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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 book for July is Fool’s Puzzle by Earlene Fowler. After her college sweetheart and later husband suddenly dies, Benni Harper is making a fresh start by moving to San Celina in California. Having previously lived on a ranch, she’s now the curator at the local folk-art museum. This is a mystery book, and as is usually the…

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During June we are going to read The dressmaker of Khair Khana by Gayle Lemmon. This is a book about sewing (rather than quilting) and about creating a brighter future even when it seems impossible. This is a true story about Kamila from Kabul. When the Taliban take over control in 1996, she has just…

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During May we are going to read The Basement Quilt by Ann Hazlewood. In this book, we are getting to know Anne Brown as well as her family and friends. The story evolves around Anne, a charismatic and bubbly florist, whose daily ups and downs will be very familiar to many. Anne decides to learn…

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For the first month of the re-launched UKQU Book Club, I have selected The Flower Hunter’s Cottage by Dee-ann Black. It is a rather fast read with only 30,000 words and easy language. Notwithstanding this, it’s a book which hooks you in and the characters are sweet and easy to associate with. If you are…