To name just a few of the titles:
- Quilting with Style: Principles for Great Pattern Design
- Quilts from the Quiltmaker’s Gift: 20 Traditional Patterns for a New Generation of Generous Quiltmakers
- 70 Classic Quilting Patterns: Ready-to-Use Designs and Instructions (Dover Quilting)
- Applique Masterpiece : Affairs of the Heart
- Applique 12 Easy Ways! : Charming Quilts, Giftable Projects, and Timeless Techniques
- Garden Party: Applique Quilts That Bloom (That Patchwork Place)
- Quick & Easy Quiltmaking: 26 Projects Featuring Speedy Cutting and Piecing Methods
- Applique in Bloom
- Pink Lemonade & Other Delights : 10 Refreshing Quilt Projects
- Fast Patch: A Treasury of Strip-Quilt Projects (Contemporary quilting)
- The Border Workbook: Easy Speed-Pieced and Foundation-Pieced Borders
- Lois Smith’s Machine Quiltmaking
- Quick Quilting: Rotary Cutting, Machine Piecing, Machine Applique, Machine Quilting
- Cat’s Meow : Purr-fect Quilts for Cat Lovers
- Botanical Wreaths: Nature’s Glory in Applique
- Machine Applique: A Sampler of Techniques
- Radiant New York Beauties: 14 Paper-Pieced Quilt Projects
- Pieces of the Past
- Magic Stack-n-Whack Quilts
- Magic Base Blocks for Unlimited Quilt Designs
- Super Simple Strips
- Contemporary Classics in Plaids & Stripes: 9 Projects from Piece O’Cake Designs
- The Standard Book of Quilt Making and Collecting
- Quilts for Fabric Lovers
- Sensational Scrap Quilts
- It’s Raining Cats & Dogs: Paper-Pieced Quilts for Pet Lovers
- Fantasy Fabrics: Techniques for Layered Surface Design
- Plentiful Possibilities: A Timeless Treasury of 16 Terrific Quilts
- Go Wild With Quilts : 14 North American Birds & Animals
- Timeless Toile: Terrific Quilts, Pillows, and Purses
- Precision-Pieced Quilts: Using the Foundation Method (Contemporary Quilting)
- Paper Piecing with Alex Anderson: Tips Techniques 6 Projects
- Easy Paper-Pieced Keepsake Quilts : 72 New Blocks Including the Alphabet!
- Paper Piece a Merry Christmas (That Patchwork Place)
- Scrap Quilts
- Scrapmania: More Quick-Pieced Scrap Quilts
- The Scrap Look: Designs, Fabrics, Colors and Piecing Techniques for Creating Multi-Fabric Quilts
- Rotary Roundup: 40 More Fast & Fabulous Quilts
- More Quick Rotary Cutter Quilts
- Rotary Riot: 40 Fast and Fabulous Quilts
- Dutch Flower Pot Quilts
- Little Quilts : All Through the House
- Quilts Galore!: Quiltmaking Styles and Techniques
- Old Favorites in Miniature: Patterns and Instructions for Making Nineteen Miniature Quilts
- Twenty Little Patchwork Quilts: With Full-Size Templates (Dover Quilting)
- Working in Miniature: A Machine Piecing Approach to Miniature Quilts
- Quilts for Red-Letter Days: More Than 30 Small Celebration Quilts
- Quilted for Christmas: Book Two
- Mariner’s Compass: An American Quilt Classic
- Applique Masterpiece: Little Brown Bird Patterns
- Pieced Borders : The Complete Resource
- A Bird’s Eye View
- The Block Book
- Baltimore Album Legacy
- Applique Designs: My Mother Taught Me to Sew
- Baltimore Album Quilts: Historic Notes and Antique Patterns : A Pattern Companion to Baltimore Beauties and Beyond
- Quilting Makes the Quilt
- Attic Windows: Quilts With a View
- Stripes in Quilts
- Jacobean Applique: Exotica, Book I (Bk.1)
- A Quilter’s Ark: More Than 50 Designs for Foundation Piecing
After receiving 961 public votes and accounting for the opinions of the staff and owners of Eureka Books, this paint design created by Carson Park Design is the overall winner in our Paint Our Building poll. Let’s hope the weather holds so we can get the place painted this year!
Thanks to all our customers who voted and offered advice and to the design professionals who helped us (designers Sara Traphagen and Kelly Livingston and the artists Joan Gold and Linda Mitchell). We also extend our appreciation to the Glidden Professional Paint Center at 6th and J Street for letting us take home literally hundreds of paint chip samples. We returned almost all of them, we promise.
For those of you who want full disclosure on the voting, here’s how it worked. The five owners and employees of Eureka Books were given votes. The public was granted an equal say. Each of the six voters could elect a first, second and third choice, and those choices earned 3, 2, or 1 points, respectively. The design with the most points won.
The public voting was as follows:
Design J: 255 votes and 3 points
Design H: 215 votes and 2 points
Design D: 138 votes and 1 point
It’s been about 20 years since Eureka Books was last painted and we’ve decided it’s time for a new look, and we’d like your help. We’ve narrowed it down to nine different designs. Tell us which one you like best. Or stop by the store – we have them all on the wall.
Last two days!
Nearly everything in the store is 25% off. That’s 25% off new books, used books, 2013 calendars, t-shirts, blank journals, greeting cards, maps, prints, and more. This is our way of saying thanks for supporting us for 25 years.
But also, to be honest, we want to get you back in the door if you haven’t seen us lately. While Eureka Books is still a great source for rare, out-of-print material, we also carry new releases and current bestsellers. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, we can (probably) order it, even if it’s out-of-print.
So come by in the next two days and take advantage of the sale. Drop your name in the hat* to win a $25 gift certificate (no purchase necessary). Spend 10 bucks and we’ll give you a coupon that’s good after the sale is over.
*Not an actual hat, but you get the idea.
Eureka Books is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a 25-day, 25% off storewide sale. Only our bargain books (most already marked down to $1) and a handful of other books are excluded. This sale covers new books, used books, rare books, and even special orders of new books.
And if you come by the shop, enter our weekly drawing for a $25 gift certificate (no purchase necessary).
Remember, the sale ends October 31, 2012.
Behind the Scenes
Local filmmaker Maria Matteoli spent the morning shooting a scene of her feature film, Wine of Summer, at Eureka Books. In the scene filmed here, James (played by Ethan Peck, grandson of Gregory), finds the book, Tinto de Verano, that (if I understand it correctly) sets off the action, which soon heads to Spain where most of the movie was shot this October. More info at the NC Journal blog.