Quilting Stories

The quilter's apprentice : a novel

Jennifer Chaiverini.

Tangled, anxious thoughts relaxed when she felt the fabric beneath her fingers and remembered that she was creating something beautiful enough to delight the eyes as well as the heart, something strong enough to defeat the cold of a Pennsylvania winter night. She could do these things. She, Sarah, had the power to do these things.From debut novelist Jennifer Chiaverini comesThe Quilter's Apprentice,a delightful, timeless story of loyalty and frie...


The aloha quilt

Jennifer Chiaverini.

Another season of Elm Creek Quilt Camp has come to a close, and Bonnie Markham faces a bleak and lonely winter ahead, with her quilt shop out of business and her divorce looming. A welcome escape comes when Claire, a beloved college friend, unexpectedly invites her to Maui to help launch an exciting new business: a quilter’s retreat set at a bed and breakfast amid the vibrant colors and balmy breezes of the Hawaiian Islands. Soon Bonnie fin...


A single thread

Marie Bostwick.

Chick Lit

In Bostwick's first contemporary novel, she weaves the unforgettable story of four very different women whose paths cross, changing their lives forever.


Lover's knot

Emilie Richards.

Needing time to recover from a tragedy and sort out her feelings about her troubled marriage, journalist Kendra Taylor retreats to an old cabin nestled in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. The land was bequeathed to her husband by a grandmother he never knew, and the cabin has been abandoned for years. As Kendra settles into the cabin and the community of Toms Brook, she finds an unusual lover's knot quilt that is yet another piece of Isaac's unexplo...


The healing quilt

Lauraine Snelling.

After her Aunt Teza’s test results turn out to be inconclusive, Dot Cooper resolves to raise money for a new mammogram machine, through the creation and auction of a magnificent, king-sized quilt to be sewn by the women of Jefferson City. Dot’s efforts quickly draw the support of disparate members of the community, including newcomer Beth Donnelly, married to a local pastor, Elaine Giovanni, the stylish wife of a local surgeon; and an...


Clay's quilt : a novel

by Silas House.

Literary Fiction

On a bone-chilling New Year's Day, when all the mountain roads are slick with ice, Clay's mother, Anneth, insists on leaving her husband. She packs her things, and with three-year-old Clay in tow, they inch their way toward her hometown along the treacherous mountain roads.That journey ends in the death of Clay's mother. It's a day that comes to haunt her only son, who's left without a family and a history. This is the story of how Clay Sizemore,...



How to make an American quilt

Whitney Otto.

Literary Fiction

"Remarkable...An affirmation of the strength and power of individual lives, and the way they cannot help fitting together." THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW An extraordinay and moving reading experience, HOW TO MAKE AN AMERICAN QUILT is an exploration of women of yesterday and today, who join together in a uniquely female experience. As they gather year after year, their stories, their wisdom, their lives, form the pattern from which all of us draw...


Tumbling blocks

Earlene Fowler.

Mystery

New in the Agatha Award-winning series! With Christmas just a few weeks away, Benni's queenly boss, Constance Sinclair, demands that she investigate the death of a local socialite. It's not long before Benni recognizes that there may be some deadly truth to Constance's suspicions. But with a famously reclusive artist about to put Benni's quilting museum on the map-and her daunting mother-in-law and her "surprise" new husband visiting-Benni's holi...


The lover's knot : a Someday Quilts mystery

Clare O'Donohue.

Mystery

In the tradition of Jennifer Chiaverini and Emilie Richards, a debut quilting mystery Nell Fitzgerald is thrilled when she receives a gorgeous handmade quilt in a lover?s knot pattern from her grandmother Eleanor as an engagement gift. Her joy is short-lived, however, when her fiancé announces he?s calling off the wedding. Heartbroken, 25-year-old Nell flees New York City for her grandmother?s home in quaint Archers Rest. In this small tow...