The first book was sent to me by Helen Bertram of Whitecroft Traditional Tours from England via Royal Mail. It is called "Jane Austen Quilts: Inspired by Her Novels" by Karen Gloeggler. Thanks so much Helen.
The second book is called "The 1718 Coverlet" by Susan Briscoe. This book includes patterns to recreate the 69 blocks contained in the oldest dated piece of patchwork in Great Britain. Wow, this silk coverlet was made fifty years before Captain Cook discovered the east coast of Australia!
I purchased this book from Kathy at The Stitchers' Cupboard in Camden.
I am looking forward to having time over the long weekend to take a look inside both of these great new books.