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The Quilter's Apprentice

(1999)
(The first book in the Elm Creek Quilts series)
A novel by

 
 
"A heartwarming story of relationships that, like pieces of a quilt, can be connected with discord or with harmony."-Sandra Dallas, author of The Persian Pickle Club

After moving with her husband, Matt, to the small college town of Waterford, Pennsylvania, Sarah McClure struggles to find a fulfilling job. In the meantime, she agrees to help seventy-five-year-old Sylvia Compson prepare her family estate, Elm Creek Manor, for sale. As part of her compensation, Sarah is taught how to quilt by this cantankerous elderly woman, who is a master of the craft.

During their lessons, Mrs. Compson reveals how her family was torn apart by tragedy, jealousy, and betrayal, and her stories force Sarah to face uncomfortable truths about her own alienation from her widowed mother. As their friendship deepens, Mrs. Compson confides in Sarah the truth about why she wants to sell Elm Creek Manor. In turn, Sarah seeks a way to bring life and joy back to the estate so Mrs. Compson can keep her home-and Sarah can keep her cherished friend. The Quilter's Apprentice teaches deep lessons about family, friendship, and sisterhood, and about creating a life as you would a quilt: with time, love, and patience, piecing the miscellaneous and mismatched scraps into a beautiful whole.

Genre: Romance    Get it on Google Play

Used availability for Jennifer Chiaverini's The Quilter's Apprentice

Hardback Editions

September 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Quilter's Apprentice (Elm Creek Quilts Series #1)
Author(s): Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN: 0-7862-5740-7 / 978-0-7862-5740-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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April 2000 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Quilter's Apprentice (Elm Creek Quilts Series #1)
Author(s): Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN: 1-4176-9888-8 / 978-1-4176-9888-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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April 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Quilter's Apprentice (Elm Creek Quilts Series #1)
Author(s): Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN: 0-684-84972-0 / 978-0-684-84972-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Paperback Editions

October 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Quilter's Apprentice: A Novel (The Elm Creek Quilts)
Author(s): Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN: 1-4165-5699-0 / 978-1-4165-5699-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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April 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Quilter's Apprentice (Elm Creek Quilts Series #1)
Author(s): Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN: 0-452-28172-5 / 978-0-452-28172-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Plume
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April 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: Quilter's Apprentice
Author(s): Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN: 0-452-15705-6 / 978-0-452-15705-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Plume / Penguin Books
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Audio Editions

July 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Quilter's Apprentice: Elm Creek Quilts, Book 1
Author(s): Jennifer Chiaverini
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   


July 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Quilter's Apprentice: Elm Creek Quilts, Book 1
Author(s): Jennifer Chiaverini
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


2004 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Quilter's Apprentice (Elm Creek Quilts Series #1)
Author(s): Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN: 1-4025-6019-2 / 978-1-4025-6019-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   


2004 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Quilter's Apprentice
Author(s): Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN: 1-4025-7767-2 / 978-1-4025-7767-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

January 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Quilter's Apprentice: A Novel (Elm Creek Quilts Novels (Simon & Schuster))
Author(s): Jennifer Chiaverini
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Quilter's Apprentice: A Novel (The Elm Creek Quilts Book 1)
Author(s): Jennifer Chiaverini
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA