Quilting has become a very popular theme in cozy mysteries, and rightfully so! Many more people are now enjoying quilting as a favorite hobby, and even more are reading cozy mysteries!
Isabella Alan (aka Amanda Flower) writes the Amish Quilt Shop Mystery Series. Angela Braddock inherits the quilt shop and sleuths, as well.
Lizbie Brown writes the Elizabeth Blair Mystery Series, which is set in Bath, England… where Brown resides.
Vannetta Chapman writes the Shipshewana Mystery Series, starring the owner of a quilt shop, set in the Amish Indiana town of Shipshewana.
The Elm Creek Quilts Series is not a mystery series but it is very popular with quilters, as well as non-quilters! This series is written by Jennifer Chiaverini. Chiaverini also has accompanying instructional books that feature the quilts in the novels.
Elizabeth Craig (aka Riley Adams & Elizabeth Spann Craig) writes the Southern Quilting Mystery Series, which is set in North Carolina.
Earlene Fowler writes the Benni Harper Mystery Series. Each of the novels is named after a different quilt pattern.
Amanda Flower (aka Isabella Alan): Amish Matchmaker Mystery Series – The sleuth is a widowed quiltmaker who becomes a matchmaker in her hometown.
Sara Hoskinson Frommer writes the Joan Spencer Mystery Series. While the series is not a quilting mystery series, the second book in the series is called Buried in Quilts.
Sally Goldenbaum pens the Queen Bees Quilt Shop Mystery Series which features Selma Parker, owner of a fabric and quilt shop
Sally Goldenbaum writes the Queen Bees Quilt Mystery Series AND the Seaside Knitters Mystery Series which is set in a Massachusetts coastal town.
Patience Griffin: writes the Kilts and Quilts Series which is set in Scotland. This series is Cozy but not mysteries.
Mary Marks writes the Martha Rose Quilting Mystery Series, which features a plus-sized quilter in California.
Clare O’Donohue writes the Someday Quilts Mystery Series. O’Donohue is an ex-journalist and writing teacher who has worked for the HGTV network on the “Simply Quilts” show. She mixes quilting with romance and mystery.
The Patchwork Mystery Series is a Guidepost mystery series which will have, as its sleuth, a woman who is good with the needle AND who is good at solving mysteries.
Emilie Richards writes the Ministry is Murder Mystery Series. She also writes a non-mystery series which is called the Shenandoah Valley Series. The novels in this quilting series are named after different quilting patterns, and they have accompanying books that Leisure Arts publishes which actually have the directions for the quilts featured in the Shenandoah Valley Series. I think that’s very clever…. and only wish that I quilted!
Arlene Sachitano writes the Harriet Truman Loose Threads Mystery Series. Harriet inherits a quilting shop…
Leann Sweeney writes the Cats in Trouble Mystery Series. Jillian Hart makes cat quilts that she sells online and at cat shows.
Terri Thayer writes the Quilting Mystery Series, which features a computer technician who inherits a quilt shop.
Vineyard Quilt Mystery Series: This no-profanity series is set in Missouri and is published by the Annie’s Crafts Company. Several authors write this series.
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