54 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 • 266 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: The Gardens of Memory

    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.

    • 31 min
    Aunt Jane of Kentucky: Mary Andrews' Dinner Party (Part 2)

    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.

    • 33 min
    Aunt Jane of Kentucky: Mary Andrews' Dinner Party (Part 1)

    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.

    • 35 min
    Aunt Jane of Kentucky: How Sam Amos Rode in the Tournament

    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.

    • 28 min
    Aunt Jane of Kentucky: The Baptizing at Kittle Creek

    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.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
266 Ratings

266 Ratings

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

podcast kel ,

Comfort food in a podcast.

I’ve just started season 1 and I adore this story!!!!! It’s so nice to turn on and listen to the lives of these characters! Thank you.

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