51 episodes

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.

The Quilt Fiction Podcast Frances O'Roark Dowell

    • Fiction
    • 4.9 • 292 Ratings

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

    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!

    • 45 min
    Aunt Jane of Kentucky: Sally Ann’s Experience

    Aunt Jane of Kentucky: Sally Ann’s Experience

    Hello and welcome to Season Two of the Quilt Fiction podcast. In this season, I'll be reading 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.
    Because I wanted to get this season up and going, I recorded it under slightly more relaxed standards that Season One. If you hear anybody snoring during the recording, rest assured it’s my dog Travis, who is almost always at my side. Occasionally I stumble over a word, but I just kept going. I hope you don’t mind!


    I hope you enjoy today’s episode, “Sally Ann’s Experience.” This is a story about the ladies of Goshen church, and in particular, it’s about Sally Ann, who decides it’s finally time to tell the men of the church a thing or two about their shortcomings. I hope you enjoy this funny story of one woman speaking her mind!

    • 34 min
    Aunt Jane of Kentucky: The New Organ

    Aunt Jane of Kentucky: The New Organ

    Welcome to the Quiltfiction Podcast! In this episode, I’ll be reading Chapter Two of Aunt Jane of Kentucky by Eliza Calvert Hall. In this chapter, “The New Organ,” Aunt Jane tells the story of the time the ladies of Goshen Church raise enough money to buy an organ and how the voice of one of their choir members, Uncle Jim Matthews, proves to be a trial and tribulation to the members of their congregation and beyond.

    • 27 min
    Aunt Jane of Kentucky: Aunt Jane's Album

    Aunt Jane of Kentucky: Aunt Jane's Album

    In "Aunt Jane's Album," Aunt Jane is giving her quilts an airing out and remembering the time Sarah Jane Mitchell finally won a blue ribbon at the County Fair.

    • 35 min
    Aunt Jane of Kentucky: Sweet Day of Rest

    Aunt Jane of Kentucky: Sweet Day of Rest

    Welcome to the Quiltfiction Podcast! In this episode, I’ll be reading Chapter Four of Aunt Jane of Kentucky by Eliza Calvert Hall. Entitled “Sweet Day of Rest," this is the story of the day Milly Amos came to church and refused to sing.

    • 25 min
    Aunt Jane of Kentucky: Milly Baker's Boy

    Aunt Jane of Kentucky: Milly Baker's Boy

    Welcome to the Quiltfiction Podcast! In this episode, I’ll be reading Chapter Five of Aunt Jane of Kentucky by Eliza Calvert Hall. Entitled “Milly Baker's Boy” this is the story of how a woman raises her son to be a great man, in spite of difficult circumstances.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
292 Ratings

292 Ratings

Charlotte Bynjm ,

Quilt fiction Podcast

This is an awesome story . I am not a quilter but it takes you back in time to a different era and I really enjoyed it :)

Kspeicher ,

Aunt Jane of Kentucky

Loved this book! I’m a quilter and I love a good story!! Having it read to us was a plus!! Great voice!!!

Quiltendeb ,

Aunt Jane

I love that book and so happy to see a reading of it. Such a pleasant voice. I am totally enjoying this

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