I mostly learned to quilt through blogs, magazines, and internet resources. However, I ended up taking a beginner quilting class after I had already been at it for a few months. This beginner course was taught using the book Start Quilting with Alex Anderson. This is a staple for beginners and is the foundation book for many introductory courses. The quilts are simple and fun, but were a bit too traditional for my liking - however, this partly was due to the fabric selection I had access to at the shop where I took the class!
I love to read quilting books - but since I have to choose a favorite I pick Quilting Modern by Jacquie Gering and Katie Pederson. I love this book so much! First, I truly admire both of the authors and look up to them as modern quilters. Second, I think this book is full of innovative quilts and looks that I have not seen in previous books. It is definitely worth the purchase!
I am very excited about making the Supernova Quilt. How cool is this? Love it!
And, lastly, the book I currently use the most is 501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks by Judy Hopkins. This book has instructions and ideas for making many blocks. So much fun!