Round Robin (Elm Creek Quilts Series #2)

Round Robin (Elm Creek Quilts Series #2)

by Jennifer Chiaverini
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Round Robin (Elm Creek Quilts Series #2) by Jennifer Chiaverini

The sequel to her acclaimed debut novel, Jennifer Chiaverini's Round Robin is a poignant tale of friendship and loyalty.

The Elm Creek Quilters have begun a Round Robin quilt, created by sewing concentric patchwork borders to a central block, as a gift for their beloved fellow quilter Sylvia Compson. But even as the quilt is passed from friend to friend, its eloquent beauty increasing with every stitch, the threads of their happiness begin to unravel. As each woman confronts a personal crisis, a painful truth, or a life-changing choice, the quilt serves as a symbol of the complex and enduring bonds between mothers and daughters, sisters and friends.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781568959528
Publisher: Cengage Gale
Publication date: 10/28/2000
Series: Elm Creek Quilts Series , #2
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 420
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.93(d)

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

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Round Robin (Elm Creek Quilts Series #2) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
The small peaceful town of Waterford in Pennsylvania hosts the Elm Creek Quilters, a group of eight women dedicated to passing on their quilting skills to any interested person. The octet runs a quilting camp inside the Elm Creek Manor. The group makes it on national TV, starring in a segment of America¿s Back Roads.

Two participants, Sarah and Sylvia happen to be two generations apart, but have found a love and support neither one previously knew. Sylvia has known a life of pain and sorrow and desperately wants to spare Sarah from any suffering. She invites Sarah¿s estrange mother to the manor in hope of reconciling the two estranged family members. Though Sarah fails to open up, the seven other members adopt Carol. Their kindness alienates Sarah until a tragedy makes her realize how fragile and precious a strong relationship is.

The characters of ROUND ROBIN are memorable folks who enrich the story line in many ways. Jennifer Chiaverini has shown in a simple but beautiful plot that people need the support of loved ones to survive a crisis. The tale focuses on the human condition and offers up the hope that, no matter how bleak the situation is; good times are near as long as good friends stand by you. Similar in tone to Jan Karon, this novel is a spiritually uplifting reading experience that serves as the sequel to the wonderful THE QUILTER¿S APPRENTICE.

Harriet Klausner

Guest More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful, charming story. Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Couldn't put it down. I love the way the author focuses on each of the Elm Creek Quilters. A must read and not only for quilters!
loves-2-quilt More than 1 year ago
I started reading the Elm Creek Quilts books as I am a quilter and I love them Start with the first one and read in order. They tell a wonderful adventure through out the years of the families. The Round Robin really starts you on the adventure and keeps you wanting more. Loves2quilt&sew
tjtsk More than 1 year ago
This book is mean't for quilters but anyone can read it. I will be reading all of Jennifer Chiaverini's books, hopefully in order. I quilt and plan on making a quilt per book. I recommend reading this and any other of her books.
BeachesAA More than 1 year ago
I tryly enjoyed this book. As a member of a quilt guild, it was interesting to learn more about the round robin quilts and the comraderie that they bring about. This series of books are some of the best I have read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this series. I love the characters & their stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just as good as book one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very nice, cozy book. I thought I would hate this series but I'm starting to really enjoy them.
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I disagree with the person who wrote on March 23 2012 irs not jusr,t for quilters its for anyone who enjoys quilting or nonquilters like. I feel this way because if your passionat about someting you share it.
gma4 More than 1 year ago
As with most of the Elm Creek Quilts Series books, Jennifer Chiaverini and woven the lives of each of the quilters together with each stitch they make. It is also a good example of how we, as humans, try to hide our inmost feelings, not realizing how wonderful it is when we confide in those we trust. In making a quilt for a mutual friend, these women each put something of themselves in the patchwork scraps they use for their contribution to the quilt. It is a story that keeps you turning the pages and not wanting to put it down. It would be wonderful to have a "quilting camp" just as is pictured in this series. You will love it!
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d1of1 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, I'm inspired to read all the rest of her work now.
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Each book in the Elm Creek Quilt series just gets better.