Read the Novel and make the quilt The Quilt Ladies are making in each book. A story and complete quilt pattern in each book.
“Mary Alice and Emily Brown” The story begins as Mary Alice moves into a new community. She has to deal with so much inside herself as things change before her eyes.
Mary Alice knew the moment he said it that she would never be home again. Her mind raced with silent questions. "Should I stay? Build a life for myself without him? I love him, but is that enough? Is this right for me?" She tried to separate herself from the move and think of only what would be the best for her.
The sight of seeing their entire lives packed up and loaded overwhelmed Mary Alice. It was the first time in her life she understood the concept of, a heavy heart. As they started down the street, she felt a pain in her chest, the type of pain you have when you know your heart is breaking inside. She placed a hand on her chest and rubbed. Closing her eyes and talking herself out of screaming, she kept repeating over and over her silent prayer, One foot in front of the other.
But things soon changed, “They were fascinating and amazing people. Women need each other more than men do I think. This group of Ladies brought out the best in me,” Mary Alice stated.
The Quilt Pattern is "Square Star", using squares and playing with color, complete cutting/instructions, finished quilt measures 102” x 94”. A gift for a stranger who changes Mary Alice's life forever.
Emily is working on "Star Burst Color" taking one block and changing it into 4 blocks. Finished quilt measures 60" x 76"
I am in love! They are great(books), wholesome stories and the quilt patterns that are included are beautiful. They are great for those of you who quilt already, but they are also wonderful for those of you who have thought about quilting. The story and the matching pattern might just help push you into action. It is unique, useful, and supports a work at home mom. This would be a thoughtful and unique gift. http://www.littlepeoplewealth.com/
- Ali Walker
5.0 out of 5 stars love love April 17, 2012
I LOVE THE QUILT LADIES!!!!! I feel like I am part of the story when I get to use the quilt pattern. I love that even though I am quilting by myself, it feels like I am actually a part of a group.
Hi, my name is BETH STRUB, I’m the author and publisher of THE QUILT LADIES BOOK COLLECTION. The Quilt Ladies is a series of stories (books) about 5 friends and in each book is the quilt pattern the ladies are making. The Quilt Ladies Books are for both the reader and quilter, with 12 books and quilts waiting to be made by you.
I am first and foremost a wife and mother. Add The Quilt Ladies and I've become a solo entrepreneur . I have Husband, two great sons and daughter-n-laws and 4 great Grand’s. We have been on the corporate trial with Husband for the past 34 years, and after a move in 2000, I decided it's my turn, I'm going to publish The Quilt "Ladies".
I started writing The Quilt Ladies over 18 years ago, I wrote the first three books, went to craft sales and sold them. I printed everything at home for years, worked full time and added more titles. Just over 4 years ago, after becoming very sick, I stopped working at a bank and jumped into making The Quilt Ladies a full time dream. www.thequiltladies.com is my site, come see all The Quilt Ladies and I do.