|Sister Star Quilt Block|
Do you love to quilt AND love to read? I invite you to join the free, online Quilters' Book Club. Each month, we read a book, discuss it through comments on my blog posts, and then make a quilt block to represent that book. I research several potential blocks to go with the book's themes, setting, main characters, and events. And I find the patterns free on the internet, making it easy for everyone to access. Each member can choose the block or blocks they'd like to make.
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Our book to read and discuss during December 2013 is The Christmas Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini. Get the book from your local library or bookstore and join us!
There are two themes in this book. The first is Family Holiday Traditions and Memories. The second is Tension in Family Relationships. If you'd like to make a block to represent the themes in The Christmas Quilt, here are some ideas to get you started:
Holiday Traditions and Memories:
Memory Quilt Block
Memory Wreath Quilt Block
|Home Circle Quilt Block|
Mother's Dream Quilt Block
There are two questions for discussion today. Feel free to answer one or both.First, do you have a special family holiday tradition or memory that you'd be willing to share with the group? Second, do you have a tip for easing tension in family relationships, especially around the holidays? Inquiring minds want to know! Please answer in the comment section below. If you're reading this via e-mail, you must click on the title of the blog post in order to comment or to read the comments of others. By commenting, you are entering your name in this month's give-away. Plume Books has generously offered a December give-away of two more copies of Jennifer Chiaverini's just-released book, An Elm Creek Quilts Companion.
You might also enjoy reading my previous blog post Christmas Wallhanging and a Song for Sunday.