Friday, April 5

A book Giveaway of "The Giving Quilt" ...........

Recently, I received an e-mail that asked if I'd like to review Jennifer Chiaverini's latest novel, "The Giving Quilt". Of course, I said YES!  I am almost finished with the book and once again, it is a lovely story of the connections that are made when one is quilting. I'm not going to "giveaway" the story line, but I am going to host a giveaway and one of you will win a copy of the book and the three pins that you see in this photo.............

 
All you have to do is tell me if you have made a quilt and given it to someone else. While I make many quilts that I keep just for me, I also make quilts to share with others. There is something about giving a personal, handmade item that makes it a very special gift. So, just leave your comment about a "Giving Quilt" and your name and an e-mail or link back to your blog. If there is no way to contact you, I can't let you know if you are the winner!  Contest begins now! and ends April 13th at midnight. Winner will be notified and will have 24 hours to respond or another name will be drawn.

Best of luck and have a great weekend!
 
Sandi
 
 
And the winner is Karen O! I've e-mailed Karen and she has replied.
The pins and book will be going in the mail this Friday! 

44 comments:

Birgitte aka Bietje said...

Wow, what an honor to preread one of Jennifer's books.
And I like to win one. Although I did not finish a quilt yet. I am still busy wiht my first one. But does little fabrics thinds also count? I like to make something as a gift. It's fun for me to make, and it's fun for someone to receive. Something special, and specially made for you is always great to receive.

Madeleine France said...

I love making quilts, and almost always for others! I love giving them and whilst working on them
I think of the people I am making for, so they are very special. I like to imagine them being a comfort, keeping them warm and also a joy to look at. I suppose we are giving away a part of ourselves - a quilt wrapped around our love. In the last twenty ears I have made so many but never counted. This week one is being mailed to my sister in the UK and I spent many hours quilting it last year and now have three more on the go for other people in my life. It's a passion isn't it?

Christine M said...

I made a quilt for my nephew and his new wife for their wedding on behalf of all the aunts and uncles. It was the biggest quilt I have ever given away. I really enjoyed making it for them and they just loved it.

Laura in IA said...

The last quilt(s) I gave away were to my daughter's in-laws who each had had surgery. She had always talked of wanting one of my quilts and I thought, "What better time." They each sent me the nicest thank you note. Love this author and will take any chance to win one of her books. lhs4664(at)q(dot)com

Linda C said...

While many quilts l make are for me, l do make many quilts as gifts for family and friends. Special big O birthdays, 18ths, weddings and new babies are the main occasions. l have also been involved in making many group quilts for girlfriends birthdays, and have made a number of quilts for our quilt exhibitions raffle. Hmm! Maybe l need to make a a special album called The Giving Quilt for all the quilts l have gifted over the years!! l have just done a post about the worth of a quilt over on my blog. Thanks for the chance to win this book.

Kate said...

Sandi just found your blog and love what I am reading. Don't include me in your draw because postage to Australia would be silly.
I have made many quilts but the ones I make to give away comemmorate the birth of little ones to parents who go through IVF. Being a mum who waited 7 years for our darling girl (now 20) I know exactly what it means to achieve that special wish.
best, Kate

Elaine O'Connell said...

Most of my quilts are gifts....and I do a lot of quilting for Quilts for Kids, which distributes quilts to kids in hospitals etc....love creating these and giving them away.
Thanks for the opportunity to possibly win the book....I have read several by this author and love them.
oconnell dot e at verizon dot net

Ruth said...

I have given away many quilts - to family and for donation to children's hospital. It is something I just love to do! I would love to win this book - I just finished reading another one of her books.

Patricia Nesbit said...

I made a quilt for my hubby. It keeps him warm inside and out and keeps him from complaining when I spend time quilting.

Colleen G said...

Most of the quilts I create are gifts. My husband often chides me about the fact that my creations leave the house so I had to make him one just to keep an example of my craft around. In fact, one of my early quilts just came back to me from my Mom, an early wall hanging I made her to thank her for teaching me to sew. She's moved to a nursing home and wanted me to keep it safe for her.

My Life and Quilting on the Cape said...

I love making quilts and I have given many away... I love decorating my house with quilts as well..ie. wall hanging, placemats, tabletoppers and many more...I also make quilts for Linus, babys, breast cancer and wonded worries quilts... I get enjoyment to make things for others... Thanks for the offer to win the book.. I have not read this one but, I have read all of Jennifer Chaverini other books... Hugs :)

Blog is http://mylifeandquiltingonthecape.blogspot.com

Brenda said...

i have made quilts for other people- my mom, my sister, my brother, a teenage girl for her high school graduation and I have two in the works for my sons.

beaquilter said...

I love elm creek quilts! how fun.
I have a few quilts waiting to be given away, one for my daughter's teacher, she had twins last summer, then I also have my son's teacher from the last two years she's pregnant with a girl. Then I have one quilt that I want to give to our county's literacy guild, it's from the Nancy Drew blog hop..... hmm the last one I gave away.... one I designed for Connecting threads but they just needed the pictures, I gave it to a neighbor who moved away 2 wks ago

Needled Mom said...

I have heard that it is a good book. Most of my quilts go to someone else. I enjoy making them to give away.

Lady Jane said...

Yes what an honor!!! I love Her books. They take me to a place where it is as good as meditation...

Laurel said...

I just made a quilt for someone I love very much and who is having a very hard time. Read more about it here:

http://grandmalaurel.blogspot.com/2013/03/joy-cometh-in-morning.html

scottylover said...

I give away more quilts than I keep! :) First quilt was for my nephew when he was born 20 years ago. I don't have one that I kept for me, but am hand quilting one that will be mine all mine! :P

Sandy A

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I've made and given away several mug rug, two baby/kid quilts, and one to my Mom. If I ever finished anything, I might give away something else...:) The Queen of all starts.

krisgray said...

My youngest family got quilts first. Now I'mdoing quilts foe the adults and have a QOV top on my design, just one more border.

Karen O said...

My first 2 bed quilts were for my children. I also made a lap quilt for a sponsor a family program at work last Christmas. Would love to add this book to the group.

Beth said...

I give away most o the quilts I make. Some for gifts, some for charity causes.

hueisei said...

I am new to quilting. My first quilt is giving to my sister for her birthday present.

Dora, the Quilter said...

I would love to win this book. Thanks for the opportunity.
Yes, I've made countless quilts to give away.

barbara woods said...

I made my daughter one ,my step daughter one and 4 of my grandkids one so far and I just started quilting last year

Judy1522 said...

The very first quilt that I actually finished was given away at Christmas to my son. I also am working on finishing one for my husband and another for my daughter.

Lin said...

I find that to be able to give away a quilt I need to know right from the beginning that I am giving it away otherwise I get too attached it! i made last year, what I consider to be my masterpiece! - a flying geese quilt in a celtic knot design. I made it for my step-granddaughter and put a lot of love into it, especially for her.

Peggy E. said...

I just love her books. I have made and given away many quilts, but probably the most memorable is the one I made last year for my sisters 40th birthday. Collaborated with her daughter on colors and pattern and it was a total surprise that had her in tears. Loved the great feeling it gave me. What a wonderful give away you are hosting.

Sally said...

While I keep most of my quilts or give quilts to family or friends, now and then I make quilts for strangers (quilts of Valor, fire victims and donate quilts to shelters) and often make blocks for group quilts that also go to various causes. It just seem right to 'give back'. thanks for chance at the book.

BudandMarsha said...

I do make quilts for giving away; in fact, most of my quilts are given away. I love to quilt and I live in a small space plus there are SO many people out there who would love a quilt. My last just went to a new home for girls that opened up in our area. I'm sure one of those girls who arrive with very little of their own will enjoy that quilt! It's a comfort and love thing!
marsha.hodgkins@yahoo.com

Paula said...

I have only been quilting for 4 years but it seems I made more quilts for others than I do for myself. Made them for the grandchildren, son, uncle, neighbors new baby and charity. I have 2 more to finish for family and then I AM going to make some for me.
What an honor to to be able to preread the book. Thanks for the giveaway. Good Luck to all.

Crickets Corner said...

99 percent of the quilts I make are for giving to friends, family and as donations. The only quilt I have for myself is the first one I made in the early 80's.

hennies.pennies said...

I've made quilts for both of my children, my parents and two of my grandchildren. I have 2 more quilts to complete for two more precious grandchildren that have joined our family. One day, one day.... I hope to complete one for me!! Be especially blessed, Kathy

Ellee said...

I've made quilts for my children, my granddaughter, nieces, and nephews. I'm getting ready to make a one for my brother. I haven't made one for myself yet. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Lisa Marie said...

I have made and given away many quilts to friends and family. In fact, my sisters now have so many that I have given them quilt racks for storing them! I also make quilts to give as wedding or baby shower gifts and a handful of quilts each year to donate to charity.

Anonymous said...

Quilting on the Cape must be much like me. I also make quilts for family members (some are picked to be in our family because of long friendship and love). There are so many groups that are trying to help children and adults. Most of my gift quilts are made with a specific person in mind, or for my ready-to-wrap baby quilt stack, or according the specifics needed by a charity. Some also need children's clothing and provide easy instructions. I mostly quilt and sew for children because I am a retired teacher and still concerned about children's well-being. Quilting is also great therapy for depression because I can put my problems away for awhile and think about helping someone else.
Please enter me in your drawing. Her books are one reason that I resumed quilting.
The windy owl lady

Marilyn said...

Besides quilts for gifts, our group made quilts for the kids in foster care in our county and we make some for the local nursing home. Sometimes it's just the quilting and/or binding, but all are needed to make a quilt.

Marilyn in MN

Sarah or Semmy said...

I have made too many quilts to even count. But I only have 3 full or king size and 2 throws that I have kept.
The three are over 15 yrs. old and the throws were done last year. I give all my quilts away. It makes me feel so good to give them away. Thank you for the giveaway. I like J.C.'s books. Thanks Sandi. Sarah in OK.

barb's creations said...

My first ever machine stitched quilt I made for my neice Madeline many years ago,I hand appliqued all the flower blocks and only now is she beginning to use it as she was worried she would ruin it....I kept telling her it's to be used not sitting in a cupboard,it's sooo good to see it on her bed when I visit my sister.Quilts should be used not hidden :) Barb.

Eileen said...

I've made and given many quilts, from queen size down to baby quilts, wallhangings,tablerunners placemats, even potholders. Thanks for the chance to win!

SewLisa :o) said...

I have made several quilts to give away. The first was a trip around the world for my BFF. The second was a wedding gift to a couple who I learned later does not appreciate all the work that goes into t quilt. It no longer exists. And the 3rd, an Amish quilt, went to my brother. Who does appreciate it, by the way.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Most of my quilts were made for someone else, and given to them. I am currently binding one gift quilt, hand quilting another one, and need to finish the top of another one (along with several others 'in process', too).

Dawn said...

I have yet to make a quilt for ME! I make quilts as gifts, one day, I will gift myself :)

Clothed in Scarlet said...

Hi Sandi, I just about missed the dead line on this one lol. Yes I have made several quilts and given them away. It appears that I am more motivate to complete one for someone else than I am for myself. What's up with that???? Not sure haha but I do love the joy I get from people receiving my things. Anyways thanks for hosting the book giveaway. Sarah

Debbie said...

I've made quilts for all my children and have started on my grandchildren. I've given a quilted tablecloth to my mother and quilty things to my sister. I have all of Jennifer's Elmcreek novels from before this one, so it would be great to be able to add it to my collection and get to read it! Have a great weekend, Sandi!

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