‘The Wedding Quilt’ ties up loose ends

I’ve read all of Jennifer Chiaverini’s novels in the Elm Creek Quilts series except “The Union Quilters,” which I just picked up from the library. I’ve loved all of them, so it’s not much of a surprise that I thoroughly enjoyed “The Wedding Quilt,” which goes on sale Tuesday. Warning: There will be a few […]

A sneak peak at ‘The Wedding Quilt’

Judging by the expressions of jealousy and shared excited on my Facebook profile when I announced that I got my hands on an advance copy of Jennifer Chiaverini’s new book “The Wedding Quilt” I’m guessing you all are going to be pretty interested to read my review of the book. I’m halfway through and I’m […]

‘Sonoma Rose’ characters have an edge

I started reading Jennifer Chiaverini’s new Elm Creek Quilts novel, “Sonoma Rose” last night and couldn’t put it down. I plowed through half of the book before I decided I absolutely had to go to bed if I was going to be of any use today. Part of what has me so enthralled in Chiaverini’s […]

‘More Custom Slipcovers’ not for beginners

I’m not a novice when it comes to creating slipcovers. I’m working on recovering a patio set, but in that case I just removed the cover, took it apart and used the fabric as a pattern to cut and sew my new slipcover. The techniques in “More Custom Slipcovers: Easy to Make and Snug-Fitting” by Marge […]

‘Sonoma Rose’ packed with suspense

The air is thick with tension as Rosa’s abusive husband John leaves the house, mistrusting of who his wife might entertain in his absence. The guest that does arrives is not Rosa’s childhood sweetheart and former lover, Lars Jorgensen, but his family’s hired hand Elizabeth Nelson, Sylvia’s cousin, who was the main character of “The […]