Nov '13

Here are all the posts for our Quilters' Book Club selection for November - Aunt Jane of Kentucky by Eliza Calvert Hall.  (It comes highly recommended by author Sandra Dallas.)  A community of volunteers converted the book to digital format.  If you have a Kindle or a Kindle app, you can get it from here.  If you want to read it directly from your computer, you can do so here, courtesy of Project Gutenberg.  Written in 1898, it's a public domain book so is available free in either format. 

Aunt Jane of Kentucky, a woman who made many quilts, once gave a poignant reason for her love of quilting: ". . . when I'm dead and gone there ain't anybody goin' to think o' the floors I've swept, and the tables I've scrubbed, and the old clothes I've patched . . . but when one of my grandchildren sees one o' these quilts, they'll think about Aunt Jane, and wherever I am, I'll know I ain't forgotten." Backwoods Home Magazine

Join with us as we read and discuss the book and make a quilt block to represent it. 

We have another wonderful surprise for November.  Plume Books is offering a giveaway of two copies of Jennifer Chiaverini's latest book, An Elm Creek Quilts Companion, a brand new release.  For those of you who are avid fans of Chiaverini's Elm Creek Quilts Series, I think you will love this book! 

Contrary Wife Quilt Block and Aunt Jane of Kentucky "Sally Ann's Experience"

Secret Santa Give Away for the Quilters' Book Club

Flock Quilt Block and Aunt Jane of Kentucky "The New Organ"

Aunt Jane of Kentucky "Aunt Jane's Album" and Calico Spools Quilt Block

Great-Great Grandma Dunmire's Burn Salve and Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt Block

Aunt Jane of Kentucky "Sweet Day of Rest" and Night and Day Quilt Block

Another Secret Santa Give-Away and Christmas Sugar Balls

Aunt Jane of Kentucky "Milly Baker's Boy" and Peace and Plenty Quilt Block

Aunt Jane of Kentucky "The Baptising at Kittle Creek" and Honey's Choice Quilt Block

Aunt Jane of Kentucky "How Sam Amos Rode in the Tournament" and Grape Basket Quilt Block

Sawtooth Quilt Block and What's on Your Nightstand?

Aunt Jane of Kentucky "Mary Andrews' Dinner Party" and Steps to the Altar Quilt Block

Aunt Jane of Kentucky "The Gardens of Memory" and Rosebud Quilt Block


  1. I love this series of books.
    I am getting the last books for Xmas. This would be a great prize for anyone to treasure

  2. The Elm Creek Quilts Series is a terrific series. I lost mine to a quilting friend but that's ok because it means she is liking it. It would be great to add to the collection. I also am happy that this months book was a free download on Kindle! That's like getting an early Christmas present.

  3. Looking forward to reading the book. Thanks for the link to the article. It provided a good historical review of quilts and the women who made them.


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