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”.
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.