The Anti-Fan and the Idol By Rachel Van Dyken        
The Anti-Fan and the Idol
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Rachel Van Dyken

Wanda E. Brunstetter

Dear Reader,

If you were an Amish widow, what would you do to help reduce the financial burden you impose on your family?

In THE HALF-STITCHED AMISH QUILTING CLUB Emma Yoder advertises to teach a quilting class. But her ad brings the most unlikely group of beginning quilters to her home.

A troubled young woman, a struggling married couple, a widowed father, a tough-looking biker, and a preacher's wife make up the mismatched lot. But as Emma's students transform scraps of fabric into beauty, their quilt classes become life lessons. Gradually, their souls—and Emma's—are healed one stitch at a time.

  You'll find a quilt pattern inside THE HALF-STITCHED AMISH QUILTING CLUB. More exciting news: the book is being made into a musical in Shipshewana, Indiana, premiering August 24. Visit for more information.

Five among you who email your postal address to by April 16 with "Amish Quilting Club" in the subject line will be mailed a copy of the book.

Wanda E. Brunstetter