Scoop (reviews)

Scoop: Bookish Treats

February 8, 2013

Gluttony is its own reward, when the object of your noshing is a tasty book, or three. And we’ve got some new, quilty book-treats here to delight your creative tastes. How can you resist sampling a book with nearly two dozen fun, fresh pillow projects, a meaty how-to on unleashing your inner design wizard and [...]

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Scoop: Quilty Books For Kids

December 26, 2012

We’ve eased into the best days of the holiday season–that lovely stretch between Christmas and New Year’s, when the pressure’s off and we get to enjoy family, friends and the relaxation that winter has to offer. That means a lot of needle time, natch, but even a dedicated Q-bie needs a break. And here’s a [...]

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Holiday Scoop: Books to give and (hopefully) get!

December 15, 2012

Cold weather always makes us bookish. When the temps take a dive, we’re overwhelmed with an urge to find a quilt, a hot cuppa and curl up with something compelling between two covers.  (Which lately, we can only indulge in as we make more progress on the holiday sewing is done. Sigh.) And a book [...]

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Scoop: Gertie’s New Book For Better Sewing

December 8, 2012

Hey Q-bies! This is Tracy. Before I get to my review of Gertie’s New Book For Better Sewing, I want to share a funny story with you. I read an awful lot of quilting and sewing books so I can let you all know which books you absolutely HAVE TO GO OUT AND BUY THIS [...]

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Scoop: The Book of New Family Traditions

November 12, 2012

The New Book of Family Traditions: How to Create Great Rituals for Holidays and Every Day by Meg Cox megcox.com Running Press, softcover, $16.00   Here’s the thing about who we are as quilters and sewists and crafters: It’s really not about us. That’s right. When we set out to make something, yes, we love [...]

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Scoops: Great Reads for Crafty Kids

September 21, 2012

GenQ assistant editor  Tracy Mooney has been channeling the kid vibe more than usual lately, as she keeps our Junior Editors focused on their next WeSew2 project for our upcoming Winter issue. So it was no big deal when we asked her to round up some sew-fun books  for the younger (and young-ish) stitching set. [...]

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Brain Candy: Quilty Summer Mystery Reads

July 9, 2012

Brain Candy: Quilty Summer Mystery Reads Okay, Fifty Shades of Grey these aren’t, but at least you won’t have to wrap these books in fabric to shield your  reading tastes from public judgement or worry about the kids finding these books as they rummage through your beach bag for the sunscreen. We thought it part [...]

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Scoop: Design Triumvirate

July 2, 2012

  (Editor’s Note: We asked GenQ Community Editor Scott Hansen to give us his thoughts on three books that have recently hit the quilty scene, each by a powerhouse designer with a distinct style. He’s also a designer in his own right, and it’s  interesting to see how a design-oriented person sees something in a [...]

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SCOOPS: Nothing in Common But Our Love

April 4, 2012

We try. We really do. But sometimes we just can’t bring together the common thread between the books that we pick, except that we just plain old love them. And that’s what we have here. Three well-crafted and fun books that inspire us in different ways. Steampunk Softies: Scientifically Minded Dolls From a Past that [...]

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Scoops: Beyond the Quilt

February 10, 2012

We’ve had so many wonderful books come into our office lately that we’ve decided to show off a few more, even though we did recently tempt you with another batch. But, Q-bies, can you ever have too many quilt and sewing books? (Don’t ask Jake this question–she’s never seen a book she could turn away, [...]

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