Kit can't make her aunt's cancer go away. But she can raise funds to purchase a new mammogram machine for the local hospital---by quilting! She and three other hurting women begin a magnificent king-sized quilt for auction. As their friendships develop, Jesus begins mending the ragged pieces of their lives, one stitch at a time.
Lauraine Snelling has woven together an unlikely group of people to show how God can make a worthy community project a healing experience for themselves as well. I especially enjoyed Kit's relationship with her Aunt, the farm, and sewing--all dear to me on a personal level. I did have to adjust to Lauraine out of the Dakotah and Red River mode, some of my all time favorites.
This book was wonderfully written. It is easy to follow and the author did a great job intertwining the tapestry of the women's lives that are mentioned. It hits home as any of the characters could be any of us. Great read!
Excellent book. I could not put it down. I would like to see a sequel to this book. There are characters who I would love to know how their lives have turned out. Lauraine is a brave woman to write this book. I can not image what she has been through. Bless her.
This is a wonderful book. I stayed up and read by the kitchen light during the night. There are characters that each of us can identify with or know of others that have endured similiar circumstances. A wonderful read that I have highly recommended to all.
What a lovely book! Lauraine Snelling knows how to tell a story and I enjoyed each and every character. The Healing Quilt has real characters with real problems. I've never lost a child, but I can only imagine how difficult it must have been for Lauraine to write this book. While it wasn't a biography, or even based on her own loss, each word she typed must have brought back memories of her own daughter. Thank you, Lauraine for writing what I know is a book destined to help many people. I love how she included Aunt Teza's cancer journey along with Beth's struggles in coming to terms with her abortion years before. These are real-life issues and Lauraine dealt with them in a real way. Her dialogue is fresh and the range of emotions the characters experience are honest.This is a book I can't wait to share with friends who have or are experiencing something similar, or even those who want to support someone else.Lauraine is a wonderful writer and I look forward to reading many more of her stories.