The Master Quilter An Elm Creek Quilts Novel (Paperback)
|Author: Jennifer Chiaverini|
|The newest Elm Creek Quilts novel is a tribute to matriarch Sylvia Compson, who surprised her fellow quilters by marrying Andrew, her longtime sweetheart, on a recent holiday.|
From the Publisher:
The impending marriage of Elm Creek's most renowned quilting instructor prompts the stitching of a perfect commemorative bridal quilt, an endeavor that is challenged by closely guarded secrets among the Elm Creek Quilters, a few of whom consider leaving the manor. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.This newest of the Elm Creek Quilts novels continues the series with a tribute to matriarch Sylvia Compson, who surprised her fellow quilters by marrying her longtime sweetheart on a recent holiday. Eager to honor their favorite Master Quilter, the Elm Creek Quilters hasten to stitch a bridal quilt for the newlyweds. Until the time comes to unveil the surprise gift, Sylvia will be the one in the dark.
Such little white lies seem harmless enough. But the quilting retreat at Elm Creek Manor thrives on women sharing their creativity, their challenges and their dreams. Somehow, in their race to commemorate in the bridal quilt all they hold dear about SylviaÂ's wisdom, skill and devotion, her fellow quilters forget to give honesty its pride of place.
Just when it seems that the women have everything to celebrate, forces conspire to threaten their happiness and prosperity. Two among them falter in their personal relationships, while another suffers financial problems. As still two others weigh the comfort of the present against dreams of a future far from Elm Creek Manor, closely guarded secrets strain the bonds of friendship with those who may be left behind.The impending marriage of Elm Creek's most renowned quilting instructor prompts the stitching of a perfect commemorative bridal quilt, an endeavor that is challenged by closely guarded secrets among the Elm Creek Quilters, a few of whom consider leaving the manor. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.
After five books, Sylvia Compson's fictional Elm Creek Manor has become famous. Now a quilting school run by a group of friends and quilters, Elm Creek is the scene of many events, most of them quilting-related. Sarah is organizing the making of a wedding quilt for Sylvia and Andrew who, late in life, have eloped. Gwen, a quilting historian, finds her academic career blocked because her specialty is considered trivial. Gwen's daughter, Summer, wants to move in with her boyfriend--and Gwen is worried that Summmer (also a quilter) will lose the independent spirit she has tried so hard to pass on to her.