The Wedding Quilt

The Wedding Quilt

Book - 2011
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The New York Times bestselling Elm Creek Quilts series continues, with a novel that celebrates one of America's most romantic and enduring traditions.

Sarah McClure arrived at Elm Creek Manor as a newlywed, never suspecting that her quilting lessons with master quilter Sylvia Bergstrom Compson would inspire the successful and enduring business Elm Creek Quilts, whose members have nurtured a circle of friendship spanning generations.

The Wedding Quilt opens as the wedding day of Sarah's daughter Caroline approaches. As Sarah has learned, a union celebrates not only the betrothed couple's passage into wedlock, but also the contributions of those who have made the bride and groom the unique people they are. Thus Sarah's thoughts are filled with brides of Elm Creek Manor past and present-the traditions they honored, the legacies they bequeathed, and the wedding quilts that contain their stories in every stitch.

A wedding quilt is a powerful metaphor: of sisterhood, of community, of hope for the future. The blocks in Caroline's wedding quilt will display the signatures of beloved guests. As the Elm Creek Quilters circulate amid the festive preparations with pens and fabric in hand, memories of the Manor-and of the women who have lived there, in happiness and in sorrow-spill forth, rendering a vivid pastiche of family, friendship, and love in all its varieties.

Publisher: New York : Dutton, c2011
ISBN: 9780525952428
Branch Call Number: FIC CHI
Characteristics: 321 p. ; 22 cm

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Blueeyetea
Dec 20, 2011

While it was interesting to revisit some of the original characters 30 years later, it was a a boring read. A good portion was a retrospective and revisiting of the stories previously encountered in previous book with how their lives turned out. Not enough to fill out a book and make it interesting, so the fillers in between was just another opportunity for the author to demonstrate how her characters are always so nice and always do the right thing. Yawn.

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