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December 30, 2012

THE WEDDING QUILT by Jennifer Chiaverini

An Elm Creek Quilts Novel
quilt pattern
3 STARS
BLURB:
Sarah McClure looks back on past and present brides of Elm Creek. She remembers traditions, legacies and  wedding quilts that told a story with each tiny stitch.

Caroline makes a comment about how she wished she had a wedding quilt of her own that she herself had made.  Sarah would like to grant her wish, but even the most talented quilter would not attempt to craft a wedding quilt so near to the wedding. The quilt stands for the couple's love, commitment, trust, and hope for their future. She asks the Elm Creek Quilters pool their creativeness.  As the women sitch, they remember family, friendship and love.
EXCERPT:
Sarah did research for The Quilts of Pennsylvania. She knew women sewed and raffled off quilts in 1860. They raised money to build the first library in Elm Creek Valley. It was displayed behind the circulation desk until the 1950's.
 
REVIEW:
There was some sadness in the book.  It seemed like the Elm Creek series was coming to a close. Ms Chiaverini added a little drama to keep the pages turning. It was interesting the way the storyline went to the future in the wedding invitations.  It was to take place in 2028. You have to kind of put the book aside for a minute and put it into perspective and make sense out of it all. It was rather cute the words she used for the future, like instead of drunk, you got blonked.  I didn't like this book with the future in it.  To me the book isn't science fiction. I really feel like the series is over.  The future just isn't a part of this book.
 
Jennifer Chiaverini  is a grad from the University of Chicago and Notre Dame.  She authored the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling ELM CREEK QUILT series.  She also penned five collections of quilt projects which came from the novels.  She lives with her husband and sons in Madison, Wisconsin.

This print complimentary book was given to me by Night Owl Reviews for this unbiased review.

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