For Quilt Lovers

Quilting is a much-loved pastime in America, but for those who haven't the talent, or the time, there are lots of books that have quilts as the theme.

The Body in the Kelp

By Katherine Hall Page

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Faith buys a quilt made by recently deceased Matilda Prescott. She then guesses that the quilt's pattern may form a map to a secret gold cache hidden at the quilter's home.

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The Alpine Quilt

By Mary Daheim

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Members of the Burl Creek Thimble Club, a quilting circle in small-town Alpine, Washington, are planning a fete to welcome back Genevieve Bayard, who left Alpine, decades ago. But Gen's homecoming is cut decidedly short when she dies at a dinner party. Emma Lord, owner and publisher of the local newspaper, arrives on the scene to report the incident and sleuth her way to the truth.
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Shadow of an Angel

By Mignon F. Ballard

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Angel Augusta Goodnight, filling in as a temp guardian for young widow Arminda Hobbs, assists her in solving a mystery that ties together a sewing circle of young women before World War I and a mysterious quilt that seems to have disappeared.

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Goose in the Pond

By Earlene Fowler

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A fourth appearance for Benni Harper (Kansas Troubles, 1996, etc.), curator of the Folk Art Museum in San Celina, California- -recently married to the town's Chief of Police Gabe Ortiz--who's now deep in preparations for the museum's first storytelling festival, to be combined with a show of handmade quilts.

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Fool's Puzzle

By Earlene Fowler

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Recently widowed Benni Harper is frantically trying to assemble a quilt show when she discovers a local potter stabbed to death in the museum studio.

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Stitches in Time

By Barbara Michaels

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"When an antique bridal quilt appears under mysterious circumstances at the vintage clothing shop where Rachel Grant works, she is fascinated. She has never been able to resist handmade textiles from the past, for she believes that through the ages, women wove protective magic into their fabrics in order to mark the important events of their lives: birth, marriage, and death.
"But there is more than good in the quilt's magic power. Day by day Rachel sees and feels the power growing, as she senses the quilt influencing her thoughts and actions. Much as Rachel's logical mind longs to deny the supernatural, the aura of evil coming from the quilt is terrifyingly real, and it seems to carry a sinister legacy into the lives of the people Rachel loves."

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The Persian Pickle Club

By Sandra Dallas

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This magical, memorable novel explores the ties that unite women through good times and bad. It is the 1930s, and hard times have hit Harleyville, Kansas, where crops are burning up and there's not a job to be found. For one young farm wife, the highlight of each week is the gathering of the Persian Pickle Club, a group of locals dedicated to improving their minds, exchanging gossip, and putting their well-honed quilting skills to good use.

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