Wednesday, February 06, 2008

MARJORIE & THE ORPHAN TRAIN


It was my pleasure to have the book, The Named Me Marjorie, this week. This is a very sweet story of a remarkable little orphan girl who was shuttled around to various families, and in spite of it all kept an amazing attitude of good will. The book is written by her granddaughter, who also happens to be a quilter, and who memorialized the story in a quilt.
Finn began creating interest in the Orphan Train with her blog having to do with orphan quilt blocks.
This book has been making the rounds among quilters, and particularly those who have orphan block quilts posted on Finn's blog. I am the 9th person to have this book, and now I will mail it off to Terry the Quilt-Nut. As far as I know, there is no one else in line. So if you are interested in adding your name to the list please contact Finn. She doesn't really want to be in charge, but I think it is falling to her anyway! She is the engineer on the Orphan Train, after all! And if you haven't been to Finn's Orphan Train blog, go check it out! You will be delighted!


4 comments:

Susan said...

The book looks like a good one. I read the children's books that were like the Dear America series. It was a unique event in America's history. Thanks for the tip about the book.

Tracey in CT said...

I'm happy to see the book reappear!
Enjoy...its not always an easy story to read, but it is very hard to put it down once you start.

Eileen said...

Oh, haven't heard about this book but sounds wonderful. Think it would be in the library? Who is the author? I'll followup on the links.

Always ready for a good quilt related book

Nana B said...

Hi there, we had her talk to the MN Quilters a few months ago. in March we have Jennifer Chivineri talk. Too bad you can't come hear her.