The Keepsake Quilters


When London TV producer Penny finds herself unexpectedly pregnant, it throws her carefully thought-out future plans into disarray – and her concerned mother Val’s constant attempts to guide her don’t help to calm her panic. Meanwhile Penny’s grandmother Marguerite – Val’s widowed mother – has recently returned to her childhood home in Wicklow and is struggling to show her concern for Penny without it looking like disapproval. Then Marguerite has an idea – she and Val will make a keepsake quilt for the baby, a way of welcoming this new member of the family and keeping themselves distracted until Penny is more receptive to their advice. But as they begin to piece together treasured textiles, Marguerite becomes fascinated by a mysterious portrait of her own mother and Val is forced to confront her feelings about the past.

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‘A skilfully woven and heart-warming tale of love, loss and hope spread over four generations. The perfect festive read.’ Roisin Meaney

‘Felicity Hayes McCoy weaves her magic once again in this beautifully observed, warm and wise family saga. The Keepsake Quilters was an absolute joy to read!’ Carmel Harrington

‘A fascinating generational saga … beautifully written’ Patricia Scanlan

‘I adored this beautiful, warm, funny novel … it’s so full of heart you can almost hear it pulsing on every page’ Claudia Carroll

One family. Three generations. And the threads that bind them together …

Successful TV producer Penny has always been a planner. She knows exactly what her future looks like – until an unexpected pregnancy forces her to rethink everything, especially her relationship with the baby’s father.

Penny’s mum Val raised her alone and always taught her daughter to be independent. But she can’t understand why Penny seems intent on pushing her away now, when she needs her more than ever.

Marguerite, Val’s recently widowed mother, has an idea to help heal this rift: sewing together a keepsake quilt for the baby. But as the quilt takes shape, memories surface, and the three women begin to discover more about each other than they ever could have imagined. As Christmas approaches, will they finally realise that maybe they’ve been looking for happiness in all the wrong places?

‘A beautifully crafted story, I loved it’ Mary Kennedy

Additional information

Weight0.46 kg
Dimensions23.2 × 15.2 × 3.2 cm










C format original


823.92 (edition:23)


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