Mom was a quilter. I’m… sort of a quilter. None of my quilts will ever compare to Mom’s though, and I treasure the ones that she made! The title of Ramona Richards’ book, My Mother’s Quilts: Devotions of Love, Legacy, Family and Faith absolutely grabbed my attention because it made me think of Mom.
When I opened up this little hardcover, I was mesmerized by the full-color quilt photos that accompanied each chapter! This isn’t just a book that talks about quilts, but one that beautifully displays them. Each chapter is short, only a few pages long. They feature a Bible verse, inspirational story relating to the quilt pictured, and end with a short prayer. My Mother’s Quilts isn’t a Bible study book, so I would necessarily consider it a devotional book. Rather, something along the lines of one of the “Chicken Soup Books” for quilters. While there are no patterns in the book, the name of the quilt pattern is always listed at the beginning of the chapter for anyone who may decide that they’d like to make one of their own.
The stories Ramona shared in her book are about her own family. It was nice to hear many family stories, rather than just one or two snippets. However, I’d also love to see another book like this that included photos and stories from many families. The quilts pictured in My Mother’s Quilts aren’t typically modern colors or designs. Someone who prefers the modern look might not enjoy it as much as someone who appreciates a more vintage aesthetic. (Personally, I prefer the charm of the vintage quilts!)
Whenever Mom got a new quilt book, she always sat down and enjoyed looking at the pictures. I could easily picture her reading a chapter of this each morning with her coffee! The full-color pages, hardcover, and ribbon bookmark make My Mother’s Quilts a lovely option for gifting. It’s exactly the type of thing that I would have picked out for my own mom for her birthday or Mother’s Day. Whether the quilter in your life is your mom, grandmother, sister, or friend, consider picking up a copy for them. If you’re the quilter, then this is the perfect book to reach for when curled up under one of your own cherished quilts.
Win one of the quilts featured in #MyMothersQuilts by Ramona Richards. Also up for grabs: loads of other prizes including quilting hand warmers, coloring books, and 25 signed copies of Ramona’s book. Winners will be emailed after the contest ends on June 30, 2016. Click the image to get started!
Note: I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own, and I received no monetary compensation for this review.