Please try to find time before or during our meetings to check out library books. HAAQG has a great selection of new and old books for most your quilting needs. So nice to borrow a book and save our money for fabric and tools and classes…..
We will have the Fons & Porter magazine subscription form available. You can renew your subscription or start a new one for $15 annually.
HAAQG Library will be selling discarded books from the HAAQG library and a few books already donated for $1 each at the October meeting.
We will NOT be accepting book or magazine donations at the October meeting. This is a change from the last newsletter. Please look through your personal quilt book library and consider books you could donate at the November 2017 meeting. Storage space is a problem for donated books. We only have the library cart for storage. If you have books or magazines to donate, please contact Mary Weakman or Connie J Carstens.
Book Review – A Joy Forever by Rosalind Webster Perry and Mary Frolli
Mary Weakman has enjoyed this book for many years and wanted to share information about this HAAQG library book. Rosalind Webster Perry was a wonderful quilter and world-famous leader of the quilt revival of the early 20th century. She published quilt patterns in the Ladies Home Journal from WW1 thru 1930s. In 1915, she published Quilts – Their Story and How To Make Them, which included illustrations from photos she took of many old quilts. As one of the first pioneer quilt “teachers”, Mrs. Perry promoted quilting until she was 80 years old. A Joy Forever, published in 1992, has a short history of Mrs. Perry and many beautiful pictures of her quilts, with instructions and diagrams to make some quilts. Many of Mrs. Perry’s quilts were on exhibit at Indianapolis Museum of Art last year. Currently, her quilts will be on exhibit October 3rd thru December 2nd, 2017, at the The Quilters Hall of Fame in Marion, Indiana.
Connie J Carstens & Mary Weakman