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The New Year S Quilt

Author : Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN : 1416575510
Genre : Fiction
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As each holiday season approaches, some revel in welcoming the New Year ahead; others quietly mourn the passing of time gone by. "We can't hold on to the past," says Master Quilter Sylvia Compson, "but we can keep the best part of 'Auld Lang Syne' in our hearts and in our memories, and we can look forward to the future with hope and resolve." As Sylvia, a late-in-life newlywed, has discovered, love can enter our lives at any age. Yet before she can truly delight in her present happiness, she must face the sorrow hidden in her past -- her own role in the tragic circumstances that left her estranged from her sister, Claudia, until it was too late to make amends. Vowing not to repeat the mistake with her new daughter-in-law, Amy, who opposed Sylvia's marriage to her father, Andrew, Sylvia must convince Amy that family is more precious than pride. As Sylvia takes up a quilt for the season, begun and abandoned over six years, she recalls the New Year's Eve festivities of her youth at Elm Creek Manor as a member of the Bergstrom family. She titles the quilt "New Year's Reflections," after her belief that year-end reflections precede resolutions. The quilt blocks she chooses commemorate the wisdom that no one can ever be truly alone if she keeps the memory of those she loved and those who loved her alive in her heart. The New Year's Quilt is a novel to enjoy today and to treasure anew each holiday season.

The Christmas Quilt The New Year S Quilt

Author : Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN : 9781439100257
Genre : Fiction
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Master quilter Sylvia Bergstrom Compson helps her friend Sarah McClure uncover the story of an unfinished Christmas quilt and works on a new quilt for her reluctant daughter-in-law that depicts holiday memories of Elm Creek Manor.

More Elm Creek Quilts

Author : Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN : 9781607052913
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Timeless Quilts Inspired by the New York Times Best-Selling Novels. 11 traditional quilts for all skill levels, featuring more than 30 traditional blocks. Read about your favorite Elm Creek novels: The Sugar Camp Quilt, The Christmas Quilt, Circle of Quilters, The Quilter's Homecoming, and The New Year's Quilt. Complete instructions and full-sized patterns for each quilt, plus a chapter on quilting basics. Jennifer Chiaverini is back with another collection of beautiful quilts from Elm Creek Quilts. The projects include Jennifer's original designs, plus a sampler quilt made from the top 10 blocks in the Elm Creek Quilts design contest, and a quilt created from Chimneys and Cornerstones blocks contributed by Elm Creek readers. Every chapter includes excerpts and favorite character sketches from the Elm Creek Quilts novels. You loved the stories-now make more of the quilts they inspired!

The Christmas Quilt

Author : Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN : 9781416591726
Genre : Fiction
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When Christmas Eve comes to Elm Creek Manor, the tenor of the holiday is far from certain. Sylvia Bergstrom Compson, the Master Quilter, has her own reasons for preferring a quiet, even subdued, Christmas. Her young friend Sarah McClure, however, takes the opposite view and decides to deck the halls brightly. As she explores the trunks packed with Bergstrom family decorations that haven't been touched in more than fifty years, Sarah discovers a curious Christmas quilt. Begun in seasonal fabrics and patterns, the quilt remains unfinished. Sylvia reveals that the handiwork spans several generations and a quartet of Bergstrom quilters -- her great aunt, her mother, her sister, and herself. As she examines the array of quilt blocks each family member contributed but never completed, memories of Christmases past emerge. At Elm Creek Manor, Christmas began as a celebration of simple virtues -- joy and hope buoyed by the spirit of giving. As each successive generation of Bergstroms lived through its unique trials -- the antebellum era, the Great Depression, World War II -- tradition offered sustenance even during the most difficult times. For Sylvia, who is coping with the modern problem of family dispersed, estranged, or even forgotten, reconciliation with her personal history may prove as elusive as piecing the Christmas Quilt. Elm Creek Manor is full of secrets, from a Christmas tree with unusual properties to the sublime Bergstrom strudel recipe. Sylvia's tales at first seem to inform her family legacy but ultimately illuminate far more, from the importance of women's art to its place in commemorating our shared experience, at Christmastime and in every season.

Minnesota Quilts

Author : Helen Kelley, Lee Sandberg, Greg Winter
ISBN : 1610604458
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A Quilt Of Words

Author : Sharon Niederman
ISBN : 1555660479
Genre : History
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Historically, the Southwest has attracted people with yearnings for freedom and adventure, people who define themselves as individuals. Unlike their husbands and brothers, women in the Southwest did not, for the most part, subdue and tame the land; but their character and individuality were manifested as they lived with and improved upon conditions as they found them. Their fascination with their way of life and the need for self-expression led them to write of their experiences, providing them with a creative outlet and offering those who came later a unique window into the past. "A Quilt of Words" won the Border Regional Library Association 1989 Southwest Book Award for literary excellence and enrichment of the cultural heritage of the Southwest. It was also awarded the National Federation of Press Women first prize for history in 1989. --back cover.

Nebraska Quilts And Quiltmakers

Author : Patricia Cox Crews
ISBN : 0803263465
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Features over one hundred quilts created from Nebraska's territorial period to the 1980s, with descriptions of the patterns, materials, and techniques and biographical sketches of the quiltmakers

Paper Quilt

Author : W.H. Bill Smith
ISBN : 9781477164242
Genre : Poetry
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PAPER QUILT/RED-WHITE-BLUE IS A COLLECTION OF MEMORIES OF MANY FRIENDS WHO HAVE DIED OF AIDS, BUT NOT ALL. PEOPLE I NOT ONLY KNEW BUT KNEW PRETTY WELL WHO (ONE HOPES) HAVE GONE ON TO A GREATER EXISTENCE. MANY OF (PERHAPS ALL) THESE PEOPLE HAD UNIQUE WAYS THAT WERE AS I SEE IT, VIBRANT. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO PORTRAY THEIR BEING, PROCLIVERTY, AND THE EXTENT IMPACT OF AIDS IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY. CONVERSELY, THIS WORK PAPER QUILT/RED-WHITE-BLUE GIVES TRIBUTE, SHARES SADNESS AND FUTILE ACCEPTANCE. A SPIRIT OF KEEPING ON WITH LIFE.

The New Encyclopedia Of Southern Culture

Author : Glenn Hinson
ISBN : 9780807898550
Genre : Reference
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Southern folklife is the heart of southern culture. Looking at traditional practices still carried on today as well as at aspects of folklife that are dynamic and emergent, contributors to this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture examine a broad range of folk traditions. Moving beyond the traditional view of folklore that situates it in historical practice and narrowly defined genres, entries in this volume demonstrate how folklife remains a vital part of communities' self-definitions. Fifty thematic entries address subjects such as car culture, funerals, hip-hop, and powwows. In 56 topical entries, contributors focus on more specific elements of folklife, such as roadside memorials, collegiate stepping, quinceanera celebrations, New Orleans marching bands, and hunting dogs. Together, the entries demonstrate that southern folklife is dynamically alive and everywhere around us, giving meaning to the everyday unfolding of community life.

The Fabric Of Our Lives

Author : Ronda Chervin
ISBN : 1891280333
Genre : Fiction
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Dr. Chervin has assembled a compendium of short stories based on fabrics woven into a literary quilt. Using the memory of pieces of fabric to recall a particular incident in their lives, the authors cover every phase of a woman's life from childhood to the golden years of a grandmother with wit, pathos and eloquence. This book is a must for every woman!

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