Thursday, May 8, 2014

Wedding Rings Quilt Block and Sarah Agnes Prine

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.  It is never too late to join and begin reading and sewing along with us. 

Our book to read and discuss during May 2014 is THESE IS MY WORDS: THE DIARY OF SARAH AGNES PRINE by Nancy E. Turner.  It's historical fiction, but the author based the book on the life of her great-grandmother.  Get the book from your local library or bookstore and join us!  It's also available on Kindle right here. 

If you'd like to create a block to represent Sarah Agnes Prine, the main character in the book, check out:  

Sarah's Choice Quilt Block

Wedding Rings Quilt Block shown above

If you'd like to create a block to represent Captain Jack, check out these two patterns: 

Jack's Diamonds Quilt Block or

The House That Jack Built

What three words would you use to describe a pioneer?  Inquiring minds want to know!

You might also enjoy reading my previous blog post Sun Rays Quilt Block and the Setting of Arizona Territory in These Is My Words.


  1. Adventuresome, brave, stoic

    Hi Susan, I've had a challenging spring season -- difficult family matters. I'm looking forward to participating again with the book club. These Is My Words is a favorite of mine! Jeanne

  2. Adventurous, faithful, persevering

  3. Brave, adventurous, hard-working

  4. Visionary, bold, adventuresome. I'm not sure there are three words that fit every case, Pioneers set out for many different reasons. Some of the women and children had not much choice but to set out with the husbands r fathers..

  5. Hard working, strong, willing to try something new. I couldn't think of the word for that. They are amazing people.

  6. Driven, optimistic, strong. But I agree with Julie, not everyone made the decision for themselves.

  7. Tenacity, Wanting better, Strong. I am enjoying this book, and look forward to the next book about this lady. It is called Sarah's Quilt.

    1. I'd love to read and discuss both Sarah's Quilt and The Star Garden here with the group. They are the second and third/final in this series. I have all three books and have enjoyed them more than once already!


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