One of my hobbies is quilting, and I have been a quilter for quite a few years now. I have many friends and acquaintances who like to quilt also. It seems that once you start quilting, you tend to also find others who are interested in it, because it is something you have in common. I have bought quite a few quilting books, but I have also found many quilting books at the library. There is a collection of quilting books at the Herrick District Library, but if you don't find something you want here you can also look in the Lakeland Catalog and the MelCat catalog. There are lots of options! I have found quilting books where I can make cats, dogs, birds, fish, butterflies, turtles and toads. I have found books with Christmas quilts, Halloween quilts, Civil War reproduction quilts, baby quilts, quilts for kids, and quilts with flowers. I have found books with hundreds of quilting blocks and also books with patterns for table runners. There are books with paper piecing patterns, including English paper piecing, directions for free-motion quilting, applique, long-arm quilting, and crazy quilting. Almost every time I look I find something else I want to make. Here are a few of the books I have found but there are many more.
Barbara Brackman's Civil War Sampler
Ultimate Quilt Block Collection
Free-motion Quilting for Beginners and Those Who Think They Can't