Library

As a privilege of membership, enjoy over eight hundred quilting and related books in our circulating collection.

Available at general membership meetings held at the Lutheran Church of the Ascension, we have books for beginning, intermediate and advanced quilters in the following categories:

Blocks
(Everything from dictionaries to specific blocks (i.e. star, log cabin, nine patch, etc.)
Techniques
(Not appliqué includes jelly roll, charms, rotary cutting, finishing, etc.)
Appliqué
(Hand, machine, reverse, Hawaiian, Baltimore album, etc.)
Fiction
Gallery
(Collections, shows, individual artists)
History/Geography
(Extensive collection of historical and regional quilting)
Seasonal/Events/Children
(Holidays, showers, etc.)
Sewing Projects
(Clothes/Accessories/Dolls/Crafts)
Design/Embellishment
(Color Theory, Dyeing)
Quilting
(Machine, hand, patterns)

Color and Subject Designations

Enjoy books for beginning, intermediate and advanced quilters in the categories listed below, available at our general membership meetings. The check-out period is until the next meeting, with a renewal available.
Materials are available for checkout before the meeting and during the break. Materials are arranged in a broad subject classification. Each subject has a color code and the books are placed on tables according to color. The color/subject designations are:

Color and Subject

Blue
Blocks
Brown
Seasonal / Events / Children
Dark Green
Fiction
Gray
History / Geography
Green
Appliqué
Medium Blue
Quilting (Machine / Hand / Patterns)

Purple

Techniques (not Appliqué)
Red
Design / Embellishment – Color Theory / Dyeing
Salmon
Sewing Projects: Clothes / Accessories / Dolls Crafts
Tan
Gallery

Woman's hands holding hardcover book
Browsing and selection is available before the meeting, during the break, and for a short time after (as we pack up). Check out period is until the next meeting at the Church of the Ascension, with a renewal available.

IQI Library Catalog

Items are listed in alphabetical order, according to title. “C” under Cabinet means the books are not on display during meetings. If you want to check one out, please contact the IQI Librarian ahead of a meeting to reserve it. We are currently in the process of editing our titles to provide members with the most pertinent and valuable resources.

Borrowing

To borrow materials, your IQI membership must be current. Simply present your items to the librarians with your IQI badge (or proof of paid membership) to check items out. Books returned at a meeting will be available for check-out immediately. Material may be checked out until the following meeting with one renewal possible.

Overdue, Lost or Damaged Materials

Books not returned at the next meeting will be considered overdue. Members are entitled to a one meeting grace period. A fine of $3 per book per meeting will be assessed after the following meeting if the material is not returned.
The cost of damage repair or replacement value will be at the librarian’s discretion. Books not returned by the May meeting, or damaged beyond readability will be considered lost. Members have the option of replacing the item with the exact same or newer edition. Items not replaced by the member will incur a fee of $10 in addition to the replacement cost.

IQI Librarians

If you have any questions or comments about our library, please contact Barbara Feinberg, Linda Feinberg and Judith Maffris at library@illinoisquilters.com
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