The Master Quilter

his ninth Elm Creek Quilts novel continues the series with a tribute to matriarch Sylvia Compson, who urprised her fellow quilters by marrying her longtime sweetheart on a recent holiday. Eager to honor their favorite Master Quilter, the Elm Creek Quilters hasten to stitch a bridal quilt for the newlyweds. Until the time comes to unveil the surprise gift, Sylvia will be the one in dark.

uch little white lies seem harmless enough. But the quilting retreat at Elm Creek Manor thrives on women sharing their creativity, their challenges and their reams. Somehow, in their race to commemorate in the bridal quilt all they hold dear about Sylvia ’ s isdom, skill and devotion, her fellow quilters forget to give honesty its pride of place.

ust when it appear that the women have verything to celebrate, forces conspire to threaten their happiness and prosperity. Two among them falter in their personal relationships, while another suffers financial problems. As still two others weigh the comfort of the present against dreams of future far from Elm Creek Manor, closely guarded secrets strain the bonds of friendship with those who may be left behind.
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The Master Quilter
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Published March 29th 2005 by Plume (first published January 1st 2004

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These Elm Creek novels are all cleverl written, clean, somewhat suspenseful, occasionally romantic, and filled with that small-town flavor you 'll ant to sample repeatedly.

In his articular ovel, the Elm Creek manner is gearing up to bring in its summer quilting campers.

But his author is skilled enough iat creating great characters who stay with you that you do n't want to ask anothe thing about quilting or even want to quilt.

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One in particular is Bonnie who owns the quilt shop in town and is struggling to mak it open.

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ven though they do n't have that literary quality that I usually look for, there is a huge amount of historical detail throughout a majority of the essay and I am s enjoying learning about quilting!! tal is a bit different from the previous storie.

Another memoi is simila in that each chapter is told from the view point of one of ifferent characters and overlaps in the time span of the tory ( about four or five months- I think).

I read somewhere that this was originally where Chaverini was going to end the Elm Creek Quilts book, so I figured it should hav anothe ood place to stop.

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It all centers around secret-keeping, starting with a special wedding quilt that the Quilters want to give Sylvia as a belated wedding gift.

It was quit annoying having to slog through the entir thing this way.

I hope her " voice " in future volumes is better.I also was annoyed with all the secret-keeping.

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one was particularly heartwarming with the love story woven in.I would highly ecommend his series to veryone.

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