The Aloha Quilt

Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Jennifer Chiaverini

In this installment of the Elm Creek Quilts series, as Bonnie Markham attempts to deal with a bitter divorce, she decides to spend the winter in Hawaii helping an old friend set up a quilt camp at her inn on Maui.  A departure from the usual Pennsylvania setting of the series, I enjoyed the descriptions of the lush, tropical scenery, and the insight into the design and meaning of Hawaiian style quilts.  Quite a bit of Hawaiian history and culture is also relayed through the stories of the new friends Bonnie makes on the island.  Chiaverini's strength is in making you feel as though you're wrapped in a quilt among friends, and she rarely disappoints.

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