Book review: Where Women Create Quilters

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Jo Packham, editor of the Where Women Create series, presents a fanciful peek into the creative spaces and minds of various artists. Last October, she came out with Quilters, Their Quilts, Their Studios, Their Stories. Excitement ensued. And though I received a review copy around that time, I am just now getting around to writing about it. I know, I know, my bad. Along with this review (in a future post), I’ll be giving away a copy to a Craft Gossip reader. Oh, and my usual disclaimer applies. Though I did receive a copy of this book at no charge, all opinions are mine.

Since it’s been out awhile, I visited Amazon to see what readers are saying. Several mentioned the free quilt patterns online that were promised on the book’s cover were not there. I tried the address provided in the book, page 7, and had no trouble. Glitch fixed.

Although the book itself is inspirational, their provision of eighty patterns extends it into the how-to realm. Every page in this book is a visual treat, but when I happened upon Lori Holt’s section, I about fainted from all the cuteness. Take a look:

Lori Holt Where Women Create

Another favorite is Kaari Meng’s spread. She’s the owner of French General. Here’s a peek:

French General Where Women Create

A misnomer of the Where Women Create banner, David Butler is featured and so is Amy Butler. You’ll see Liza Prior Lucy and Kaffe Fassett together again talking about their book, Shots and Stripes. Read my review of Shots and Stripes. There’s even a picture of Kaffe ironing.

I could go on indefinitely about the contents of this book. If left on a coffee table, it will wow your non quilting friends. But it deserves a spot in your own creative space.

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  1. Sharon Buford says

    This looks like such a interesting book. And the patterns for quilts would be a bonus.

  2. Kay Agee says

    Where Women Create looks delicious! I enjoy your “gossip” and I’m so glad my granddaughter directed me to your web-site. Hugs and stitches ,

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