|Bookworm Quilt Block|
If you like to both read and quilt, I invite you to join the free, online Quilters' Book Club. Each month, we'll read a book, discuss it through the comments on my blog posts, and then make a quilt block to represent that book. I'll research several potential blocks to go with the book's themes, setting, main characters, and events. And I'll find the patterns free on the internet, making it easy for everyone to access. Each member can choose the block or blocks they'd like to make.
The books should be available at your local library (hopefully). If you use your stash to make your quilt blocks, it need not cost you anything to be in the Quilters' Book Club!
Information about the book club is available across the top of my blog:
"Quilters' Book Club/Schedule" provides basic information about the book club as well as a schedule of the books we're reading. Check back regularly to view an updated schedule.
The section "Members' Blogs" provides links to members' blog posts related to our book club. Check this out to get to know fellow members. Let me know if you write a blog post related to our book club so I can create a link to it.
The next section "Recipes" contains recipes related to the books that we're reading. Food, quilting, and books make a wonderful combination!
Check out the specific month sections to find all of the blog posts related to that particular book:
February '13: The Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas, Historical Fiction and Mystery set in Kansas during the Great Depression of the 1930's
March '13: A Single Thread by Marie Bostwick, Realistic Fiction set in Connecticut, first of her Cobbled Court Quilts series
April '13: The Quilter's Apprentice by Jennifer Chiaverini, Realistic Fiction set in Pennsylvania, first of her Elm Creek Quilt books
May '13: Alice's Tulips by Sandra Dallas, Historical Fiction set in Iowa during the Civil War, 1862-1865
June '13: The Lover's Knot by Clare O'Donohue, Mystery set in Archers Rest, New York, first of her Someday Quilts Mystery series
July '13: Wedding Ring by Emilie Richards, Realistic Fiction set in Virginia, first of her Shenandoah Album novels.
August '13: Between Heaven and Texas by Marie Bostwick, Realistic Fiction set in Texas, prequel to her Cobbled Court Quilts series
September '13: The Goodbye Quilt by Susan Wiggs, Realistic Fiction set in Wyoming
October '13: State Fair: a Benni Harper Mystery by Earlene Fowler, Mystery set in California
November '13: Aunt Jane of Kentucky by Eliza Calvert Hall in 1898
Recommended by Sandra Dallas and found free online here
December '13: The Christmas Quilt: An Elm Creek Novel by Jennifer Chiaverini, Realistic Fiction set in Pennsylvania
January '14: The Healing Quilt by Lauraine Snelling, Realistic Fiction set in the state of Washington
February '14: Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini, Historical Fiction set in Washington, D.C., 1861-1865
March '14: A Drunkard's Path by Clare O'Donohue, Mystery set in New York, second of her Someday Quilts Mysteries series
April '14: A Thread of Truth by Marie Bostwick, Realistic Fiction set in Connecticut, second of her Cobbled Courts series
May '14: These Is My Words: the Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine by Nancy Turner, Historical Fiction based on the life of the author's great-grandmother, set in Arizona Territory, 1881-1901
June '14: Sarah's Quilt: a Novel of Sarah Agnes Prine and the Arizona Territories, 1906 by Nancy Turner. This is the sequel to our May '14 selection.
I'll include a discussion question with each post. There are no right or wrong answers. We'd just love to hear your thoughts! Respond by answering in the comment section below each blog post. (If you are reading via emails, you must click on the blog post title to be able to comment and read the comments of others.)
I'd love for you to be part of the online Quilters' Book Club! To make sure you don't miss anything, follow my blog or sign up for my posts to be delivered to you through e-mail. I look forward to a wonderful time of reading, discussing, and quilting with you!