Author: Nina

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Spring is almost over and for June we’re turning to some Amish romance with the first book in the Quilter’s Son series by Samantha Bayarr. The book is called Liam’s choice. Liam has secretly attended school outside of the Amish community, to allow him a chance to set up his own company. Just before Liam is…

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During May we are escaping to a quaint little town in Maryland where we are joining a family of allegedly hot firemen to get our dosage of quilting and happily ever after Title: Hearts on fire Author: Julia Gabriel Two families; the Trevor’s, with five daughters and the Wolfe’s, with three sons. The Trevor family…

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Our book for April 2021 is called Assault and Batting and it was written by Tess Rothery.   When her mother Laura dies, Taylor Quinn returns to the family home to step into her shoes including running a quilt shop and look after her teenage sister. The police have written off Laura’s death as an accident…

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“The journey to college is a rite of passage we mark as a joyous occasion, one we celebrate by buying luggage and books on how to build a fulfilling life. But really, if you ask any mother, she’ll tell you that deep down, we want to mark it as a loss, a funeral of sorts”…

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A bit later than I’d planned, but here is the book for February 2021. Forget me Knot, by Mary Marks Forget me Knots is the is the first book in a series of eight written by Mary Marks. They are all available as eBook, audio book and printed (you may need to look for second…

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This is part of the Celebrations Blog Hop 2021 (#CBH2021) and this time I have created a pattern for a pieced PARTY CROWN. Just select the fabrics depending on the occasion you are celebrating; or make lots of them and turn it into a quilt full of crowns in all possible colours. In line with…

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This is part of the Celebrations Blog Hop 2021 (#CBH2021) and I have created a pattern for a PARTY HAT using foundation paper piecing (FPP). Just select the appropriate fabrics for the occasion and it’ll be perfect for every possible celebration including e.g. birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Easter, end of Covid party (let’s hope!), Eid, Christmas,…

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Another year has come to an end, and what a different year it has been! The UKQU Book Club started back in April 2018 and we have since then more or less every month suggested a quilting related novel or biography to read. During 2020 we read the following books: Jan 2020 – Book club on…

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With the recent changes announced by the government due to the spread of Covid, not many of us were able to meet up with family and friends over the Christmas period. Instead, I have found eight ladies and their families for you to socialise with – meet The Bunco Club.  Karen DeWitt has created a…

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Free, easy PDF pattern to download Using a very basic block, which is also easy to piece together, and repeating it for a whole quilt can create a stunning end result with minimum fuss and stress. This free quilt uses strips from three different solid fabrics to create a striking quilt, but you could also…

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For December, what better than a Christmas and winter story? When searching on Amazon this summer I came across The Christmas Wedding Quilt. It had three authors and three, what looked like, sub-titles listed. Intrigued, I decided to buy the book and see if it would be suitable for the book club. It was.  It…

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“You are Wardrobe, aren’t you?”. It may not get down in history as the best pick-up line ever, but it was the first line spoken by Alfie to Gwen. Nonetheless, it started their friendship which soon also involved some flirting, touching and kissing when they could find some privacy. The book for November is House…