Jennifer Chiaverini: The Quilter's Apprentice
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Author: Jennifer Chiaverini
Number of Pages: 272 pages
Published Date: 22 Dec 2008
Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Publication Country: New York, United States
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