SewCalGal certainly enjoys sharing insights about new books and products. As such, I’m delighted to share my thoughts with you today about “The Giving Quilt“, by Jennifer Chiaverini, the latest Elm Creek Quilt Novel.
After reading this book, I have a feeling that I’ve just returned from an amazing quilt retreat, where I learned a new quilt design and many tips, made a beautiful quilt for charity, made wonderful new friends, and enjoyed excellent meals in a beautiful setting. It left me wanting more……
This is the twentieth Elm Creek Quilts novel, where Chiaverini does a great job, as always, bringing her characters to life in a setting that you can related to and feel as if you are a part of (or would like to be a part of). In this novel, the setting is Elm Creek Manor, which hosts weekly quilt retreats throughout the year. And, it is focused a particular week where the event is called “Quiltsgiving”, appropriately held the week after Thanksgiving, where all attendees at quilt camp make quilts for Project Linus.
The GIVING QUILT definitely reminds the reader: “Giving from the heart blesses the giver as much as the recipient, and while giving may not always be easy, it is always worthwhile”.
SewCalGal loves “The Giving Quilt” and hopes you have a chance to read it soon. You should be able to find this book in your local quilt shop, or online shop, as well as at Amazon.com.
Jennifer Chiaverini is on a book tour, where I also hope you have a chance to meet her in person. Here is her current schedule:
- Tuesday, October 30 — Madison, WI
- Thursday, November 1 — Cedarburg, WI and Oconomowoc, WI
- Friday, November 2 — Lincolnshire, IL and Naperville, IL
- Saturday, November 3 — Omaha, NE
- Sunday, November 4 — Denver, CO
- Monday, November 5 — Wichita, KS
- Tuesday, November 6 — Hutchinson, KS
- Wednesday, November 7 — Decatur, GA
- Thursday, November 8 — Raleigh, NC
- Friday, November 9 — West Chester, PA
- Saturday, November 10 — Hudson, OH
- Tuesday, November 13 — Elm Grove, WI
- Sunday, November 18 — Spring Green, WI
For event locations, dates, times, and other important details, please see the Events page on Jennifer's website (http://elmcreek.net/events). If you'd like her to come to a book signing in your area, talk with your local quilt shops and book stores and encourage them to contact Jennifer's publisher. If enough shops contact the publisher, it might help to get Jennifer to travel to your area.
Those that are able to attend her book tour, will also receive a limited edition "Giving Quilt" pin for each copy of THE GIVING QUILT you have me sign, while supplies last. The new pin for THE GIVING QUILT features a design inspired by the cover art, and you can see a photo of the pin here: http://www.elmcreek.net/TGQpin.jpg .