The Resource The Christmas quilt, Jennifer Chiaverini

The Christmas quilt, Jennifer Chiaverini

Label
The Christmas quilt
Title
The Christmas quilt
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Chiaverini
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Narrator
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Christmas Eve comes to Elm Creek Manor, the tenor of the holiday is far from certain. Sylvia Bergstrom Compson, the Master Quilter, has her own reasons for preferring a quiet, even subdued, Christmas. Her young friend Sarah McClure, however, takes the opposite view and decides to deck the halls brightly. As she explores the trunks packed with Bergstrom family decorations that haven't been touched in more than fifty years, Sarah discovers a curious Christmas quilt. Begun in seasonal fabrics and patterns, the quilt remains unfinished. Sylvia reveals that the handiwork spans several generations and a quartet of Bergstrom quilters -- her great aunt, her mother, her sister, and herself. As she examines the array of quilt blocks each family member contributed but never completed, memories of Christmases past emerge. At Elm Creek Manor, Christmas began as a celebration of simple virtues -- joy and hope buoyed by the spirit of giving. As each successive generation of Bergstroms lived through its unique trials -- the antebellum era, the Great Depression, World War II -- tradition offered sustenance even during the most difficult times. For Sylvia, who is coping with the modern problem of family dispersed, estranged, or even forgotten, reconciliation with her personal history may prove as elusive as piecing the Christmas Quilt. Elm Creek Manor is full of secrets, from a Christmas tree with unusual properties to the sublime Bergstrom strudel recipe. Sylvia's tales at first seem to inform her family legacy but ultimately illuminate far more, from the importance of women's art to its place in commemorating our shared experience, at Christmastime and in every season
Member of
Summary
While decorating Elm Creek Manor on Christmas Eve, Sarah McClure discovers an incomplete Christmas quilt and sets out to uncover its history with the help of Sylvia Bergstrom Compson, who reveals why the quilt had never been finished
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Audio
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Additional physical form
Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10419186
Cataloging source
MdPfRBL
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Chiaverini, Jennifer
Dewey number
813/.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3553.H473
LC item number
C48 2014
Literary text for sound recordings
other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Narrated by Christina Moore
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Moore, Christina
  • Recorded Books, Inc
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True
Series statement
The Elm Creek Quilts series
Series volume
[bk. 8]
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Compson, Sylvia (Fictitious character)
  • Quiltmakers
  • Quilting
  • Quilts
  • Women
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The Christmas quilt, Jennifer Chiaverini
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Publication
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  • RBdigital Audiobook
  • Electronic resource
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from title screen
Antecedent source
unknown
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unknown
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not applicable
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unknown
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (6 hr., 25 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
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not applicable
Isbn
9781490628837
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not applicable
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
Publisher number
Z08664
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unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Requires OneClick Digital Media Manager
  • System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The Christmas quilt, Jennifer Chiaverini
Link
Publication
Note
  • RBdigital Audiobook
  • Electronic resource
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from title screen
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (6 hr., 25 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781490628837
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
Z08664
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Requires OneClick Digital Media Manager
  • System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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