As most of you know, part of my obsession includes quilt history, and I collect quilt history books. I am always looking for the State Documentation books, which come out from time to time. These tend to stay in print for a very limited time and become quite collectible once they are out of print. We recently received the 2nd edition of Wisconsin Quilts. It is an excellent book - chock full of beautiful pictures of quilts:
I was also able to get my hands on a few copies of Heritage in Quilts by the Tennessee Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. It is a compendium of hundreds of quilts owned or made by the TSDAR, along with short history of each quilt. This book has already become collectible, and it will probably be harder and harder to get your hands on one. I only have five, so call or stop in soon to get yours. Katie has it on our website, as well, for those of you that are not nearby.
If 30's quilts are your thing, this new book, Sugar Sack Quilts, by Glenna Hailey, has some great ideas for creating reproduction 30's quilts - some with a pretty contemporary look to them. Do you have a teenage girl on your gift list? One of these might be just the thing.
Thanks for understanding my obsession!