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Jennifer Chiaverini

Autor/a de The Quilter's Apprentice

68+ obres 16,393 Membres 607 Ressenyes 22 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Jennifer Chiaverini is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Chicago. She used to be a writing instructor at Penn State University and Edgewood College. She is the author of the Elm Creek Quilts series and four volumes of quilt patterns inspired by her novels. She is also mostra'n més the designer of the Elm Creek Quilts fabric lines from Red Rooster Fabrics. Among her most recent works, is the New York Times bestselling novel, Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker. (Publisher Provided) Jennifer Chiaverini is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Chicago. She is an American quilter and author. Her books include the Elm Creek Quilts series as well as five collections of quilt patterns inspired by her novels. She designs the Elm Creek Quilts fabric lines from Red Rooster Fabrics. She was also a writing instructor at Penn State and Edgewood College. Jennifer is also the author of bestselling novels Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker, The Spymistress and Mrs. Lincoln's Rival. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Jennifer Chiaverini

The Quilter's Apprentice (1999) 1,151 exemplars
Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker (2013) 1,148 exemplars
The Runaway Quilt (2002) 748 exemplars
Round Robin (2000) 741 exemplars
The Cross-Country Quilters (2001) 713 exemplars
The Quilter's Legacy (2003) 688 exemplars
Circle of Quilters (2006) 685 exemplars
The Sugar Camp Quilt (2005) 657 exemplars
The Master Quilter (2004) 610 exemplars
The Quilter's Homecoming (2007) 605 exemplars
The Winding Ways Quilt (2008) 539 exemplars
Resistance Women (2019) 532 exemplars
The Lost Quilter (2009) 512 exemplars
The Christmas Quilt (2005) 511 exemplars
The Spymistress (2013) 488 exemplars
The Aloha Quilt (2010) 451 exemplars
The New Year's Quilt (2007) 430 exemplars
Enchantress of Numbers (2017) 398 exemplars
The Union Quilters (2011) 396 exemplars
Mrs. Lincoln's Rival (2014) 351 exemplars
A Quilter's Holiday (2009) 343 exemplars
The Quilter's Kitchen (2008) 326 exemplars
The Wedding Quilt (2011) 288 exemplars
Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule (2015) 279 exemplars
The Giving Quilt (2012) 270 exemplars
Sonoma Rose (2012) 262 exemplars
Christmas Bells (2015) 255 exemplars
Elm Creek Quilts Set (1-3) (2001) 249 exemplars
Fates and Traitors (2016) 246 exemplars
Mrs. Lincoln's Sisters (2020) 224 exemplars
Switchboard Soldiers (2023) 187 exemplars
The Christmas Boutique (2019) 175 exemplars
The Women's March (2021) 135 exemplars
Elm Creek Quilts Set (4-6) (2006) 86 exemplars
Canary Girls: A Novel (2023) 73 exemplars
Elm Creek Quilts Set (7, 9-10) (2010) 42 exemplars
The Quilter's Ghost (2015) 12 exemplars
To Be an Elm Creek Quilter (2009) 4 exemplars
The Women's March (2021) 2 exemplars
Elm Creek Quilts - Eco Tote (2013) 1 exemplars
Elm Creek Quilts Set (1-7 & 9) (2006) 1 exemplars

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As Christmas approaches, Sarah wants to decorate Elm Creek Manor. When she and Sylvia retrieve the decorations from the attic, Sarah finds another box Sylvia did not expect. The box contains a quilt begun by Great Aunt Lucinda which had been worked on by generations of Bergstrom women but never completed. Sarah wants to finish it. Sylvia hopes Sarah can make amends with her mother this Christmas. The book is filled with lovely Christmas traditions and sadness as we read of the men lost in World War II. I'm not sure why I never read this installment, but I'm glad I did. It's a great way to start the holiday series--thinking of families and the traditions we share.… (més)
thornton37814 | Hi ha 17 ressenyes més | Nov 25, 2023 |
I enjoyed this one enough that I finished it in a matter of hours.

In this installment, we get the back story of several potential new instructors for Elm Creek Quilt Camp - namely, how they got into quilting in the first place - and I really liked that.

There were a few annoyances: the author writes as if she truly believes everyone should be coupled and that "the one" exists for every individual; young children speak unrealistically; characters gripe about being twenty pounds overweight as if that's a huge amount; and there were several very obvious typos that changed the meaning of the text.

But I finished it in one day, so I still really liked it, obviously! I'll be curious to see where these new characters go in future books.
… (més)
RachelRachelRachel | Hi ha 19 ressenyes més | Nov 21, 2023 |
I enjoyed the way this book is the story of just one day (or mostly one day) yet the back stories of the projects that the quilters worked on were shared, also.

While Chiaverini embraces childless women and single mothers as characters, she doesn't really do justice to the single and childless. (At least, not in the four books by her that I've read so far this year.) I'd love to see a well-balanced character who has accepted both of these circumstances.
RachelRachelRachel | Hi ha 10 ressenyes més | Nov 21, 2023 |
Just what I needed: A cozy, clean read about a community of quilters!

Each chapter is told from a different character's perspective. Instead of each character picking up the story where the previous one left off, though, most of the chapters cover the same time period, so various plot points and dialogue exchanges are repeated, which I didn't love. A couple of minor characters also acted in ways that seemed unrealistic.

On the moral front, premarital sex is portrayed as being relatively acceptable (though there is no description of it).

All the same, it was a nice break from the nonfiction I tend to read. I'll definitely keep turning to this series in the future for all my fluffy-but-not-too-fluffy reading needs.
… (més)
RachelRachelRachel | Hi ha 10 ressenyes més | Nov 21, 2023 |



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