Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club by Wanda Brunstetter

What do a middle-aged Amish widow, a Goth-wearing teen, a tough biker on probation, a married couple with problems, the restless wife of a preacher, and a young single dad – have in common?  The answer can be found in Wanda Brunstetter’s Half-stitched Amish Quilting Club, a book enjoyed by one of our staff:  they’re all part of a 6 week quilting course.

Amish widow Emma Yoder doesn’t want to be a burden on her children so she comes up with the idea of giving quilting classes to earn money. When she places her small ad in the newspaper and posts signs in the stores in town, she doesn’t expect the variety of students and their problems that enter her large sewing room.  The people taking the classes are not Amish, and seem to have varied reasons for taking these classes – some quite reluctantly.  Over the six weeks of classes, these people learn interesting things about each other while learning to quilt a small wall-hanging.

Emma is able to encourage each of them through their own trials.  This is the first book in a light-hearted series of 3 by this popular author.

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