An engaging tale full of warmth and wisdom, The Quilter’s Apprentice is the first novel in best-selling author Jennifer Chiaverini’s Elm Creek Quilts series. Sarah McClure takes a job helping elderly Sylvia Compson prepare her family estate for sale. Sylvia, a master quilter, agrees to share the tricks of the trade with Sarah. As the two women grow close, Sylvia shares her family’s tragic past, compelling Sarah to look at her own life more closely.
©1999 Jennifer Chiaverini (P)2004 Recorded Books
Ii have enjoyed the entire Elm Creek. Quilts Serires. I am going back and reading the entire series again. Fell in love with the characters, their lives, hopes and dreams. Enjoyed the quilts they made. I am working on quilts inspired by theirs. Would love to attend quilt camp for real. I believe the creative impulse is God given and God-inspired. Glory!
This was a nice story written in nice words. The characters were all nice. The words were plain and easy to understand. Everything was clear. I've read more scintillating pieces by 12 year olds.
Liked the story, loved the quilt history. Characters were engaging and interesting.
I am interested in downloading another book.
This was a great read! Loved the characters, the splash of quilting technique and unraveling of the story. I couldn't get to the end fast enough!
The old womens' stories that tied the book together.
I do not like one reader trying to change to meet all the characters voices. I did like her enthusiasm.
The memories of a quilting Lady.
This series seems to start slowly, then builds.
Haven't read the print edition but I worked on a quilt top while reading the audio version. Love this aspect of audio book reading.
Sylvia Compson. She was very believable and related very human emotion in her stories. She was a well written character with depth and personality.
My favorite scene was when Sylvia and Agnes met again as sisters.
The book encouraged me as a novice quilter to try different techniques and continue with the Elm Creek series.
Sure. It moves along with realistic action, so there is never a dull page. The reader can feel at peace knowing that the story will be kind to their emotions and imagination.
The characters are regular people making small as well as big mistakes that speak to a reader.
When the two women, who had been sisters-in-law, met again after decades of bad feelings.
I enjoyed the quilter background story that runs throughout. In fact it inspired me to sign up for a beginner quilting class.
A really good listen
I think I will enjoy this series as much as I did the Benni Harper series by Earlene Fowler, even without the mystery.
Like the name!
As a long-time quilter, I enjoyed the gentle instruction woven into the fabric of the story.The reader did a fine job of keeping the characters separate. I could "see" them while I listened.I am looking forward to the other books in this series.
Yes, it was somewhat predictable as another reviewer mentioned, but it was lighthearted and kept my interest from the beginning. I listened to it straight through, of course, while quilting, but even those who don't quilt will enjoy this story. I'm downloading the next one now.
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