|Sunlight and Shadows 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. 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. If you love to quilt and read, please join us! It's easy to jump in anytime. Check out the Quilters' Book Club Schedule right here.
Our book to read and discuss during February 2014 is Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini. Get the book from your local library or bookstore and join us! If you want to read it on your Kindle, you can get it here.
If you'd like to make a quilt block to represent the theme of sorrow and tribulation in this book, here are some ideas to get you started:
Theme of Sorrow and Tribulation:
Broken Heart Quilt Block
Dark and Light Star Quilt Block
Job's Tears Quilt Block shown below
Mother's Dream Quilt Block
Stings and Arrows Quilt Block
Sunlight and Shadows Quilt Block shown above
|Job's Tears Quilt Block|
Mrs. Lincoln and Elizabeth both suffer terrible tragedies. How do they respond differently to the trials that life throws at them? Answer in the comment section below for a chance to win a copy of Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker. Plume Books is generously offering two copies of the book. 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. Winner will be announced March 1.
You might also enjoy reading my previous blog post Friendship Scrap Block Quilt Block and the Theme of Friendship in Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker.