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Marie Bostwick’s Ties that Bind – Blog Hop Tour

Marie Bostwick Blog Hop Tour

I’m thrilled to be hosting this blog hop tour for Marie Bostwick’s latest book Ties that Bind. I am a huge fan of Marie’s Cobbled Court series of novels and was honoured when she asked me to organize this tour for her.

Here’s how it works…

I have invited 10 guests to join me on the tour. They were all sent an advanced copy of Marie’s book and will be answering a few fun questions on their own blogs and sharing photos and stories of a baby quilt they’ve made here on the Quilting Gallery.

Each blogger will also be giving away a copy of the book. Visit each one on their special day to enter their give-away. Winners will be chosen randomly on May 2nd. I’ll also have a couple of patterns to give-away later this week too.

Here’s the schedule:

Tuesday, April 24

Wednesday, April 25

Thursday, April 26

Friday, April 27

Saturday, April 28

Marie is also sponsoring this week’s Wall Hangings quilt contest.

Book Synopsis: Ties that Bind


Christmas is fast approaching, and New Bern, Connecticut, is about to receive the gift of a new pastor, hired sight unseen to fill in while Reverend Tucker is on sabbatical. Meanwhile, Margot Matthews’ friend, Abigail, is trying to match-make even though Margot has all but given up on romance. She loves her job at the Cobbled Court Quilt Shop and the life and friendships she’s made in New Bern; she just never thought she’d still be single on her fortieth birthday.

It’s a shock to the entire town when Phillip A. Clarkson turns out to be Philippa. Truth be told, not everyone is happy about having a female pastor. Yet despite a rocky start, Philippa begins to settle in—finding ways to ease the townspeople’s burdens, joining the quilting circle, and forging a fast friendship with Margot. When tragedy threatens to tear Margot’s family apart, that bond—and the help of her quilting sisterhood—will prove a saving grace. And as she untangles her feelings for another new arrival in town, Margot begins to realize that it is the surprising detours woven into life’s fabric that provide its richest hues and deepest meaning…

Baby Quilts from Today’s Guests

Jackie – Canton Village Quilt Works

Here is a photo of a baby quilt that I made for my daughter.


I wanted to make this quilt for her when she was about two. It was just too cute! The quilt was a Pam Bono design and totally pieced. No paper piecing here. There was literally a gazillion little pieces. Each bunny was a challenge as I tend to be a super perfectionist when it comes to piecing. I seem to remember that there was a lot of unsewing going on. But in the end I was very pleased with the result. The fabrics, as you can tell are older calicoes and have faded somewhat. But my daughter still has it in her room all nicely put away.



Wendy – Ivory Spring

I made my first quilt after much encouragement from my quilting mentor and friend Barbara. I had the perfect excuse to venture into something new — a newborn in the family! I had the most fun picking and choosing the different fabrics for the quilt. The applique was really fun too. My favorite part of the quilt is the “bunny-go-around”.


label bunny-go-around


I have two copies of Marie’s Ties that Bind novel to give-away to my blog readers. To enter, leave a comment below answering: What’s your favourite springtime flower? Winners will be chosen randomly on May 2nd.

Plus, visit today’s two guests, read their answers to the FUN questions, and enter the give-aways on their blogs too:

Congratulations to the winners: #21 Judith Reynolds and #118 Margie W. Check your inbox for a message from me.

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This post was published on April 24th, 2012. Post topics: Guest Bloggers, Product Reviews. Post tags: , .

177 Responses to “Marie Bostwick’s Ties that Bind – Blog Hop Tour”

  1. Cathy says:

    I love see tulips when I see them blooming I know that spring is here.

  2. Louise says:

    My favorite spring flower is lilacs – their scent is so beautiful and they are blooming right now here in Wyoming. I love spring!

  3. Jeanne G says:

    My favorite springtime flower is hands down my lilacs. They smell absolutely wonderful when I walk out my front door. I am always sad to see them leave………..Thank you for a chance to win Marie’s book.

  4. Lyn says:

    My favourite Spring time flowers….are my two Weeping Roses in the front garden….and old time Rose…Crepscule….this last spring they have been home to Doves and Honey Eaters…would love a chance to win Marie’s latest book…..Warm Regards, Lyn

  5. Marsha says:

    Lilacs. They usually open in full bloom by Memorial Day each year in Maine where I grew up. The smell is so sweet and proclaims “Spring” to me. I love Mrie’s books too and would love to read this latest one. Many thanks, Marsha

  6. Blanche Emslie says:

    Is there anything compared to the smell oof roses in the spring?

  7. Cheryl Korman says:

    I love snapdradons. They stand so talll and are colorful. And they are fun to play with.

  8. Deb Morrissey says:

    I know when the lilacs bloom I am ready for summer! love the smell of them in the air.

  9. Ruth says:

    Crocus – I love the way they grow, there is nothing there, then all of a sudden, almost like magic and bright colorful flower appears from no where.

  10. Judy says:

    My favorite spring time flower is Lilacs they have such a good smell.

  11. Missy says:

    I love daisies! They are such a happy flower!

  12. Jodi G. says:

    I’m a reader and so glad to have another author to read. Sounds like a great book and I’m going to be looking for Marie’s books. I’m not a gardener but I love Forget-Me-Knots and Alaskan Fireweed. I’m not really sure if that counts as a flower but I love them.

    Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win.


  13. dawn says:

    I do love Marie Bostwick’s stories! My favorite spring flower is the lilac for it’s fragrance but I love all spring flowers because it means winter is over!

  14. Linda says:

    Tulips! With a maiden name of VanderMolen and parents who immigrated from the Netherlands, it was inevitable! Besides, who can compete with their tenacity–reminding us of the beauty that can come from the “winter days” in our lives!

  15. Kathleen says:

    I love purple Spring flowers, so iris and lilac are my favorites. Marie’s books are fantastic! Thank you for a great giveaway. :)

  16. Lee says:

    I just love tulips in spring. It reminds me of my childhood in a little town where we had large families of migrants from Holland living and they grew tulips in every colour imaginable.

  17. Truus says:

    My favorite springflowers are bluebells. I have many of them ,white,blue and pink,growing in my garden.
    Every year there are more and in diverend places-it’s a surprise to see where they will grow next year!
    Truus from Holland

  18. Luann B says:

    Poppies! I planted poppy seeds some years back, and I always eagerly anticipate their arrival. It’s such a delight to look out my kitchen window and see so many beautiful deep red poppies stretched out toward the sun. We share the seeds with neighbors and every year another house has them in their yard.

  19. Jane Bitz says:

    Very hard to choose just one favorite flower. Right now I am loving all the daffodils, it’ll be something else in two weeks, I’m sure.

  20. tubakk says:

    Oh, do I know the names of flowers in the US? Hvitveis, what’s that it in English? Can’t find it. But they are small and white and the first flowers we see in spring in Norway. Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. Carol says:

    My favourite spring flower is lilac. The fragrance is wonderful and they just look so springlike.

  22. daisy, i have them in my kitchen covering most of the walls on a blue background.

    thanks for the chance

  23. I guess I would have to say tulips, because every time I see them, they remind me of my grandmother. She had a tulip bed right outside her front door, and they were red, and they made her happy.

  24. Patty Happel says:

    I love them all…tulips, peonies, daffodils, azaela’s. Whichever one I’m looking at is my favorite

  25. Sandy says:

    My favorite Spring Time Flower is the Daffodil. They are bright yellow and have other variations as well. I love the salmon colored ones! They multiply easy and are great for cutting!
    Thank you so much for a chance to win Marie Bostwick’s new Book, “Ties That Bind”!

  26. Nancy Sue says:

    I love corabells and the hummingbird fights that are inevitable over the sweet blossoms! Those little birds fly around each other like mini-fighter jets! Thank you for participating in the book blog hop!

  27. Cindy S says:

    Peonies! And mine are about to bloom!

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