The Cross Country Quilters Julia Megan Donna Grace and Vinnie are cross country friends who are about to begin work on a challenge quilt A piece of fabric is divided among the women with the understanding that the followin

  • Title: The Cross-Country Quilters
  • Author: Jennifer Chiaverini
  • ISBN: 9780452283084
  • Page: 405
  • Format: Paperback
  • Julia, Megan, Donna, Grace, and Vinnie are cross country friends who are about to begin work on a challenge quilt A piece of fabric is divided among the women, with the understanding that the following year they will all meet at the Elm Creek Quilt Camp to sew the sections together into a single quilt But the friends have set themselves a special challenge no one can stJulia, Megan, Donna, Grace, and Vinnie are cross country friends who are about to begin work on a challenge quilt A piece of fabric is divided among the women, with the understanding that the following year they will all meet at the Elm Creek Quilt Camp to sew the sections together into a single quilt But the friends have set themselves a special challenge no one can start working on her block until she has taken steps to solve her problems and achieve her personal goals Although they share a common creative objective, the Cross Country Quilters find their friendship tested by the demands of everyday life Yet despite differences in age, race, and background, the women s love of quilting and affection for one another unite them The quilt they create becomes a symbol of the threads that hold their lives together a glorious patchwork of caring and loyalty that brings home an enduring truth Friends may be separated by great distance, but the strength of their bond can transcend any obstacle.

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    About "Jennifer Chiaverini"

    1. Jennifer Chiaverini

      Jennifer Chiaverini is the New York Times bestselling author of several acclaimed historical novels and the beloved Elm Creek Quilts series, as well as six collections of quilt patterns inspired by her books A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Chicago, she lives with her husband and two sons in Madison, Wisconsin About her historical fiction, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes, In addition to simply being fascinating stories, these novels go a long way in capturing the texture of life for women, rich and poor, black and white, in those perilous years.

    285 thoughts on “The Cross-Country Quilters”

    1. Judy keeps buying them, I keep reading them. And every time I pick one of the Elm Creek Quilt books up, I think, "Damn this is kind of elementary" and then wind up thinking, "Damn, this one was better than the last."This is the third in the series, and the third I've read, and my favorite one thus far. Five women meet at Elm Creek Quilt Camp and become quick friends. They decide to reunite in one year's time and in that time, they have to complete a block for a quilt after solving an issue confr [...]


    2. ok, i was STILL on semi-rest yesterday, so got another novel knocked out. this one was even better than her other's that i've read. of course, it MAY be because i could relate to a few of the characters even better than any others! especially Grace!! no, i do NOT have MS, but i do have 2 "conditions" that i'll have for the rest of my life, 1 of which will most likely land me in a wheelchair eventually. i am as independent as her, if not more so, and can DEFINITELY understand what somewhat of wh [...]


    3. The third installment in this series, Cross Country Quilters diverges from telling the tale of the ladies of Elm Creek Quilts, to telling the story of the quilt campers that come to visit. The original characters only make brief appearances but as a recap (and possible spoiler for the first two books) I'll tell a bit about them.In the first book, Sarah, a young woman who moved with her husband is desperately looking for a job. When she meets a client of her husband's, the moody Sylvia, she at fi [...]


    4. After reading the first four books in the Elm Creek Quilts series, I am actually thinking it would be fun to learn how to quilt. Blending quilting techniques with a heart-warming story of friendship, this is a perfect book to enjoy on a warm summer day.This book focuses on a group of women who meet at Elm Creek's quilt camp. Two women, Megan and Donna, are Internet friends who look forward to meeting each other in real life. Megan, a divorced woman with a sweet but somewhat troubled son, is a su [...]


    5. This is the third novel in the "Elm Creek Quilts Sampler." These novels make up the first three books in this series. In this particular book, we don't hear much about the Elm Creek Quilters Staff after the new characters depart the camp. It's more about these newly-introduced folks here and their families and others in their lives. It's about match-making and divorced couples and how divorce affects not only the couple but others in their lives as well. There's Julia, the aging actress; Megan, [...]


    6. I totally enjoyed this book. First of all, I am a quilter, so I love that aspect of these book. It's been a learning experience reading about the various quilt patterns and other techniques. I also liked the new characters in this book. They were all realistic, and had to deal with problems in their personal lives that included mother/daughter relationships, husband/wife problems, standing up for our rights and community involvement to mention a few. These were problems similar to those most peo [...]


    7. We didn't think these books about quilters would be so good, but my husband (who is not a quilter) and I really like them. He read the first one and said it was surprisingly good. Then he read the 2nd one, and said, I'm not sure I can get through the rest of these (meaning the series). When he picked up the 3rd one, he was just going to skim it, but he said, "The author is such a good writer. I just got sucked into the characters and their stories". He read it all the way through. I, of course, [...]


    8. What a great book. It kind of started off slow and I was not sure were it was going. But once the group got to Elm Creek I all made sense. Going to start some of the other ones. Very good story about different types of lives different people face


    9. Every book in this series seems to get better. I loved it so much that I stayed up until 4 am reading to finish it.



    10. In this, the third Elm creek Quilters saga, an underlying theme continues and that is, higher education neither guarantees one's path nor their ultimate vocation. Interesting. I was intrigued by the idea of working a block based on overcoming an obstacle and not being able to start that block until some action had been taken or resolution achieved. Filling in the gaps in this series has been extremely enjoyable.


    11. Love this series. It just warms the heart. The first few books in the series were about how the Elm Creek Quilters establish themselves. This book is about a set of women who become friends while attending quilt camp together, and the various challenges they have in their daily lives. So it is less about the Elm Creek Manor and more about the campers themselves.


    12. I love that the author took a side trip from the original characters and introduced us to some new campers and intertwined their lives. While this is my favorite of the three so far, I needed the first two for the history, although I love Sylvia. Jennifer is an excellent writer. On to number four!


    13. The challenge quilt becomes the focus for the plot as new characters are drawn into the quilter's group at Elm Creek Camp.


    14. This one was A LOT better than the second one. With a whole new cast of characters, I was invested in each one of them (although Megan was REALLY annoying about not trusting Vinny's grandson).







    15. I had a rough time getting into this book compared to the first two. It was ok, but I didn't get into this one. Could be the beginning didn't start with the original quilters.



    16. I always enjoy the books from this series --- even though I've never quilted -- I enjoy the characters and setting.


    17. Another heartwarming and loving book in the Elm Creek Quilts series! Once again the characters are lovable and inspiring. I'm so glad to have found this series!


    18. Great quick easy read. Obviously geared towards quilters but still nice to pick up something light hearted and enjoyable.



    19. Cross Country QuiltersThe one thing I don't like about Audible is that you have to submit a review to get to the next book.


    20. This was my favorite book thus far in the series. The story focuses on the campers rather than the staff - five strangers who meet at Elm Creek Quilt camp. They are of different ages, races, varied backgrounds. and quilting abilities. They each come to camp leaving behind daily personal struggles and bond together because of the support they receive after sharing these struggles. After an unforgettable week they plan to meet each other again the next year at camp. But they give themselves a miss [...]


    21. I'm not a quilter. I've never made a quilt in my life, and there's an excellent chance that I never will. However, this book caught my attention for a few reasons:A) It was on the $2.00 bargain table at Borders while I was out of work, so the only books I could buy at the time were books for $2 or less. (And by the way, at this particular Borders it does not mean that the book isn't good just because it's on the bargain table. There have been many best sellers and a lot of pretty awesome books t [...]


    22. THE CROSS COUNTRY QUILTERS by JENNIFER CHIAVERINI4 starsI've challenged myself to go back and fill in the gaps in the Elm Creek Quilts series. I have finished #3 today and found it to be just as cozy and emotional as the others I've read. I guess I'm just going to have to admit that I have a weak side for groups of women coming together to do needlework sorts of things. I've always wanted to quilt, have tried and failed miserably but every time I read one of these novels I thinkybe I could try a [...]


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