My two main hobbies are reading and quilting. Of course reading came long before quilting. It was actually because of my reading that quilting became a hobby. The two have similarities! My eyes are always on “more”. More books, more fabric! More patterns and more quilts I might make. Like books I have a TBQ
shelf shelves of fabrics and pattens!
Book covers are linked to Goodreads in case you want to explore any of the books.
The book that started it all for me. There are five books in the Shenandoah Album by Emilie Richards and I loved them all. They are all about women and threaded in are some quilting. As I read I became enamoured by quilts.
It wasn’t until many years later as I neared retirement the I was sucked into quilting. I am not a sewer, but thank you to You Tube, Craftsy, Missouri Star Quilt Company and later Fat Quarter shop I’ve been developing some skills.
Quilting is addictive as reading!
I have read this first book in J Chiaverini’s series. The characters were endearing and there was definitely quilt talk. I haven’t read much else in the series, it didn’t wow me that much, but I might pick up a few more to see what I think. There are quite a few in the series so it would give me some reading!
Fun characters and lovely but not too intrusive to the story – quilting. Plus Mary Marks really knows her quilting.
This one is on my actual print TBR shelf. And the second one as well. A cozy mystery series and I think it has a good enough rep to say I will probably read through the series for a bit of quilting buzz.
I have also added other possibilities to my GR shelf that I might chase down. While I love quilts I also want strong story lines and characters as well and not all quilt fiction is equal!