The Wedding Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini
An Elm Creek Quilts Novel

64%

5 Critic Reviews

...the story lacks both insight and plot, focused as it is with explaining, in irrelevant detail, how it all turned out. An artless endeavor.
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Synopsis

The New York Times bestselling Elm Creek Quilts series continues, with a novel that celebrates one of America's most romantic and enduring traditions.

Sarah McClure arrived at Elm Creek Manor as a newlywed, never suspecting that her quilting lessons with master quilter Sylvia Bergstrom Compson would inspire the successful and enduring business Elm Creek Quilts, whose members have nurtured a circle of friendship spanning generations.

The Wedding Quilt opens as the wedding day of Sarah's daughter Caroline approaches. As Sarah has learned, a union celebrates not only the betrothed couple's passage into wedlock, but also the contributions of those who have made the bride and groom the unique people they are. Thus Sarah's thoughts are filled with brides of Elm Creek Manor past and present-the traditions they honored, the legacies they bequeathed, and the wedding quilts that contain their stories in every stitch.

A wedding quilt is a powerful metaphor: of sisterhood, of community, of hope for the future. The blocks in Caroline's wedding quilt will display the signatures of beloved guests. As the Elm Creek Quilters circulate amid the festive preparations with pens and fabric in hand, memories of the Manor-and of the women who have lived there, in happiness and in sorrow-spill forth, rendering a vivid pastiche of family, friendship, and love in all its varieties.

 

About Jennifer Chiaverini

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Jennifer Chiaverini lives with her husband and two sons in Madison, Wisconsin. In addition to the six volumes in the Elm Creek Quilts series and two books of quilt patterns inspired by the novels, she designs the Elm Creek Quilts fabric line from Red Rooster Fabrics.
 
Published November 1, 2011 by Dutton. 352 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance, History. Fiction
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...the story lacks both insight and plot, focused as it is with explaining, in irrelevant detail, how it all turned out. An artless endeavor.

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Deseret News

Good
on Nov 12 2011

"The Wedding Quilt" is a sleepy wander down a pretty path — one that hardcore Chiaverini fans will enjoy.

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Good
on Jan 09 2013

Quilting is an exquisite art as the reader comes to appreciate while reading this story. It's colorful and skillful, but most of all it's a form of storytelling in itself...

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Journal Sentinel

Good
on Nov 02 2011

Readers new to Chiaverini will discover that she takes the quilting as seriously as the storytelling...

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BlogHer

Below average
on Oct 20 2012

...I would have to say that this probably wasn't my most favorite book of the series.

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