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    I bet alot of you have already read or are reading now books by Jennifer Chiaverini...if not shes the author of some really good books based around quilting...matter fact I have seen these books at the quilt store I shop at...I am just now reading the first one "the Quiters apprentice" she wrote them as stand alone books but if you want to read them in order she lists them in order on her website which by the way shes got some nice quilts posted there...these are some light hearted good little summer books not heavy reading just some light stuff to entertain...

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    I have not read her books but I did make her challenge quilt. Someday I hope to be able to sit down and read a book from cover to cover.
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    I have read every one of her books and they are great. I met her at a quilt show in PA and she was fabulous-so down to earth and friendly. She had never quilted a day in her life when she started writing these books, but I think she is one of us now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    She lives in the town near me, but I have never met her. Loved her books, but I do think some of them are continued from the previous book. So I would recommend you get the publishing list and read them in order. Just a suggestion! great books!
    I thought they were to be read in order so I just happened to go to her website one day...a friend of mine that reads her books said they do tend to continue so I think I'll stick to reading them in the order she wrote them...

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    I have read these books (also in order). They are good to read and I even passed them on to my mother-in-law. She likes historical books with good story lines. I haven't started the last book yet, I'm saving it for vacation to visit my daughter out east. Did you catch the short two-part story in Quilters' Newsletter last year? It was also good.

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    I'm on the 5th book and really like them. I also got the quilting books that correspond to the patterns/quilts in the books.

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    I just finished what I think is her latest one...Winding Ways. It tells how all the different characters originally met each other. I thought it was pretty interesting.

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    Does anyone know of any other fictional books about quilters? Or books that have characters similar to the ones in Chiaverini's books. They are great "people".

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    I loved everyone of them and enjoyed rereading them. Its like keeping up with old friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babzee
    Does anyone know of any other fictional books about quilters? Or books that have characters similar to the ones in Chiaverini's books. They are great "people".
    Another suthor that mentions quilts in her books and titles is Ealene Fowler. Hers are mysteries.

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    {Does anyone know of any other fictional books about quilters}Yes!! There are many...I really loved the 3 of this series called "A Queeen Bees Quilt Mystery" the first title is 'Murders on Elderberry Road' by Sally Goldenbaum. Just really makes you wish you lived near by to quilt with this group:)) There's an older book, not series called the "Persian Pickle" that was cute too. I just read 2 of the 'benni harper mystery' series...by Earlene Fowler....I love to hear of more too!! Skeat

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    Vicki Reno I love that avatar picture what a cozy sight that is...I can just see me in that cozy house with all that snow around me sewing a quilt...hahaha

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    I have a few other Authors I enjoy and they talk a little about quilting the stories are Amish which I find interesting the Author is Wanda Brunstetter and the other author is Beverly Lewis...there books are'nt like Jennifer's in the way hers are more centered around the quilting...but they are good little summer reads that are uplifting...

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    Thanks to everyone who wrote in with names of authors who write about quilters. I will check them out at my local library and let you know how they were. Wait, when do I think I'm going to get the time to read anyhow? Summer delusions, I guess.
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    I read the first one, and I liked it. I read the second one and thought so little of it, I couldn't read another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissTreated
    I read the first one, and I liked it. I read the second one and thought so little of it, I couldn't read another.

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    it must be one of those kind of things that you either like them or you don't..so far I am enjoying book one I'll buy them one at a time instead of the whole lot just incase...

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    I was trying to remeber and I finally came up with the name I was thinking of - Monica Ferris. She writes mysteries about Betsy, a craft shop owner. This website has many mystery titles about hobbyists - very easy and enjoyable summer reading!
    http://<br /> http://berkleysignetm...enre.php?id=20

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    I picked up the Elm Creek Quilt Album a couple months ago. It was on sale at my favourite bookstore. I haven't read it yet. I am only about 50 pages from finishing another book series right now. I can't read more than one book at a time. I might start that one next.
    If I like it, and something tells me I will just from hearing all of your rave about her work, I will have to find more of her books!

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    Another author to check out is Emilie Richards. Endless Chain, Wedding Ring, Lover's Knot. I really enjoyed them. She also has a series called "Ministry is Murder" (her real life husband is a minister, and the character in the books is the wife of a minister) which I also enjoy. Nothing heavy, just enjoyable reading.

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    :-o I have read all of the Benni Harper Series by Earlene Fowler & am waiting to see if another one will come out. I have started the Elm Creek series over again because the few I had before not only weren't all but their was some missing from list of order of those I had. Hope that makes sense, I just finished Circle of Quilter's last night and found The Sugar Camp....is next then the Christmas Quilt. I thought I had them in order on the shelf, but foundout I was wrong. I have tried to register on the Elm Creek website but always get error messages and so I haven't succeeded in registering, yet. Bummer :(

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    I just finished reading Earlene Fowler's book The Saddlemakers's Wife. It was a great book. It didn't mention quilting at all, but I have a few of her other books here to read.

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    If anyone knows of more authors who write "quilting" stories, please add them! I love books and read a lot. Jennifer Chiaverini's books are lovely little stories although I can't read too many back-to-back. Sandra Dallas also writes "Alice's Tulips" besides the "Persian Pickle Club", both great quilting stories. I've just begun with Ealene Fowler whose genre is quite different.
    If you're looking for a useful book of quilting tips, try to find Marguerite Ickis - "The Standard Book of Quilt Making and Collecting". It was published in 1949 so might take a bit of treasure hunting, but it's worth the search. Something more recent is "The Quilting Bible" by Creative Publishing for machine quilters. Lovely photos and easy-to-understand instructions.

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