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Christmas Quilt Anthology
Barbara Baldwin
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BOOK SYNOPSIS
The most important parts of the Christmas season are not the presents or the tree, baking or decorations. It's the people—family and friends—who enrich our lives and make the holidays so special.
Christmas Quilt is actually a collection of people who will make you laugh and cry, remember and wish, and like good friends, you’ll want to visit them every year.
You’ll meet Billy and Mrs. Clayborne, who have holiday ghosts to deal with; Megan and her siblings, orphaned just before the holiday.
There’s the children of the coal mining village of Snow and a group of lumberjacks, all of whom learn to believe in magic.
Read one mother’s need for holiday tradition, letters from friends full of holiday cheer, verses and rhymes about luminaries and Christmas Eve traditions.
And meet all the people touched by The Christmas Quilt, made with love for a daughter’s holiday wedding, as it appears at Christmas time throughout the century.

BOOK EXCERPTS
Contents
Introduction
The Christmas Quilt
Christmas Waltz at Bayberry
A Lighthearted Christmas Greeting
Sugar & Spice
Christmas Remembered
A Mother’s Christmas Reflection
The Hungry Christmas Guest
Holiday Letters & Memories
Once Upon A Christmas Wish
Santa and the Lumberjacks


Introduction

The title story—“The Christmas Quilt”—came into being exactly as it states in the opening paragraphs. My sister, an avid quilter, had shown me the quilt top she rescued at an auction. It certainly didn’t hold the same fascination for me, until she started wondering about the people behind the quilt and what their stories might have been. Now that, I could get into, and my imagination took flight.

I wrote “The Christmas Quilt” for my sister, but the next year I turned it into a story card and sent it to my friends and family at Christmas. The following year, another story was born for the holiday season, and thus began a tradition that I can’t seem to stop. When I created the fifth Christmas story card, I wrote “fifth and last in the series” on the cover, but I had so many friends comment they didn’t want me to stop, that I began an encore series.

One year, because the Christmas season is a time for family, friends and sharing, I asked those same family and friends to help me create Holiday Letters & Memories. I’m sure you’ll find a little bit of yourself within their letters.
I am very excited and pleased to be able to share this anthology with you. I hope you enjoy reading these stories as much as I did writing about the traditions and people that make Christmas so special. Having these traditions surround us during this time of year is as comforting as being wrapped in a favorite quilt and sitting in front of a fire.

BOOK REVIEWS
"If you love Christmas you will enjoy CHRISTMAS QUILT ANTHOLOGY by Barbara Baldwin. The stories contained within could melt the heart of the worst Scrooge…Each story is unique and different and like the individual blocks of a quilt when sewn together form a beautiful picture of Christmas."
Susan, reviewer for TwoLipsReviews, 4 lips


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Christmas Quilt Anthology is such a special book that I don’t really know how to describe it but basically it’s about Christmas. But not about Christmas like lots of people know it these days. It’s not about the presents, it’s about family values and family spirit. About the real meaning of Christmas, how Christmas should be. There’s plenty of love in this book. Barbara Baldwin has written a heart-touching book. Reading this anthology made me feel partly sad, but in the meanwhile also partly good. And that’s what makes it so special.
Annick, Euro-Reviews, 4.5 Flags


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Barbara Baldwin reminds readers of the warmth and love of Christmas within the pages of Christmas Quilt Anthology…This anthology is comprised of a several stories, letters, and poems which individually convey the innocence of children, the devotion of parents, and the wonder of a season when miracles happen… There are lighter moments throughout the anthology that will have you chuckling and nodding your head in agreement…Barbara Baldwin’s delivery is a personal, heartfelt addition to Christmas and ensures there is something for everyone in Christmas Quilt Anthology.
4 angels, Amanada, Fallen Angel Reviews


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“The Christmas Quilt Anthology is a collection of stories, fictional memories, essays and poems. It takes us on a delightful journey through what will be, to most readers, a familiar landscape of Christmas memories. Some are set far back in history and some are set in modern times, some are connected, some are not. All will delight the reader.

I especially enjoyed the first story about the quilt itself. The way that it was handed down, cared for by a caring collection of people.” 4 Roses, Reviewed by Shara, My Book Cravings


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MORE BOOK INFO
ISBN: 1593748753
ISBN(13-digit): 9781593748753
Copyright: 2008
Book Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press
Binding: Perfect
No. of Pages: 110
Paper Weight (lb): 5.0



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