THE QUILTERS APPRENTICE A NOVEL THE ELM CREEK QUILTS BOOK 1

Download The Quilters Apprentice A Novel The Elm Creek Quilts Book 1 ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to THE QUILTERS APPRENTICE A NOVEL THE ELM CREEK QUILTS BOOK 1 book pdf for free now.

The Quilter S Apprentice

Author : Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN : 1439142572
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 81.7 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 360
Read : 976

Jennifer Chiaverini’s bestselling Elm Creek Quilts series starts with The Quilter’s Apprentice, a timeless tale of family, friendship, and forgiveness as two women weave the disparate pieces of their lives into a bountiful and harmonious whole, and begin the legacy of the Elm Street Quilters. When Sarah McClure and her husband, Matt, move to Waterford, Pennsylvania, she hopes to make a fresh start in the small college town. Unable to find a job both practical and fulfilling, she takes a temporary position at Elm Creek Manor helping its reclusive owner Sylvia Compson prepare her family estate for sale and after the death of her estranged sister. Sylvia is also a master quilter and, as part of Sarah’s compensation, offers to share the secrets of her creative gifts with the younger woman. During their lessons, the intricate, varied threads of Sylvia’s life begin to emerge. It is the story of a young wife living through the hardships and agonies of the World War II home front; of a family torn apart by jealousy and betrayal; of misunderstanding, loss, and a tragedy that can never be undone. As the bond between them deepens, Sarah resolves to help Sylvia free herself from remembered sorrows and restore her life—and her home—to its former glory. In the process, she confronts painful truths about her own family, even as she creates new dreams for the future. Just as the darker sections of a quilt can enhance the brighter ones, the mistakes of the past can strengthen understanding and lead the way to new beginnings. A powerful debut by a gifted storyteller, The Quilter’s Apprentice tells a timeless tale of family, friendship, and forgiveness as two women weave the disparate pieces of their lives into a bountiful and harmonious whole.
Category: Fiction

The Union Quilters

Author : Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN : 1101475854
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 27.51 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 484
Read : 457

The New York Times bestselling author of the Elm Creek Quilts series joins the Dutton list with a Civil War-era tale of love and sacrifice behind Union lines. With The Union Quilters, Chiaverini delivers a powerful story of a remarkable group of women coping with changing roles and the extraordinary experiences of the Civil War. In 1862 Water's Ford, Pennsylvania, abolitionism is prevalent, even passionate, so the local men rally to answer Mr. Lincoln's call to arms. Thus the women of Elm Creek Valley's quilting bee are propelled into the unknown. Constance Wright, married to Abel, a skilled sharpshooter courageous enough to have ventured south to buy his wife's freedom from a Virginia plantation, knows well her husband's certainty that all people, enslaved and free, North and South, need colored men like him to fight for a greater purpose. Sisters-in-law Dorothea Nelson and Charlotte Granger wish safe passage for their learned husbands. Schoolmaster turned farmer Thomas carries Dorothea's Dove in the Window quilt with him. Charlotte's husband, Dr. Jonathan Granger, takes more than a doctor's bag to his post at a field hospital. Alongside the devotion of his wife, pregnant with their second child, Jonathan brings the promise he made to his unrequited love, Gerda Bergstrom: "My first letter will be to you." Together with the other members of the circle, the women support one another through loneliness and fear, and devise an ingenious business plan to keep Water's Ford functioning. That plan may forever alter the patchwork of town life in ways that transcend even the ultimate sacrifices of war.
Category: Fiction

An Elm Creek Quilts Sampler

Author : Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN : 9780743260183
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 24.56 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 319
Read : 346

Presents the first three novels in the series about master quilter Sylvia Compson's friendship with her young assistant, Sarah, their restoration of Sylvia's home, and their creation of a quilting circle that becomes a source of strength to women young and old.
Category: Fiction

The New Year S Quilt

Author : Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN : 1416575510
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 21.21 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 303
Read : 629

As each holiday season approaches, some revel in welcoming the New Year ahead; others quietly mourn the passing of time gone by. "We can't hold on to the past," says Master Quilter Sylvia Compson, "but we can keep the best part of 'Auld Lang Syne' in our hearts and in our memories, and we can look forward to the future with hope and resolve." As Sylvia, a late-in-life newlywed, has discovered, love can enter our lives at any age. Yet before she can truly delight in her present happiness, she must face the sorrow hidden in her past -- her own role in the tragic circumstances that left her estranged from her sister, Claudia, until it was too late to make amends. Vowing not to repeat the mistake with her new daughter-in-law, Amy, who opposed Sylvia's marriage to her father, Andrew, Sylvia must convince Amy that family is more precious than pride. As Sylvia takes up a quilt for the season, begun and abandoned over six years, she recalls the New Year's Eve festivities of her youth at Elm Creek Manor as a member of the Bergstrom family. She titles the quilt "New Year's Reflections," after her belief that year-end reflections precede resolutions. The quilt blocks she chooses commemorate the wisdom that no one can ever be truly alone if she keeps the memory of those she loved and those who loved her alive in her heart. The New Year's Quilt is a novel to enjoy today and to treasure anew each holiday season.
Category: Fiction

The Quilter S Legacy

Author : Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN : 9781451606102
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 48.7 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 320
Read : 474

Sylvia Bergstrom Compson and her fiancâe Andrew embark on a difficult journey to find her mother's missing heirloom quilts, all the while discovering secrets regarding her mother's life and untimely death.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

The Cross Country Quilters

Author : Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN : 9781439148914
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 80.62 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 549
Read : 300

Returns to historic Elm Creek Manor the mansion turned quilting retreat that draws women from across the nation for quilt camp, a time of fellowship, fun and artistic exploration.
Category: Fiction

The Sugar Camp Quilt

Author : Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN : 9781451672824
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 44.79 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 914
Read : 198

Abolitionist school teacher Dorothea Grainger faces the ultimate test of her courage and convictions when the national debate over slavery sets friends and neighbours against one another in rural Creek's Crossing, Pennsylvania.
Category: Fiction

The Wedding Quilt

Author : Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN : 9780452298491
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 24.97 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 966
Read : 1315

Meditating on the weddings she has attended in Elm Creek Manor throughout the years on the morning of her daughter, Caroline's, wedding day, Sarah McClure evaluates the symbolic features on a painstakingly made wedding quilt designed to display the signatures of beloved guests. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
Category: Fiction

The Giving Quilt

Author : Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN : 9780142180242
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 42.81 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 539
Read : 308

When the creative residents of Elm Creek gather the week after Thanksgiving to work on quilts for Project Linus, they respond to Sylvia's provocative questions to alleviate respective personal challenges and learn helpful lessons about the strength of human connections.
Category: Fiction

Mrs Lincoln S Dressmaker

Author : Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN : 9781101609644
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 86.99 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 882
Read : 417

New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini’s compelling historical novel unveils the private lives of Abraham and Mary Lincoln through the perspective of the First Lady’s most trusted confidante and friend, her dressmaker, Elizabeth Keckley. In a life that spanned nearly a century and witnessed some of the most momentous events in American history, Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley was born a slave. A gifted seamstress, she earned her freedom by the skill of her needle, and won the friendship of First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln by her devotion. A sweeping historical novel, Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker illuminates the extraordinary relationship the two women shared, beginning in the hallowed halls of the White House during the trials of the Civil War and enduring almost, but not quite, to the end of Mrs. Lincoln’s days.
Category: Fiction