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St. Charles Author Publishing Second Book in “Quilts in Wine Country” Series - Cover Features Store in Augusta

Mark your calendar now for a book signing Dec. 14th at Stone Ledge Antiques in Augusta, 5500 Locust Street, from 7-10 p.m. - during the Augusta Candlelight Walk. Ann Hazelwood of St. Charles will be signing “Lily Girl’s Christmas Quilt”, the second in a “Quilts in Wine Country” series. In the first book, “For the Love of Quilts” we met Lily Rosenthal, inpired in part by Carrie Mae Wilson who previously owned the antique store that is now Stone Ledge Antiques.

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In this second book, Lily is eager to experience the Christmas traditions of Wine Country, but she cherishes each Christmas with her family. This year, the sisters celebrate in Green Bay, Wisconsin, which is the home of Lily’s sister, Loretta. The family receives the best Christmas present ever, which arrives on Christmas Day. Lily attempts new challenges by making a sampler Christmas quilt, but the real Christmas quilt she so admires is beyond her reach. Thanks to her Christmas gift from Alex, LIFE WITH LILY GIRL becomes a writer’s dream come true.

Hazelwood is an accomplished author and professional quilt appraiser. She previously owned the Patches Quilt Shop, Patches Craft Center, and Patches Button Shop in historic downtown St. Charles, MO. It was through her quilt business that she met Carrie Mae Wilson, who “left a wonderful impression in my mind,” Hazelwood said.

The “Quilts in Wine Country” series is the third for Hazelwood. Her first, the “Colebridge Community Quilt Series”, was set in downtown St. Charles. The second, “East Perry County”, was set in Frohna, MO - which is in Perry County in southeast Missouri. Hazelwood says, “Quilts are my love, writing is my passion.”

Prior to writing fiction, Hazelwood wrote Missouri Travel Books for Reedy Press. Her books are available at book stores and quilt shops and online book retailers.

For more information, visit her website, www.booksonthings.com. The site includes information about her books as well as her quilt appraisal business, and quilt related talks/lectures that she offers.