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The Goodbye Quilt

by Susan Wiggs

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About novella length. About a woman coming to terms with her daughter leaving home to go to college. One of those "feel good moralistic" stories with almost perfect families. May be of interest to quilters - there is a small pattern for a quilt at the end the one the mother is quilting through the story. Reminded me of a short story in a women's magazine. Pleasant but not great. Something to read while waiting for a train that doesn't require too much thought. ( )
  velvetink | Mar 31, 2013 |
This book was loaned to me and, after reading it, I see why. It's the story of a mother on a car trip with her college-bound daughter. On the way she works on a memory quilt. It's a story of letting go, saying goodbye, cutting the apron strings, seeing your child as grown - however you want to describe the process a mother has to go through to allow her baby to become an adult. It touched a number of spots with me where I would mutter "ouch", but was a worthwhile read. It was comfortably written and I believe the author was successful in conveying the emotional journey without being overly sappy. ( )
  maedb | Feb 9, 2012 |
Enjoyed reading this book. A story of a mom and daughter on their journey across the country. Mom is driving her to her 1st year of college. ( )
  rdh123 | Feb 3, 2012 |
Linda David, an avid quilter, takes her daughter and her latest quilt on a road trip to the college where Molly is planning to attend. Linda and Molly were very close and the idea of Molly going off to college terrifies Linda. Did she prepare her enough for the world? What will she do with her time? As Molly drives Linda puts the finishing touches on a crazy quilt she has made for Molly. She tells the stories of the materials in the quilt as she hand sews. A very good story about the last trip of a mother and her only child. ( )
  bookladychris | Sep 8, 2011 |
The perfect mother shares her angst as she takes her perfect daughter on a roadtrip to her first year in a far away colleges. I can't believe I read the whole thing. ( )
  pennykaplan | Aug 23, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0778329968, Hardcover)

Linda Davis's local fabric shop is a place where women gather to share their creations: wedding quilts, baby quilts, memorial quilts, each bound tight with dreams, hopes and yearnings.

Now, as her only child readies for college, Linda is torn between excitement for Molly and heartache for herself. Who will she be when she is no longer needed in her role as mom?

As mother and daughter embark on a cross-country road trip to move Molly into her dorm, Linda pieces together the scraps that make up Molly's young life--the hem of a christening gown, a snippet from a Halloween costume. And in the stitching of each bit of fabric, Linda discovers that the memories of a shared journey can come together in a way that will keep them both warm in the years to come....

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As her only child Molly readies for college, local fabric shop owner Linda Davis shares one last adventure with her daughter -- a cross-country road trip to move Molly into her dorm. As they make their way through the heart of the country, Linda pieces together the scraps that make up Molly's young life.… (more)

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