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The Quilter's Apprentice (Elm Creek Quilts, Bk 1)
The Quilter's Apprentice - Elm Creek Quilts, Bk 1
Author: Jennifer Chiaverini
Tangled, anxious thoughts relaxed when she felt the fabric beneath her fingers and remembered that she was creating something beautiful enough to delight the eyes as well as the heart, something strong enough to defeat the cold of a Pennsylvania winter night. She could do these things. She, Sarah, had the power to do these things. — When Sarah Mc...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780452281721
ISBN-10: 0452281725
Publication Date: 4/1/2000
Pages: 272
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 271 ratings
Publisher: Plume
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed The Quilter's Apprentice (Elm Creek Quilts, Bk 1) on + 225 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
Very good book. I got this book from PBS just to try something different. I found that it was the first of many in this series after I had the book in my hands. I am for sure going to find the rest of the books in this series.

The way that Sarah and Sylvia come to be more then just employer and employee. To see both of them grow and learn from each other and to see them become very good friends. To listen in on all the family history that Sylvia has to impart to explain why she is still mad at her sister in law and then to come to terms with her past and to again connect with her sister in law was really good.

I also liked the quilting references although I am not a quilter. I found myself reading instead of watching the TV or movies we had rented this was such a good book and so well written that I just did not want to put it down. Now I have to see if I can find the next book in the series so I can see what will happen next to this wonderful bunch of people.
reviewed The Quilter's Apprentice (Elm Creek Quilts, Bk 1) on + 79 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
The first in a series of books about an older woman Sylvia and a younger woman Sarah . It takes place in an old victorian home after Sylvia's sister dies. The author incredibly weaves a wonderful story involving quilting and the history of the time. It is a MUST read book but beware you wont want to PUT IT DOWN!!! For a synopsis and look at all the books in the series go to www.elmcreek.net.
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Helpful Score: 3
I really enjoyed this book. I am delighted to have found a new series to read. This is the first book in a series of 14, so far...

An elderly woman comes back to her family home and hires a young man and his wife to help her put the grounds and house back in order. She developes a friendship with the wife through teaching her to quilt. The wife helps the older lady regain some friendships with local people that she has be estranged from for many years.

I won't tell you the ending...but it's really great...and launches you into wanting to read the next one as soon as you can get your hands on it! :)
reviewed The Quilter's Apprentice (Elm Creek Quilts, Bk 1) on + 107 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I became addicted to Jennifer Chiaverini's Elm Creek Quilts series. I ADORE them and can't put them down! A MUST read for anyone, not just quilters!
reviewed The Quilter's Apprentice (Elm Creek Quilts, Bk 1) on + 39 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This was a pleasant story... Not an extremely sophisticated story, but a nice read. It's a story about friendship between two unlikely characters. Some of the situations in the book were over-simplified, but if you can overlook that, you'll enjoy the story. I didn't realize that this book was the first in a series, until I completed the book. I will check out the rest of the series.
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reviewed The Quilter's Apprentice (Elm Creek Quilts, Bk 1) on + 55 more book reviews
A ho hum book. Not bad, but not so good that I actually cared what happened to anyone. Very predictable and a good antidote for insomnia.
reviewed The Quilter's Apprentice (Elm Creek Quilts, Bk 1) on + 36 more book reviews
What a wonderful story. It was informative and instructive about quilting as well as an entertaining story. It made me want to pick up my quilting and start working on some pieces my mom had started many years ago. I will be completing some of these projectsbasba result of reading this book.
reviewed The Quilter's Apprentice (Elm Creek Quilts, Bk 1) on + 13 more book reviews
Wonderful story. Love all things historical and vintage. I am a quilter and of course I enjoy that part too. Can't wait to read all the follow up stories by Jennifer Chiaverini

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