The Master Quilter: An Elm Creek Quilts Novel (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 1, 2007 - Fiction - 336 pages
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The Master Quilter opens with the sound of wedding bells ringing in the ears of the Elm Creek Quilters. The close-knit group can hardly believe that their own Sylvia Compson planned her holiday wedding to sweetheart Andrew in complete secrecy, without the help of even one of her friends. Eager to honor the newlyweds, the Elm Creek Quilters hasten to stitch a bridal quilt for their favorite Master Quilter. Until the time comes to unveil the surprise gift, they reason, Sylvia will be the one in the dark.
Such little white lies seem harmless enough, especially in the service of future happiness. Yet Elm Creek Manor, and the quilting retreat established there by the Elm Creek Quilters, thrives on the strength of women sharing their creativity, their challenges, and their dreams. Somehow, in the race to commemorate in Sylvia's bridal quilt all that they hold dear about her wisdom, skill, and devotion, they forget to give honesty its pride of place.
As the quilt blocks accumulate, the Elm Creek Quilters celebrate the joy of new beginnings and the ongoing success of their business -- until forces conspire to threaten their happiness and prosperity. Two among them falter in their personal relationships, yet they are too proud to share their pain. The financial problems of another leave the quilt project vulnerable to a malicious act that may prevent its completion. And as two others weigh the comfort of the present against dreams of a future far from Elm Creek Manor, closely guarded secrets strain the bonds of friendship with those who may be left behind.
The Dallas Morning News has praised the Elm Creek Quilts series as "classics of their kind," and The Master Quilter is Chiaverini's latest gift to readers.

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Review: The Master Quilter (Elm Creek Quilts #6)

User Review  - RumBelle - Goodreads

Sylvia and Andrew have gotten married, and as a gift, the Elm Creek Quilters wanted to make her a bridal quilt. That is the premise of this sixth installment of the series. As the Elm Creek Quilters ... Read full review

Review: The Master Quilter (Elm Creek Quilts #6)

User Review  - Debra - Goodreads

The Elm Creek Quilters decide to surprise Sylvia and Andrew with a wedding quilt. They collect blocks from many quilters who have known and loved Sylvia over the years. Keeping the quilt a surprise ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Jennifer Chiaverini is the author of the New York Times bestselling Elm Creek Quilts series, five collections of quilt projects, and Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker, her most recent historical novel. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Chicago, she lives with her husband and sons in Madison, Wisconsin.

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