The first one, Creating With Fabric, is very timely. I had not reviewed this book's contents before ordering, and was delighted to find more than twenty pages devoted to my art quilt mentor, Pamela Allen! Many of her quilts are showcased, along with a step-by-step tutorial on her quilt-making process.
Also included are other delightful artists and projects, lots of great eye candy!
The other one, Thread Work Unraveled, is going to be a fabulous reference for machine stitching and quilting. The author, Sarah Ann Smith, is a frequent contributor and advisor to the Janome 6500/6600 mail group. I have been very impressed with her expertise, and have read raves about this book. I need to go through it and do some thread work experiments with my new machine.
All in good time!