Posts in category "Books and sewing"

How to host a perfect In Cold Blood book club

What is better than reading a great book? I think discussing it with friends moves it up a notch, then add in some food and you’ve got a good thing going on. If you would like more details I will be happy to provide them as I explain how to host a perfect In Cold... Read more »

The movie The Dressmaker is far superior to the book

Last year I read the novel, The Dressmaker, which I did not like at all. I was disappointed as I loved the idea of a female sewing protagonist. I never even bothered to see if the subsequent movie was in theaters. I did, however, see an ad for it on Amazon and decided to check it... Read more »

How to organize A Wrinkle in Time Book Club

It’s impossible to read all the fabulous books in this world but you can try! My Classics book club and I are attempting to go back and read classics that we missed in school or would enjoy rereading. It’s great fun and if you would like to have your own book club, I am here to help... Read more »

Book review of Quilt with Tula and Angela

I have a serious quilter crush on both Tula Pink and Angela Walters. I was lucky enough to see both of them in person and I would like to be friends with both of them.I am sure they feel the same way but just haven’t had time to arrange a lunch or coffee. Since we... Read more »

To Kill a Mockingbird book club was a culinary and literary success

I love writing about my 3 Classics in one Year Book Club grand finales. We haven’t met since January so it was even more fun for that reason. Our To Kill a Mockingbird book club was a culinary and literary success, yay! Of course having a fabulous book really helped. All of us had read... Read more »

Birds in the Air is a great book and quilt block

I have a quilt on my bed made up of the Birds in the Air blocks. I created it 16 years ago when my husband and I got married. He is a Civil War Buff and it is a Civil War block. We have loved this quilt so much that it has been repaired 3... Read more »

Presidential and Patriotic quilts seen at Quilt week in Paducah 2016

I was so taken by the exhibit, I bought the book. I am super glad that I did.
Are you wondering when Kathy is going to stop writing about her trip to Paducah? Ha! I could just write and write about it! There were so many great aspects to that experience. When I purchased my two day pass it included entry to the Rotary Club exhibit. I ran over there at the last... Read more »

National Quilt Museum during Quilt Week in Paducah 2016

One of the last experience I had during Quilt Week was to visit the National Quilt Museum. Admission to this lovely place was included in the pass I had purchased. It was surprisingly not crowded, cool, quiet and had floors that were easy to walk on. I was thrilled I had revisited this favorite.
I had such a great time at Paducah that I am not done posting about it yet. Besides the quilts, the people, the vendors and the town there were also special exhibits. I had been before but I was thrilled to revisit the National Quilt Museum during Quilt week in Paducah 2016. It’s a stunning... Read more »

I loved the book the Orphan Train and its quilt references

I know this is a quilting/sewing blog but I wander off topic a bit every now and then. Fine, maybe a bit more than that. Plus, it’s no secret that I love to read and if the book has the slightest reference to quilts, I will write a post about it. I loved the book... Read more »

How to enjoy Persepolis with your book club

I host my classics book club at my home 3 times a year. Happily I am in another book club, one begun by my daughter to read any kind of book. We take turns hosting and if you host, you pick the book. The hostess provides all the food and if you didn’t finish the... Read more »
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