Quilts of Love

Amish fiction, Christmas stories Comments: 8

616The Christmas Quilt – and Quilts of Love

My newest release, The Christmas Quilt, is a part of the Quilts of Love series.

The books in this series began releasing in October of last year. My book is #11 in the series. The interesting thing about this group of books is that they are from different genres and by different authors.

There’s contemporary fiction, historical fiction, Amish fiction, mystery, and women’s fiction. There’s a nice variety. You don’t have to read them in any particular order because they have different settings and different characters.

So what makes them a series? They’re all about quilts. the tag line for this series is “Every Quilt has a QuiltsofLove_logostory.” I think that’s true. Don’t you? If you were to point at any of the quilts in my house, and I only have a few, and ask me about its origin … you’d get a story. In my case you’d get a story about my grandmother, and her grandmother. The only quilts I have come from my father’s side of the family–the Pennsylvania German side. Amish? I don’t know. I’m still delving into my family history.

Quilts tell stories of love and loss, hope and faith, tradition and new beginnings.

Each book in this series is a book that is from the heart, is Christian fiction, and centers around the making of a quilt.

When I was asked to write one of the books for the series, my mind quickly returned to Annie and Samuel–to the first Amish story I had published, A Simple Amish Christmas. There was so much I still wanted to tell about that family, and it was possible that I could tell it through the making of a quilt.

So I set to work. And as I learned more about quilting, and delved back into Annie’s life, I found that the quilt she was making coincided perfectly with the gifts of the spirit we find in Galatians, chapter 5. I found that even in the midst of their trials, Annie and Leah were bound together by their love for one another, their love of quilting, and the stories of the people around them–stories of love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

If you’ve read The Christmas Quilt, I hope it blessed your heart. If you haven’t, I hope you’ll give it a try. And either way, I hope you’ll click over to the Quilts of Love page, and have a look around.



ps – There’s still time to enter last Saturday’s Christmas drawing. I’ll pull a name on Tuesday, so if you haven’t entered yet, click here and leave a comment.

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8 thoughts on “Quilts of Love

  1. Judy B

    This was a great post Vannetta. Actually, I love all your posts. As you know, I have read The Christmas Quilt. This story still sticks in my mind because of the emotion that is in this book. I hope to read this book over and over. I loved it that much! Perhaps next year another Christmas book will be on the horizon with the characters of Annie and Samuel and Leah and Adam. In my mind there is a continuing story here. (Hopeful “sigh” !)

    I checked out your Quilts of Love page. I plan on writing all these books down and purchasing them one by one. I already have Raw Edges and I am looking forward to reading that one.

    Judy B

    1. vannettachapman Post author

      Judy, I’m glad you’re enjoying the blog … and that you liked The Christmas Quilt! Do check out some of those books. It’s a fun series.

  2. Debra Bearden

    I loved The Christmas Quilt and how you used The Fruits of the Spirit. I have enjoyed all of your books. They really touch my heart.

  3. Sandra Mason

    God has blessed us so many times in my years he never leaves me and is always there no matter where I am I have read some of your books and love them keep writing and posting Gods Blessings always ,Sandy

  4. Deb Simmering

    Just finished The Christmas Quilt and it was really a great book. Took it back along with my other books to the library and picked up 5 more. Love to read. You are a very gifted author. Keep up the good work.

    1. vannettachapman Post author

      Thank you for checking The Christmas Quilt out from your library, Deb. I appreciate that! Libraries are wonderful supporters of authors.