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The Giving Quilt

Author : Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN : 9780142180242
Genre : Fiction
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When the creative residents of Elm Creek gather the week after Thanksgiving to work on quilts for Project Linus, they respond to Sylvia's provocative questions to alleviate respective personal challenges and learn helpful lessons about the strength of human connections.

The Giving Quilt

Author : Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN : 9781101600344
Genre : Fiction
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“Why do you give?” asks Master Quilter Sylvia Bergstrom Compson Cooper in The Giving Quilt, the New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini’s artful, inspiring novel that imagines what good would come from practicing the holiday spirit each and every day of the year. At Elm Creek Manor, the week after Thanksgiving is “Quiltsgiving,” a time to commence a season of generosity. From near and far, quilters and aspiring quilters—a librarian, a teacher, a college student, and a quilt-shop clerk among them—gather for a special winter session of quilt camp, to make quilts for Project Linus. (In real life, Chiaverini has long been active in this charitable organization, dedicated to providing handmade quilts and blankets to children in need.) Each quilter, ever mindful that many of her neighbors, friends, and family members are struggling through difficult times, uses her creative gifts to alleviate their collective burden. As the week unfolds, the quilters respond to Sylvia’s provocative question in ways as varied as the life experiences that drew them to Elm Creek Manor. Love and comfort are sewn into the warm, bright, beautiful quilts they stitch, and their stories collectively consider the strength of human connection and its rich rewards. Featuring not only well-loved characters but also intriguing newcomers, The Giving Quilt will remind us all: Giving from the heart blesses the giver as much as the recipient, and while giving may not always be easy, it is always worthwhile.

Quilt Giving

Author : Deborah Fisher
ISBN : 9781620338872
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Enjoy the simple gift of quilting! Creating a quilt is always a gift--in finding the time to enjoy your hobby, and in giving away your finished piece. In the pages of Quilt Giving, you'll find nineteen quilts that make perfect presents for yourself or someone else. The quilt patterns in this book embrace beautiful color and sewing simplicity. You can take your time to enjoy the process and still have a quilt ready for your next baby shower or winter weekend curled up on the sofa! You'll also expand your sewing skills as you experiment with the big block conventions found in Twinkle, Map and Bloom; use easy corner triangles for simple detail in Gem, Summer and Sprinkle; or cast tradition aside and use a vertical or horizontal grid in Path, Garden and City. Treat yourself to the gift of Quilt Giving!

The Winding Ways Quilt

Author : Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN : 9781416565376
Genre : Fiction
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Jennifer Chiaverini's bestselling Elm Creek Quilts series continues with The Winding Ways Quilt, in which the arrival of newcomers into the circle of quilters heralds unexpected journeys down pathways near and far. Quilters have flocked to Elm Creek Manor to learn from Master Quilter Sylvia Compson and her expert colleagues. There's Sarah, Sylvia's onetime apprentice who's paired her quilting accomplishments with a mind for running the business of Elm Creek Quilts; Agnes, who has a gift for appliqué; Gwen, who stitches innovative art quilts; Diane, a whiz at the technicalities of quick-piecing; and Bonnie, with her encyclopedic knowledge of folk art patterns. But with Judy and Summer, two other founding members of the Elm Creek Quilters, departing to pursue other opportunities, will the new teachers be able to fill in the gaps created by the loss of their expertise—and more important, their friendship? "When I think of all the different paths I could have followed in my life, all the twists and turns that could have led me anywhere," muses incoming teacher Gretchen, "it's something of a miracle that I ended up here, surrounded by loving friends." But what of friends departed? As Sylvia contemplates a tribute to the partnership of the Elm Creek Quilters, she is reminded of a traditional quilt pattern whose curved pieces symbolize a journey. Winding Ways, a mosaic of overlapping circles and intertwining curves, would capture the spirit of their friendship at the moment of its transformation. Will Sylvia's choice inspire the founding members to remember that each is a unique part of a magnificent whole? Will the newcomers find ways to contribute, and to earn their place? The Winding Ways Quilt considers the complicated, often hidden meanings of presence and absence, and what change can mean for those who have come to rely upon one another.

The Keeping Quilt

Author : Patricia Polacco
ISBN : 9781442449824
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A homemade quilt ties together the lives of six generations of the author's immigrant Jewish family, remaining a symbol of their enduring love and faith.

Sonoma Rose

Author : Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN : 9781101560372
Genre : Fiction
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From New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini, a powerful and dramatic Prohibition-era story that follows the fortunes of Rosa Diaz Barclay, a woman who plunges into the unknown for the safety of her children and the love of a good but flawed man. As the nation grapples with the strictures of Prohibition, Rosa Barclay lives on a Southern California rye farm with her volatile husband, John, who has lately found another source of income far outside the federal purview. Mother to eight children, Rosa mourns the loss of four who succumbed to the mysterious wasting disease that is now afflicting young Ana and Miguel. Two daughters born of another father are in perfect health. When an act of violence shatters Rosa's resolve to maintain her increasingly dangerous existence, she flees with the children and her precious heirloom quilts to the mesa where she last saw her beloved mother alive. As a flash flood traps them in a treacherous canyon, only one man is brave-or foolhardy-enough to come to their rescue: Lars Jorgenson, Rosa's first love and the father of her healthy daughters. Together they escape to Berkeley, where a leading specialist offers their only hope of saving Ana and Miguel. Here in northern California, they create new identities to protect themselves from Rosa's vengeful husband, the police who seek her for questioning, and the gangsters Lars reported to Prohibition agents-officers representing a department often as corrupt as the Mob itself. Ever mindful that his youthful alcoholism provoked Rosa to spurn him, Lars nevertheless supports Rosa's daring plan to stake their futures on a struggling Sonoma Valley vineyard-despite the recent hardships of local winemakers whose honest labors at viticulture have, through no fault of their own, become illegal.

The Wedding Quilt

Author : Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN : 9780452298491
Genre : Fiction
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Meditating on the weddings she has attended in Elm Creek Manor throughout the years on the morning of her daughter, Caroline's, wedding day, Sarah McClure evaluates the symbolic features on a painstakingly made wedding quilt designed to display the signatures of beloved guests. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.

The New Year S Quilt

Author : Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN : 1416575510
Genre : Fiction
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As each holiday season approaches, some revel in welcoming the New Year ahead; others quietly mourn the passing of time gone by. "We can't hold on to the past," says Master Quilter Sylvia Compson, "but we can keep the best part of 'Auld Lang Syne' in our hearts and in our memories, and we can look forward to the future with hope and resolve." As Sylvia, a late-in-life newlywed, has discovered, love can enter our lives at any age. Yet before she can truly delight in her present happiness, she must face the sorrow hidden in her past -- her own role in the tragic circumstances that left her estranged from her sister, Claudia, until it was too late to make amends. Vowing not to repeat the mistake with her new daughter-in-law, Amy, who opposed Sylvia's marriage to her father, Andrew, Sylvia must convince Amy that family is more precious than pride. As Sylvia takes up a quilt for the season, begun and abandoned over six years, she recalls the New Year's Eve festivities of her youth at Elm Creek Manor as a member of the Bergstrom family. She titles the quilt "New Year's Reflections," after her belief that year-end reflections precede resolutions. The quilt blocks she chooses commemorate the wisdom that no one can ever be truly alone if she keeps the memory of those she loved and those who loved her alive in her heart. The New Year's Quilt is a novel to enjoy today and to treasure anew each holiday season.

Elm Creek Quilts Eco Tote

Author : Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN : 1607057468
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You can shop until you drop with this affordable tote featuring lovely details from quilts designed by Jennifer Chiaverini and featured in her book, Elm Creek Quilts. Roomy and beautiful, your tote holds everything you need for quilt class, grocery shopping, or even the gym. Everything inside will stay put with sturdy seam stitching, a secure zipper, and a wide, reinforced bottom panel for standing upright. A shoulder-length handle makes it easier to carry, plus it's green—made with 100% recycled polypropylene from discarded plastic water bottles!

Judy Martin S Log Cabin Quilt Book

Author : Judy Martin
ISBN : 0929589122
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Judy Martin's Log Cabin Quilt Book provides 16 complete patterns for that all-time favorite quilt design, the Log Cabin. 15 of the patterns are new and original from the fertile mind of Judy Martin. She also provides 1 traditional pattern for those who want to start with the basics before moving on to more interesting variations. Chapters cover everything you will ever need to know about Log Cabins, including fabric selection, sets, keeping track of the logs, machine piecing, borders, quilting, binding, and individualizing your quilt. This lavishly illustrated volume is Judy Martin's 19th book on quilting, her 2nd devoted to Log Cabins. She has designed more original patterns than anyone in history.

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