

Start with a photograph.  Divide it into one of many various grids. Translate the colors from the photo with fabrics into a log cabin block making a unique, abstract piece of art!  

Feb 15, 2018
Learn to Love Needleturn with Mary Sorensen - Sorensen, Mary, DVD

If you invest the hour and fifty minutes it takes to watch this DVD, plus the time to do the homework along the way, you will definitely learn to hand applique the needleturn way.  The teacher, Mary, is very patient, and explains every detail clearly, from what kind and size needle to use, to making perfect "Vs."  Included on the DVD is a pattern of the cardinal piece that is on the cover of the DVD case that may be printed from your computer.  When you have perfected the lessons taught here, then check out from our library Mary's NEEDLETURN MASTER CLASS DVD.  Excellent DVD filming by quilter Bonnie Lyn McCaffery. Our thanks to Joy McGoran for recommending this DVD.  

Feb 1, 2018
Zen Quilting Workbook - Inspired by Zentangle - Ferguson, Pat, CZT, Zentangle

Quoting from the back cover: "Zentangle calms the mind.  It helps reduce stress and improve focus. This relaxing process turns simple patterns into artistic design. The Zentangle method helps anyone get in touch with life, solve problems, turn mistakes into positives, be innovative, and become more creative. Learn to create fascinating stitches and quilt amazing patterns with this relaxing and rewarding artform. Enjoy the experience that tangling brings." Gosh -- with that description -- you can't lose!  It IS fun to do!! A nice donation for our quilting library. 

Jan 4, 2018
Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 16, Winter 2017 - Quiltmaker, Blocks

Be sure to look for this entire collection of magazines filed with our books under the category of BLOCKS. Various quilt artists, including Bonnie Hunter and Nancy Mahoney, have designed these 12-inch blocks in a variety of styles and techniques - something for everyone . Our thanks to Jan Andrews for sharing these treasures with us.  

Jan 4, 2018
Design Inspirations - Gunn, Margaret, Solomon, Basics

Quoting from the back of the book: "chronicles author's journey for each of three quilts from design inspiration to finished product, providing tips and insight on how the well-designed, pieced, and quilted masterpieces were created.  Line drawings, thread suggestions, quilting instructions, and detailed photographs are provided of the quilting designs for key areas on each quilt.  The three patterned designs will appeal to all skill levels."  (Keep in mind ~~ the author was a rocket scientist!!! Striving for perfection has earned her the big ribbons at the big shows for her beautiful quilts.)

Dec 17, 2017
I Love House Blocks - Burns, Karen M., Houses

A variety of designers have come up with fourteen all-new house blocks, from traditional to modern.  I had to look twice at "Suburbia" to find the houses -- great way to play with our scraps!  Thanks to Su Lin Magnin for requesting this book for our library.  

Dec 7, 2017
All in a Row Again - Alexander, LIssa, Sew-a-Row

Even if you don't make sew-a-rows, you will still want to check this book out to see the absolutely sweet owl patterns (two very different styles).  And hedgehogs are so adorable. The camper is tooooooo cute. Also patterns for lots of different kinds of flowers, a watering can, leaves, trees, mushroom/toadstool, butterfly, and all kinds of  houses (including bird houses and a beach house plus beach umbrella).  Block patterns for stars, pinwheels, checkerboards, flying geese, and more. Make one block, a row (think table runner), or an entire quilt.  Combine these ideas with the first ALL IN A ROW book, which can be found in our "Sew-a-Row" category on our library shelves. Thanks to Jim Jensen for suggesting this book (but great minds -- I had already purchased it!).  

Dec 7, 2017
T-Shirt Quilt Book, The - Conner, Lindsay and Carla Hegeman Crim, T-Shirts

Joy McGoran and Cheryl Ogle spotted this book that expands on the traditional T-shirt books in our library. First: learn how to tame stretchy knit fabrics with a fusible backing -- VERY important!  Believe me ~~ the cost of the interfacing will make your sewing experience SEW much easier!.  Some of the designs include cotton fabric making the T-shirts go further.  The pillow with T-shirts made from T-shirt fabrics is really cute.  

Dec 7, 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:  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.  Use with 5 x 10" mat. Donated by Mary Ann Hayre February 15, 2018.

Jan 1, 2017
Square 3-inch finished - Accuquilt, Go!

#55006 - Square - 3.5" cut, 3.0" finished - cut 2 at a time. Use with Go! fabric cutter. 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 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.

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 (cut 4-1/2" squares for 4" finished squares; cut 2-1/2" cut squares for 2" finished squares; cut 1/2 square triangles for 2" finished squares). Use them to create 4-Patches, 9-Patches, 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. A second die donated by Mary Ann Hayre February 15, 2018.

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
Equilateral Triangles - Accuquilt, Go! Baby

#55079 - Equilateral Triangles -  Use triangles for star blocks, borders, charm quilts and more. Die coordinates with GO! Hexagon-1", 1 1/2", 2 1/2" Sides (3/4", 1 1/4", 2 1/4" Finished) (Formerly GO! Hexagon-2", 3", 5") (55011). Use with a 6 x 12" cutting mat.  May be used with our Go! Baby and the larger Go! die cutters (also with the Go! Big cutter, which we do NOT own).  

Jan 1, 2017
Strip Cutter - 4-1/2" (4" Finished) - 2 Strips with Angled Guidelines - Accuquilt, Go!

#55054 - Strip Cutter - 4-1/2" (4" finihsed) - 2 Strips with Angled Guidelilnes - 23" long - open at both ends to cut folded fabric right off the bolt. Good for borders. Use with a 10 x 24" mat.  May use with our Go! cutter (but NOT our smaller Go! Baby cutter.  May also use with the Go! Big cutter (which we do NOT own).  

Jan 1, 2017
Triangles in Square - 3" Finished Square - Accuquilt, Go!

#55027 - Triangles in Square - 3" Finished Square - The GO! Triangles in Square make it a snap to cut perfect triangles that piece together to form a 3" finished square. Create star points in blocks, borders and more with this die cutter. Use with 6 x 12" cutting mat.  May use with our Go! Baby and Go! cutters (may also use with Go! Big, which we do NOT own).  

Jan 1, 2017
Equilateral Triangle - 4-1/2 - Accuquilt, Go!

#55429 - Equilateral Triangle - 4-1/2" sides (4-1/4" finished)  Fits pre-cut 5" squares. Coordinates with GO! Hexagon-4 1/2” Sides (#55438) and GO! Half Hexagon-4 1/2” Sides (#55437). Use with a 6 x 6" cutting mat.  May be used with our Go! Baby and Go! die cutters (as well as with the Go! Big cutter, which we do NOT own).  

Jan 1, 2017
Round Flower die - Accuquilt, Go!

#55007 - Round FlowerThis die includes a six-petal flower, curved stem and leaf, two sizes of circle flower centers, plus a star for added flower decoration.  Use with 5 x 10" cutting mat. Donated by Mary Ann Hayre February 15, 2018. 

Jan 1, 2017
Alphabet - Lower Case - Accuquilt, Go!

#55491 - Lower Case Alphabet - 3" high, the widest is 4.5".  Use with 10 x 24" cutting mat.  Does NOT work with our little Go! Baby, but it does work with the Go! and the Go! Big.  Cut up to six layers of cotton fabric at one time, or if each is fused with interfacing, 4 layers (or experiment with other fabrics such as corduroy or velvet - may find that fewer stacks of fabric can be used).  This die coordinates with the upper case alphabet, and the numbers, both of which our guild owns.  This two-die set came with a free embroidery download (if you ask me, Sharon "the Librarian" Fry,  about this, maybe we can figure out what means!!!!!).  Remember to check out the www.accuquilt website for lots of patterns and ideas (plus see all of their dies and let me know what our guild "needs").

Jan 1, 2017
Gingerbread Cookie - Accuquilt, Go!

#55862 - Gingerbread Cookie - 3-3/8" Wide x 4-1/2" High (Finished). Use with 6 x 6" cutting mat. Works with Go! and Go! Baby.  Free pattern and embroidery downloads available. Decorate with embroidery, buttons, rick-rack, a bow tie, a hat, etc.

Jan 1, 2017
Sleigh, Reindeer, and two Snowflakes - Accuquilt, Go!

$55322 - Sleigh (5-7/16" wide, x 4" high), Reindeer (5-5/8" wide x 5 high), Large Snowflake (3-3/4" wide x 4-1/4" high), and Small Snowflake (3-1/2" wide x 4" high). Use with 10 x 10" cutting mat.  Use with GO! (NOT Go! Baby).  

Jan 1, 2017
Rick Rack - Accuquilt , Go!

#55056 - Rick Rack - 2 shapes (one 4" wide, the other 2" wide) - use with 6 x 24" cutting mat. Use with Go! and Go! Baby. 

Jan 1, 2017
Olson Face Mask - Accuquilt, Go!

#55182 - Mary Ann Schulte very generously donated this die for our Guild on January 27, 2021. This design incorporates three pieces and is designed so that filter can be added to the mask pocket.  It was developed by clinicians from Unity Point Health and is being shared around the world to help in the fight against COVID19. The Accuquilt company notes that the CDC does not consider homemade masks personal protective equipment (PPE) and will only be used by professionals as mask covers or when no other alternative is availalbe.  This die is to be used with the Go! cutter, and requires a 10 x 24" mat. Visit Accuquilt's website "Quilting Under Quarantine" page for tips, resources, and inspiration. A free download for mask assembly is also located on their website, just below the description of this die

Jan 1, 2017