Are you utilising the WAQA library and your local library collection?

If you are a WAQA member, and live either in the metropolitan area or in regional Western Australia did you know that you can borrow books from the extensive collection that is held by the quilting association.

With over 2000 titles you are bound to find a title that will appeal to you, everything from paper-piecing, applique,  bargello, scrap quilts, baby quilts, pre- cuts and modern quilts,dyeing fabrics, making bags, the list is endless and is always being added too.  There is also a large collection of both Australian, American, New Zealand and British magazines for loan.  There are also other items that can be loaned out to individuals or groups.

If you live locally, you can access the library on Sewing days and sewing nights, ask any member to help you with the process.  Members may request a library card and this card must be presented when borrowing items. All members may borrow 20 items, with a maximum of 10 books and 10 magazines at one time.

If you are a country member, you don’t miss out,  WAQA pick up the postage costs and you are able to borrow up to 6 items at a time.    If you do not already take advantage of this wonderful service, drop our friendly country librarian, Thea Williams an email and she will be more than happy to assist you.

Thea can be contacted at  You will  need to be a current member to utilise this service.

With the catalogue being online, it is very easy to search for a title or your favourite technique.  The catalogue can be accessed in the library room on Sewing days and nights and also via the WAQA webpage, under Library.

Remember too in every issue of the Quilters Quarterly, you can read our library book reviews, and see what members thought of a particular title.

Are you a member of your local library?  Many metropolitan and regional libraries carry a vast amount of art and craft books and magazines.  If you a current member of any WA public library,  ask your local library staff how you can start accessing magazines  via your electronic device in the comfort of your own home, there are many, many magazines that can be downloaded via Eresources ( State Library of WA).

Some of the quilting titles available are:- Homespun, Quilters Companion,  Quilting Arts., Paper Cloth and Scissors, American Patchwork and Quilting, Modern Patchwork and Quilting , and Love Patchwork and Quilting and THESE are just the quilting ones!!  These magazines are free to download, you can obtain the latest issues and also back issues.

Aside from the quilting magazines, there are many other titles to choose from:-, health, sport, knitting,crochet and women’s interest, gardening, entertainment.  The magazines featured come from Australia, USA and England, Germany, Italy, France  and New Zealand.

The best thing is they don’t need to be returned and can be just deleted from your device when you have finished with them, or better still left on your device, and you can return to them when you need to.

What are you waiting for……………..start your borrowing, or you inquiries today! and remember what you “save” on magazine and book buying, you will have a few more dollars for fabric and notion buying!!



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