The Quilter's Apprentice

The Quilter's Apprentice

A Novel

Book - 1999
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Jennifer Chiaverini's bestselling Elm Creek Quilts series starts with The Quilter's Apprentice , a timeless tale of family, friendship, and forgiveness as two women weave the disparate pieces of their lives into a bountiful and harmonious whole, and begin the legacy of the Elm Street Quilters.

When Sarah McClure and her husband, Matt, move to Waterford, Pennsylvania, she hopes to make a fresh start in the small college town. Unable to find a job both practical and fulfilling, she takes a temporary position at Elm Creek Manor helping its reclusive owner Sylvia Compson prepare her family estate for sale and after the death of her estranged sister. Sylvia is also a master quilter and, as part of Sarah's compensation, offers to share the secrets of her creative gifts with the younger woman.

During their lessons, the intricate, varied threads of Sylvia's life begin to emerge. It is the story of a young wife living through the hardships and agonies of the World War II home front; of a family torn apart by jealousy and betrayal; of misunderstanding, loss, and a tragedy that can never be undone. As the bond between them deepens, Sarah resolves to help Sylvia free herself from remembered sorrows and restore her life--and her home--to its former glory. In the process, she confronts painful truths about her own family, even as she creates new dreams for the future.

Just as the darker sections of a quilt can enhance the brighter ones, the mistakes of the past can strengthen understanding and lead the way to new beginnings. A powerful debut by a gifted storyteller, The Quilter's Apprentice tells a timeless tale of family, friendship, and forgiveness as two women weave the disparate pieces of their lives into a bountiful and harmonious whole.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c1999
ISBN: 9781416556992
9780684849720
0684849720
Branch Call Number: FICTION Chiaverini 1999
Characteristics: 271 p. ; 23 cm

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maipenrai
Nov 08, 2016

The first book in the Elm Creek Quilts series

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8217549
Feb 27, 2012

loved this book. nice story easy reading. it was hard to understand all this quilting part but the stories behind the patterns were wonderful

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scallan
Jan 21, 2012

This book has everything I could want: history, romance, friendship and crafts :)

smiletoday Mar 10, 2011

You don't need to be a quilter to enjoy this book. It is the beginning of a fabulous series.

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