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 year

Overview

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:
9781593748760
Publisher:
Whiskey Creek Press
Publication date:
10/01/2006
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
110
File size:
394 KB

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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

Barbara Baldwin was born in California, married in Iowa and now resides in Kansas. The years in between were lived in many of the southern states and three years in Japan, as her fa-ther was an Air Force pilot. That probably explains why she still loves to travel and explore new places. She has written practically all her life, beginning with journals of family vaca-tions. She is published in poetry, short stories, essays, maga-zine articles, teacher resource materials, and full-length fic-tion. She has a BS in Education and an MA in Communications and has been a secretary, teacher, grant writer and has worked for public television. Her torrid romance novel, How Far Will You Go? is available from Whiskey Creek Press-Torrid Division.

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