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When a young girl discovers a stack of applied quilt
blocks from the past, a thread to another time and place opens up
for her to explore. Her desire to piece together the blocks she
finds leads her on a journey full of lessons about life, love and
even death - and how a love for quilting can bind generations.
As an added bonus, instructions are included to
re-create Alice's quilt for your very own.
About the Author
Jennifer Blomgren was born and raised in Forks, Washington.
The youngest of three daughters, she spent many of her happiest
childhood hours visiting and learning needlework skills from the
older ladies of the neighborhood. Her mother taught her to sew,
her grandmother taught her to quilt, her father taught her the value
of history through books and his own masterful storytelling; and
all these gifts have greatly enriched her life.
She works as a registered nurse and in her practice, mostly with
the elderly, she finds that the subject of needlework brings her
and her patients onto common and familiar ground.
Jennifer's great-aunts in Lynden, Washington, made beautiful quilts
using wool from their own sheep, and her step-great-grandmother
was a locally famous quilter in the beautiful Blue Mountain foothills
of eastern Oregon. The natural beauty of these strikingly contrasting
areas, the artistry of handmade quilts and stories of the lives
and times of her relatives has influenced her greatly.
Jennifer has lived almost all her life in the Pacific Northwest,
nursing, singing, writing, painting, knitting and sewing, gardening
and appreciating the beauty of the natural world and the love and
loyalty of her family and her three beloved dogs. She feels that
our modern world in its rush too often leaves behind the things
that matter the most: love, connection, patience, quiet, careful
attention and beauty, all of which are exemplified by quilts.
Table of Contents
|The Tale of Alice's Quilt
|Quiltmaking Instructions for
|About the Author