Bring on the Books 📚 It’s National Craft Book Week! (+ FREE printable!)


“Reading is dreaming with open eyes.”

Hey, book lovers, this is YOUR week—It’s National Craft Book Week! There’s no better time to celebrate the printed page . . . especially when those pages are packed with patchwork!

If you’ve got shelves full of quilting or other craft books (ahem, like we do), let them lead you on a creative adventure this week. Here are three ideas to get you back in touch with your inspiration, your imagination, and the authors you adore.

1. HIT THE BOOKS

Head to your bookshelf, choose a craft book you love, and make something new! Create a project for upcoming celebrations like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or the 4th of July. Or simply make a project as a salute to National Craft Book Week! It’s the perfect excuse to carve out time for your creativity.

2. SHARE YOUR BOOK CRUSH

Crazy for a current book? Share it with other creative souls on social media! Post using the hashtag #NationalCraftBookWeek so we can find you and the book you’re loving right now—you could win TEN MARTINGALE BOOKS OF YOUR CHOICE if you post your book pick to Instagram or Facebook during National Craft Book Week!

Latest craft-book crushes!
Books Martingale employees are currently crushing on (clockwise from top left): Production and Marketing Services Specialist Regina with
Hope’s Journey; Senior Customer Service Rep Cornelia with Easy Layer-Cake Quilts 2; Director of Marketing Karen with Yoko Saito through the Years; and Book Designer Kathy with Start with Strips.

3. TREAT YOURSELF!

Download, print on cardstock, and cut out the FREE bookmarks below; then use them to mark the projects you’ll be making from the next craft book you buy. May we suggest these new books from Martingale? Browse away!

Free printable bookmarks
Download your free bookmarks at this link.

However you celebrate National Craft Book Week—by making that project you’ve wanted to make, by tackling that technique you’ve wanted to master, or by sharing books you love with a friend—we hope you’ll find the time to curl up with a good book soon! (Right: Martingale Content Director Karen says, “Who can choose just one?)

How many shelves do you have dedicated to your crafty books? Tell us in the comments!


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