Not only the students, for Emma gets a special surprise in the end too. I gave The Tattered Quilt 5 out of 5 Patchwork Squares because it is well written, thoughtful, and guaranteed to melt your heart! Discussion Questions: At the end of the book, the author provided discussion questions to her readers.
I will be discussing questions 7, and 9. Has a reverse decision ever opened a door to something unexpected in your life? Emma and Lamar had an ad out advertising their quilting class, and people slowly rolled in last minute. It wasn't a sudden decision to hold another quilting class. Emma's quilting classes were well known in the community. Most of the students were related in some way to the previous students in her class, and heard of her via word of mouth. It wasn't hard for me to believe that her class would fill up. However, it was a nice touch that it ended up working out for the better, when a certain classmate who needed further guidance had plans to go to Florida herself.
That itself was fate. Discussion Question 9: "Lamar tried to hide from Emma the fact that his arthritis was acting up. Do you think spouses should ever keep things about their health from each other? Emma and Lamar were able to help a group of people who needed it, and I don't mean by making a wall hanging. But no, I don't think in general that spouses should hide things from each other. As a man, I think Lamar wanted to be strong for his wife and not let on that he was in pain. He wanted his wife to be able to continue doing what she loved, without worrying about him.
While he shouldn't have hid it from her, he did it for the right reasons. He never meant any harm. Jul 11, Debora Wilder rated it it was amazing Shelves: first-reads-won. Another amazing book by Wanda E. Emma Yoder has now remarried and become Emma Miller.
She is still the sweet, gentle woman that teaches lessons about getting along with others while teaching quilting classes. Now she has a wonderful complimentary partner in teaching in the form of her husband Lemar. Their new class again has a wide variety of students in it. They have joined the class for various reasons.
Selma is a belittling busybody who joined the class because it was paid for by s Another amazing book by Wanda E.
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Selma is a belittling busybody who joined the class because it was paid for by someone else. Terry is a rugged roofer who wants the chance to meet a pretty woman who is in the class. Blaine loses a bet and has to take the class as a result. Carmen holds tightly to bitterness while hiding her secret motives for taking the class. And Cheryl has a broken, mistrusting heart that needs as much mending as the tattered quilt that she brings to Emma to repair.
Wanda has done a marvelous job of developing each and every one of these characters. The interactions between them are wonderful.
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I loved seeing how each of them developed in their personal lives and in their relationships to the other students throughout the book. I won a free copy of this book through a Goodreads. I always enjoy Mrs. Brunstetter's books. Ertl did an excellent job with the narration. There were some unexpected moments and I relished those. All of the chsracters were delightful, though perhaps not at first. Seems like all of the folks in the quilting class had some issues that needed to be addressed. I look forward to listening to more books by this author and narrator.
I truly hope there is more in this series.
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Aug 29, Linda Rogde rated it liked it. A quick read- a feel-good story; great to read before bedtime. A gentle book with a happy ending. Jul 03, Janet rated it it was amazing. I liked this book very much! A nice clean christian book: Wanda E. BrunstetterGreat is an awesome author :. Aug 12, Lisa Cobb Sabatini rated it it was amazing. Readers who enjoy warm, inspirational stories about characters overcoming obstacles, gaining insight, and making life-changing decisions will love Wanda E.
Brunstetter's novel, The Tattered Quilt. Set in a community of both Amish and "English" citizens, this tale of an Amish couple who teach quilting classes keeps readers turning pages as the focus alternates among each of the students in the class and their lives beyond the classroom. There is no doubt that the main characters, Emma and Lamar Mi Readers who enjoy warm, inspirational stories about characters overcoming obstacles, gaining insight, and making life-changing decisions will love Wanda E.
There is no doubt that the main characters, Emma and Lamar Miller, are people of deep faith who put God first in all things. Their open hearts encourage their students to share their burdens and work toward resolutions. Readers fear for the characters as they stumble and cheer for characters as they make good strides. Brunstetter is a novel for fans of coming of age stories, sweet romances, and tales of Christian faith. Oct 26, Rosemarie rated it really liked it. A year and a half after Emma Yoder taught her first quilting class, she is now remarried to a widower named Lamar Miller - who also quilts!
During Emma's classes, he displays his uniquely designed quilts and assists her in helping her students. In this story, Emma's class consists of several people that are connected to those who were in her first class. One of her students brought her an old tattered quilt that she wanted Emma to repair for her grandmother's birthday, and ended up taking the qu A year and a half after Emma Yoder taught her first quilting class, she is now remarried to a widower named Lamar Miller - who also quilts!
One of her students brought her an old tattered quilt that she wanted Emma to repair for her grandmother's birthday, and ended up taking the quilting class. Once again, Emma - and now Lamar - assist the students with more than just quilting. With God's love and guidance, Emma and Lamar try to reach the hurting people in their class. And in the end, Emma gets a blessing she couldn't have ever imagined. I am enjoying this series very much, especially because it shows how one can help others in one's every day life.
Aug 29, Bonnie Clevenger rated it really liked it. Emma and Lamar Miller teach quilting. Lamar wants to go to Florida before it gets too cold, but Emma just posted a new 6 week class. They make a deal, if no one starts the class, they will go, but if someone shows up they will stay. Selma is a busy body, Terry is a rugged roofer who just wants a date with a classmate. Blaine lost a fishing bet, Anna was signed up by her parents to keep her in the Amish faith. Carmen was a reporter from Emma and Lamar Miller teach quilting.
Carmen was a reporter from LA, who is writing an expose on the Amish teenager, and Cheryl wants her grandmothers old quilt repaired. These members find friendship, faith, healing and restoration that only our Father can mend to His glory. Carmen Lopez. Jennifer Owen. Noreen Weber. Kim Morris. Anna Lambright. Ericka Wilson. Mike Barstow. Terry Cooley. Stuart Johnston. Pam Johnston. Star Stephens. Paul Ramirez. Ruby Lee Williams. Emma Yoder. Age of the child I gave this to:. Hours of Play:. Tell Us Where You Are:.
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Editorial Reviews Wanda Brunstetter is never a disappointment and has done it again. She takes six people from all walks of life, throws them together to learn how to quilt. The book was a delight to read and I loved the ending. I definitely did not see it coming and I love surprise endings.