My Mother's Quilts
Devotions Of Love, Legacy, Family And Faith
by Ramona Richards
-From the back cover-
A quilt is love that serves a purpose
Inspired by thirty family heirloom quilts, each devotion depicts the enduring legacy of faith, family and tradition. Rich, personal, sometimes heartbreaking, often funny, each reading provides a lesson and encouragement from the faithful women who crafted the quilts.
Full-color photographs of each quilt show the style and artistry of each beautiful work. The quilts, sewn by several generations over more than one-hundred years, are as unique and lovely as the hands that created them. The oldest was buried during the Civil War to keep it safe and the author's mother created the newest in the last years of her life.
Find out more about Ramona and her books by visiting her online at ramonarichards.com.
I'm not overly into devotionals, despite learning how to read with a kids one and a Bible, but as soon as I heard about My Mother's Quilts I knew I had to read it. I was immediately attracted to this book by the simple word 'quilts'. I'm no good myself but I have quilting in my blood, both my grandma and great grandma have made many a quilt for various family members.
One thing I would like to say is just how beautiful this book really is. When I first opened the package with my copy I was totally impressed with the lovely cover/dustjacket, the quality of the hardcover binding, the glossy pages tinted to match the quilt in each little chapter, the gorgeous photos, and the easy to read text. This is a book that you'll want to leave out to reread and not just set aside like you would an average devotional once you are done with it.
On top of that Ramona Richards has put together an easy to read and interesting book tying in a Scripture verse, life lessons she has learned from the quilts and people in her life, a little prayer starter, and of course lovely photos of the quilts mentioned. I also loved how she would list the quilt pattern featured in each 'chapter'.
I actually read My Mother's Quilts straight through, going through two or three quilts in each sitting. Sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, Ramona Richards shares her heart and heritage in this lovely little book that any quilter or quilt lover will be sure to appreciate.
Tell Tale Book Reviews gives My Mother's Quilts by Ramona Richards a 4.5 Bark rating.