Friday, December 9, 2011

Blog Hop Party and giveaway

Are you ready to party?? Did you know that the Quilt Gallery is celebrating their 4th anniversary with a Blog Hop??

So today I am hosting a giveaway and I'd love for you to sign up. What am I giving away??

I was asked to review Jennifer Chiaverini's new book "The Wedding Quilt" and was given a copy to share with you. Now if you have never read any of the Elm Creek Quilts novels, this is the book for you. Let me tell you why. This book has a great story line, but it also interweaves the history of the Elm Creek Quilters and many of the previous stories are recapped throughout. It doesn't leave you guessing as to who is who, and what is what. I've read several in the series, but I've missed some, so I was able to catch up and keep going as the story unravels through the history of the Quilters. There is also a surprise at the

I am including a tote that I made for you to use as a book bag, or whatever you want. Just leave a comment on this post. Although it's not a requirement for entry, I would really love to know why you blog. I will close the giveaway in a week. Please be sure that I have a way to contact you if you are the winner.

Thanks so much for stopping by. And if you are a new visitor, I hope you will come back again.

Happy Quilting!

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Cherry Red Quilter said...

Oooh pick me pick me! thanks for the chance!

Sunni @ Love Affair with my Brother said...

My blog is a driving force behind my creativity. If I know I could share something and possibly inspire someone else, I will kick it in gear and get it done! That's why I blog! Thanks for the giveaway!

heartsease54 said...

I don't blog, but I read a LOT of them. I've read most of the books in the series too, but not this one. Thanks to all of you for the Hop and all of the great give aways.

Michell said...

I like blogging for two reasons, I like sharing what i do and also i like reading what everyone else is doing

LeKaQuilt said...

Please count me in!

Christine said...

Love the giveaway...lots of fun...I love being inspired by all the creativeness in blogs...from beautiful pictures to beautiful stitching...

Sunnybec said...

I started my blog after some gentle persuasion from another blogger. I never had any intention of doing one, but now I am so glad I did. I have made so many friends and I would tell anyone who hasn't got one to go a head ..... it's such good fun!

http://tubakk.blogg.no/ said...

I love giveaways too. And I really like to take part in yours. I blog because it is a good way of keeping contact with my quilting friends. And I also can show what I make to my family, as all of them live a long way from me. Happy weekend!

Irina said...

Thanks for this giveaway! I started blogging because I thought it would be a nice way to keep record of all the things I make while showing them and sharing tips at the same time. I discovered a whole world after this and I love it. I don't have as much time as I used to but hopefully I'll never stop!

Barb said...

What a fun giveaway. I have only read one of her books before and really enjoyed it. Thanks for the chance

Terry said...

Love that tote! I blog to be inspired, and to share my creativity with others. Thanks for the giveaway! :0)

Loralynn said...

I blog because my family doesn't really appreciate my homemade things! I need the kudos!!! lol

Pam said...

I love reading blogs because it makes me feel like I belong to a large creative group. Thanks for the chance to win such a great gift.

barb's creations said...

I started my blog to help me get motivated to craft more and boy has that worked! I also like to blog to inspire others to try something new and I can't forget to mention all the wonderful feedback I get from other bloggers as well as visiting their blogs for inspiration :) Barb.

kutiequilter said...

I was blogging but haven't for months-too busy reading everyone else's blogs! Great Giveaway! Thanks!

Marika said...

My blog is a brand new one but I started it to share all my creativity and I love reading everyone's blog to get ideas !!

Thanks for this giveaway, that little bag is so cute !

Renea said...

I have read all of Jennifer Chiaverini's books. I would love to win this new book of hers and the lovely tote. Thanks for the giveaway.

Shelley said...

Love the little bag! I first began to blog because I have too much information running around in my head when I go to bed...honestly!! I write most of my blogs in my head at night then post them in the morning. Now, I blog because I love all the quilters I meet!

sunny said...

I started my blog because I wanted to learn more computer skills. But I met an entire new community, made friends, get inspiration, and and also use mine as my scrapbook.

Lorri said...

I am new to your blog and will be back. Please enter me in your giveaway. I have just started reading the elm creek books and love them

Laurel said...

i'm more an observer in the blog world. i guess i just don't have a lot to say! but i love jennifer chiaverini's books!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I've never read any of the quilters books out there. I would love to, though. =)

I started my quilting blog (I have two blogs) so I could keep track of what I was making and what I wanted to make. Having a central theme (quilting/sewing) makes it much easier to blog. My first blog, is more of a family, random thoughts blog and it's much harder to blog on that one, but I hate to let it go.

Thanks for the giveaway!!

LK said...

What a pretty tote! And I love the novels as I'm working my way through the series now...a great gift! I haven't started a blog...just a lurker! Thanks for what you do!!

Linda A.

ferne said...

I have decided that I blog for myself to keep a record of my projects and 'goings on' in my life. I tend to forget about projects and love to look back and see what I did and more importantly, when. I love the Elm Creek series, but haven't read this one.

Linda said...

I would love to win the book and tote bag. I have read all the previous books in the series. I blog because I want to share my quilt projects with friends.

regan said...

Woohoo! That book sounds great, and that tote is wonderful! Thanks for the chance!

sew.darn.quilt said...

I love a fantastic read and the tote is lovely. Please add my name for the chance to win.

Carolyn

Lizzie said...

I love her books, and patiently await the newest every time! Thanks for a chance to win! Lizzie

~Niki~ said...

what a great giveaway.
i'm not a new reader, but hardly comment. i have you on my sidebar.
thanks for the chance!niki

Sue said...

I would love a chance to win your wonderful give away ! THANKS :-D

arlette said...

Love the gifties you're giving away!!!. I haven't blog in a long time because I'm still having some issues, but I'll come back soon, I love to share with all what's inside my head while blogging, my life, projects, points of views..., when you get comments they brighten our days, and I really like that :)

Kim said...

I started blogging like so man others just to show my stuff and keep track of what I am making.
but honestly now I do it for the fun folks I meet. Really I have gone to a retreat with folks I only ever met on blogs, gone to a blog friends house, exchanged blocks, made quilts to donate to charity, traveled and laughed with joy.....I even have a trip planned in the Spring to meet up with some bloggers at a Gee's Bend retreat. Now is that fun or what?

thanks so much for the chance to win :0)

(Oh yeah bloggers have such generous giveaways too)

Happy Sewing and Merry Christmas,
Kim

Moneik said...

I blog to share my quilting and to meet new friends. Being a young quilter in a rural area, there were very few with similar interests. Blogging opened up a whole new world of young quilters to me. I guess now, 7 years later, we're middle aged quilters, but who's counting. I just enjoy the social interaction of sharing and visiting other blogs.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

What a cute bag, and I don't have this book yet. I've read most of her books. I blog mainly to keep a record of my 'doings' and to (hopefully) encourage others. Thanks for the giveaway!

Loris said...

I started blogging so that I wasn't anonymous in blogworld. I have enjoyed so many lovely posts by bloggers and wanted to have a way to join in. Just had a giveaway of this same book...loved it!... and would love to enjoy it again along with that sweet book bag :-) Love your blog posts! and thanks for hosting a giveaway.

Cathy said...

Love the bag and the book. Thanks for a chance to win. I have been a follower for a while and love checking in on your blog often. Hugs

notes of sincerity said...

Thanks for putting my name in your hat. :o) What a cute bag and your book is fabulous!! I have not read that one yet.
Have a nice weekend. hugs. Trish

gill said...

I haven't read any of the Elm Creek books - in fact I haven't seen them in the UK!
Count me in please!

Jessica said...

The tote is gorgeous and I would love to read this book! Thanks for the chance :)
I blog because it's a way of "scrapbooking" about my quilting. I also blog because I love interacting with the community. :)

Carol said...

I blog because I love to share what I learn and be inspired by others. Blogging has kept me motivated to keep sewing and creating new things.

Sinta Renee said...

I love your little bag so much... super cute... and a good book is always a nice "retreat". I was so happy that blogging came into my life. I had always worked with the public but then changed to a desk job... where I have NOBODY to talk to, also, I live in a small town and it has a small quilting community. So bloggers and better yet quilters... Yes, it is heaven to me!

Stitched With Prayer said...

OH...what a wonderful giveaway, I love the Elm Creek Quilt books and this is the only one I haven't read yet. The bag is wonderful. Thanks so much for a chance. As for blogging, I don't have a blog, but I check lots of blogs daily including yours because of the delightful people I meet and to see the beautiful projects everyone is working on. Big hugs...

Rosa said...

I follow blogs to see their beautiful projects and improve my quilting skills.I blog to show and share my projects.

The bag is lovely.Thanks for the chance.

Brenda said...

Love the bag and book.

Debbie K said...

Would love to win this book! Love your blog. Happy Holidays

Sallie said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! I love to see what others have created on their blogs. Merry Christmas!

Jane S. said...

I'm not a blogger but I read a LOT of them. It is so interesting to see what people are doing, and making, and to read about their lives.

I've never read any of the Elm Creek Quilters books, but I'd love to be entered in to win this one. Thank you for the giveaway!

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

I started blogging as a way to chronicle my quilting. Now I blog to share my life with other bloggers. I have made so many great friends through blogging. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway!

Dinkey7997 said...

I don't blog, either, but love to read other blogs they give out great information and help me when i'm stuck for ideas. I'm also and avid reader but do not recall ever coming across this series before, would love to start reading it.

Kathy ... better known as Nana said...

I love sharing what I do ... and love getting inspired by what others are doing (especially quilters).

I've read all the other Elm Creek Quilters books and signed up on the waiting list at our little library ... but I've been waiting for what seems like forever. I'm anxious to read that book ... so I hope I win! ;-)

scottylover said...

I would love to win this book since I am slowly making my way through the series!

I don't blog, but I love to read blogs for inspiration and insight into different ways of quilting.

Sandy A

Cool Cats and Quilts said...

I am quite new at blogging, and do enjoy it. Your blog is one of the ones that I follow, I am learning alot from all you bloggers, but still have lots to learn. Your bag is lovely!

Heather said...

What a fantastic giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win. ;o) I think I blog mainly as a way to share with other people who have the same interests as I have. I get inspired by others and hope that maybe I can inspire them as well. It's also a great way to keep track of all your quilting projects!

Pat said...

I started my blogs as a creative outlet. I love the designing aspect of the blog itself..also love to share pictures and insights, etc.

Pat said...

I do enjoy Jennnifer Chiavarini's books and I love the tote you made. For me, blogging was started as a friend who also quilts (and has since become my quilting partner) encouraged me to start...even though I thought it was hard and I'd not be able to do it. I have enjoyed it a lot and have "met" a lot of nice quilters...and even got to meet several of them in person now (a few years after I started my blog). It is a good way to show projects I've made and also to get help and advice, when needed, from others who understand my questions!

Debra said...

I wanted to blog because I moved away from all my friends and family for my job!

Talin's Corner said...

I started to blog to let my kids know what I was up to. As a result, I have made new friends and I find it relaxing (not sure why).

Tracey Rampling (The Peony Teacup) said...

I mostly blog to keep track of what I've been doing, though it's nice to think that other people like to read what I write too :)

I would love to win - I've been hearing about those Elm Creek books everywhere and I'm intrigued. :)

evelyn said...

I don't blog, but I follow over 50 of you that do. I learn so much, and also just enjoy the visiting. Visiting a blog is like opening a letter from a friend.
I love Jennifers books. Please count me in.

Verna G said...

I have read many of the Elm Creek quiters books and would love to win this one.

KatyK said...

Since I feel my life is not exciting enough to write about, I do not have a blog, but thoroughly enjoy reading many blogs. They provide much inspiration n ideas, n motivates me too.
Lovely bag, and the book series is great too. Thanks for the chance

Becky said...

I blog because it's fun. I love connecting with folks. It's a wonderful way to make additional friends.

Snoodles said...

I blog because I love to write, and I love the new friends that I've "met" in this quilting community! I've seen first-hand that quilters have the biggest hearts around! Thanks for the chance to win!

Carrie P. said...

I have never read one of her books. I know!
Great bag to go with the book.
I blog because I just love to share what I love and I have made some new friends along the way.

Barbara said...

I blog because I lovecommunicating with so many people from all over the world. And I follow you.

Fran said...

I love your tote bag & have read good reviews for this book. Thanks for such a lovely giveaway.

Catskill Quilter said...

Love her novels -- and love the tote! I am the Queen of Flat -- cannot make anything that is NOT flat -- so that tote is a wonderfully tempting prize. Fingers are crossed...

Ana e os Viraventos said...

I love to share what I sew!

Heather said...

I blog mostly to get creative inspiration. I love seeing what others are working on and am thrilled when my work inspires others. An unexpected bonus is the support I've had from quilters around the world.

Quilt Kitty said...

Oh, the best prize so far! Love those books. I'm from Aust so if this is not open to international bloggers please just leave me out. Blogging makes me more productive, means I use up some of what I buy & has made me some gorgeous friends. It's a winderful past time. Tracee xx

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

I blog because it is fun. I love to share what I make and get inspriration from others. I have made some awesome quilt friends too. Thanks for this giveaway!

Mary said...

I blog because it helps me connect with others who love quilting. Thanks, so much, for offering this neat giveaway.

Gene Black said...

Why do I blog? Hmmm... I started blogging to share my paintings and some of the process of creating them.
Then I started quilting in 2008. I suddenly found quilt blogs. I found a delightful community of bloggers who are so giving and sharing, I wanted to be a part of that.

Suzie said...

Thanks for this great giveaway! I've read some of Jennifer Chiaverini's books, I really enjoy her stories. To me blogging means to share and to be in touch with other quilters, it is a lovely world!

Peggy said...

I love the Elm Creek books and would love a chance to win the new one and your lovely tote.
Thanks,
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net
http://keepmeinstitches-peggy.blogspot.com

cajamk said...

I have read and almost all of the Elm Creek books. I read them over & over...they just calm me after a long day at work. Happy Holidays to you and yours!!

conny's quilts said...

Love the tote you want to give away and I always love those books of Jenny. I didn't read this one yet so I like to give myself a change in this give away! I am busy blog hopping already and I am a participant as well! So much fun! Kind greetings from the Netherlands!

Martina said...

What a lovely bag! And I love to read too! Thanks so much! I blog because this is the only quiltrelated community I have at the moment.

Mrs.Pickles said...

I blog because it is good therapy for me.

ShirleyC said...

The book sounds delightful, and the tote is darling!

My blog started because I had tongue cancer, and my daughter needed a way to keep everyone informed during my surgery. I've tried to keep updates there, and also post my sewing projects, and my favorite projects - my grandchildren!

Joanne said...

I have read another one of this series and would love to read another one. The tote is beautiful.
I blog because it is wonderful to belong to a community - so encouraging, inspirational and supportive.
Thanks!

Diane said...

I blog because it is a connection to my family and friends. Also to post all the cool stuff I have made. Thanks for the giveaway! I have not read any of those books, but maybe that I am retired now, I will.

hueisei said...

Thx for the chance to win ^^v

Quilting Under The Influence said...

Love the book and bag! These are two of my favorite vices! I blog to connect with like minded women across the globe. Living in Hawaii, we are little left out of the quilting scene...

Aloha from Hawaii and Cheers!
Linda at Quilting Under The Influence

www.quti.org
@quiltingunder

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I blog to make friends and to share my fun! Thanks..from another FL blogger! ♥

beaquilter said...

I'm a new follower and love to win something, I've read a few of these books already, then mi library stopping having the next one in the series! I'm in NC but used to live in S. Fla and I'm born and raised in Denmark

Carly said...

Great giveaway - love the bag and the book! I like to blog as a way of connecting with other people. :)

Mamabill said...

I love the Elm Creek books. I have the book and am collecting fabric for Sylvia's Bridal Sampler. I blog because I don't want to be left behind and people who ask what I am working on can just look at my blog.

Sheila said...

Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway ,I love those books and the tote is lovely.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

I blog because I learned sooooo much from other bloggers when I was just starting to quilt, that I wanted to share too.

Carolyn said...

First of all, I love your header picture! It looks like a Marty Bell painting. So pretty. :)

I started blogging so that I could be a part of a cross stitch exchange group several years ago. Since then, I've met so many wonderfully talented people that encourage me, teach me, and ENABLE (the best one!) me. I love it!

Thank you for the chance in your giveaway. Your tote is so pretty, and I LOVE to read!

Quilting Mama said...

I love to read quilt related novels and your tote bag is adorable. Why I blog? Well, actually it keeps me thinking about the quilting and gives me something to look forward to 2-3 times per month. Otherwise, my life's joys are my children and not much else!

JustPam said...

I love your tote. I started a blog to keep track of my life, but unfortunately I haven't been doing such a good job at it.

Quiltin' Sandy said...

What a lovely giveaway! I have a blog but I am sorry to say it has been neglected because I am too busy reading everyone else's blogs. Not enough hours in the day-LOL.
Have a Merry Xmas! Sandy. :)

Mom C said...

I keep thinking I'm going to get the Elmm Creek series but when I get to the library I leave my brain at home and can't remember the books or audiobooks I wanted to get. So it takes me several tries to get what I wanted. Thanks for the possibility of getting this book an getting me started on the series.

Lise said...

I blog because it's like my little diary but lately havent been really doing so but that will change.. thank you for a change to be entered to win your give away...

Kate said...

What a great giveaway!!!!! Thanks for the chance. I don't blog but I surely do enjoy them.

Lisa Cox said...

I blog to try and help others find information or products that I have previously found.

Mhairi said...

A friend introduced me to the Elm Creek books and I love them. I haven't read the Wedding Quilt one so I would love to win this prize.
I don't blog myself but I love to read others blogs as it lets me see how others combine colours, make quilt patterns to suit them and read about the way they have created different projects.

CynthiaT59 said...

I do not have a blog but I enjoy reading a few blogs for inspiration.

Gwen said...

While I have started a blog, it is just a beginning... I need to take a little more time and really get it going... I do, however, love visiting other's blogs and have found so many WONDERFUL inspirations for design-- as well as meeting so many wonderful crafters! Thank you so much for the giveaway! The book sounds really interesting and the bag is super cute! :-)

Quilting Melodies said...

I love blogging because I like to share as well. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love this book. I have other books in the series but have not read this one. Darling bag too!! Happy sewing

Cherise said...

I blog because I love to connect with other people and share my passions! I'm a new follower! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Lisa Marie said...

Gorgeous bag! I am a blog reader but (so far) not a blog writer. I get lots of inspiration from seeing what others are working on.

Anymart said...

I love to blog to get into contact with quilters from all over the world!!!

Grandma M said...

Great give away. Please pick me!

nettie said...

Wow, this is a super duper give-away! I love to browse all the wonderful blogs on the net.
Happy Holiday!
nettiecrain@live.com

Kathy said...

I blog to keep a record of my quilting projects and to see my progress. I blog hop to win cool prizes like yours. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jennifer Gail said...

I blog because I have made some great virtual friends. Love the bag.

karenfae said...

I blog to share photos and ideas, also because I like to hear from other quilts near and far. I love that bag and do not have the book. Would love to win.
Karen

bohemiannie! art said...

What a lovely gift! I started blogging as a way to keep in touch with family and friends back in the States after moving to Colombia. Now it's that AND the wonderful supportive people I've met who give me encouragement and the pats on the back that keep me motivated!!!

Marjorie said...

I love these books! My blog has taken the place of quilt guilds for me, with a group of people who will give me feed back and challenge me to try new things.

quiltmom said...

What a great prize for your giveaway winner. I love her books and have read them all but this newest one.
I blog because I enjoy writing and because I have met so many great quilters from around the globe through my blog.
I was a lurker for a long time and my friends kept asking when I was going to start writing my own blog. I was a little intimidated by the process but once I got the hang of it I have really enjoyed it. I don't post as often as I should -- sometimes life just gets in the way..
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

Jo said...

What a great prize, I have never read any of these books but have been meaning to. The tote is just to cute! As to bloging I am a very bad blogger, I can never think of any thing to write about and still have not learned to get the pictures off the camera.

Jennifer said...

very cute - thanks for the chance to win this!

AlessandraLace said...

I love totes and your tote is amazing. I cross my fingers. hugs

Connie said...

What a great giveaway! I think I started blogging as a journal of what I was doing and then found out how much I enjoyed sharing with other people. Thanks!

Carla G said...

That tote is beautiful and the book looks interesting. I haven't read any of those books. I don't blog but I read alot of blogs...they inspire me to be creative and get my projects done too. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

Sharon Pernes said...

What a great giveaway!
I blog because I love connecting with people. I have been told I am a born teacher and love showing fellow quilters new techniques I have learned.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I started blogging to have a place to post pictures of my quilty stuff for a cousin. She still has never looked...grin.

I have found that I love it. I've met many new friends. It 'sometimes' keeps me on task and connected to the outside world even if it's just on the internet.

Deb said...

I've read most of her books, and look forward to each one being released. And that's a great bag!

Ariane said...

I've read and own most of her books. I love her novels!! I would love to win it. Your bag s gorgeous too!!! Thanks fr the chance to win!!!

mtnquiltr said...

I started blogging to remind myself abut my quilts, what they looked like, what I was thinking at the time. Then I discovered the blogging community, and I really like being part of that.

Jen said...

Lovely giveaway! I blog because I don't really know a lot of other crafters where I live, and the online community is fantastic.

JoyceLM said...

I'm not a blogger, but I love to read quilting blogs to find tips & great tutorials & free patterns, & look at all the eye-candy. Thanks for the chance to win.

Janet said...

I blog to keep a record of my quilting and life, but also to connect with others and make friends. Thanks for a chance to win the book and your pretty bag.

Diane Wild said...

What a great give away. I just retired from the library and blogging was on my list of "things to do" when I retire. I just started and I'm hooked. Haven't read The Wedding Quilt yet. Hope I win it.

JCnNC said...

I blog for the social interaction and the wonderful opportunity to learn new and/or different ways of doing things or attitudes of life. Quilters make the best friends ... and thank you for participating and for your generous gift. Judy C

Deb said...

Great giveaway! I just started blogging, but I mainly do it to keep track of all of my projects and meet other people who enjoy quilting and sewing. Thanks for the chance!

Carla said...

My reason for blogging is simply to do for others, what blogs do for me---inspire! Thanks for the chance.

Needled Mom said...

A friend talked me into blogging and I have never looked back. I enjoy at the inspiration from fellow bloggers and all the great friendships.

Helen said...

I love your tote to go with a great sounding book! I'm renewing my blog to document my quilting and knitting project progress this year. I'm going to get a handle on those UFO's this year for sure! Your photo's are beautiful - thanks for the inspiration.

Kelly said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I blog to share.... share what I have learned, share my faith, share my life :-)

kelly (at) mysimplewalk (dot) com

Jenniffier said...

What a lovely bag and how fun to get a new book. Thanks for the chance to win.

Tina said...

I love this author would love to win your gifts. I quilt because it is relaxing and gives me a wonderful sence of accomplishments. Thank you for a chance at your giveaway.

Sandra :) said...

I started to blog so my family (who live 5 hours away) could see what I was working on at any given time, lol! I had no idea at that time, how much fun it would be, and how many delicious people I would get to "speak" with!

crafter1953 said...

Hi, I love to read blogs to know what other people and crafters are up to.I get to travel all over the world from my chair.Thank you for a chance to win and to meet you. Happy Holiday to You and Yours.

Debbie said...

I love to read blogs to learn about people, ideas and projects. I'll have to start my own one of these days.

Marilyn said...

I would love to read the Elm Creek books. They sound interesting.
I blog as a way to tell the story of my quilting journey and my family, especially my grandchildren. It is like a journal for me.

Kiera said...

I blog just as a way to share and express my creative side!

Mary said...

Love the tote! You can never have too many bags. I don't blog, but have considered it. It would be a quilting blog of course, I'd call it, "What was I THINKING!" lol! Don't you have a What Was I Thinking moment with each quilt? You push past it, and end up with something wonderful.

Anne said...

Love that beautiful bag. I have never read any of Jennifer's novels. I enjoy reading blogs more than I enjoy blogging. I am a taker; I should give back. I vow to try harder to keep my blog updated and interesting.

Sandra said...

I have patterns from Jennifer but have not read a novel by her - yet.
A copy of her book is a cherished treasure and a homemade tote to carry that book around is to die for. This is a gift to make some quilter really happy and only you can make that happen. Thank you.

Merry Christmas

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Hilachas said...

Oh, the book sounds so interesting. I'd love to read it. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

Happy Me said...

What a gorgeous bag and book that I would love to read!! I don't blog, but am considering starting my own with my quilts someday.
Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Quilting "b" said...

Thank you for a lovely giveaway. I have a blog "DanNY boy Quilts" but have yet to write anything on it. It scares me a little bit. I started quilting and reading blogs a year ago when my youngest son passed away. It was a way to occupy my mind and hands. Thank you again and Merry Christmas

Cedar Ridge Studio said...

I would love that book I read 5 books a week. I blog to share what I do in art each day.

Dix said...

Merry Merry. I blog to be connected.

NM_Creatrix said...

blogging helps me clarify what has happened in my life and the pictures make everything tactile for me

Tricia said...

Long time follow here! Cute tote bag! I blog to document life. When I started blogging it was about school, then planning a wedding, quilting, and now it's about quilting and my new daughter when I get chance to update. I also love the people I met along the way.

Nanbon44 said...

what a wonderful gift

MoeWest said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I've missed part of this book series too. I don't blog yet, but I really enjoy reading them.

Joanie's Quilts said...

I am very new at blogging! I started about a year or so ago but maybe 1 or 2 posts a year. I was more involved in moderating an online quilting group called Quilters Passion on Eons. This summer I joined the Charlotte Modern Quilt Guild and the gal who started it was real big on blogging. She even went to a retreat to learn more about it. That really made me curious and so I have plunged in quickly formatting my profile page. Now I just want to make new quilting friends, learn what the latest and greatest is in the world of quilting and share with others what I am doing. It's just fun! and I am enjoying my second childhood here. Now I am experiencing the huge give away party. I have been tantalized and can hardly believe that I have spend so much time on my computer visiting all these wonderful quilters' blogs. Oh by the way the book and bag are such nice gifts. I have read all of Jennifer Chiaverini'a books thus far and have met her in person when she visited the Charlotte Quilters Guild a couple years ago. She signed one of my books. Well thank you for allowing me to share.

SewLindaAnn said...

I've read the first couple of Elm Creek books, they were great! I don't have a blog myself, but I am an avid participant in blog land. I have so enjoyed connecting with people, sharing work, doing swaps and sometimes just reading and enjoying others.

pinsandneedles said...

Oh I love the Elm Creek series. I started blogging to track my progress on a challenging quilt I was making but I continue to blog because of all the inspiration I find and all the wonderful quilters around the world that I have met! Thanks!

Missy said...

I would love to win this book, love the elm creek series. I don't blog..never got into it, but it looks like fun.

Maxine said...

Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

suzie said...

I love the elm creek books. I love to look at all the blogs and drool.

Pippa Parsons said...

ohhh I was going to treat myself to this for xmas, now might wait see if I win, I blog but mainly so my kids one day will have a record of what I did while they were at school :)

free indeed said...

None of Jennifer's books are in our local library, so I've not read them. I'd love to win and that tote is cheery!

Desi @ Wee Share said...

This bag is so lovely. I think we'd use it as a library bag :)

Desi
weeshareblog@gmail.com

Anya said...

What a lovely giveaway! Thanks for the chance! I started blogging because I wanted to journal my Dear Jane journey -- but it's turned out to be so much more than that!

Lee D said...

I have read all the books, but this one. I have since passed my books on to the ladies at my guild. the tote bag is beautiful.

Laura said...

Great bag. Please enter me.

Penny said...

What a lovely tote and would love to read the book but I haven't seen any to date. Thank you.

quilterbell said...

Fantastic giveaway!. I blog because I didn't know anybody around me quilting, I enjoy so much sewing that I needed to share it with somebody, and I am discovering an amazing world of bloggers out there!. Thank you for the chance!.

Liz said...

Holy Cow! I didn't think I was ever going to get to end of the comments! :) How awesome is that?! :) I would love one of your totes! Count me in.

~Liz

GrammyK said...

I don't blog, but yours is one I read regularly. Love, love, love the bag you made! And I do enjoy Jennifer Chiaverini's novels. Here's hoping you pick me! Thanks so much for having this giveaway. Enjoy the Christmas holidays!

Mary C said...

I don't blog but do read them for inspiration.

Lyn said...

I don't blog, but I sure do read a lot of them. Get a lot of ideas from bloggers.

rockgranny said...

I live in Croatia, beautiful little country far, far away from you in which is quilting almost unknown word.All I've learned about quilting I found on internet (still learning) so it was also only possible way to find quilting friends.
I've heard a lot about Jennifer Chiaverini's books but never had a chance to read any, it would be nice to get one.
Thanks for chance to win it.
Merry Xmas to You and Your family

Susan said...

Unfortunately, I don't blog, but I absolutely LOVE reading other people's blogs. I have gotten so many great ideas from my blogging friends. Thank you bloggers! I am having such a wonderful time with this blog hopping party. Thank you for your lovely give aways!!

Bev C said...

Hello,

I started blogging so my family who live overseas could see what I am up to.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Michelle said...

I blog to have an outlet for where to show people "what" I do. Quilting is not an art that is not practiced a lot any more. Although sense I have started blogging I have found many great quilting blogs like this one.

Cheri said...

I blog to get new ideas. Everyone is so creative. Thanks for the chance.

Teresa Felgueiras said...

I love your bag.thanks for such a lovely giveaway.
I blog because I love to meet new people, share ideas and the net makes the world so small. I can reach anyone with the touch of my fingers.

Dresden Quilter said...

I blog for me. It keeps me on track with all of my projects. I like going back through them sometimes to see my thoughts. Thanks for the giveaway. I love your blog.

Brenda said...

Have just discovered your blog. It is wonderful. Would love to have the book.

Lynnie said...

I have really enjoyed looking at your blog and glad you have chosen to participate in the BH! Please include me in the drawing!

Sandy H said...

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity--I've read most of the other books in the series but not that one, and it's a lovely tote! I blog because I enjoy writing and I love the conversations that occur when folks leave comments. I consider my blog and my podcast both conversations with lots of talented quilters who can all teach one another--and are fun to hang out with, to boot!
Sandy
http://www.quiltingfortherestofus.com

nicolesender said...

GFC follower: nicolesender
I don't have a blog but do visit many blogs to learn about new products and learn new skills.
nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

B Greene said...

I love the polka dot fabric you used on the tote - thanks for a great giveaway!

Mystica said...

Thats a beautiful tote. Please count me in!

Martha said...

Love your give-a-way...so generous of you...that's why I blog...other quilters are so generous with their ideas, thoughts, advice and support...I don't get to write in my blog as much as I would like...I am too busy reading everyone elses blog. Happy Holidays.

mamahen02 said...

Joyce Meyer, TV evangelist does this toy soldier type walk and repeats "What about me, what about me...." I'd like to shout it from the roof top this morning. Your gift idea is wonderful!!! Merry Christmas! I'm a new follower, who loves to be encouraged to be creative!
mamahen02@msn.com

Jean said...

I blog so others can know what I have been up to. It is also a way of keeping my typing skills, which I learned in High School in 1956.

tpott said...

I don't blog, yet. I read quilting blogs way, way, too much. I've found that now I need reading glasses. So I can keep up to date on my favorites. I've learned so much from blogs, tutorials, patterns, lots of humor and that I'm not alone in my obsession. ;->

mindingmomma said...

I blog to keep my family across the miles up to date. Love the chance to win. thank you.

Purl Buttons said...

I started blogging so my mother could see what I was doing. I enjoy the different creative experience it provides.

Maria Kievit said...

I don't know how to blog yet. But love Jennifer's books. Have several of them in my library. Awesome prize. Thanks.

Donna Joy said...

I haven't started a blog, but I read alot of blogs. They have opened my world to all those wonderful creative people who love to sew. Thanks for the giveaway. I haven't read these books but would love to.

Angela Moore said...

I would love to win one of the books in the Elm Creek series and the bookbag too. I love to read and have not read any of the books. Sounds very interesting. Oh and I blog because I enjoy sharing my art and also because I enjoy creative writing. Although sometimes I think I am talking to walls. Anyway it's fun and enjoy reading what others are doing.

Laine said...

I don't have a blog of my own but I spend alot of time reading everyone elses. I haven't read any of these books but would be excited to start.

lsandes@comcast.net

Kess said...

Ah, gorgeous tote bag and I've wanted to read that book.
I don't blog right now, but I lurk on quite a number of other people's blogs. -grin- Thanks for the giveaway!
kessilari(at)gmail (dot) com

Joann said...

That tote is so sweet! Love it! the book sounds wonderful, thanks for the chance at a great prize!

wlstarn said...

I started blogging before Facebook, so it was a way to share photos of my work and other photos with friends near and far. I'm also currently using the blag as an aid in the search for 4 missing quilts, 2 of mine and 2 that belong to Sarah Ann Smith of Maine.

jqluo said...

Thanks for the generous giveaway and a chance to win!

Bonnie said...

I don't blog however I feel that I have met so many new friends in reading the blogs that I do. I have also learned so much.

SassyCathy said...

I'd love to read The Wedding Quilt. I just made one for my son and daughter-in-love. It has 100 handwritten and signed blocks with words of wisdom from all of our friends. Sashing in 1 inch with cornerstones and bound top and bottom with a row of hearts. :)
Love the colors you used on the bag.
I hope you have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS! :)
Thank you for the opportunity to win such a nice giveaway.
Cathy Byrd
byrd@gulftel.com

poppyinpink said...

What a delightful bag and it would be a nice chance to sit a put my feet up and read an interesting novel and I could share it with my Mum..a budding quilter, too. My sister recently gave us a copy of the movie, How to make an American Quilt to encourage our interest which was a nice experience.

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