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Books That Still Inspire

Updated: Jul 18, 2022

I have been quilting since 1990, long before You Tube came along (which is now my favorite learning tool). In fact, I learned how to machine quilt by reading a book, Harriet Hargrave's Heirloom Machine Quilting. Machine quilting was considered by many quilters to be cheating at the time. I read this book, and because of it I fell in love with machine quilting. So much so that I purchased a longarm machine in 2002. I love each step of making a quilt but I must say my favorite part is machine quilting. Because I took the time to read and re-read that book from cover to cover I learned how to machine quilt and I have Harriet to thank for that.

While You Tube is a great learning tool I still go back to some of my favorite books for reference. The nice thing about these books is you can still find them but now they are a fraction of the original cost they once were. The information in them is priceless. These are some of my favorites that I continue to use: