Great Quilting Books

I came across two really good books recently.  Both of them I picked up at the library.

A Single Thread by Marie Bostwick ~ I so enjoyed this book!!  There were moments when I kept thinking, “How did she know that is exactly how I feel about quilting?!?”  The story is about Evelyn Dixon whose husband divorces her.  In her grief she goes on an unexpected road trip and ends up in New England.  The adventures that she faces there left me thinking that this is the way life is meant to be led.  Opening ourselves up to others, allowing them access to the sore, hurting parts of our souls and giving back.  Amazing things can happen when we do that and this story shows what that can look like.

The Lost Quilter by Jennifer Chiaverini ~ this is an Elm Creek Quilts Mystery and it is brilliantly written.  How do I write about this book without giving anything away?  Okay…so I can’t so here’s the link to Jennifers web site and the book  http://elmcreek.net/index.php/main/book-detail/coming-in-april-the-lost-quilter/.  When I was a kid I often wondered what it would be like to live in a different time.  I was, and still am, fascinated with period books.  Jennifer does a stunning job portraying life as a black slave in Virginia and South Carolina just before the Civil War breaks out.  Her ability to describe the cruelty of the slave masters, the feelings of the slaves, helped me to realize in a new way the hardship these heroic people endured.  I highly recommend you pick up this beautiful book.  By the way…it has a wonderful ending that exemplifies the resiliency of the human spirit.

Happy Quilting!

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