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My favorite book of all time is Eleanor Burns’ Quilt in a Day® “Irish Chain in a Day —
Single & Double”
(Second Edition) ©2004 and
Published by Quilt in a Day®, Inc.

I have both the First Edition (©1986) and the
Second Edition. What I love about this book
is the simplicity of the instructions for making
a Irish Chain Quilt.

Eleanor teaches you how to make this quilt pattern by using the stripping method. Now maybe she can make a quilt in a day, but I can’t.

But it is a fast quilt and my choice when I need a pretty wedding quilt.
I especially like this pattern with gingham fabrics.

..The fastest Queen Size Quilt I ever made was ..for a friend’s wedding. From start to finish it ..took me a little more than two months. That ..included the machine quilting. I used his favorite ..color (green) and her favorite color (pink) in a ..double Irish Chain and machine quilted it with ..diagonal lines. His sister carried it on the plane ..to Louisanna for the wedding.



Elm Creek Quilters
I quickly became hooked on the
Elm Creek Quilters novels by
Jennifer Chiaverini.

I was thrilled when I found two companion books that feature the quilts in the various novels.

Companion Books:

Elm Creek Quilts.........Quilts featured from "The Quilter's Apprentice",
................................."Round Robin", "The Cross Country Quilters" and
................................."The Runaway Quilt"


Return to Elm Creek.....In addition to the above list of novels' quilts,
..................................there are quilts from "The Quilter's Legacy"
...................................and "The Master Quilter"


..Elm Creek Novels:
....."The Quilter's Apprentice" ©1999
....."Round Robin" ©2000
....."The Cross Country Quilters" ©2001
....."The Runaway Quilt" ©2002
....."The Quilter's Legacy" ©2003
....."The Master Quilter" ©2004
....."The Sugar Camp Quilt" ©2005
....."The Christmas Quilt" ©2005
....."Circle of Quilters" ©2006
....."The Quilter's Homecoming" ©2007
....."The New Year's Quilt" ©2007
....."The Winding Ways Quilt" ©2008







Benni Harper Mysteries
It was an accident I found
the Benni Harper mysteries.
I love a good mystery—I sometimes can even tolerate a mediocre mystery.

I like to figure out “whodunit” and often do before the end of the book.

I don’t often wait until the end of a book, especially when they tend to get “long in the tooth”. With mysteries, I am so caught up in the whole process that I finish the book before I ever want to skip to the end.

Quilting is the added bonus with Earlene Fowler’s books. I love that she uses traditional quilt blocks for her titles.

Although the quilting often centers on Benni’s job as director of a working-artists gallery and there’s always a new Quilt Exhibit or a crafts fair.

Then there’s Benni’s grandmother—Dove—a woman after my own heart!
A force to be reckoned with.

And there's Benni’s cousin from Arkansas—a real hoot! His attempt at winning Benni’s best friend’s heart is such a fun story!

Then there’s Gabe...

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