In the Quilters' Book Club this month, we're reading Aunt Jane of Kentucky by Eliza Calvert Hall, written in 1898. 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.
This book consists of nine short stories. Each story is told by Aunt Jane in a humorous way that is full of wisdom. The sixth short story is called "The Baptising at Kittle Creek" and is only 28 pages long. This story is about conflict over religion in marriage and how a husband and wife resolve the differences between them. You'll have to read the story to see if a staunch Presbyterian accidently got baptisted as a Baptist!
If you'd like to make a quilt block to represent this portion of Aunt Jane of Kentucky, why not make the Honey's Choice block shown above? You can find the pattern here.
******We have three more winners for the give-away of the book Secret Santa, which includes a short story called "The Yellow Rose of Christmas" by Marie Bostwick - a favorite author of our book club. The winners are: Candy Soehren, Farm Quilter, and starandme. Congratulations to all of you! Please send your mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will get your free book right out to you! Many thanks to Kensington Books for this wonderful give-away!******
In December, the book selection for the Quilters' Book Club is The Christmas Quilt: an Elm Creek Novel by Jennifer Chiaverini. It's realistic fiction set in Pennsylvania and perfect for this time of year! Get it now from your library or local bookstore and join us in reading and discussing this book.
Aunt Jane is always knitting as she tells her stories. Do you enjoy knitting or some other craft besides quilting? 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 here.