The Winding Ways Quilt (Elm Creek Quilts, Bk 12)
The Winding Ways Quilt - Elm Creek Quilts, Bk 12 Author:Jennifer Chiaverini Quilters have flocked to Elm Creek Manor to learn from Master Quilter Sylvia Compson and her expert colleagues. There's Sarah, Sylvia's onetime apprentice who's paired her quilting accomplishments with a mind for running the business of Elm Creek Quilts; Agnes, who has a gift for appliqu?; Gwen, who stitches innovative art quilts; Diane, a whiz ... more »at the technicalities of quick-piecing; and Bonnie, with her encyclopedic knowledge of folk art patterns. But with Judy and Summer, two other founding members of the Elm Creek Quilters, departing to pursue other opportunities, will the new teachers be able to fill in the gaps created by the loss of their expertise -- and more important, their friendship?
"When I think of all the different paths I could have followed in my life, all the twists and turns that could have led me anywhere," muses incoming teacher Gretchen, "it's something of a miracle that I ended up here, surrounded by loving friends."
But what of friends departed? As Sylvia contemplates a tribute to the partnership of the Elm Creek Quilters, she is reminded of a traditional quilt pattern whose curved pieces symbolize a journey. Winding Ways, a mosaic of overlapping circles and intertwining curves, would capture the spirit of their friendship at the moment of its transformation.
Will Sylvia's choice inspire the founding members to remember that each is a unique part of a magnificent whole? Will the newcomers find ways to contribute, and to earn their place?« less
I have enjoyed each and every one of the books in this series. There are two or three though, that I feel do more "reminiscing" than telling a new story. This was one of them. Still a great read, as are all the Elm Creek Quilters series.
This installmenet of the Elm Creek Quilt series explores the primary characters a little more deeply. Each chapter is devoted to one of the quilters and their background. I thoroughly enjoyed finding out how they became connected to Elm Creek and their interwoven friendships, etc. VERY good read!
One of my favourite Elm Creek Quilt books! After so many books, I loved finally hearing everybody's past stories and discovering what shaped them into the people they are! Really enjoyable read that I hated to see end!