Read The Quilt Walk Online Free - It's 1863 and 10-year-old Emmy Blue Hatchett has been told by her father that soon their family will leave their farm, family, and friends in Illinois, and travel west to a new home in Colorado. It's difficult leaving family and friends behind. They might not see one another ever again. When Emmy's grandmother comes to say goodbye, she gives Emmy a special gift to keep her occupied on the trip. The journey by wagon train is long and full of hardships. But the Hatchetts persevere and reach their destination in Colorado, ready to start their new life.
|Title||:||The Quilt Walk|
|Number of Pages||:||215 pages|
November 19, 2012
Emmy's father has decided that his fortune lies in Golden, Colorado in 1864, so he packs up the family and heads out from Illinois with provisions to set up a building supply company. Emmy's mother isn't thrilled to leave her family and friends, and it's hard for Emmy to leave behind her cat, but...
July 22, 2013
A terrific five star historical read about the courage of a young girl, the sisterhood of women, and the power of quilting. A great tale to add to the western expansion canon.
February 24, 2013
When Emmy Blue’s father announces his plan to move his family to the mountains of Colorado, Emmy looks forward to the adventure. The Wild West sounds much more exciting than becoming a lady and learning to quilt. However, she learns that adventure also means sacrifice and hard work. After leaving...
January 04, 2017
Based on a true story of a family's move from Illinois to Golden, Colorado, this tale for children tells quite nicely the hardships of overland travel, the loneliness of the trail, and a girl's slow understanding of the way quilting binds together women as well as fabric.
February 23, 2017
I like pioneer stories and thought this one was good and a great perspective from a young girl.
May 10, 2017
Perhaps it is because of working on a quilt called the Prairie Queen but I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book while I was quilting. This is the story of the Hatchett family as the pack up their wagons to head west to Golden, Colorado.
Emmy Blue learns to quilt as she walks along the wagon...
August 09, 2012
In the 1860s ten-year-old Emmy Blue Hatchett accompanies her father and mother as they leave their farm in Quincy, Illinois, for Golden, Colorado where he plans to establish businesses to supply the goldminers' needs. The journey is far from easy, even at the start as Emmy's mother and aunt must...
September 22, 2012
Full review at Cracking the Cover
“The Quilt Walk” is an understated book that has more to it than first meets the eye. Author Sandra Dallas allows her story to unfold through Emmy’s eyes. And there’s a lot to see. Like most children, Emmy is more observant than many would expect. During their tre...
November 02, 2012
Ten-year-old Emmy Blue Hatchett and her family leave their Illinois farm and head for Colorado to establish businesses to supply the needs of Gold Rush hopefuls. The challenging journey forces difficult decisions on every family member, as they choose what to keep and what to leave behind, but Em...
October 07, 2013
Set in 1864, this historical fiction novel tells the story of a family joining a wagon train to travel from east of the Mississippi (Quincy, IL) to Golden, CO during the Colorado gold rush. In pursuit of his dream to become a landlord for businesses catering to miners and prospectors, the father...