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Our book to read and discuss during April 2014 is A Thread of Truth by Marie Bostwick. It's the second book of her Cobbled Court Quilts series. In the book, the quilters and employees of Cobbled Court Quilts are like a family, embracing Ivy and her children and helping them get a fresh start.
If you'd like to create a block that represents this creation of family among friends expressed in the book, here are some ideas to get you started:
Eight Hands Round Quilt Block shown below in a slightly different color arrangement
Home Circle Quilt Block shown above
New Home Quilt Block - you will need to adjust the color arrangement as shown below to make it a New Home block
Evelyn set out to New Bern, Connecticut, all on her own from Texas, but when it came to opening Cobbled Court Quilts --- and keeping it open --- she had the support of a wonderful circle of women. Some of these women work for her; some are simply fellow quilters. Yet all pitched in to help in a way once seen only in families. What one thing had to happen before these women could come together? How have you gone about building such a foundation of friendship in your own life? Inquiring minds want to know! By commenting, you'll be entering this month's give-away of Marie Bostwick's newest book APART AT THE SEAMS, just out! Three lucky people will each win a copy, courtesy of Kensington Publishing! If you are reading this via email, you must click on the title of my blog post to be able to comment and read the comments of others. The winner will be announced on May 1.
Looking ahead to the May Book Selection: These Is My Words: the Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine by Nancy Turner, Historical Fiction based on the life of the author's great-grandmother, set in Arizona Territory, 1881-1901
You might also enjoy reading my previous blog post Stitcher's Square Quilt Block and the Serenity of Working with One's Hands.