Sunday, May 2, 2010

The Aloha Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini


I'm just about to start reading 'The Aloha Quilt' it's the latest 'Elm Creek' quilt novel. Here's an excerpt from the Elm Creek website about the books.

"In most of the books, the main character is a master quilter named Sylvia Bergstrom Compson. She and her young friend Sarah McClure open a quilters' retreat at Sylvia's family estate, Elm Creek Manor. Sarah and Sylvia run the "quilt camp" with the help of their friends, the Elm Creek Quilters. Other books are historical, featuring Sylvia's ancestors and earlier residents of the Elm Creek Valley."

If you haven't read any start with 'The Quilter's Apprentice'. I think its best to read them in order. As well as the novels, there are Elm Creek quilt pattern books so you can re-create quilts from the novels. In the latest NZ Quilter magazine Issue 71, there is sampler quilt on page 7 made from one of these books.

The public Library here in Whangarei has all the novels, so put a request in. See my previous post about the Library, and requesting books. Remember if you borrow the book from the Library, you can save the money you would have spent for fabric, and some of your book shelves can became fabric shelves!

21 comments:

  1. these books are really good

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  2. I love these books and a great tip.. read them inorder... I have had to read a few again as I forgot what happened and got confused...
    Hugs Dawn x x x EQ7

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  3. I am about to start reading these books again. I have read most of them up to Circle of Quilters. I got two omnibus books in the mail today (three books in one book). Cant wait to start reading them again. I read them a long time ago when I first started. Love your blog cheers KA EQ7

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  4. I'm so happy to hear about the newest book. I've read all the others. I'll check my local library for it first. Thanks & take care, Debbie EQ7

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  5. I've read a few of these books but can't remember which one I last read. Perhaps now's the time to just start the series over again? I have also seen the companion quilting books too. Cheers, Tami EQ7

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  6. I am adding these books to my list! I have some books to trade at our local bookstore so I will be on the lookout for these books. EQ7

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  7. I've never read any of these books, but I'd like to.
    Janet EQ7 :)

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  8. I just bought this book this weekend, started it Saturday night and finished it Sunday. Always sort of sad to finish them -they're such good books and you have to wait for the next one to come out. One of the few series I will reread.
    EQ7

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  9. I love the Elm Creek series books. Would love to make the quilt, it is on my to do list... Cathy in Fl EQ7
    Would love to win.....

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  10. The library has become a main source of crafting books for me of late - although the 3 week turnaround time before I have to return it forces me to make a decision quickly on what to do. EQ7

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  11. I love this series. I have yet to buy the current release. I may have to reread them again soon. EQ7

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  12. I bought a copy of one of the books but have never read it. Quilting is the way I spend my time maybe one day I will read them. Becky EQ7 bcardwell@readytek.net

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  13. Thanks for the heads up, that their is a new Elm Creek Quilts book out. I have read them all and enjoyed each one of them (except the last one with all the recipes). I have checked all of them out from my local library. It usually takes awhile for them to get the latest one though. EQ7

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  14. I finished reading this book a couple of weeks ago...I love her books and have read every single one. It is travelling to my sister next ;)

    Sandy EQ7

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  15. I just requested it from the library! Cn't wait for it to come .... EQ7

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  16. I havent read any of these books but if Maria says they are really good then maybe I will check them out. EQ7

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  17. Not read these books, can't find them here and have even tried the library. EQ7

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  18. I have been trying to read these in order but hard when you get them from the library. Your blog is beautifully presented. Claire EQ7

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  19. I have all the other books from this series and I'm waiting for my copy of this - my sister is buying it for my birthday present! EQ7

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  20. I hope you enjoy the Aloha Quilt as much as I did. I have really enjoyed these books. They motivated me to get back into quilting after a long break. I'm always ready to read the next one as soon as I finish one. EQ7

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  21. In a package from a quilter friend I opened it and saw the green & white book cover that you posted... and I got excited thinking - whoo hooo the new book! but then was disappointed to find it was only a post card (but big like the size of the book) and she had sent the post card to my daughter b/c she collects post cards... :P LOL I thought it was for me and turned out to be for Nora.

    I hope you enjoy the new story!

    "EQ7"

    Love from Texas! ~bonnie

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