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Circle of Quilters (Elm Creek Quilters Novels)

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Publisher Comments:

Elm Creek Quilts, the thriving artists' retreat at Elm Creek Manor, is a place that stakes its sterling reputation on the palpable creative energy and collective goodwill of its teachers and students. But when two of its founding members decide to leave the fold, the Elm Creek Quilters face untold changes not only in their personal lives but also in their business. As the news spreads, a single question emerges: Who can possibly take their place? andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; An Elm Creek Quilter must not only possess mastery of quilting technique but teaching experience, a sense of humor, and that intangible quality that allows an individual to blend harmoniously into a group. With high hopes, Elm Creek Quilts posts an open call for applicants. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Suddenly, quilters everywhere are vying to land the prestigious post. Among the candidates are Maggie, whose love of history shines through in all her projects; Anna, a quilter and a chef whose food-themed quilts are wonderfully innovative; Russ, the male quilter whose pathbreaking style could lend Elm Creek Quilts an intriguing aesthetic departure; Karen, a novice teacher whose preternatural gifts for language complement her deep understanding of the quilters' mission; and Gretchen, the soulful veteran with a legacy steeped in quilting tradition. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; "We must evaluate all of the applicants' qualities," advises Master Quilter Sylvia Compson. "Our choice will say as much about us and what we want for Elm Creek Quilts as it says about those we decide to hire." In the course of the members' careful deliberations, cherished memories resurface and inspiring visions for the future take shape. Only by understanding the meaning of what their own labors have wrought can they select the ones who have earned a place among the circle of quilters.

Review:

"In a move that may frustrate fans, the eighth episode of Chiaverini's best-selling Elm Creek Quilts series (after The Sugar Camp Quilt) focuses on a roster of new quilting talent, as the rural Pennsylvania quilting retreat loses two of its charmed teachers. Each of the five candidates gets her or his own chapter; they begin variously-Maggie's first quilting find, a busy day for harried mom Karen, chef Anna's panic over a last-minute catering gig, Russ meeting his future wife, a morning argument between Gretchen and her husband-but they all end at Elm Creek Quilts, in an interview with the series's lead characters. Though the pleasures of the novel are many-well-drawn characters, cleverly intersecting plotlines, and Chiaverini's charming sense of humor among them-these may be cold comfort for those eager to find out the latest on Sarah McClure, Sylvia Compson and the rest of the gang, who take on greatly diminished roles. Also potentially maddening: the identity of the two quitting quilters isn't revealed until the end of the book. For new readers, a pedestrian pace and sentimental locale may prove off-putting, but for those with the taste for it, this is a great introduction to the Elm Creek world. It also sets up the coming volumes nicely, bringing fresh blood and new opportunities for drama to this sweet, escapist series." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

The eighth novel in "New York Times" bestselling author Chiaverini's much-loved Elm Creek Quilts series is a beautifully crafted patchwork of friendship, romance, and suspense.

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:
9780743260206
Author:
Chiaverini, Jennifer
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Quilting
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Quilts & Quilting
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
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Elm Creek Quilts Novels
Series Volume:
9
Publication Date:
March 2006
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
quilt endpapers
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 14.21 oz

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In a move that may frustrate fans, the eighth episode of Chiaverini's best-selling Elm Creek Quilts series (after The Sugar Camp Quilt) focuses on a roster of new quilting talent, as the rural Pennsylvania quilting retreat loses two of its charmed teachers. Each of the five candidates gets her or his own chapter; they begin variously-Maggie's first quilting find, a busy day for harried mom Karen, chef Anna's panic over a last-minute catering gig, Russ meeting his future wife, a morning argument between Gretchen and her husband-but they all end at Elm Creek Quilts, in an interview with the series's lead characters. Though the pleasures of the novel are many-well-drawn characters, cleverly intersecting plotlines, and Chiaverini's charming sense of humor among them-these may be cold comfort for those eager to find out the latest on Sarah McClure, Sylvia Compson and the rest of the gang, who take on greatly diminished roles. Also potentially maddening: the identity of the two quitting quilters isn't revealed until the end of the book. For new readers, a pedestrian pace and sentimental locale may prove off-putting, but for those with the taste for it, this is a great introduction to the Elm Creek world. It also sets up the coming volumes nicely, bringing fresh blood and new opportunities for drama to this sweet, escapist series." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , The eighth novel in "New York Times" bestselling author Chiaverini's much-loved Elm Creek Quilts series is a beautifully crafted patchwork of friendship, romance, and suspense.
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