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A Month of Sundays: Family, Friends, Food & Quilts


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Cheryl Arkison has been quilting her whole life. She currently writes and teaches.


I was having lunch with my friend Sheila, an admitted book junkie, and she was commenting on how much she was enjoying just reading this book. It was interesting to me that she mentioned it as I knew that I was going to be reviewing it this season. So bonus for you, you get two opinions on this book. This book is much more than just a quilting book. The book not only offers quilt patterns, but also other sewing projects, some recipes and some interesting reading about Cheryl's philosophies. Cheryl's quilts are what I would call more modern looking but with what she calls "low-volume fabrics." She does encourage you to "turn up the volume" and how to do it, if you are so inclined. Cheryl will also be teaching one of the quilts from this book at Quilt Canada 2014. --The Canadian Quilter Magazine; Winter 2013 If you, like me, feel pretty sure that you wouldn't be able to create a quilt as beautiful as Cheryl Arkison's in a month of Sundays, then, paradoxically, this is the very book you need. A Month of Sundays features over a dozen projects - including bags, quilts and accessories - that you can make for your family, which are both scrap-/pre-cut-friendly - excellent if you are on a budget or are a fabric hoarder - and pitched at a variety of skill levels. Novices like me, and those who have quilted before, will be entranced by her focus on "low-volume" fabrics that lend a still small voice of calm to any project. Not only that, Arkison gives us many helpful clues as to how she attains the simple life that enables her to slow down and sew. Arkison has the rare ability to encourage and inspire whilst being friendly and down-to-earth. It's clear that her priorities are family, friends, food and quilts and the love she has for these four areas of her life shines on every page. Reading A Month of Sundays is like making a new friend.-Mumtopia

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