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 go with the book. 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.
To join, become a follower of my blog so you won't miss any blog post. To make it super convenient, you can also sign up for my posts to be delivered right to you via email. It is never too late to join and begin reading and sewing along with us.
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!
"Born into a prosperous family in rural central Pennsylvania, Sylvia loves her family estate, Elm Creek Manor, and plans one day to take her place alongside her father in the family horse-breeding business, Bergstrom Thoroughbreds. Tragedy during World War II and a sister's betrayal drive her from her beloved home and force her to choose a new path. A gifted quilter, Sylvania graduates with a degree in Art Education from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. For many years, she teaches in the Sewickley, Pennsylvania area, and she becomes a renowned lecturer at quilt shows and quilt guilds across the country. Upon her return to Elm Creek Manor after a fifty-year absence, Sylvia and her young apprentice, Sarah McClure, turn the manor into Elm Creek Quilt Camp, a retreat for quilters." from More Elm Creek Quilts by Jennifer Chiaverini
If you'd like to make a quilt block to represent main character Sylvia Bergstrom, Elm Creek Quilt Camp owner, here are some block suggestions to get you started:
Pin Cushion, Button Jar, Spool, and Buttons Quilt Blocks
Spool Quilt Block (12")
Spool Quilt Block (6")
Have you ever been on a quilt retreat? 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 Disappearing 9-Patch Tablecloth