1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $25.86

Buy for $25.86

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Author Jennifer Chiaverini’s beloved, heartwarming series continues with this celebration of family and friendship. As the wedding day of Sarah McClure’s daughter Caroline approaches, Sarah’s thoughts are filled with brides of Elm Creek Manor past and present. A wedding quilt is a powerful metaphor, and Sarah is determined that the blocks in her daughter’s quilt will display a vivid pastiche of love in all its varieties.

©2011 Jennifer Chiaverini (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

What listeners say about The Wedding Quilt

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    173
  • 4 Stars
    45
  • 3 Stars
    21
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    5
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    162
  • 4 Stars
    34
  • 3 Stars
    14
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    2
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    150
  • 4 Stars
    32
  • 3 Stars
    22
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    4

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Elm Creek 25 Years Later

If you could sum up The Wedding Quilt in three words, what would they be?

Family, Quilters, Bonding

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sarah for her quiet strength. Her love for her family and friends.

Have you listened to any of Christina Moore???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Only in the Elm Creek series. Christina Moore does an excellent job of bringing each character to life. I feel like I am listening to an old friend telling me a story.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

At the beginning, I was surprised and sad to have the book start out 25 years later as in 2028. Sarah and Matt???s twins are now grown. One is working at Elm Creek and the other one is getting married and going to medical school. Sarah has become a well-known author on the history of quilts and proprietress of Elm Creek.

Any additional comments?

I would recommend this book to all Elm Creek readers.
In Jennifer???s style of storytelling, she merges past and present. Throughout the book, Sarah reminisces about past events as she welcomes family and friends back to Elm Creek in preparation for the wedding. There???s more than one wedding being celebrated in this book.
I learned about Sylvia getting more information on her Cousin Elizabeth???s family, and what Bonnie decided to do after she came back from Hawaii. I caught up with Gwen and Summer along with Diane???s family. I heard more about the new members - Anne and Maggie. I even learned more about the Civil War quilters and their Union Hall. I would have liked to have heard more about Gretchen and her husband along with Andrew. They are mentioned, but not as much as the others.
Halfway through I began to wonder if this was the last of the Elm Creek series. It sort of felt like the end since a lot of unfinished stories were being given an ending, but Jennifer has confirmed there will be more Elm Creek books in the future.

7 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

As usual, Jennifer Chiaverini does herself proud

Where does The Wedding Quilt rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's impossible to rank most of them: this series stands on its own, and since the characters are like family, well, how can you rank family??

What other book might you compare The Wedding Quilt to and why?

Not really comparable to any, because it starts with a wedding in 2028. Nothing really exciting or sci-fi -ish, it's just that the characters we saw born have grown up. Although, they do all drive electric cars and use tablets only.

Which character – as performed by Christina Moore – was your favorite?

I love Sarah! She has such a loving heart, and the book really exposes her heart. Christina Moore becomes these characters....if she doesn't do the books in this series, I don't know if I could listen- it would be just too strange!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The Elm Creek Quilters are still around; a few are gone, and a few are new: and now the twins are grown!

Any additional comments?

I know/knew that Sylvia couldn't live forever, but I sure did feel her absence. I have mixed emotions about whether I'd have wanted to attend her final years; I feel like she was a family member, so I want to be there, but it would have been so heart rending.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Thoroughly enjoyed!

I thoroughly enjoyed the way the author viewed the future. Very realistic, a few expected advancements but not 'sci-fi-ish' the way some authors seem to be unable to resist.

This seems a normal continuation of the Elm Creek Quilters' lives. Aging, death, illness, marriage, new jobs, moving around. The circle of life.

Great story and great reading!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Disappointed

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Disappointed that Chiaverini chose to use what should have been a wonderful celebration to make political statements....The characters didn't grow in this addition to the wonderful series.

Has The Wedding Quilt turned you off from other books in this genre?

No. I loved all of the other books in this series and really looked forward to this one, but if the next one is like this, I will be finished.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

The Wedding Quilt

I love the Elm Creekl Quilt Series, and really enjoyed this book, but it was not quite what I expected. I was a little confused in the beginning, but caught on pretty quickly. I love the characters in the series, and missed a few details that I would have liked to have had, but am hopeful she will provide more in future books.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

horrible!

after following this series for so long, I'm ashamed at what it has become. a wonderful quilting series, turned into a liberal propaganda opportunity. I'm glad I didn't pay full price for an unintelligent novel

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Love the Elm Creek series.

All of the Elm Creek series has been a blessing to read / listen to. The characters are quilters I'd love to know.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Chiaverini never disappoints!

A continuation in the lives of the Elm Creek quilters series this book touches on the emotions that come with blood related family and the families we create by choice. I always laugh, cry about but mostly anticipate what will happen in the next. The Elm Creek quilters series is nothing but pleasure!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Glad I took a chance!

I'm so glad I didn't listen to the nay sayers and went ahead and downloaded this book. What a perfect way to finish out this beloved series!!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

The best!

I loved this entire series but this one included so many great memories from the series. My favorite by far!