Jennifer Chiaverini is the New York Times bestselling author of several acclaimed historical novels and the beloved Elm Creek Quilts series, as well as six collections of quilt patterns inspired by her books.
Her original quilt designs have been featured in Country Woman, Quiltmaker, Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volumes 3-5, and Quilt, and her short stories have appeared in Quiltmaker and Quilters Newsletter.
A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Chicago, she lives with her husband and two sons in Madison, Wisconsin.
About her historical fiction, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes, “In addition to simply being fascinating stories, these novels go a long way in capturing the texture of life for women, rich and poor, black and white, in those perilous years.”
Press for Jennifer
- Jennifer interviewed in BookPage
- Jennifer Discusses THE UNION QUILTERS in Sunday’s Wisconsin State Journal
- Listen to Jennifer Live on Wisconsin Public Radio Today
- The Union Quilters Reviewed in RT Book Reviews
- Thank You, Elm Creek Readers!
Praise for Jennifer’s Books
A debut tale of two women, one young, one old, who learn to craft new lives and mend old ones as they sew a quilt…Nicely stitched together (and fun for quilters)
— Kirkus Reviews
I enjoyed every word of Jennifer Chiaverini's story about friendship and forgiveness. She very accurately portrays the spirit and sense of humor of today's quilters. If The Quilter's Apprentice were a true story, I would love to be a part of Sarah's and Sylvia's brilliant project.
— Marianne Fons, author of QUILTER’S COMPLETE GUIDE
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