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The Quilt

4.06  ·  Rating Details  ·  486 Ratings  ·  80 Reviews
Despite her arthritis, Mary, an elderly grandmother, is determined to make one final quilt in order to pass along her spiritual legacy to her family and friends.
Hardcover, 106 pages
Published March 1st 2004 by Bethany House Publishers (first published June 1st 1993)
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Tim Chavel
Jul 18, 2013 Tim Chavel rated it really liked it
I bought the "little" book at Goodwill. I've read several T. Davis Bunn books. My Mom participates in a Prayer Shawl ministry. The ladies knit a shawl for a shut-in and while they knit they pray for that person. Well, this book's storyline is similar except the ladies in the book are helping a very elderly lady, Mary, make a quilt. Mary teaches the ladies the importance of prayer especially the giving of thanks. The following story is told by Mary after one of the ladies find a poem written on a ...more
Brigette
Dec 16, 2015 Brigette rated it liked it
A sweet little book.
Mary Partridge
Aug 31, 2014 Mary Partridge rated it it was amazing
This is one of the most wonderful books I have ever read. While we are all so caught up in our lives and worries that those of us who do pray are most always prayers of requesting things, asking for forgiveness. This little gem of a book teaches one simple lesson, to remember to say prayers of Thanksgiving, not only for the good things in our lives, but also the bad, unhappy things.It is in the suffering of the bad things that we are made stronger. It is so easy to celebrate the good things in l ...more
Nora St Laurent
Jul 13, 2015 Nora St Laurent rated it it was amazing
This the story of Mary, an elderly grandmother whose gnarled, arthritic hands have a beauty all their own. They represent so many skills, so many memories, so many stories to be told. Anyone who had met Mary described her as beautiful - she had always been there to listen and comfort and encourage those who were in pain, those who had lost their way. And yet in the twilight of her days, Mary felt a gentle yearning in her heart, the whisper of a melody she strained to was something left undone

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Glenn
Aug 07, 2015 Glenn rated it really liked it
This was a great book about giving thanks to God... Very enjoyable
Mary Ann
This book resonated with me on many different levels; aging, a mother named Mary who loved quilting, and also has a strong presonal relationship with God. The message of being thankful and also full of praise is one I can benifit from and would do well to remember on a daily basis. It hit home in so many different ways!
Heather
Jan 01, 2016 Heather rated it liked it
Recommended to Heather by: Kathy Terry
I snagged this book at our book group's Christmastime white elephant book exchange, and I'm glad that I did! This book has a sweet, calm tone that is very relaxing, which was very welcome during the busy holidays.

Here's the quilt's description: "The quilt was a picture and a story. It was a testimony to a time when pressures did not cry out for urgent things to be constantly tended to, when the world had not created a thousand different temptations pulling free time into a myriad of mindless ac
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Angel Pascoe
Jan 29, 2016 Angel Pascoe rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christian
The version i read wasn't anything to do with a devotional...
Here's the Quilt I read. An elderly woman named Mary is considered 'beautiful' in spirit by the town, but while they all flock to her, they don't seem to get why. She suddenly decides to make one last quilt despite arthritic hands, but won't let anyone help her unless they offer God a prayer of thanks with each stitch.
The story goes on to show how it changes her family and others in the community. I was confused that other then mention
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Karol
Aug 25, 2007 Karol rated it it was amazing
I truly enjoyed this short book about thankfulness and the impact one woman's thankful heart had in her family and community. I cried buckets.
Sherron
Oct 07, 2008 Sherron rated it it was amazing
A tender touching story of how one person can influence the lives of many through a very simple way.
Sherri
Mar 14, 2011 Sherri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For a short book, I teared up often. This is a sweet book that makes me want to hug my grandma.
Loraine
SUMMARY: A Truly Beautiful Story That Transcends Time and Place

The Quilt is the story of Mary, an elderly grandmother whose gnarled, arthritic hands have a beauty all their own. They represent so many skills, so many memories, so many stories to be told. Anyone who had met Mary described her as beautiful--she had always been there to listen and comfort and encourage those who were in pain, those who had lost their way. And yet in the twilight of her days, Mary felt a gentle yearning in her heart
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Sherrey
"The Quilt is the story of Mary, an elderly grandmother whose gnarled, arthritic hands have a beauty all their own. They represent so many skills, so many memories, so many stories to be told. . ."

"And yet in the twilight of her days, Mary felt a gentle yearning in her heart, the whisper of a melody she strained to hear . . . There was something left undone."

And so reads the back cover of this charming story of Mary, a widow, mother, grandmother and friend to many. Mary could be the mother or gr
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Annie W
Aug 07, 2015 Annie W rated it really liked it
Shelves: bunn-davis
I really did enjoy this book. It really made me stop and ponder my own life and how negativity can sneak in so easily. The lesson I learned from this heart-warming book have stayed with me for years, teaching me how to count my blessings even when things are hard. I appreciate these lessons I've gained from this book, and thank Davis Bunn for writing it!
Sue
Dec 25, 2014 Sue rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Touching.....

....and sweet, and will fill you with emotions. Only one thing was kind of bothersome though, the characters were rather predictable, but in a good way. This story teaching a valuable lesson and is guaranteed to stay with you long after you're done reading it. And make sure to pass this book onto a friend!
Sherri
Mar 18, 2014 Sherri rated it really liked it
It was a heartwarming book, about women, quilting and faith, The main character was Mary, The author is an amazing writer, he makes the people in the book come to life. It was a short book, only took a couple of hours to read, but was a nice story. Could have been a little longer.
Sylvia Preston
May 16, 2015 Sylvia Preston rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful story that brought the reader to give thanks to God, our Lord and Savior.

The pain that Miss Mary Hansen shared with the family, and friends to stay strong in the Lord and allow you to give thanks to the One we will be with in eternity.
Kathy
Mar 17, 2014 Kathy rated it it was amazing
I rarely read a book twice and usually delete them from my e-reader as soon as I finish them. But not "The Quilt", I will keep it and reread it often. It touched my heart and soul. Thank you, T. Davis Bunn
Sandybear76
I don't normally read inspirational books like this one but it jumped in my hands at the library the other day. The novella is a story about Mary, who thinks something is missing in her life and she decides to make a new quilt. She digs out old clothes and plans the layout of the fabrics. Her daughters-in-law and her friends are concerned that Mary is not up to the job of quilting anymore. They help with laying out the fabrics, and the designing, the cutting and the stitching while Mary watches ...more
Christine
Apr 18, 2014 Christine rated it liked it
Quick read that reminded me to give thanks in all things. I want to be like Mary in this story: have a close wall with Jesus and be a wise mentor for the next generation.
Lorraine
May 20, 2013 Lorraine rated it liked it
This book brought tears to my eyes, perhaps it is because I could see glimpses of days yet to be lived out within my our life....perhaps. In my attic, pushed in the corner sits a large cardboard box filled with outfits my children have worn throughout their childhoods, my intention is to create a memory quilt for my family. I want to stitch each piece together, taking TIME to remember the loved one, the event and the life we were living at the time. It will be a gift to me ( the creating) & ...more
Barbara
Sweet story w/ a nice message,but he has obviously never made a quilt! And,no mention of what became of the quilt in the end.
Michelle Nix
Mar 11, 2014 Michelle Nix rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful book. This is a book I will read again. What a life changing message!
Gena Lott
Mar 07, 2015 Gena Lott rated it liked it
The story of a grandmother making a quilt. It reminded me of my own great-grandmother.
Melissa
Sep 09, 2014 Melissa rated it really liked it
Short, sweet book about a woman who wants to make a prayer quilt before she dies.
Kathy
Oct 17, 2015 Kathy rated it it was amazing
Beautifully written story about a quilt, stitched with prayers and gratitude.
Ona Mae
Apr 18, 2015 Ona Mae rated it it was amazing
I love this book. Small but so much in it.
Phyllis C
May 05, 2014 Phyllis C rated it liked it
Short "novella", read in one evening.
Jill Porter
Mar 27, 2015 Jill Porter rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Lovely, gentle story.
John Gilchrist
Feb 04, 2015 John Gilchrist rated it really liked it
inspiring hillbilly story
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