The Quilter's Apprentice
  • Series Length:
    23 Books
  • First Book:
    April 1999
  • Latest Book:
    October 2019
  • Main Genres:
    General Fiction, Literary
  • Rating:

The Elm Creek Quilts Series in Order (23 Books)

Order Book Genre Date Rating
1 Literary / L 4.5
2 Literary / L 4.5
3 Literary / L 4.5
4 Literary / L 4
5 Literary / L 4
6 Literary / L 4.5
7 Literary / L 5
8 Literary / L 4
9 Literary / L 4


10 Literary / L 4
11 Literary / L 4
12 Literary / L 5
13 Literary / L 3.5
14 Literary / L 5
15 Literary / L 4.5
16 Literary / L 4
17 Literary / L 4
18 Literary / L 4
19 Literary / L 4
20 Literary / L 4
20.5 (e) General Fiction / GF 1
21 Historical / H 4
Literary / L 2.5

Book Descriptions for series: An Elm Creek Quilts Novel


  • Book - 1

    When Sarah McClure and her husband, Matt, move to Waterford, Pennsylvania, she hopes to make a fresh start in the small college town. Unable to find a job both practical and fulfilling, she takes a temporary position at Elm Creek Manor helping its re...



  • Book - 2

    She chose green and blue for the colors of Elm Creek Manor. She chose blue for truth and green for new beginnings... The Elm Creek Quilters have begun a round robin ... a quilt created by sewing concentric patchwork to a central block as it is passe...



  • Book - 3

    The third in the Elm Creek Quilts series, The Cross-Country Quilters introduces a group of far-flung friends who pledge to complete, in one year's time, a "challenge quilt" symbolic of each woman's personal goals. These five women arrive at Elm Cree...



  • Book - 4

    In this fourth novel in the beloved Elm Creek Quilts series, Sylvia Compson searches for evidence of her ancestors' courageous involvement in the Underground Railroad. Alerted that her family may have had ties to the slaveholding South, Sylvia se...



  • Book - 5

    Resolving to locate her mother's heirloom quilts after so many years, Sylvia Compson embarks on a cross-country investigation of antique shops, quilt museums, and other, more unexpected places, where offers of assistance are not always what they seem...



  • Book - 6

    The Master Quilter opens with the sound of wedding bells ringing in the ears of the Elm Creek Quilters. The close-knit group can hardly believe that their own Sylvia Compson planned her holiday wedding to sweetheart Andrew in complete secrecy, withou...



  • Book - 7

    A week after Uncle Jacob's death, Abel Wright came to pay his respects. Dorothea Granger took him to the grave and stood some distance away while he bowed his head in silent prayer. Then he looked up and said, "I have something to tell you and your f...



  • Book - 8

    When Christmas Eve comes to Elm Creek Manor, the tenor of the holiday is far from certain. Sylvia Bergstrom Compson, the Master Quilter, has her own reasons for preferring a quiet, even subdued, Christmas. Her young friend Sarah McClure, however, tak...



  • Book - 9

    Elm Creek Quilts, the thriving artists' retreat at Elm Creek Manor, is a place that stakes its sterling reputation on the palpable creative energy and collective goodwill of its teachers and students. But when two of its founding members decide to le...






  • Book - 10

    Newly wed in a festive yet poignant ceremony at Elm Creek Manor, bride Elizabeth Nelson takes leave of her ancestral Pennsylvania home. Setting off with her husband, Henry, on the adventure of a lifetime, Elizabeth packs the couple's trunk with more ...



  • Book - 11

    At the close of THE QUILTER'S LEGACY, the Elm Creek Quilters were all in attendance on Christmas Eve, where they were surprised yet overjoyed to witness the wedding of Sylvia Bergstrom Compson, the Master Quilter, to her beloved Andrew Cooper. TH...



  • Book - 12

    Jennifer Chiaverini's bestselling Elm Creek Quilts series continues with The Winding Ways Quilt, in which the arrival of newcomers into the circle of quilters heralds unexpected journeys down pathways near and far. Quilters have flocked to Elm Cr...



  • Book - 13

    Anna Del Maso had known that she wanted to be a chef since she was in the seventh grade. "Somehow everything in my life ends up being about food," she realizes, as she begins the latest of her food-themed quilts. Her twin passions have converged in a...



  • Book - 14

    Master Quilter Sylvia Bergstrom Compson treasures an antique quilt called by three names -- Birds in the Air, after its pattern; the Runaway Quilt, after the woman who sewed it; and the Elm Creek Quilt, after the place to which its maker longed to re...



  • Book - 15

    For the Elm Creek Quilters, the day after Thanksgiving marks the start of the quilting season, a time to gather at Elm Creek Manor and spend the day stitching holiday gifts for loved ones. This year, in keeping with the season's spirit of gratitude, ...



  • Book - 16

    Another season of Elm Creek Quilt Camp has come to a close, and Bonnie Markham faces a bleak and lonely winter ahead, with her quilt shop out of business and her divorce looming. A welcome escape comes when Claire, a beloved college friend, unexpecte...



  • Book - 17

    The New York Times bestselling author of the Elm Creek Quilts series joins the Dutton list with a Civil War-era tale of love and sacrifice behind Union lines. With The Union Quilters, Chiaverini delivers a powerful story of a remarkable group of w...



  • Book - 18

    The New York Times bestselling Elm Creek Quilts series continues, with a novel that celebrates one of America's most romantic and enduring traditions. Sarah McClure arrived at Elm Creek Manor as a newlywed, never suspecting that her quilting lesso...



  • Book - 19

    From New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini, a powerful and dramatic Prohibition-era story that follows the fortunes of Rosa Diaz Barclay, a woman who plunges into the unknown for the safety of her children and the love of a good but f...






  • Book - 20

    At Elm Creek Manor, the week after Thanksgiving is “Quiltsgiving,” a time to commence a season of generosity. From near and far, quilters and aspiring quilters -- a librarian, a teacher, a college student, and a quilt-shop clerk among them -- gat...



  • Book - 20.5

    On a brisk and blustery Halloween night, Sylvia and the Elm Creek Quilters gather at Elm Creek Manor, where Sylvia's sister-in-law, Agnes, shares an unsettling story from Bergstrom family history, a mystery that defies logical explanation. Could it b...



  • Book - 21

    New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini returns with a delightful Christmas-themed installment in her beloved Elm Creek Quilts series -- a captivating, heartwarming tale sure to become a holiday favorite. Just weeks before Christmas,...



  • Over the course of the bestselling Elm Creek Quilts series, readers have expressed a longing to visit Elm Creek Manor, meet the quilters themselves, and admire their beautiful creations. Jennifer Chiaverini’s An Elm Creek Quilts Companion is the ne...