Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Giving Quilt - Giveaway

I was contacted by Mary Pomponio from Plume Books.  They are publishing Jennifer Chiaverini’s The Giving Quilt early in April.  I bought the book as soon as it came out and really enjoyed it – as usual.  Mary sent me two books and some pins to give away.  I have read all of Jennifer’s books except Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker, which is sitting here waiting for me.

0313 The Giving Quilt

If you are interested in receiving one of the books or pins, leave a comment on this post.  For fun, tell me what your favorite quilt is that you gave away.  Is it one you gave to a charity, to a friend, to a family member?  Is there a story behind it?

I think my current favorite is the Red Socks Quilt for my friend Danielle.

0313 Danielle's Quilt

I will choose winners using the random number generator on Sunday, March 31 in the evening.

Good luck – wonderful book and lovely pins.

Melinda

31 comments:

  1. I think my favorite quilt that I have given away was a Turning Twenty batik quilt I made for my oldest daughter. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Jennifer's book or a pin. I have read most of her books and I really enjoyed them.

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  2. My favourite was the premie quilt I donated to the neonatal unit at a Winnipeg hospital. I wonder who received it and if they love it....Thanks for a chance to win.

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  3. Sempre a cada quatro colchas que faço uma vai para doação.Eu sou viciado em hexágonos então todas que presentei foram assim,A que eu acho que surpreendi foi uma de flores da avó que entreguei a minha amiga ,ainda no hospital quando nasceu sua neta Ana Flávia.Sônia não esperava sequer a minha visita ao hospital...Obrigada por oferta.


    tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  4. My favorite/special quilt I gave away was to my Mother-in-law...She has Alzheimer, and lives in a nurseryhome. I made her a bedquilt from lovely, softcolored layercake with a soft yellow border around. The pattern was Square-dance. She forget a lot..but she always know who gave/made her the quilt. The quilt has the name: Always warm arms around you.....
    Thanks for the give-away!

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  5. My favorite give-away quilt was the black and white Scrappy Nines that I gave to my sister-in-law. She immediately had to bring it to show her Mom. Have a wonderful Easter!

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  6. So far my favorite giveaway quilt was the swoon quilt I gave to my sister. I used some of my favorite fabrics in it.

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  7. I have read most of her books. I've enjoyed them all. My favorite quilt that I gave away is the one I did for my daughter while she was in college. I procrastinated for four years because of the quilt called for 13 large (12" diameter) circles and I was afraid I would not be able to do them perfectly. Thanks to a lovely lady I met at the local quilt shop and her encouragement, I finished the quilt before Sara graduated. Her advice was that "Every journey begins with the first step". So true, if I hadn't started, it would still be a UFO!

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  8. I love Jennifer's books. My favorite quilt - well sort of! - was my first years ago for my nephew, The quilt is a yellow appliqued Noah's Arch. The applique is lovely. The quilting questionable ha! ha!

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  9. My favorite quilt that I have given away was a Radiant Sunshine & Shadow that my sister and I made together for our mother. We had such a great time making that quilt as a team.

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  10. I gave away my favorite quilt: a stack and whack in rusts and gray . I miss that quilt. Thanks you for hosting this giveaway.

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  11. My favorite quilt that I made was a blue and white log cabin. It was my sons baby quilt that, ended up larger than twin size. He loved some of the batting right out of it and most of the binding is very worn. It's now packed away for his children, someday(he's only 13 yrs old). Thanks so much for the chance to win, I haven't read this one yet but, I have read the rest. Jennifer's books are the best! ;-> Toni Anne

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    1. Mine is the quilt I gave my daughter

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  12. I have a great story about giving quilts. My son and daughter are grown up. Son has 4 kids - all have several quilts. Daughter is single and has a "collection" of quilts. Susy's friends all received quilts when they graduated from college, got married or had babies. One of her friends from high school lost touch with the HS friends. Two years ago he came back to the area. He realized that he never got a quilt from "Mrs. J.". My daughter put in a good word. I made a great quilt of brown/blue batiks. Two years passed. Quilt had an embroidered label. This past weekend Susy was in town at the same time Eric was here. Susy invited him over. He came into our family room and was talking with all of us. Susy handed him THE QUILT. He was so excited he Jumped up and down. He is 42 years old and he had tears in his eyes and hugged me 3 different times. That is why I make quilts - for the joy and love of making something for other people. I love the quilt fiction books and your blog.

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  13. I lead the Hugs Ministry at my church and we make quilts that go to the local fire department for kids in crisis situations. The firemen shared with us one day that they had seen the kids in a family playing with their quilts in the front yard. I really meant a lot to me to hear that and the firement were very touched as well. Take care and God bless, Cory

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  14. I think my fav quil I gave away was for my parents 50th anniversary. It was the first qlt with no pattern. Just in my brain. I love the way it turned out. So do my parents!

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  15. My favorite is a flannel one tbat I bought the frabic at a show for $5. It ended up a twin. My neighbor of 5 years told me she was getting married in a week. I finished it and gave it to her a week after the wedding. Her and her husband love it. I still don't have a flannel quilt. Oh well!.

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  16. When my daughter graduated from high school, I made two matching quilts. She had the same best friend through middle school and high school; I went through my photo albums and found my favorite pictures with the two of them together and made them star quilts with the pictures photo transferred for the star centers. I gave one to my daughter and one to her best friend. Pam C

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  17. I don't need to enter your contest, I just wanted to say thank you for loving the quilt you gave me. I feel your hugs in it every day. Muah.

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  18. I am a newbie to sewing/quilting. I have just finished my first quilt--and today I am only putting borders on my second. This quilt top is being sent to a friend!

    maggiecolorado@gmail.com

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  19. I loved the rag quilt that I made for my son Chris because it was the first one I ever made AND I taught myself to quilt while making it.

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  20. I made my mom a paper-pieced garden veggie wall hanging. At the time she planted a HUGE garden, kept what she needed and sold the rest. It still hangs on her wall.

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  21. My favorite quilt that I gave away was a memory quilt my sister and I made for my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary. They were so happy and surprised when we gave it to them and it hangs in my mothers nursing home room now.

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  22. My favorite quilt to give away was one I took to a little boy in the hospital who was having ear surgery. His family had just moved into town and his mother was scared, too. I wanted to let the mother know that someone cared.

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  23. My favorite quilt that I ha e away is a triple Irish chant I made for my daughter. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  24. I have favoriteS. All the children and baby quilts I gave to my grandkids. They were so much fun to make.

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  25. My favorite was a Tennessee Waltz quilt I made for my cousin after the loss of her husband. The center of the 54-40 or Fight blocks were pictures of him. I know it is treasured, so I was happy to give it away.

    Thanks for the chance to win the book. I have read them all but haven't picked this one up yet.

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  26. I think my favorite quilt was the Wedding quilt that I gave to my son and daughter-in-law. It had an appliqued bride and groom in Sunbonnet Sue style for the center and then autograph blocks surrounded the center. It is fun to look at all the signatures to remember.

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  27. I had found an old top at a yard sale and hand quilted it. I loved it! It was a pattern that I had not seen before or since. I gave it to my boss where I was working at the time for his 55th birthday. What a surprise it was for him!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  28. It is so hard to choose since while making a "to be given away" quilt it becomes my favorite and I struggle letting it go. But I think the one I struggled the most with was an Eleanor Burns sampler quilt that I did my first applique border for. I also made little drunkards path blocks for sashing so that quilt took a lot of work. I was so happy with it that I had to pack it up as soon as it was quilted, just so it would be out of my sight. ;-) By the way, I have and have read all of Jennifer's books.

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  29. My favorite was the stitchery quilt I gave to my sister on her birthday.

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  30. Baby quilts are what I make. All the quilts I have given away for charity are my favorites while I am working on them. I try to make each one special with a block of embroidery. On the back I label it with "made with love for a very special baby" and the year made. I never include my name.

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