Heroine Interview from A Quilt for Jenna by Patrick E. Craig

» Posted on Mar 9, 2013 in Blog | 9 comments

This week I’m hosting Ann Gabhart with Scent of Lilacs, Margaret Daley with Scorned Justice, Dora Hiers with Journey’s Embrace, Roseanna White with Ring of Secrets and Patrick E. Craig with A Quilt for Jenna. If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on one of the post during the week with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (March 10th) evening. 

coverInterview with the heroine: Jeusha Springer – A Quilt For Jenna by Patrick E. Craig

1.Jerusha Springer, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

I am a quilter, I am Amish so it is a natural thing for me to do. My grandmother taught me when I was ten and I have been quilting ever since.

2. What do you do for fun?

For me, the most “fun” time of the year is after the harvest when we Amish spend much time visiting and feasting from house to house.

3. What do you put off doing because you dread it?

Washing my husband Reuben’s work clothes.  He can get so dirty in the fields and sometimes I spend hours scrubbing the stains out of his overhauls.  I want him to know that I am a good wife.

4. What are you afraid of most in life?

That I will fall into the trap of pride when someone compliments my quilts

5.  What do you want out of life?

I want to be a good Amish wife, I want my husband to be happy, I want to know the Lord better, and I want to be a good mama to my daughter Jenny.

6.  What is the most important thing to you?

My family and my heritage.

7.  Do you read? If so, what is your favorite type of book to read?

I read the bible – it is my favorite book.

8.  If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

My tendency to unbelief in God and His grace toward me.

9.  Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet?

We have many animals on our farm, but I wouldn’t call them pets.

10. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why?

Back to the founding of my family to meet the men and women who underwent terrible persecution to keep the faith intact.


  1. How many quilts do you make a year?


  2. New author to me. Would love a chance to win A Quilt for Jenna. Thank you.


  3. Hi Jerucha Springer, I think quilts are beautiful. Do all Amish women make quilts? You said it was a natural thing is it that way for all Amish women? So your fun time is when you get to go visiting, after the harvest is over! Does any of the Amish people have electric? I liked your interview. I all ways like to read Amish books i would love to win this one. Thank you Jerucha and God bless you.
    Norma n38stanforth@yahoo.com

  4. I love to quilt too. Your story sounds like it’s worth reading.
    Campbellamyd at Gmail dot com

  5. Patrick, I don’t think I have ever read an Amish story written by a man. Something to look forward to.


  6. Love reading Amish fiction books. Not too many male authors who write Amish fictions. I would love to win this one. Thank you for the opportunity.

  7. good answers, grunt – all the best

  8. Great interview with Jerusha, Margaret! I just finished the book, and it was so much more than just an Amish story. I highly recommend it.

  9. Patrick your book sound great and I enjoyed getting to know Jerusha Springer! I love quilts they are so beautiful and congratulation on your book!

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