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Round Robin (Elm Creek Quilts Novels)

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She chose green and blue for the colors of Elm Creek Manor. She chose blue for truth and green for new beginnings....She pieced a border of pinwheel blocks — pinwheels for her windblown life, which with faith and perseverance she tried to stitch into order. The pattern was a four patch, a square divided into four smaller squares, which were in turn divided into two equal triangles, one light, one dark, like the darkness of the past...and the light hope of the future.

In Round Robin, the much-anticipated follow-up to The Quilter's Apprentice, Jennifer Chiaverini reunites us with the Elm Creek Quilters in a continuing tale of friendship and loyalty in which quilting is a bountiful metaphor for the way we stitch our lives together, piece by imperfect piece.

A round robin quilt is created by sewing concentric patchwork or appliqué borders to a central block as it is passed around a circle of friends. We rejoin the Elm Creek Quilters as they embark on just such a project, intended as a gift to their beloved Sylvia. But for each member of the circle, the threads of happiness begin to unravel.

As each woman adds a border to the central block, she contributes her story to the ongoing history of Elm Creek Manor. Resplendent in green, blue, and gold, the quilt serves as a symbol of the complex, lasting ties that unify mothers and daughters, sisters and friends. As they stitch together the sometimes harmonious, often discordant scraps of their crazy-quilt lives, the Elm Creek Quilters learn that friendship is a most precious gift, and that even in the darkest of times, love illuminates the way home.

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In the sequel to Chiaverini's acclaimed debut, the women of Elm Creek Manor stitch their lives together, piece by imperfect piece.

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Jennifer Chiaverini, a former writing instructor at Pennsylvania State University, is working on her third novel. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

Synopsis:

The sequel to her acclaimed debut novel, Jennifer Chiaverini's Round Robin is a poignant tale of friendship and loyalty.

The Elm Creek Quilters have begun a Round Robin quilt, created by sewing concentric patchwork borders to a central block, as a gift for their beloved fellow quilter Sylvia Compson. But even as the quilt is passed from friend to friend, its eloquent beauty increasing with every stitch, the threads of their happiness begin to unravel. As each woman confronts a personal crisis, a painful truth, or a life-changing choice, the quilt serves as a symbol of the complex and enduring bonds between mothers and daughters, sisters and friends.

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:
9781416593041
Author:
Chiaverini, Jennifer
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
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, Family History, Ancestry,
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, Family History, Ancestry,
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Elm Creek Quilts Novels
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 9.695 oz

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

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Product details 320 pages Simon & Schuster - English 9781416593041 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In the sequel to Chiaverini's acclaimed debut, the women of Elm Creek Manor stitch their lives together, piece by imperfect piece.
"Synopsis" by , Jennifer Chiaverini, a former writing instructor at Pennsylvania State University, is working on her third novel. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin.
"Synopsis" by , The sequel to her acclaimed debut novel, Jennifer Chiaverini's Round Robin is a poignant tale of friendship and loyalty.

The Elm Creek Quilters have begun a Round Robin quilt, created by sewing concentric patchwork borders to a central block, as a gift for their beloved fellow quilter Sylvia Compson. But even as the quilt is passed from friend to friend, its eloquent beauty increasing with every stitch, the threads of their happiness begin to unravel. As each woman confronts a personal crisis, a painful truth, or a life-changing choice, the quilt serves as a symbol of the complex and enduring bonds between mothers and daughters, sisters and friends.

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