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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,843 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jennifer Chiaverini Narrator: Christina Moore Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Elm Creek Quilts Series Release Date:
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Quilters have flocked to Elm Creek Manor to learn from Master Quilter Sylvia Compson and her expert colleagues. There’s Sarah, Sylvia’s onetime apprentice who’s paired her quilting accomplishments with a mind for running the business of Elm Creek Quilts; Agnes, who has a gift for appliqué; Gwen, who stitches innovative art quilts; Diane, a whiz at the technicalities of quick-piecing; and Bonnie, with her encyclopedic knowledge of folk art patterns. But with Judy and Summer, two other founding members of the Elm Creek Quilters, departing to pursue other opportunities, will the new teachers be able to fill in the gaps created by the loss of their expertise—and more important, their friendship?

“When I think of all the different paths I could have followed in my life, all the twists and turns that could have led me anywhere,” muses incoming teacher Gretchen, “it’s something of a miracle that I ended up here, surrounded by loving friends.”

But what of friends departed? As Sylvia contemplates a tribute to the partnership of the Elm Creek Quilters, she is reminded of a traditional quilt pattern whose curved pieces symbolize a journey. Winding Ways, a mosaic of overlapping circles and intertwining curves, would capture the spirit of their friendship at the moment of its transformation.

Will Sylvia’s choice inspire the founding members to remember that each is a unique part of a magnificent whole? Will the newcomers find ways to contribute, and to earn their place? The Winding Ways Quilt considers the complicated, often hidden meanings of presence and absence, and what change can mean for those who have come to rely upon one another.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Stephanie | 2/16/2014

    " The one that started it all for me and this author. Totally recommend her. Most are great! A few are okay. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amy | 2/11/2014

    " This is a continuation of the "Elm Creek Quilters" series. Fictional, a fun read and good character development. The best part of this series is that you don't have to read them in order. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Susabelle | 1/30/2014

    " Easy and quick read, but not much substance. There were a couple of characters that were a bit less believable than they should have been, and certainly, the "main" character who was supposed to pull all the others together in the end was a complete unknown. There are apparently a series of Elm Creek Quilt novels, I'm not sure I'll be going out to look for any more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Laura Roy | 1/13/2014

    " An easy-going read for women, which focuses on the history and personality of each member of a quilting community, one by one. I listened to the recorded book while working on a tedious project, and enjoyed it. If I had tried to read it, I would probably have put it down and never picked it up again. "

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