Christmas Quilt Anthology

Christmas Quilt Anthology

by Barbara Baldwin
     
 

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The most important parts of the Christmas season are not the presents or the tree, baking or decorations. It's the people-family and friends-who enrich our lives and make the holidays so special.
Christmas Quilt is actually a collection of people who will make you laugh and cry, remember and wish, and like good friends, you'll want to visit them every…  See more details below

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The most important parts of the Christmas season are not the presents or the tree, baking or decorations. It's the people-family and friends-who enrich our lives and make the holidays so special.
Christmas Quilt is actually a collection of people who will make you laugh and cry, remember and wish, and like good friends, you'll want to visit them every year.
You'll meet Billy and Mrs. Clayborne, who have holiday ghosts to deal with; Megan and her siblings, orphaned just before the holiday.
There's the children of the coal mining village of Snow and a group of lumberjacks, all of whom learn to believe in magic.
Read one mother's need for holiday tradition, letters from friends full of holiday cheer, verses and rhymes about luminaries and Christmas Eve traditions.
And meet all the people touched by The Christmas Quilt, made with love for a daughter's holiday wedding, as it appears at Christmas time throughout the century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593748753
Publisher:
Whiskey Creek Press
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Pages:
90
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.19(d)

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Contents

Introduction

The Christmas Quilt

Christmas Waltz at Bayberry

A Lighthearted Christmas Greeting

Sugar & Spice

Christmas Remembered

A Mother's Christmas Reflection

The Hungry Christmas Guest

Holiday Letters & Memories

Once Upon A Christmas Wish

Santa and the Lumberjacks

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Introduction

The title story--"The Christmas Quilt"--came into being exactly as it states in the opening paragraphs. My sister, an avid quilter, had shown me the quilt top she rescued at an auction. It certainly didn't hold the same fascination for me, until she started wondering about the people behind the quilt and what their stories might have been. Now that, I could get into, and my imagination took flight.

I wrote "The Christmas Quilt" for my sister, but the next year I turned it into a story card and sent it to my friends and family at Christmas. The following year, another story was born for the holiday season, and thus began a tradition that I can't seem to stop. When I created the fifth Christmas story card, I wrote "fifth and last in the series" on the cover, but I had so many friends comment they didn't want me to stop, that I began an encore series.

One year, because the Christmas season is a time for family, friends and sharing, I asked those same family and friends to help me create Holiday Letters & Memories. I'm sure you'll find a little bit of yourself within their letters.

I am very excited and pleased to be able to share this anthology with you. I hope you enjoy reading these stories as much as I did writing about the traditions and people that make Christmas so special. Having thesetraditions surround us during this time of year is as comforting as being wrapped in a favorite quilt and sitting in front of a fire.

Meet the Author

Barb comes from a family with three sisters and a brother, which made the Christmas holidays fun because there were a lot of presents under the tree! For the first seventeen years of her life, her dad was in the Air Force and that meant moving every few years, but regardless of whether they lived in South Carolina, Florida or Texas; Japan or Kwajalein, their Christmas traditions arrived right along with the Mayflower Moving Van.
Christmas was Life Saver® story books, hanging stockings on a pretend fireplace, dressing alike in outfits Mom had made us for midnight church service on Christmas Eve, even peeking under Mom's bed because that's where she always hid the Christmas presents.
Barb likes to think she has preserved the best of the holiday traditions because now Christmas means having her family close at hand - Dave, her husband of thirty-seven years; her son, Tom and his delightful wife Stephanie; and her daughter, Cassie, who married John, a wonderful son-in-law, just this past May on Mother's Day.
Barb can be reached at: writer0926@yahoo.com or through her website at:
www.authorsden.com/barbarajbaldwin.

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