A trip to Portland isn't complete without a visit to Powell's book store. You'll usually find me with all the blue hairs, in the quilting section. Great finds this trip. 

I support the fibers arts and general hobby enthusiast however and wherever their creativity takes their craft. But I can't understand the extreme over saturation of crap fabric prints, cheap materials and "quick-fix" "easy-no-sew" educational attitude.

This used copy of The Great American Log Cabin Quilt Book, which was published in 1984, has exactly the opposite attitude. With only 17 pages printed in color, it's amazing the level of detail, instruction and exploration the author finds in constantly reinventing on singular pattern.