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Ann Hazelwood is an American quilter, speaker and author of cozy mystery novels, best known for writing the Colebridge Community Series.

Originally from St. Charles, Missouri, Hazelwood is quite passionate about quilting. In fact, she owned a Quilt Shop for three decades and is an Antique Road Show Certified Quilt Appraiser in St. Louis.

A former President of the National Quilt Museum, Hazelwood lectures on quilting topics and has showcased her red and white quilt collection in the National Quilt Museum.

A former editor of the South Main Star and The Patches Journal, Hazelwood is the founder of the Wee Writers Groups in St. Charles, Missouri.

Whenever she isn't writing, Hazelwood can be found quilting or gardening.

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Genre: Cozy Mystery

United States

Website: http://www.booksonthings.com

Colebridge Community

  1. The Basement Quilt (2012)
  2. The Potting Shed Quilt (2013)
  3. The Funeral Parlor Quilt (2013)
  4. The Jane Austen Quilt Club (2014)
  5. The Ghostly Quilts On Main (2014)
  6. Quilted Lilies (2015)
  7. A Colebridge Quilted Christmas (2015)

Door County Quilt

  1. Quilters of the Door (2020)
  2. Door to Door Quilts (2021)
  3. The Tannenbaum Christmas Quilt (2021)
  4. Quilted Cherries (2022)
  5. Christmas Surprises at the Door (2022)

East Perry County

  1. The Forgiving Quilt (2016)
  2. Josephine's Guest House Quilt (2016)
  3. Quilt the Town Christmas (2016)
  4. Everlasting Quilt (2017)
  5. Church Ladies Quilts (2017)

Wine Country Quilts

  1. For the Love of Quilts (2018)
  2. Lily Girl's Christmas Quil (2018)
  3. Quilted Secrets (2019)
  4. A Christmas Wish Quilt (2019)
  5. The Quilt Left Behind (2020)

Detailed book overview

Colebridge Community

The Basement Quilt

You'll love Anne Brown and the Colebridge Community!

In The Basement Quilt, a novel by Ann Hazelwood, you'll get to know the family and friends of Anne Brown, a plucky florist whose daily ups and downs will seem so familiar you'll identify with her right away. Anne decides to learn to quilt to help her aunt, and in the process learns family secrets. Then she uncovers a mysterious presence in her mother's basement, or does she? Anne learns about love, too, in various forms. She and the members of the Colebridge community go through some big life changes. Are their decisions wise or does trouble lie ahead?

Author: Ann Hazelwood
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-1604600452
Publisher: C&T Publishing
The Potting Shed Quilt

In The Basement Quilt, the debut novel by Ann Hazelwood, you got to know the family and friends of Anne Brown, a plucky florist whose daily ups and downs are as familiar as your own. In this follow-up book, Anne and her fiancé, Sam, start house-hunting, or is that haunting? Once again, a quilt holds keys and clues to important family secrets, but whose family is it this time? And why would anyone hide a quilt in a potting shed? Life continues apace for Anne's family and friends, too. Share in their joys and sorrows as Colebridge goes about every community's business.

Author: Ann Hazelwood
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-1604600636
Publisher: C&T Publishing
The Funeral Parlor Quilt

 In The Basement Quilt and The Potting Shed Quilt, the first and second novels by Ann Hazelwood, you became familiar with the family and friends of Anne Brown, the plucky florist whose life decisions remind us of our own. 

In the third book in the Colebridge Community series, even as Anne and her quilting friends welcome newcomers into their lives, they come across strange death practices and unusual (to them) uses for quilts. These events give them pause to consider life's deeper meanings. But what do they signal for the future? 

Author: Ann Hazelwood
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-1604600643
Publisher: C&T Publishing
The Jane Austen Quilt Club

In The Basement Quilt, The Potting Shed Quilt, and The Funeral Parlor Quilt, you have become familiar with Anne Brown as well as her family and friends who encounter many of the same ups and downs as most of us. 

In this fourth novel, join them as they create a Jane Austen masterpiece that represents each one of the group members' life situations. When they enter their quilt in a contest, how does an entirely different quilt end up at the show? Solve the mystery with them as they persevere through challenges, both personal and professional.

Author: Ann Hazelwood
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1604601305
Publisher: C&T Publishing
The Ghostly Quilts On Main

In this fifth novel of the Colebridge Community Series, busy flower shop owner Anne Brown Dickson takes on the task of helping fellow shop owners on Main Street. A unique quilt show develops that impacts the street throughout the fall and winter season. 

In the process, Anne is reluctantly assisted by a host of ghostly participants. On the home front, Grandmother initiates some activities of her own that may reap some harmful results. All is not gloom and doom, however, as Anne makes changes to her business and best friend, Nancy has some upcoming changes of her own

Author: Ann Hazelwood
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1604601602
Publisher: C&T Publishing
Quilted Lilies

Enter the charming, historic town of Colebridge, Missouri, and view life from Anne Brown's perspective. 

As the owner of Brown's Botanical Flower Shop, Anne encounters a serious challenge in her life while also seeing a big dream fulfilled on the Dickson properties. Grandmother Davis' trademark lilies show up in a patterned wholecloth quilt. 

This quilt gives much comfort to Anne until she is forced to give it up to its intended owner. See what changes await Anne in her home life, family, and business in this sixth novel in the Colebridge Community Series.

Author: Ann Hazelwood
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1604601824
Publisher: C&T Publishing
A Colebridge Quilted Christmas

Enjoy Christmas in Colebridge in the final installment of Ann Hazelwood's Colebridge Community Series. Main street is busy with the Mistletoe Market and the quilt show in the depot. Folks in Colebridge help one another, especially at Christmas. Through love and loss, the townspeople are sewn together. The layers of their lives, like quilts, blend as one through appreciation of the community that binds them, not just in Colebridge, but in their hearts.

Author: Ann Hazelwood
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1604602074
Publisher: C&T Publishing

Door County Quilt

Quilters of the Door

This first novel introduces you to Claire Stewart and her life in beautiful Door County, Wisconsin. Claire Stewart, a new resident of the county, joins a prestigious small quilting club when her best friend moves away. Claire is a watercolor quilt artist, and the beauty of Door County captivates her right away. 

Claire's new friends and her quilt group provide fun, but it's the man with the red scarf who intrigues her. As she grows more comfortable after escaping a bad relationship, new ideas and surprises abound as friendships, quilting, and her love life all change for the better.

Author: Ann Hazelwood
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-1683391470
Publisher: C&T Publishing
Door to Door Quilts

Claire Stewart loves her little hometown of Fish Creek and has settled happily in Door County, Wisconsin. 

Her career as a quilt artist and painter is blooming, but she is disappointed with the prestigious quilt club she was privileged to join. They could be doing so much more to bring quilts to the forefront in Door County. One of Claire's grand ideas requires her to go before the Town Board to get an event permit. 

She and her best friend Cher team up to try to convince the board to do something they have never done before. Meanwhile, the man with the red scarf begins to play a stronger role in Claire's life as harassment continues from Austin, her former lover.

Author: Ann Hazelwood
First Release: 2021
ISBN: 978-1644031827
Publisher: C&T Publishing
The Tannenbaum Christmas Quilt

Claire Stewart continues her quilt adventures in her little hometown of Fish Creek in Door County, Wisconsin. This time, Claire must face her former lover, Dr. Austen Page, since his terrible accident. Meanwhile, The Quilters of the Door have a new member, Anna Marie Meyer, who has recently moved from Germany. Claire embarks on embracing Anna and a wonderful German Christmas, as well as navigating her complicated love life.

Author: Ann Hazelwood
First Release: 2021
ISBN: 978-1644031841
Publisher: C&T Publishing
Quilted Cherries

Everyone loves cherries, especially if they are from Door County, Wisconsin.

Claire and her best friend Cher are once again planning the Door to Door Quilt show and the theme is Quilted Cherries. It is also the theme of their quilt challenge. Claire is doing her best without Grayson, her significant other, since she refused his proposal. A well known artist, Foster Collins, is happy to replace him, but Claire is not very receptive. Whatever could go wrong, does go wrong at the outdoor quilt show. How does it survive and what could possibly be a good ending for Claire?

Author: Ann Hazelwood
First Release: 2022
ISBN: 978-1644032534
Publisher: C&T Publishing
Christmas Surprises at the Door

Claire and the Quilters of the Door start the fall and Christmas season with apple picking at Marta's farm in Baileys Harbor. Claire is enjoying having Grayson all to herself now that his daughter Kelly is away at college. As the Christmas season nears, Claire meets new acquaintances from Missouri and some other folks you'll know. One surprise after another will keep you engaged as you celebrate a glorious Christmas season in Door County.

Author: Ann Hazelwood
First Release: 2022
ISBN: 978-1644033487
Publisher: C&T Publishing

East Perry County

The Forgiving Quilt

After the death of her husband brings out hurtful secrets, Kate Meyr strikes out to cleave her life from his. She vows to restore the property he left her in Borna, Missouri, and sell it, but the longer Kate stays in town, the harder she finds it to leave. Her life becomes even more embroiled in Borna when she discovers a mysterious quilt in her new home. 

Haunted by the quilt's past, Kate is also troubled by several terrifying occurrences. Somebody wants to take the property from her. Will Kate let their horrifying tactics run her out, or will she stand her ground? Find out in this novel of self-discovery, forgiveness, and courage.

Author: Ann Hazelwood
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1604604047
Publisher: C&T Publishing
Josephine's Guest House Quilt

Ann Hazelwood s delightful new series continues in Josephine s Guest House Quilt, the second novel in the East Perry County Series. Kate Meyr continues to be charmed by the beauty of Borna, Missouri. Now, after encouragement from her friends, Clark and Ellie, she decides to turn her home into a guesthouse which East Perry County desperately needs. 

Wanting to acknowledge Dr. Paulson and his wife, Josephine, whose spirit still haunts the home, she names her new business Josephine s Guest House. Kate also commissions a quilt to be made by her friend Ruth Ann to hang in the entry hall for guests to sign. Everything seems to be coming together and guests are intrigued by Josephine's presence, but why do some of the guests' names disappear from the signature quilt and some remain?

Author: Ann Hazelwood
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1604603910
Publisher: C&T Publishing
Quilt the Town Christmas

Kate Meyr has settled into a pleasant life in Borna, Missouri and is adjusting to the challenges of becoming an innkeeper. Thankfully, the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays bring both friends and relatives to the guest house, including Aunt Mandy and Jack, who both make life-altering decisions. 

All the while, troubling events occur on the property, making it clear that there are those who do not welcome the energetic Kate. Kate meets the challenge head on and spearheads an effort to bring the spirit of Christmas to everyone in the community. But when the holidays are over, what choices will Kate face with Clark and John?

Author: Ann Hazelwood
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1604603927
Publisher: C&T Publishing
Everlasting Quilt

Complicated and confusing romance continues for Josephine's Guest House proprietor Kate Meyr in Everlasting Quilts, the fourth novel in the East Perry County series. John Baker, Kate's lakehouse neighbor, a writer, and wannabe lover intrigues Kate with his research on quilts for a magazine article. 

In the process, she discovers unusual destinations for quilts, even in her own family. These stories are precious and everlasting. But not all is precious in Borna as Kate faces a fight for her life in her beloved home. Thanks to the spirit of Josephine and a handsome new acquaintance, Kate is able to persevere. It's once again another secret that Kate has to keep from her community as she continues to protect her guest house's reputation.

Author: Ann Hazelwood
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1604603934
Publisher: C&T Publishing
Church Ladies Quilts

For generations, ladies have gathered at churches to quilt. In Church Ladies' Quilts, the fifth and final novel in the East Perry County series, Kate Meyr s love for quilts convinces her to join the quilters at Concordia Lutheran Church in Borna. 

The ritual of their practices amuses Kate as she listens to their diverse personalities. It doesn't take long, after Kate joins them, for a mystery of a missing quilt to surface. The Pastor, who is dearly admired by the ladies, tries to keep the story quiet for the church s reputation. 

In the meantime, Kate s friendship with Clark is turned upside down and a new relationship appears with a red Jeep. Kate's research on Josephine is enhanced by discovering who has been putting yellow roses on her grave.

Author: Ann Hazelwood
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1604603941
Publisher: C&T Publishing

Wine Country Quilts

For the Love of Quilts

After quitting her boring editing job, aspiring writer Lily Rosenthal isn't sure what to do next. Her only joys in life are collecting antique quilts and frequenting the area's beautiful wine country. 

The murder of a friend results in her inheriting the inventory of a local antique store. She begins to consider opening her own shop, even though this will mean uprooting her life. 

With some help from her sisters, a ghost, and a handsome baseball fan, Lily embarks on a journey filled with laughs, loss, and red-and-white quilts. Now in its 2nd Printing.

Author: Ann Hazelwood
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1683391159
Publisher: C&T Publishing
Lily Girl's Christmas Quil

Christmas is Lily Rosenthal's favorite time of year, and she is eager to experience the Christmas traditions of the 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.

Author: Ann Hazelwood
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1683391166
Publisher: C&T Publishing
Quilted Secrets

Everyone has at least one secret they carry through their lives. Lily tries to keep a secret herself as she encounters the many secrets of her quilt class, community, friends, and family members. The mystery continues with the doctor that once lived in Lily's house, whose secrets may never be known. An unexpected, life-changing secret is revealed when an estranged cousin comes to visit. Will Lily tell? Quilted Secrets is the third novel in the Wine Country Quilts Series.

Author: Ann Hazelwood
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-1683391173
Publisher: C&T Publishing
A Christmas Wish Quilt

Everyone has at least one secret they carry through their lives. Lily tries to keep a secret herself as she encounters the many secrets of her quilt class, community, friends, and family members. The mystery continues with the doctor that once lived in Lily's house, whose secrets may never be known. An unexpected, life-changing secret is revealed when an estranged cousin comes to visit. Will Lily tell? Quilted Secrets is the third novel in the Wine Country Quilts Series.

Author: Ann Hazelwood
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-1683391173
Publisher: C&T Publishing
The Quilt Left Behind

When Lily Rosenthal helps a friend sell some very expensive quilts, she is determined to keep them safely under lock and key. When one goes missing, not even the Dinner Detectives can figure out the culprit. Dreams come true in surprising ways - and quilts once left behind become new sources of joy in the fifth and final novel in the Wine Country Quilts series.

Author: Ann Hazelwood
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-1683391197
Publisher: C&T Publishing