book lovin’

 On Wednesdays during lunch we have “Book Club”. It is not as big as Oprah’s book club yet, but I do think some quilt books should be on the NY times best seller list. 
Outlaw, the book and pattern buyer shares any new titles during lunch. I was able to sneak a few pics of the new titles from Kansas City Star.

I am a big fan of Red, White and Blue, so of course American Summer quickly caught my eye. Well of course it would, it is from Polly Minick, the queen of red white and blue. The book covers Polly’s love of wool and the rugs that she makes. 
American Summer
Seaside-Inspired Rugs & Quilts
The photography alone makes this a showpiece.
As I flipped through the pages I was thrilled to see there are also some quilt designs from Polly’s sister,
 Laurie Simpson.

Polly and Laurie are both huge supporters of Semper Fi.
I was surprised to see a page in the book about a charity event that
Polly and Moda did a few years back with wool kits. The picture has a few of my
favorite people from work.
Thank you Polly and Laurie for all you do to support the troops.
other books shown in picture above are:
 A Bountiful Life by Karen Mowery
Story Time by Kim Gaddy
A Year of Cozy Comforts by Dawn Heese


  1. Hi Lissa! All of these books look like 'must haves' to me. I'm always especially excited to see articles and projects pertaining to the "Semper Fi Fund" as my hubby of 43 years is a Vietnam veteran who spent the first four years of our marriage in the Marine Corps. The first 13 months (literally) were in Vietnam. Five hours after we were married I put him on a plane to California and ten days later he left for Nam. He has three ball caps that say 'Marines' on them and he never leaves the house without one on his noggin. The young man who introduced us, my hubby's best friend growing up, was killed over there just days before my hubby was leaving to go over. And, like every one else of our generation, we lost several other family members and very close friends. So…The Semper Fi Fund, along with the 'Wounded Warrior Fund' is truly dear to our hearts. Of course, anything Red White and Blue is always a winner around our house! Big Hugs…

  2. Kathie says:

    sounds like my kind of book club! just put American Summer on my to buy list and of course I will need some great red/white/blue fabric!
    LOVE that quilt wow!

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