Quilt appraiser Keely Fairchild is thrilled that the Danger Cove Quilt Guild has teamed up with the Historical Museum to make miniature quilts to decorate the museum’s Christmas tree. To join in the holiday spirit, she offers free appraisals of holiday quilts during the ornament-making workshop.
But when the owner of a Tree of Life quilt is fatally stabbed in the museum’s parking lot, Keely finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation! The police think it’s a random act of violence, but Keely is convinced it has something to do with the quilt, which is now missing. Everyone is a suspect including the workshop instructor, the instructor’s annoying assistant, a
shady retired cop, and even the local quilt shop owner who found the body.
And don’t forget hot local reporter, Matt Viera, who isn’t proving to be as reliable as Keely had hoped. Can she count on him to help her solve the case or will he abandon her again…this time to the mercies of a vicious killer?
I’ve been busy with these little quilts. They’re about the only projects I can finish in an hour or two, unlike my manuscripts and full-sized quilts. It gives me a sense of accomplishment that’s harder to find with big, months-to-years-long projects.
This one was particularly quick. It’s sort of in the “modern” style, with simple piecing. I just stitched together some strips (and one pair of triangles) left over from other projects.
And don’t forget to check out KILLER BEACH READS tomorrow!
Pamela and Terri from the Cozy Armchair Group at Yahoo interviewed me in their blog last week. You can read the whole (lengthy! they asked such great questions) thing here, complete with my thoughts on the writing process, quilts, and James Marsters.