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Our July book is different to what we have been reading recently but I felt it was time for a more thought-provoking book, instead of yet another quilting mystery book. This is one voice from the horrors that ended 75 years ago with the liberation of one of the most well-known concentration camps, Auschwitz-Birkenau, The…

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As promised last month, the book for June has exactly the same title as the one we read during May; A Single Tread. The author for the June version is Tracy Chevalier. The book takes us to Southampton and Winchester in 1930s England where we get to know Violet Speedwell, who is a ‘surplus woman’.…

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It’s almost May and time to reveal our next book, or actually the next TWO books as last month I mentioned that the next two books have exactly the same title. The books are both called A Single Thread. Our book for May was written by Marie Bostwick back in 2008.  Bostwick’s version of A…

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It is almost April and it is time to reveal the next book in the UKQU Book Club. I have selected a book which was suggested by one of our Facebook members (thanks SB!) and I hope that you’ll enjoy this read. It’s a similar theme as the book we read i March, but I…

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The UKQU Book Club is back by popular demand! Our book for March 2020 is For the Love of Quilts, the first in the relatively new series called Wine County Quilts written by Ann Hazelwood. The book is available in paper back as well as Kindle version. Join Lily Rosenthal as she quits her editing job…

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With one year coming to an end and another one starting, we tend to pause and take the opportunity to look back at the year that has been. Hence this may be a good time to do a recap of the books we have read so far in the UK Quilters United Book Club.  With…

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For December I really wanted to find a Christmassy, feel-good book, something to take the stress out of the festive season. The first book I picked had Christmas in the title, so seemed promising. Having read the story, it didn’t provide the warm fuzzy feeling I was hoping for and the quilt theme wasn’t as…

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  For November we are going to read ‘Twelve Golden Threads: Lessons for successful living from Grama’s quilt‘ by Aliske Webb.  Using quilting as a metaphor, the book sets out twelve lessons for a successful and fulfilling life. The story is told by Angela, the mother of Jennifer and Susan. Jennifer and Susan are young…

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For October we are going to read “Behind the Scenes: Or, Thirty, a Slave, and Four Years in the White House”, which was written by Elizabeth Keckley. The book was originally written in 1868, yes, over 150 years ago! Keckley re-tells her life story from enslavement in Virginia and North Carolina to her time as…

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The stories, yes stories, in my next suggested book, take place in September 1911 and September 2011, hence an ideal book for us to read in September. The book is called A Fall of Marigolds and is written by Susan Meissner. It is available as ebook, print and audio on Amazon and other good bookstores. Hundred…

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For August we are going to read How to make an American quilt by Whitney Otto.    The book was originally published back in 1991, but there are plenty of second-hand copies available on Amazon (some are sent from the United States, but they still cost under £10 including postage). Your local library may also have…

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The second book by and about UK Quilters United is very soon available to purchase on Amazon globally. The Kindle version went live on 27 June 2019 and the paperback should be available shortly too. The book is the result of the hard work carried out by 25 amazing volunteer writers during the last couple…