Arts is pleased to offer these quilting instruction books as companions to Emilie's
compelling Shenandoah Album stories. Each Quilt Along with Emilie Richards pattern
book includes instructions to create quilts that are featured in the novels.
latest is Quilt Along with Emilie Richards: Touching Stars, offering 9
projects as made by the SCC quilters and Miranda Duncan. These include designs
for bed quilts, wall hangings, a table runner, pot holder and pillow.
About the Author
Now a USA Todays bestselling author of women's
fiction, Emilie Richards recalls fondly the months she served as a VISTA
volunteer in the Arkansas Ozarks.
"This was the country's
third poorest county," Emilie said in an interview from her Virginia home.
"They had no phones, no safe water supply and no indoor plumbing. But the
women created beauty out of nothingturning scraps of old clothing and feedsacks
into exquisitely beautiful quilts."
Emilie said the women
insisted she quilt with them in the evenings and then later, they would take out
my stitches, she laughingly recalls of her early attempts at the craft.
20-year-old college student was left with a richness of experience and a love
of quilting that would forever change her life and ultimately inspire a series
of novels about the age-old craft.
In Touching Stars,
Emilie's fourth and newest Shenandoah Album novel in the popular series, quilts
form a colorful backdrop in a gracious bed-and-breakfast. The owner of the inn
is a hardworking single mother who learns from a Civil War widow the importance
of recognizing love while letting go of the past. Her four pattern books offer
fans a chance to create their own versions of the quilts in her novels.
Table of Contents
|Meet Emilie Richards||1
|Meet the Characters from Touching
Stars ||3-5 |
Stars Quilt||6 |
Star Quilt||14 |
|Devil's Puzzle Quilt||20
|Ohio Star Quilt||26|
|Blazing Star Quilt||32
|The Gift Shop||40
|General Instructions ||50