A Quilter's Holiday (Elm Creek Quilts Series #15)

A Quilter's Holiday (Elm Creek Quilts Series #15)

by Jennifer Chiaverini
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A Quilter's Holiday (Elm Creek Quilts Series #15) by Jennifer Chiaverini

The Elm Creek Quilters are home for the holidays in this heartwarming Christmas story from New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini.

For the Elm Creek Quilters, the day after Thanksgiving marks the start of the quilting season, a time to gather at Elm Creek Manor and spend the day stitching holiday gifts for loved ones. This year, in keeping with the season's spirit of gratitude, Master Quilter Sylvia Bergstrom Compson Cooper is eager to revive a cherished family tradition. A recent remodeling of the manor's kitchen unearthed a cornucopia that once served as the centerpiece of the Bergstrom family's holiday table. Into it, each Bergstrom would place an object that symbolized something he or she was especially thankful for that year. On this quilter's holiday, Sylvia has invited her friends to continue the tradition by sewing quilt blocks that represent their thankfulness and gratitude.

As each quilter explains the significance of her carefully chosen block, stories of love and longing for family and friends emerge—feelings that are also expressed in the gifts they work on throughout the day.

As an early winter storm blankets Elm Creek Manor in heavy snow, the quilters find new meanings in their best-loved traditions and new reasons to be thankful. A Quilter's Holiday is a story of holiday spirit, in its truest, most generous sense.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439143148
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 11/03/2009
Series: Elm Creek Quilts Series , #15
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 76,808
File size: 674 KB

About the Author

Jennifer Chiaverini is the author of the New York Times bestselling Elm Creek Quilts series, five collections of quilt projects, and several historical fiction novels. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Chicago, she lives with her husband and sons in Madison, Wisconsin. To learn more, visit JenniferChiaverini.com.

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Quilter's Holiday (Elm Creek Quilts Series #15) 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Every year on the Friday after Thanksgiving, the Elm Street Quilters gather to spend time with friends stitching gifts for loved ones. This year is special as each person creates a quilting block to add to the cornucopia that symbolizes what they are most pleased about. The event is a success but a snowstorm threatens to strand everyone at Em Court Manor. Diane leaves anyway, but ends up stranded with a chargeless cell phone. Sylvia who once was the sole owner of Elm Creek Manor hopes that Summer, a founder of Elm Creek Quilts, has found through research her blood relatives living in California. Sarah, another founding mother of Elm Creek Quilts, learns her husband will not be there for her pregnancy because his father needs him to run the family business. Anna the manor's chef tells Jeremy , the boyfriend of another founding mother, that she loves him even as he is driving to the dorm of his girlfriend Summer. Gretchen seeks a cause to serve. Gwen misses her daughter Summer while finishing a quilt to thank the person responsible for giving her mentor a bone marrow transplant. Quilters unable to come are missed but remembered. More a series of vignettes that update the quilters' lives especially their personal problems; this novel targets the fans of Elm Creek Quilts. This novel will leave readers laughing, crying and empathizing with the woes of the quilters. Fans will relish this entry but to learn what happens to the Quilters and their staff the audience will need to continue with the next saga. For the Elm Creek Manor horde, Jennifer Chiaverini stitches a fine character driven tale of friendship. Harriet Klausner
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A good continuation of a very readable and cozy series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Now the story is just a lot of repeat of everyrhing in past books.
Angie2536 More than 1 year ago
For this, and every other book by Jennifer Chiaverini, I have to give them all 5 stars. I have read most of them and love them all. The stories are all alike yet different, and all are part of the life of Sylvia Compson, Master Quilter. Since I first learned to quilt I have loved books about quilting and quilters, and when my daughter gave me my first Elm Creek Quilters book I was hooked. Now I want them all, and only have a few left to get them all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Characters are very good! Who wouldn't want to go to Elm Creek?
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I am a former quilter. I have enjoyed many of this authers books. It brings back many memories of my quilting guild days. Also in reading Chiaverini books makes me want to jump into her pages of her novels and attend her quilt camps. A quilters holiday left me hanging at the end wondering if Sarah and Matt stay married or do they live apart. Also what happens to Anne and Jerromy. I hope Chiaverini writes another novel to fill in the blanks. She deffinitly is a good read and a good quick one.
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QuiltingMom-Mom More than 1 year ago
but I hate having to wait to find out about Silvia's newfound family members! Altho this wasn't "numbered" as one of her Elm Creek Series books there's no doubt it belongs in the Elm Creek Family. Thanks Jennifer! I want to go to an Elm Creek Camp!
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EmpressMom More than 1 year ago
Jennifer Chiaverini has created a wonderful "family" to join with her Elm Creek Quilt series. I look forward to reading each addition as a growth of the familiy's characters. Each new story delves into the individual quilters lives and lets us see how individual live's can affect how we interact with one another. Even our dearest friends and relatives can be carrying burdens that may affect their behavior or attitudes. I love that she shows true life emotions and difficulties in each character, but that in the end, the strength of their bonds holds them together. They show love, strength, humor, patience as well as impatience, anger, frustration, isolation. You feel that these are real people into whose lives you could easily step.
Heartfeltmom More than 1 year ago
I just finished The Quilter's Holiday, and enjoyed it very much. I have been caught up in reading Jennifer Chiaverini's series of books. I first read one of her later books, and have now started with her first book, and read them in order. I love that the stories are fictional with historical components. I am a quilter, and appreciate how the author has included the history of quilts, as well as developing the interesting characters in her books to tell the story.I can't wait for her next book in April of 2010.
ScrappyKathyGA More than 1 year ago
I love this series. I wish I could be there quilting with these ladies. I love the history and detail of each life lived here. Can't wait for the next one.
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QuilterWI More than 1 year ago
The plot was a bit interesting, but mostly it was the same old story. Many of the main characters had their story told over again with just a bit more added.
AlmaNY More than 1 year ago
I wait anxiously for every Jennifer Chiaverini book to be published. The trials and tribulations of the Elm Creek Quilters have given me many happy hours, and, of course, ideas for new quilts! Each character has a complete personality and adds another perspective to the group. I enjoy that the spouses have been added to the mix - allowing the males to shine as well. Keep it up, Jennifer!!
MLK More than 1 year ago
I loved all her books, warm hearted and exciting I couldn't but them down. This one is a bit on the dry side. Altho I loved it. They all can't be the same. I can't wait for the next one Jennifer. What will happen to Summer's romance? Will Anna step in her place? It took half the book to find out if ole Diane didn't freeze to death. Thanks MK IN CALIF.