Quilts Are Forever: A Patchwork Collection of Inspirational Stories

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 15, 2010 - Self-Help - 240 pages
QUILTS -- PIECES OF FABRIC SEWN TOGETHER LIKE MOMENTS IN TIME, AS HANDMADE AS LIFE ITSELF

Every quilt has a story to tell, an endearing story that lasts forever. Whether it is a craft-fair find, a generations-old family heirloom, or an art collector's most prized piece, quilts warm our bodies and our hearts.

Ever since pioneer women organized sewing circles to combat the harshness and isolation of the American West, women have turned to quilting to celebrate, share, and heal. In this heartwarming collection of inspirational stories, we see the celebrations, joys, and heartaches behind the stitches. One family lovingly pieces together a birthday present for their aging father, while a garage-sale quilt comes to symbolize the ties between a young man and his mother. Thirteen pre-Civil War ladies sew squares for their schoolmate's wedding quilt, while a young boy adds his own square to the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt in honor of his father. No matter the circumstances, these stories deliver the spirit of quilting, friendship, and love with every word.
 

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Contents

K N 0 W E t D G M C N T S
15
The Magic Quilt Is ABELLE CARLson 16
16
The DoubleWedding Ring Quilt BRENDA DIAL
21
Going Back in Time PATR1c1A LADE RER
30
To Be Remembered BRENDA Bullock
39
Necessity or Passion? Joseph IN E McCloud ORE to
47
Love for Louisa Judith Allen ZINN
55
A Tradition of Comfort
65
Grandmas Memory Quilt PATT BE LL 1 12
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Leslies Healing Quilt SARA Felton
122
The Fruitful Tree of Life MARY MAYFIELD
130
Chapter 4Language of Quilts
137
A Personal Patchwork MARY Ko LADA Scott 14 5
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Threads of Time DE B Ho PKINs
175
The EChat Friendship Quilt KATHLE EN Evanoff
181
Chapter 5Unexpected Surprises
189

My Inheritance Libby Kaczynski
76
The Quilt That Never Was Ralph Hood
80
Under the Quilt Frame ELAINE MEYLAN
87
The Pioneer Spirit MIKE HARTNett
94
Chapter3Gift Giving
105
The Mystery of the Missing Sunbonnet
195
Stitches in Time KAREN B ALEXANDER 20 3
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O N T 2 d U T O R 5 22 1
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Kathy Lamancusa, a nationally known trend strategist, inspirational speaker, and creative lifestyle book author, is the host of At Home with Flowers, which has appeared on several PBS stations, and is a frequent guest on HGTV's decorating shows, as well as on programs on the Learning Channel, the Discovery Channel, Lifetime, and the major networks. She is the founder and editor of the annual magazine Quilts Are Forever, and lives in North Canton, Ohio.

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