It may seem like a bit much- to quilt and then read books with a quilting theme.
And even though I have not had much time to read with a new baby, I've picked up the early books in the Elm Creek Quilts series by Jennifer Chiaverini and have enjoyed those. I particularly liked The Runaway Quilt and its storyline about the use of quilts as signals in the Underground Railroad. You can read more about the meaning of various blocks here. I've read very little about the subject but as a quilter, find it fascinating and plan to learn more about it.
There are over 15 books in the series and while I am sure I won't read them all, I definitely think there are some worth checking out at your local library. The first book in the series is The Quilter's Apprentice.
BTW, I am a huge library fan. I always make a list of books that I want to read then reserve them online at my local library. I think libraries are one of the best free things cities have to offer.
Here's a peek at one weekend project.
What are you working on this weekend? Any reading or sewing this Saturday?