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Best-selling author Jennifer Chiaverini charms her many fans with her engaging Elm Creek Quilts novels. In The Quilter’s Legacy, Sylvia Bergstrom Compson resolves to find several heirloom quilts that have vanished. Traveling far and wide, she discovers fascinating truths about her mother, who died when Sylvia was only a child.

©2003 Jennifer Chiaverini (P)2003 Recorded Books

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  • Debbie
  • Toney, Alabama
  • 11-16-14

A Favorite in the Series

The historical aspect of this one (the fifth in the series) was very interesting to me. Sylvia's search for her mother's quilts and all that happened in that era and during Sylvia's childhood made me love and understand her even more.

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Sylvia's Quest to Find Mothers' Antique Quilt's

Sylvia has remembered that her mother's antique quilt's must be packed away in the attic. Her and Andrew are finally getting married and Sylvia does not have enough time to make a wedding quilt for their wedding night. Unfortunately,Sylvia has been told by her sister-in-law that her mother's quilts had been sold by her sister Claudia, when she met with financial difficulties 40 year's ago.

Sylvia and Andrew are going to visit California to tell Tom, his son, and family that he and Sylvia are getting married. The co-director of the Elm Creek Summer Quilting Camp, Summer, no pun intended, informs Sylvia about a website that devotes itself to finding lost quilt's. Summer accesses the website and with Sylvia's input, lists pertinent information about the lost quilt's. While on their trip to California, Andrew and Sylvia, investigate some of the leads that were generated by the information posted on the website. Also, they call home periodically to confirm that she and Andrew are well and Summer is able to provide Sylvia with further leads. These leads result in further stops on their journey home.

Sylvia and Andrew were going to visit his daughter, Amy, on their return trip to home but change their minds. Tom had such a negative reaction to the news of their father's pending marriage, they have decided to wait. However, they did stop in Indiana to check out a lead about about one of the lost quilt's. This lead proved to be an exceptional one. Sylvia did find her first missing quilt, in her quest to find five.

Sylvia and Andrew continue to follow leads that might locate the missing quilts. The excursions to locate the quilts provides information about the Lockwood side of Sylvia's family. Her mother died when she was ten and Sylvia had never stopped to consider the importance of knowing the history about her mother's family. This information will instill a need to investigate further into her mother's past.

She and Andrew are able to find information about all of the five missing quilt's. Sylvia has conceded to the fact that she will be unable to locate the missing cloth quilt because there are too many available to warrant a search for the original one.

The pattern for the cloth quilt was the design of Sylvia's mother. The pattern had been published in the magazine, The Ladies Home Journal. Sylvia's mother had used the name of her sister, Abigail, as the creator of the pattern. This was done because Abigail, her unborn child and her husband had perished in the disaster known round the world, the sinking of the Titanic on its maiden voyage.

Sylvia and Andrew were married that same year on Christmas Eve. Her friends are all present because they came to a party that was arranged by Sylvia and the Director and creator of the Elm Creek Summer Quilting Camp, Sarah. Sarah and her husband, Bob. have lived with Sylvia so very long that Sylvia has begun to think of her as her daughter. The wedding is a surprise to almost everyone present. The two children of Andrew, Tom and
Amy, are not present. They both are adamantly opposed to their marriage because Sylvia is now an octogenarian, seven years older than Andrew. They are afraid that their father will have to care for Sylvia, thinking that she will almost definitely need care for illness because she is seven years older and will certainly either get sick or perhaps even die first. Tom had to nurse their mother and he had a tough time with grieving.

Tom and Sylvia are now married and looking forward to their future. They both hope that Andrew's children will come to their senses and accept their marriage. Andrew nor Sylvia want an estrangement to develop between him and his children.

I'm hoping the next book in the series will be about Sylvia's mother's family and how Andrew's children come to accept their marriage. I have not peeked and am not even aware of the title. I know that I've enjoyed each book in the series thus far and will be sure to enjoy the next one.

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Onward

The series just keeps getting better with each book I read. On to the next great story.

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Loved this book and the history of Sylvia

Would you listen to The Quilter's Legacy again? Why?

I don't listen to books more than once, but I really enjoyed this book

What other book might you compare The Quilter's Legacy to and why?

The Runaway Quilt as it went back in time mixed with current times.

Which character – as performed by Christina Moore – was your favorite?

Eleanor

Any additional comments?

I loved this book. I just listened to the first 4 and so many of the characters are from the history of Sylvia. I wish I remembered more, maybe some additional clues to show me who they are and how they came up in the past.

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you will laugh and cry

Another wonderful addition to this series... ended way too soon.. will leave you craving more Elm Creek quilt stories.

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  • Deborah
  • SOUTH HERO, VT, United States
  • 03-19-15

Married at last?

Would you listen to The Quilter's Legacy again? Why?

I really enjoyed this book and what a great ending! Now onto the next.

What did you like best about this story?

Learning about the history of all the quilts.

What about Christina Moore’s performance did you like?

As always, great performance.

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  • Katie
  • Jacksonville, FL, United States
  • 02-14-14

Great stories

Would you listen to The Quilter's Legacy again? Why?

Yes, I just love each story more than the last.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Quilter's Legacy?

Knowing her mother's story.

Have you listened to any of Christina Moore’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

As good as ever

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Good story for the series

If you could sum up The Quilter's Legacy in three words, what would they be?

Family history quilting

Who was the most memorable character of The Quilter's Legacy and why?

Sylvia Bergstrom is the character the story is built around. She gets to experience some sense of family history through her search for cherished quilts and memories.

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  • Deborah
  • Winnsboro, LA, United States
  • 12-11-12

The Elm Creek Series is delightful!

Where does The Quilter's Legacy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The entire series is captivating. I have not found a single book that was not an encouragement to seek the next.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sylvia

Which scene was your favorite?

Love it all

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No

Any additional comments?

I highly recommend this author. And I love that a single reader has walked me through the series. She is awesome also.

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  • Barbara
  • Fort Worth, TX, United States
  • 10-23-13

Good story

Would you consider the audio edition of The Quilter's Legacy to be better than the print version?

No, I love read a book that I can hold but the audio are just as good when you can set and read it like have some in home readied to you.

Who was your favorite character and why?

To many to choice. Every one is great.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful