Chilliwack PieceMakers Quilting Guild

Guild Library


Expert quilter, Gina Perkes, shows off the beauty of gridwork in her new book.

Use the grid intersections as visual guides to improve free-motion skills.

Discover how to create elaborate designs quickly and easily using grids as guides for even placement.

Learn how to execute beautiful crosshatching designs without backtracking.

Explore free-motion ruler techniques using any style of machine

Explore the possibilities of freestyle machine embroidery and its applications for quilting and fiber art with this inspirational guidebook for all skill levels.

This overview of all the basic methods and stitches for each technique includes step-by-step photographs and illustrations, diagrams, close-ups of sample swatches, troubleshooting tips, and design guidance, altogether elevating crafters' skills to an artistic level.

Beginning with an introduction that includes a list of necessary supplies, chapters cover adjusting thread tension, understanding fabric distortion as it relates to stitching direction, and caring for a sewing machine.

This comprehensive guide is sure to move crafters beyond the basics of the stitching process to using color and texture creatively in unique designs and professional-grade finishes.


The Guild has an extensive collection of books and magazines. These books can be signed out by members in good standing at the monthly guild meetings.


Our library borrowing policy:

  1. Books are borrowed for 1 month. All materials are due back at the next Guild meeting. If you are unable to return them, please try to get a friend to bring them back for you.
  2. Please let us know if any books are damaged or out-dated so they can be repaired or discarded.
  3. Enjoy & be sure to share any of the quilts, or items you have made using our library materials.



Instructions on how to use the online library:


Click here to go to our online library site:


  1. Click on the above link, it will take you directly to the library on another web page.
  2. Images of the books appear with a small icon (looks like a page with text on it), below the image.  Hover over the icon and it states "read reviews”.
  3. Click on this icon and it takes you to a written description of the book. At the beginning of each description there is a "B" followed by a number -.the number of the book in the actual library. 
  4. If you see something you would like to borrow, write down the name and number and bring to the next meeting and search the shelves for the book. 


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