Book Review – Quilting with Liberty Fabrics

For World Book Day, I thought that I would share with you my most recent book purchase. This is “Quilting With Liberty Fabrics” written by Jenni Smith. It is a hardback book in a slip on case with 224 pages of content.
The book contains a little history about Liberty and then history of the fabrics. The book moves through each decade detailing fabrics with an accompanying quilt project. There are patterns for fifteen quilts in total. The photography is spectacular and the book is simply beautiful.

I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this book as for over ten years I taught patchwork and quilting classes in the sewing school at Liberty of London. I worked for Rowan who were responsible for organising the sewing school and they would offer a range of sewing, knitting, crochet and patchwotk projects. Sadly Rowan withdrew from Libertys approximately eighteen months ago so I haven’t been able to have my Liberty fix. I have very fond memories of teaching in the Heritage Suite with its beautiful wood panelled walls, mirrors and iconic furniture. I am however revisiting my time at Liberty through this beautiful book.

These little items in the photo are from my last workshop. We made a pin cushion, needle book, storage basket and tidy tray in Liberty fabric. The projects are all from my Weekend Makes Patchwork book. I have managed to find a photo of the student’s work that I took on the day. They all did so well.

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