If you're a Jennifer Chiaverini fan, you'll want to comment on this post to win a paperback copy of "The Giving Quilt", along with three Elm Creek pins.
A couple of weeks ago, I was given a copy of the book and asked to review it and then sponsor a giveaway on my blog. Now I don't usually do things like this too often, but I've read most of the Elm Creek Quilts novels and have liked them, so I agreed.
Here's a synopsis from the publisher -- "At Elm Creek Manor, the circle of quilters is hard at work preparing for 'Quiltsgiving'. Held annually the week after Thanksgiving, expert and novice quilters from near and far gather for a special winter session of quilt camp to make pieces for Project Linus. As the week unfolds, the quilters respond to the question, 'Why do you give?' in ways as varied as the life experiences that drew them to Elm Creek Manor. Each of the quilters, including a librarian, a teacher, a college student, and a quilt shop clerk, uses her unique talents to teach, inspire, and give back to her fellow campers."
Since I am very much involved in making charity quilts, including for Project Linus, I enjoyed reading about the 'Quiltsgiving' camp at Elm Creek Quilts and "getting to know" the quilters who attended the camp. Each one has a unique story, but they all have the common thread of wanting to give back to others, even when faced with difficulties in their own lives. It's something that I see in my fellow quilt guild members as well.
You can read more about the book here...and it is now available in paperback.
Now for the giveaway...as I said above, I have a paperback copy of "The Giving Quilt", as well as three Elm Creek pins to giveaway to a lucky reader of my blog. To enter, just leave a comment on this post and tell me where you are from and what kinds of charity projects you enjoy. I'll pick a random winner in the morning of April 15th. One comment per person, please. And please, please, please, make sure there is a way for me to contact you if you are the winner. You may want to read this to make sure that your profile is not set to "no reply".
And if you don't win, you can still purchase the book from your favorite bookstore!