|Contrary Wife Quilt Block|
In the book The Quilter's Apprentice by Jennifer Chiaverini, Mrs. Compson teaches Sarah McClure the fundamental skills of quilting by having her make a sampler quilt. One of the blocks that Sarah chooses for her sampler is the Contrary Wife block. The pattern can be found here. (Sarah has a disagreement with her husband Matt and asks Mrs. Compson if there isn't also a Contrary Husband block! Here is the pattern for that block.)
If you are making a quilt block to go with each book that we read in the Quilters' Book Club, consider making a Contrary Wife block or one of the other eleven blocks from Sarah's Sampler Quilt. Here is the author's version of this sampler quilt.
In the book, Sarah and Matt argue about the wisdom of a conversation Sarah has after a job interview. She confides to another applicant that she doesn't really want a job in accounting. Matt tells her she shouldn't have said anything to him, and Sarah disagrees. Sarah later realizes Matt is right.
What advice would you give Sarah about applying for a job? What wisdom and insight have you gained from job interviews that went well and job interviews that went poorly? Inquiring minds want to know! Please respond in the comments section below.
By commenting, you are also entering your name in my giveaway of Marie Bostwick's latest book, From Heaven to Texas. The winner will be announced May 1. Just as a heads up, the Quilters' Book Club selection for May is Alice's Tulips by Sandra Dallas - historical fiction set in Iowa during the Civil War.
You might also enjoy reading my previous blog post here.