Beautiful Threads: Pieces of Encouragement for Quilters

Published By: Revell

Book Category: Non-Fiction, Self-Help

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Reviewed by Andrea Sisco

Beautiful Threads: Pieces of Encouragement for Quilters is 49 heartwarming stories filled with historical facts, spiritual insights and a passion for fabric and the end result; quilts. You don't have to be a quilter or even know one to enjoy this book and the message Tatem delivers. But if you happen to be a quilter, it will thrill you.

Tatum starts each section of the book with a description of a quilt pattern, continues with the quilt stories and ends with a Bible verse and a small devotion-like paragraph.

It was a cold spring day in Minnesota when I began reading this book. I wrapped myself in the lovely quilt made for me by my mother-in-law, fixed some tea and lost myself in the stories of hope, faith and love. There is, I learned a similarity between quilting and mixing and matching the pieces, threads and fabrics of our lives.

This is a wonderful book to keep by your bed (to be read or used as a devotional) or to give as a gift to a special person in your life. This book is for the mother-in-law who accepted me gladly and willingly into her family and gave me one of the greatest gifts I've ever been given: the love of fabric and quilting. This one is for you, Patty!

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