|Cobblestones Quilt Block|
Our February book selection, The Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas, takes place in the small Midwestern town of Harveyville, Kansas in the 1930's. Harveyville, Kansas is an actual town. The author's grandparents lived there, and her parents lived there briefly after they were first married.
In contrast, our March selection, A Single Thread by Marie Bostwick, takes place in the small New England town of New Bern, Connecticut in contemporary times. New Bern is a fictional town, though very similar to the rural town in Connecticut where the author actually lives.
I found the following quilt block patterns free online that go with the setting of Evelyn's quilt shop, Cobbled Court Quilts, and the village of New Bern, Connecticut.
Bricks and Cobblestones (just the Cobblestones part)
State of Connecticut
The Courtyard (Thanks to Mama T. for finding this one! It's a perfect fit!)
Yankee Puzzle Variation
This question comes from the author's website http://mariebostwick.com:
After only a few hours in New Bern, Evelyn realizes she feels more at ease in the New England town than she ever did in her planned suburban development in Texas. Do you believe certain places can speak to us? Can you recall a place where you immediately felt at home? Do you know why? Please respond in the comments section below. We'd love to hear your thoughts!
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