Circle of Quilters (Paperback)
The ninth book in Jennifer Chiaverini's bestselling series--when two of Elm Creek Quilts' founding members decide to leave the fold, who can possibly take their place in the circle of quilters? When Elm Creek Quilts announces openings for two new teachers, quilters everywhere are vying to land the prestigious post. The impending departure of two founding members means untold changes for the Elm Creek Quilters. As they begin the interview process, a single question emerges: Who can possibly take the place of beloved colleagues and friends? "We must evaluate all of the applicants' qualities," advises Master Quilter Sylvia Compson. "Our choice will say as much about us as it says about who we decide to hire." Who merits a place among the circle of quilters? Will it be Maggie, whose love of history shines through in all her projects; Anna, whose food-themed quilts are wonderfully innovative; Russ, the male quilter with a completely original style; Karen, a novice teacher whose gifts for language complement her deep understanding of the quilters' mission; or Gretchen, the soulful veteran whose craft is inspired by quilting tradition?
"New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini reaches out to quilters and nonquilters alike in her popular Elm Creek Quilts book series. Pull up a chair -- and join her circle of friends."
-- Amy Harmon Weigman, Country Marketplace magazine
"A series that neatly stitches together social drama and the art of quilting."
-- Barbara Hoffert, Library Journal
"Circle of Quilters is a true delight, complete with fascinating characters from all walks of life."
-- Sheri Melnick, Romantic Times
"A new generation of quilters embraces the craft with gusto...following the lead of Jennifer Chiaverini's Elm Creek Quilts novels."
-- Susan Phinney, Seattle Post-Intelligencer