The Forgotten Seamstress Author:Liz Trenow In this tale spanning two eras, a struggling designer discovers a mysterious quilt with secrets stitched into every seam In 1910 London, a remarkable young seamstress is noticed by Queen Mary and given a position in the royal household. A century later, Caroline, a struggling designer, discovers a mysterious hand-me-down quilt with a curious ve... more »rse embroidered into its lining. When Caroline learns that the fabric in the quilt is rare royal wedding silk and begins to dig deeper, she uncovers the extraordinary story of two women whose lives collide with devastating consequences. But that secret pales in comparison to the truth Caroline finally learns about herself.« less
The Forgotten Seamstress by Liz Trenow develops the story and characters of Caroline and Maria one in 2008 and one the early 1900s. Caroline is researching the origins of her grandmother's quilt, and Maria is an exceptional young seamstress committed to an insane asylum for a large part of her life. The character of Maria and her story, especially as told using an interview format, makes this book memorable.
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