Last Updated 28 December 2021

Using the Library's Book List


FIND a book you want:    To simplify finding a book, there is now only one list sorted by category.  Use the TIP section to refine your search.

WHAT is in the library:  There are approximately 700 books dealing with quilt-related topics that are available for members to check out (one or more at a time).  You may return them when you are finished using them – no fines are assessed.

WHERE is the Guild Library:  It is located in the Christian Life Center (behind the First Christian Church building) in Room 4 and is open from 9:00 to 9:30 am on Guild meeting days by appointment.

DONATE a book:  When you are next cleaning your sewing area and you find a book you are no longer using, we will gladly accept it so that other members can enjoy it.

SUGGEST a book:  We are always happy to get a suggestion of a book someone is interested in so that we can try to locate it for the Library.

During this time in which social distancing is encouraged, we would like to offer two methods to get books from your Quilt Guild of East Texas Library:

Email Carol Kile the titles you would like to check out (from the library list on the website using the instructions below).  We will have them for you in the foyer of the church on meeting days.  You may also return books there. 

Request an appointment two days before the meeting day to visit the library from 9:00 to 9:30 on meeting day to look at and/or check out books by calling (landline) Carol Kile, (903) 566-8331 or sending an email.  A mask will be required while you are in the library..

Contact our  Librarian for more information.


Complete Inventory of Books:
​     Applique & Embroidery

   Guides and Techniques

   Patchwork & Piecing

   Quilt History

   Seasonal Quilts
   Small Quilts

The lists of books are sorted by category, then title and author.  If you looking for a particular title, subject or author, you may use the shortcut for FIND by pressing the Ctrl plus the “F” keys (or on a Mac the command key at the same time as the “F” key).  This will bring an added line to the top of your screen that has a SEARCH box where you may enter the word(s) you are looking for and then press the ENTER key.  Those word(s) will be highlighted in yellow on the list and by selecting the forward or backward arrows in this FIND option (< >), it lets you move through the list to see addition instances of the search within the list.