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    Elm Creek Books

    Yesterday I bought two lovely pieces of fabric designed by Jennifer Chiaverini of Elm Creek fame and thought I'd ask: What is your favourite Elm Creek Book? Mine is The Sugar Camp Quilt, because I so much enjoyed the hidden messages and directions built into the quilt.
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    Boy, its been quite some time since I've read her series. I liked them all, but the one I remember the most was the Aloha quilt - filled with hope and new beginnings.
    Kookie (Patti)

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    I have loved reading these books. Just finished the latest 2, at least for me "Sanoma Rose" and "The Giving Quilt". I have loved reading all of them - more than once. I don't think I can pick one.
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    I can't remember which ones I've read! I'm reading them in order. So far the one I like the best is the "Cross Country Quilters." it was a great book!

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    The Quilters Apprentice is what started my interest in quilting. I've read almost all of them many times. There was only one that I didn't like. I can't remember the name, but it was during the Civil War and didn't have much to do with quilts. I only read about a third of that one.

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    I was given my first copy of her books-The Quilter's Homecoming -from a friend who knew I quilted and had listened to Jennifer talk at the Madison WI Quilt Expo. I have been wanting to read these books for quite some time. The book is sitting on my bookshelf waiting to be read as I have to start at book #1 when there is a series of them. I am hoping to eventually read all of her books, but first have to find them at a reasonable price. Have never seen any at our Goodwill or at garage sales. Possibly no one is willing to part with them. May simply take a chance on Ebay or used sellers at Amazon.

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    Try the library... Her first books are hard copy and CDs at my library.

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    I love them all but my favorite ones are the first 3 or 4. They are the only ones I buy in hardcover besides the
    Harry Potter series

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    This Christmas my niece gave me the first book in the series - 'The Quilter's Apprentice'. I thought it would be boring but I was going to give it a try and after the first page I was addicted. I went to Amazon and ordered the next two and read the first one in 24 hours. When the second two arrived I ordered the next three. I have Amazon Prime so I have two day free shipping and I buy the 'Good condition used paperback' ones. I am so thrilled to find these books. And then I find out that she has written quilting books that go along with the novels. Oh my goodness am I in Heaven!!

    I didn't even know what a Round Robin was until I read that book. Now I want to meet a few quilters and make one! I'm on the third book and I slowed down because I had other more important things (not to me) I had to take care of, but I can't wait to pick up my novel and read it. I read the second one in one day. I did no cooking or cleaning or sewing or anything but sit on the couch and read!!

    And she has a book coming out about Mrs. Lincoln? Oh how great that will be!

    Are there other book series about quilting out there that are as good as these? I can't imagine that they can be this entertaining and wholesome and juicy all in one. Jennifer is such a great writer! I've been to her web page a few times. I think I need to spend more time on it.

    Enough out of me. I'm just so excited about these books that I didn't know existed before Christmas day this year, 2012.
    "Be yourself...everyone else is taken."
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    Quote Originally Posted by EllieGirl View Post
    I can't remember which ones I've read! I'm reading them in order. So far the one I like the best is the "Cross Country Quilters." it was a great book!
    I am reading them in order, the last was The Sugar Camp Quilt. Loved it. Actually it could have been read as the first one, but it was a good change from the others. I haven't ordered the next two. It is hard to choose a favorite since all have a common thread but are different in their own way. She is truly a gifted author.
    One step at a time, always forward.

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    My favorite is The Lost Quilter. It was so interesting to find out how Joanna prevailed after running from the Bergstroms farm. What wonderful spirit she had.

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    She has a new one coming out Jan. 15. Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker is the title I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kooklabell View Post
    Boy, its been quite some time since I've read her series. I liked them all, but the one I remember the most was the Aloha quilt - filled with hope and new beginnings.
    That's my favorite too! Reading The Aloha Quilt made me want to try my hand at a Hawaiian applique block. Not sure I can make an entire quilt, but completing one block will be a start.

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    I have read all of the books and enjoyed every one of them. I have no one favorite. Thanks for the heads up about her new book, i'll be looking for it at the library.

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    Another series about quilting that I've enjoyed are the Shenandoah Album books by Emilie Richards.

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    The last book I read of hers was The Aloha Quilt.

    Just ordered the audiobooks from my library for Emilie Richards
    Can't wait to start them.

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    Loved the whole series. Always waiting for the next one.........

    (PS Also waiting for Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker......sounds good.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by NanaCsews2 View Post
    I was given my first copy of her books-The Quilter's Homecoming -from a friend who knew I quilted and had listened to Jennifer talk at the Madison WI Quilt Expo. I have been wanting to read these books for quite some time. The book is sitting on my bookshelf waiting to be read as I have to start at book #1 when there is a series of them. I am hoping to eventually read all of her books, but first have to find them at a reasonable price. Have never seen any at our Goodwill or at garage sales. Possibly no one is willing to part with them. May simply take a chance on Ebay or used sellers at Amazon.
    I bought mine at Half.com...If you stick with the same seller, they will combine the shipping cost. I never bought a new one, usually the ones in GOOD condition. They are ususally library books that have been pulled. Purchased the whole series this way.
    Tink's Mom (My name is really Susie)

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    Not sure which I liked the best....could be Aloha Quilt....but then it could have been several others.

    Only was disappointed in one....the Quilter's Kitchen. I enjoyed the story, but it was more like a short story than her regular rich books.
    Tink's Mom (My name is really Susie)

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    My favorite is the Aloha quilt book!!!
    A quilt is a blanket of love. Sharon

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