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The Christmas Quilt (Elm Creek Quilters Novels)

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Mix a little mystery, historical fiction, and family drama together with the themes of sisterhood, friendship, and the importance of women's arts, and you end up with The Christmas Quilt—the perfect holiday tale for anyone who has a passion for craft making. Filled with memories and traditions, this eighth installment to Chiaverini's widely loved Elm Creek Quilts series will please fans and newcomers alike.
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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

When Christmas Eve comes to Elm Creek Manor, the tenor of the holiday is far from certain. Sylvia Bergstrom Compson, the Master Quilter, has her own reasons for preferring a quiet, even subdued, Christmas. Her young friend Sarah McClure, however, takes the opposite view and decides to deck the halls brightly. As she explores the trunks packed with Bergstrom family decorations that haven't been touched in more than fifty years, Sarah discovers a curious Christmas quilt. Begun in seasonal fabrics and patterns, the quilt remains unfinished. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt; Sylvia reveals that the handiwork spans several generations and a quartet of Bergstrom quilters — her great aunt, her mother, her sister, and herself. As she examines the array of quilt blocks each family member contributed but never completed, memories of Christmases past emerge. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt; At Elm Creek Manor, Christmas began as a celebration of simple virtues — joy and hope buoyed by the spirit of giving. As each successive generation of Bergstroms lived through its unique trials — the antebellum era, the Great Depression, World War II — tradition offered sustenance even during the most difficult times. For Sylvia, who is coping with the modern problem of family dispersed, estranged, or even forgotten, reconciliation with her personal history may prove as elusive as piecing the Christmas Quilt. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt; Elm Creek Manor is full of secrets, from a Christmas tree with unusual properties to the sublime Bergstrom strudel recipe. Sylvia's tales at first seem to inform her family legacy but ultimately illuminate far more, from the importance of women's art to its place in commemorating our shared experience, at Christmastime and in every season.

Synopsis:

A seasonal gift to readers, "The Christmas Quilt" is a heartwarming rendition of how Christmas traditions at Elm Creek Manor were created--and embellished--over generations.

About the Author

 Jennifer Chiaverini is the author of seventeen Elm Creek Quilts novels, as well as four collections of quilt projects inspired by the series, and is the designer of the Elm Creek Quilts fabric lines from Red Rooster Fabrics. She lives with her husband and two sons in Madison, Wisconsin.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743286572
Subtitle:
An Elm Creek Quilts Novel
Author:
Chiaverini, Jennifer
Publisher:
Simon and Schuster
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Quilting
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Christmas stories
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Jennifer Chiaverini, Mrs. Lincoln s Dressmaker, Elm Creek Manor, Elm Creek Quilts, Elm Creek, Elm Creek Quilters, Pennsylvania, Quilt, Quilters, Quilting Circles, Sew, Stitch, Craft, Crafts, Pattern, Hobbies, Female Friendships, Christmas, Holiday, Decemb
Subject:
Jennifer Chiaverini, Mrs. Lincoln s Dressmaker, Elm Creek Manor, Elm Creek Quilts, Elm Creek, Elm Creek Quilters, Pennsylvania, Quilt, Quilters, Quilting Circles, Sew, Stitch, Craft, Crafts, Pattern, Hobbies, Female Friendships, Christmas, Holiday, Decemb
Subject:
Jennifer Chiaverini, Mrs. Lincoln s Dressmaker, Elm Creek Manor, Elm Creek Quilts, Elm Creek, Elm Creek Quilters, Pennsylvania, Quilt, Quilters, Quilting Circles, Sew, Stitch, Craft, Crafts, Pattern, Hobbies, Female Friendships, Christmas, Holiday, Decemb
Subject:
Jennifer Chiaverini, Mrs. Lincoln s Dressmaker, Elm Creek Manor, Elm Creek Quilts, Elm Creek, Elm Creek Quilters, Pennsylvania, Quilt, Quilters, Quilting Circles, Sew, Stitch, Craft, Crafts, Pattern, Hobbies, Female Friendships, Christmas, Holiday, Decemb
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Elm Creek Quilts Novels
Series Volume:
8
Publication Date:
November 2005
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-c endpapers
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in 9.38 oz

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Product details 240 pages Simon & Schuster - English 9780743286572 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Mix a little mystery, historical fiction, and family drama together with the themes of sisterhood, friendship, and the importance of women's arts, and you end up with The Christmas Quilt—the perfect holiday tale for anyone who has a passion for craft making. Filled with memories and traditions, this eighth installment to Chiaverini's widely loved Elm Creek Quilts series will please fans and newcomers alike.

"Synopsis" by , A seasonal gift to readers, "The Christmas Quilt" is a heartwarming rendition of how Christmas traditions at Elm Creek Manor were created--and embellished--over generations.
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