In the Quilters' Book Club this month, we're reading Aunt Jane of Kentucky by Eliza Calvert Hall, written in 1898. It comes highly recommended by author Sandra Dallas. A community of volunteers converted the book to digital format. If you have a Kindle or a Kindle app, you can get it from Amazon.com here. If you want to read it directly from your computer, you can do so here, courtesy of Project Gutenberg. It's a public domain book so is available free in either format. (I am reading it on my computer and my iPad with no Kindle app, and that is working fine for me.)
This book consists of nine short stories. The third story (30 pages long) is called "Aunt Jane's Album." If you only have time to read one story, this is the one I would recommend. Here are a couple of quotes from the story:
If you'd like to make a quilt block to represent "Aunt Jane's Album," here are some ideas:
Calico Spools Quilt Block Pattern shown above
Spool Quilt Block shown below
You've seen how Aunt Jane feels about the quilts she's made. How do you feel about yours? Inquiring minds want to know! Please reply in the comments sections below for a chance to win a copy of Jennifer Chiaverini's just-released book, An Elm Creek Quilts Companion, courtesy of Plume Books. If you are reading this via email, you must click on the title of my blog post to be able to comment and read the comments of others
You might also enjoy reading my previous blog post about a precious old family quilt here.