Where did you come up with the idea for the Keepsake Pocket Quilt theme in your series?
I purchased an Amish quilt at an auction in Berlin, Ohio. It’s over 100 years old, hand-stitched, and a patchwork design. It’s backed with flour sack. They washed the empty flour sack and used it for this purpose. I sewed a pocket on it. It’s soft from use. I’ve taken it with me to speaking events, and attendees have loved touching it, studying the stitches. Many said they were going to sew a pocket on their quilts, tuck a heartfelt letter inside and give them to daughters, friends, or a relatives living miles away to remind them they are loved.
Some people who have received keepsake pocket quilts with letters have said when they have been sad and up at night sick or worried about something, the letters from their loved ones comforted them. Others have said the letters brought them even more joy on happy days! I never tire of hearing the stories from readers or people who’ve attended my speaking events and gone home to sew a pocket on their quilt, write a letter, and give it to a loved one!
It’s warmed my heart!
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Molly Jebber is the author of Change of Heart, and the novella, The Amish Christmas Sleigh. Fascinated by the Amish history, culture, Molly perused her passion to write about the Amish people. She also has three more titles debuting with Kensington Publishers in 2015 and 2016. Publisher’s Weekly listed Change of Heart as number three in their best ten review list for 2015. Romantic Times gave Change of Heart 4.5 stars. Molly enjoys time with her family, friends, traveling, swimming and golf.
Molly’s latest release, Grace’s Forgiveness, is available now!
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