a source of quilting inspiration

Behold the humble library card!

A library card is your ticket to a wide range of quilting resources:

  • Books
  • Magazines
  • Videos
  • Computers
  • Copiers
  • Internet
  • Printers
  • Meeting spaces
  • Crafting/maker events
  • Art exhibits
  • Passes to local attractions

My local library sponsors Crafternoons, CraftTEAs, embroidery groups, knitting groups, etc.

Some libraries even lend sewing machines. Check out this cool post about a Singer Featherweight Lending Library.

Library cards are usually FREE or have a nominal fee (say $25.00/year).

As life begins to return to normal, libraries are starting to reopen. I challenge you to do the following 5 things:

  1. Obtain/renew/find your library card.
  2. Search the library catalog for “quilting”. Set the results to sort with the newest items presented first.
  3. Place a hold on titles you’d like to borrow.
  4. If you like to read on a mobile device, download the Libby app to your tablet or phone. Here’s where you can look at new quilting magazines without spending a dime! Repeat steps 2 & 3 in the Libby app.
  5. Check the library’s events calendar to see if there are any upcoming F2F or virtual craft nights. Join in!

Support your local library by donating gently used books (quilting and otherwise) to your local Friends of the Library group or any Better World Books donation bins that you might find in your community.