The Master Quilter: An Elm Creek Quilts Novel

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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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User Review  - nordie - LibraryThing

After two books focussing almost exclusively on Sylvia, this book turns back to the other Elm Creek Quilts members, with a chapter dedicated to individual members. Covering roughly the same period of ... Read full review

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User Review  - thornton37814 - LibraryThing

The Elm Creek Quilt series has been one of my favorite series up until this installment. In this particular novel, the same story is repeated through the eyes of each quilter with only the knowledge ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
2
Section 3
15
Section 4
23
Section 5
33
Section 6
40
Section 7
47
Section 8
71
Section 12
133
Section 13
139
Section 14
159
Section 15
196
Section 16
197
Section 17
201
Section 18
239
Section 19
265

Section 9
89
Section 10
101
Section 11
104
Section 20
324
Section 21
326
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Jennifer Chiaverini is the author of the New York Times bestselling Elm Creek Quilts series, five collections of quilt projects, and several historical fiction novels. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Chicago, she lives with her husband and sons in Madison, Wisconsin. To learn more, visit JenniferChiaverini.com.

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