It is almost a year since I kicked off the UKQO Book Club with Tracy Chevalier’s The Runaway and arranged for us to work with British Patchwork and Quilting to announce the books. Arlene was kind enough to execute my late-night mad idea, but recently she’s had to focus on other things.

The books selected so far;

  • The Last Runaway – Tracy Chevalier
  • Sew Deadly – Elizabeth Lynn Casey
  • The Forgotten Seamstress – Liz Trenow
  • The Quilter’s Apprentice – Jennifer Chiaverini
  • Alias Grace – Margaret Margaret Atwood 
  • To Scotland with Love – Patience Griffin
  • Quilt as Desired – Arlene Sachitao
  • Happenstance – Carol Shields

As the book club originally was my idea and I love reading, I have decided to try to keep suggesting books for you all to read every month. As before, it’ll be a mixture of quilting and sewing related novels from a wide range of genres and time periods. For each book, I’ll also set up a discussion group here on the website, to allow those who like to have a chat about the book to ‘meet’, like a ‘proper’ book club. Cake and tea are of course recommended!!

I am currently finalising the reading list for the rest of the year, and waiting for a few more books to arrive in the post. To be one of the first finding out which book is selected each month, please keep an eye on Blogger Central on the website and join the UKQU Book Club to discuss the books as we go along.

Whilst you wait

In the meantime, if you haven’t yet read UK Quilters United by a Common Thread, the first book by and about our own community as collated and published by Julie Passey three years ago, why not head over to Amazon, either to buy your copy or to read some of the storys for free using the ‘Look Inside’ feature. There are three different versions available;

We are also working on a second book, planned for publication this summer!


    1. Nina Post author

      I know for sure that at least one of the books scheduled until September is available on Audible, but not so sure about the others. Almost all of them are available as print and ebook; and many of the ebooks have the ‘speech’ function enabled. A bit ‘mechanical’ but perhaps a possibility. The publishers of quilting novels seem to be smaller outlets so not prioritising audio (guessing it is still expensive to make).