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Our book to read and discuss during July 2013 is Wedding Quilt by Emilie Richards. It's the first book in her Shenandoah Album series and is set in Virginia. Check out the book from your local library and join us!
"Meet Helen, the expert quilt maker and family curmudgeon, who pieced a wedding ring quilt top for her hope chest, only to put it away without quilting it after her marriage ended abruptly.
"Meet steel magnolia Nancy, Helen’s daughter, who found the top and quilted it in the early, unhappy days of her own marriage as she struggled to uphold and strengthen the vows she had made.
"Meet Tessa, Nancy’s daughter, whose happy marriage, like the wedding ring quilt, is now in tatters. Can Tessa restore the quilt and her marriage, or are both efforts futile.
"Three women, three generations, forced together during one brutally hot summer in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. Which will break first, the heat wave that has sucked the life from the rich valley soil or the bonds tentatively uniting one small family.
"Or will the lessons the women learn from each other save them all?"
- from Emilie Richards' website
Do you have a quilt in your family that has been passed down from one generation to the next? Inquiring minds want to know! Answer in the comment section below. If you are reading via email, you must first click on the blog title to be able to comment and read the comments of others. By commenting, you are entering your name in a giveaway for Clare O'Donohue's book, The Devil's Puzzle, part of her Someday Quilts Mystery Series. Plume Books has generously offered copies of Clare's book for TWO lucky winners this month.
**The winner of the Quilters' Book Club Giveaway for the month of June is ANudge! Her name was drawn out of the hat! ANudge, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can arrange to get you your $20 gift certificate to fatquartershop.com
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