The Quilting Life on the Written Page, as read to you by award-winning author Frances O'Roark Dowell (Birds in the Air, Margaret Goes Modern, Dovey Coe, Shooting the Moon). In Season One, Friendship Album, 1933, tells a heart-warming story of strangers brought together by quilting and made into family. In Season Two, Dowell reads Aunt Jane of Kentucky by Eliza Calvert Hall. First published in 1907 and set in rural western Kentucky in the late nineteenth century, the book recounts an elderly quilt-maker Aunt Jane’s memories of life in the rural south as told to an unnamed younger woman visitor. The book was hugely popular in its time, reaching over a million readers, and President Theodore Roosevelt was one of Aunt Jane’s biggest fans.
Crazy Quilt: A Christmas Story—Eula, 1932
In this special episode of Quiltfiction, we find Eula Baker doing her best to plan Christmas dinner for two as she remembers happier holidays surrounded by family. When the Christmas spirit finally moves her, it does so in very mysterious ways!
Aunt Jane of Kentucky: The Gardens of Memory
In "The Gardens of Memory," Aunt Jane discusses her philosophy of the garden. This is the last episode of the season. Thanks so much for listening to the Quilt Fiction reading of Eliza Calvert Hall's Aunt Jane of Kentucky.
Aunt Jane of Kentucky: Mary Andrews' Dinner Party (Part 2)
In this chapter of Aunt Jane of Kentucky by Eliza Calvert Hall, a woman takes revenge on her miserly husband.
Aunt Jane of Kentucky: Mary Andrews' Dinner Party (Part 1)
In this story, a woman takes revenge on her miserly husband. (Part 1 of 2 reading Chapter Eight of Aunt Jane of Kentucky by Eliza Calvert Hall.
Aunt Jane of Kentucky: How Sam Amos Rode in the Tournament
Sam Amos thought he might win a blue ribbon riding in a horse show at the fair -- until his horse kept going! Chapter Seven of Aunt Jane of Kentucky by Eliza Calvert Hall.
Aunt Jane of Kentucky: The Baptizing at Kittle Creek
In Chapter Six of Aunt Jane of Kentucky by Eliza Calvert Hall, Aunt Janes tells the story of how some husbands and wives are destined (predestined?) to spend their marriages arguing about religion.
This is a fantastic story. I listened on a the way to work. A great way to start the day. It is also lovely to listen to as you sew. Can’t wait for the next one.
Oh my! I was so upset when the episode ended, I want to hear more! The reader’s voice is lovely to listen to.