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The Master Quilter
by Jennifer Chiaverini | Literature & Fiction
Registered by winglauraloo29wing of Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Saturday, January 13, 2007
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Chucklesthescot): to be read


9 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by winglauraloo29wing from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Saturday, January 13, 2007

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The members of the Elm Creek Quilters set out to commemorate their matriarch Sylvia's recent wedding and her years of devotion to quilting and Elm Creek Manor with a bridal quilt. Sylvia's friends and students agree to contribute blocks that express how Sylvia has inspired them. But the project hits snags when the local quilters are confronted with their own personal problems, including a troubled marriage, a potential business failure, a budding romance, and new career prospects. Long-buried secrets, animosities, and yearnings rise to the surface as the women struggle to meet their quilting deadline and maintain the close circle of friendship that has sustained them. 


Journal Entry 2 by winglauraloo29wing from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Monday, April 06, 2009

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I'm planning on sending this out as a bookray.

Rules: Not many. Please journal the book's arrival and departure. And please keep it moving by keeping it no longer than 4 weeks. The last person is free to release the book as they wish.

1. nancynova - US (Intl)
2. Annelis - Finland (Intl)
3. Chania - Finland (Intl)
4. dutchbooky - Netherlands (Europe)
5. babelfisk - Sweden
6. annenz - New Zealand (Intl)
7. Wibba - UK (UK/Intl)
8.

Beginning its journey on April 25th. 


Journal Entry 3 by wingNancyNovawing from Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Tuesday, May 05, 2009

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Got the book today. Thanks lauraloo29. I have the prequels from the library ready to go, so the reading marathon starts tonight.....and on the chance that I love this series, the rest was ordered from the library, so hopefully those will come in on the bookmobile by the time I finish this one. It's so much easier to read a series one after another. 


Journal Entry 4 by wingNancyNovawing from Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Thursday, May 14, 2009

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Just an update. I finished book 1 in the series, so now I at least know who Sylvia, Sarah & Matt are. I'm now reading The Christmas Quilt - out of the series order, but according to the order that the author suggests. Then on to this one.

Updated 5/23. Well, I tried & was hopelessly lost on page 25. I backed up and am almost done the Cross Country Quilters, which has many of the same characters in this book. Since it's Memorial Day weekend, I get an extra day of reading time! I post when I really start this book, but if it's like the others, it's a very quick read. 


Journal Entry 5 by wingNancyNovawing from Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Friday, May 29, 2009

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Started the book on the train today! I tried to read it after I finished each of the prequels in this series, but was still getting lost in the names.

Finally caught up in the series last night, so I have some idea of who these women are that are making the quilt patches for Sylvia! The previous books could have been read out of order, but this one brings a lot of people and threads together. These books go fast, so will likely be on it's way overseas early next week. 


Journal Entry 6 by wingNancyNovawing from Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Monday, June 01, 2009

8 out of 10

Finished the book today - will be packaged tonight for shipment to Annelis when I get her address confirmation.

A departure from the writing style of the author's previous books - in some chapters, the same story is told from the different quilters point of view. The book centers around the Elm Creek Quilt Camp staff contacting & collecting 140 squares from the different previous campers and other quilters that had met Sylvia, the master quilter, so they could make her a wedding quilt (since Sylvia surprised them by marrying late in life in a previous book). Unfortunately, the secrecy of keeping the project from Sylvia also seeps into the Elm Creek staff friendships, esp when they really needed to lean on one another.

Since this is in the middle of the series, if you want to know about the primary characters in more detail, read the first book of the series first. The remaining books bring more depth to the characters, but don't need to be read before this one. 


Journal Entry 7 by wingNancyNovawing at Kerava, Uusimaa Finland on Thursday, June 04, 2009

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Released 5 yrs ago (6/4/2009 UTC) at Kerava, Uusimaa Finland

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Book, plus an additional treat mailed to Annelis. I received the mailing info in a timely manner....just took me a while to understand the customs forms (on-line in US requires a phone #, in the post office ones do not - go figure.....)
NancyNova 


Journal Entry 8 by wingAnneliswing from Kerava, Uusimaa Finland on Tuesday, June 16, 2009

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The books have arrived safe and sound. Thank you very much for both of them! I'll take the Lady Bugs to Celia Library's children department.
I happen to have Chania's address already, so I can give her a surprise by sending this book after reading it. This seems a fine reading for midsummer - outside if it is not raining. 


Journal Entry 9 by wingAnneliswing from Kerava, Uusimaa Finland on Tuesday, July 28, 2009

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The book is on its way to Chania with the postcard and the picture of quilt.

I liked the story very much. Many times I felt my fingers itching. I wanted to sew. If not a quilt which I have never tried then a tactile picture book of fabrics which I have made several. I do hope I had time to sew! It is easier to find time for reading. I can read on my travels to and from work, but I cannot take my sewing machine with me on a train. Sometimes I do some needle work on train but not often.

Chania, paninpa mukaan muutamia postikortteja. Kirjan kanssa kiertelee vain yksi. Kirjanmerkkinauhasta en muista varmaksi paninko sen vai oliko jo valmiina. Saattoi se olla minun mutta ei ole enää.

This is my #61 in 2009 KEEP THEM MOVING CHALLENGE arranged by Guinaveve. 


Journal Entry 10 by wingChaniawing from Kokkola, Keski-Pohjanmaa Finland on Wednesday, July 29, 2009

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Thanks, I will read this soon, just have to finish one book before this.

Annelis, thanks so much for the postcards!!! 


Journal Entry 11 by wingChaniawing from Kokkola, Keski-Pohjanmaa Finland on Tuesday, August 04, 2009

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Lots of secrets and also quite a lot of sorrow and worries in this book - fortunately things aren't always as bad as they look at first. I enjoyed this, as well as the other books in series, and once again learned to know the quilters bit more.

Sending this to the Netherlands next. 


Journal Entry 12 by dutchbooky from Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Monday, August 10, 2009

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The book arrived during my holiday, I found it waiting for me on my return. Thanks for sharing it Lauraloo29. I will try to start reading it soon, but it might take a bit longer, as the bookrings/rays start arriving all at once.... 


Journal Entry 13 by dutchbooky from Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Thursday, September 24, 2009

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Finished the book a few days ago. Loved the stories from different angles, but missed out on some details as I skipped a few books in the series. Will catch up with those later.
Pm-ing Babelfisk for an address so it can travel on! 


Journal Entry 14 by dutchbooky at Postal Release, Book Relay -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, October 08, 2009

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Released 5 yrs ago (10/8/2009 UTC) at Postal Release, Book Relay -- Controlled Releases

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Took a little longer to get this in the mail. It is off to Sweden today! Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 15 by wingbabelfiskwing from Jönköping, Småland Sweden on Thursday, October 15, 2009

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Ah lovely! I'll read it as soon as I can. 


Journal Entry 16 by wingbabelfiskwing from Jönköping, Småland Sweden on Wednesday, November 11, 2009

9 out of 10

A lovely book! I like the idea of telling a story from the different participants points of view. I'll try to find more of the authors books.
Now I'm sending it on to Annenz.

On it's way (24 Nov 2009) 


Journal Entry 17 by annenz from Greymouth, West Coast New Zealand on Monday, November 30, 2009

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Book arrived safely today, second on the list to read so hope that's ok!! 


Journal Entry 18 by annenz from Greymouth, West Coast New Zealand on Thursday, January 07, 2010

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Wow, I just love this book!! Hope to be able to find more in this series and have added them to my wishlist as well, lol:))
Thanks for putting this up as a bookring lauraloo29, much appreciated!
Now on it's way to wibba:) 


Journal Entry 19 by wibba from Foxton, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Saturday, January 30, 2010

8 out of 10

Really enjoyed this book- strted reading before I registered then got absorbed in it- oops. Love the Liberty Bell postcard. 


Journal Entry 20 by wibba from Foxton, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Monday, February 01, 2010

8 out of 10

Will forward to chucklesthe scot 


Journal Entry 21 by wingChucklesthescotwing from Paisley, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, February 19, 2010

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Thank you very much for being kind enough to think of me for this book. I'll also be reading them out of order! I have two of them to read both kindly released by the wonderful lauraloo so will make these priority to get started on. Thanks again wibba! 




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