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How to stitch an American dream : a story of family, faith & the power of giving / Jenny Doan with Mark Dagostino.

Doan, Jenny, (author.). Dagostino, Mark, (author.).

Available copies

  • 4 of 5 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Derby Public Library.

Current holds

1 current hold with 5 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Derby Public Library LP B DOA (Text to phone) 34047149153356 Adult Biography Large Type In transit -
  Digital Bookplate/Donation note: Purchased through the Cecarelli Family Book Fund

Record details

  • ISBN: 1638081719
  • ISBN: 9781638081715
  • ISBN: 0785253033 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9780785253037 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9780785253037
  • ISBN: 0785253033
  • ISBN: 9781638081715
  • ISBN: 1638081719
  • Physical Description: 295 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Center Point Large Print edition.
  • Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Regular print version previously published by: Harper Horizon.
Includes recipes.
Formatted Contents Note:
Preface: A note from Jenny -- Old foundations & new pathways -- Breaking barriers & jumping in -- Love lessons & gratitude -- Second chances & soda fountain dreams -- Bacon fights & baby makes four -- People pears, prayers & possibilities -- Unexpected blessings -- Growing family in the salad bowl -- Not in the mother's handbook -- We're not in California anymore -- Farm friends & fishing poles -- A rural education -- Six quilts & a forever home -- What about the next fifty years? -- A (Missouri) star is born -- Casting bread upon the water -- Tiny squares & good friends -- Family first -- Eighteen-wheelers & hurricane love -- Mr. Jenny & trunk show tears -- Small town, big family -- Afterword.
Summary, etc.:
"Over the last decade, the Doan family business, the Missouri Star Quilt Company in tiny Hamilton, Missouri, has grown from Jenny's corner shop -- with one quilting machine and two bolts of fabric for sale in the back -- to become the largest supplier of pre-cut quilting fabric in the U.S. and the headquarters of Jenny's world-famous YouTube tutorial videos. Jenny is now giving her fans, the business world, and moms of all ages (and grandmas too!) what they've been asking for: the full story of her journey, from her humble beginnings as a homeschooling mom, to founding MSQC in her fifties, through the remarkable success and inspiration she's so well-known for today. In this book, you'll learn: how she and her beloved husband, Ron, raised seven children on a shoestring budget -- and had fun doing it; how, after a string of bad luck, the family made a prayer-based decision to leave California behind and start over again in rural Missouri, even though they had no place to live, no jobs lined up, and no idea how they were going to make it; how Jenny, Ron and their children worked side-by-side to patch together a family home out of a crumbling shell of a farmhouse; and how their faith, hard work, and generosity not only carried them through the hard times, but led directly to the success of the Missouri Star Quilt Company"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Doan, Jenny.
Missouri Star Quilt Company (Firm)
Quiltmakers > United States > Biography.
Quilt dealers > United States > Biography.
Businesspeople > United States > Biography.
Businesswomen > United States > Biography.
Women-owned business enterprises > United States.
Large type books.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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