Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Marie Bostwick's Ties That Bind Book Blog Hop Tour & Giveaway

Hello Everyone,

Last week I blogged about my good friend Marie Bostwick and her new role as a quilt designer!  You can read the post here if you would like to read it.  But today, I am part of her book tour.  Her newest book "Ties That Bind" is being released today!!! Very exciting!!

Michele Foster of the Quilting Gallery is the host of the blog hop so be sure to hop on over there for a variety of goodies!

Marie and her errant spaniel!
A few things that you will need to know about me and this book.  
One of the reasons I was taken by this book is because I have read all the other ones in the Cobbled Court Quilt Series and they are DYNAMITE... just like Marie!

I actually identify with Philippa just a whee bit.  Coming into a new town, being thrown into a variety of things, feeling a little tentative... hmmm... sound familiar?

Even if you haven't read any of the other books in this series, not to fear, you can pick up any book at any time and not be lost.  Marie writes her books like this by design.

If you are looking for a good read, here is why you need to read this one...
friends, family, quilting, and love.

I once did take my first quilting class like many of you and some of the characters in the book.  My first class wasn't that great.  But that didn't make me not want to try again.  So, I did and loved it from then on.

In the book Philippa signs up to make her first quilt... a baby quilt... hop on over to Michele's blog to see my first baby quilt and the story behind it.  Just click here



Here is the fabulous cover from Marie's new book.   And just to draw you in a little further, here is a short synopsis...

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… 

Doesn't that make you want to just run out and buy the book now?  But wait... this is a blog hop, right... 

You could WIN a copy right here and on every other blog involved in the hop!!

Here they are:

Tuesday, April 24 
Michele - Quilting Gallery - http://quiltinggallery.com/
Jackie - Canton Village Quilt Works - http://cvquiltworks.blogspot.com/
Wendy - Ivory Spring - http://ivoryspring.wordpress.com/

Wednesday, April 25
Jennifer - SewHooked - http://sewhooked.com/
Erin - One Piece at a Time - http://erinrussek.typepad.com/

Thursday, April 26
Victoria - Bumble Beans Inc. - http://bumblebeansinc.blogspot.com/
Sandi - A Legacy of Stitches - http://alegacyofstitches.blogspot.com/

Friday, April 27
Michele - With Heart and Hands - http://www.with-heart-and-hands.com/
Melissa - Lilac Lane -  http://www.blog.melissastramel.com/

Saturday, April 28
Melissa - Sew Bitter Sweet Designs - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com/
Kim - Crafty Apple - http://kimscraftyapple.blogspot.com/


Also, a special surprise will be available soon on Marie's site.  When you register as a reading friend on Marie's site you will be able to download, for FREE, this...

Hide and Seek Baby Quilt Designed by Deb Tucker of Studio 180 Design
beautiful quilt pattern.  But just know that it is not quite ready yet.

Also, come back here later this week for another special post on Marie and the recent podcast that we did!!

Anyway, would you like to know how to enter to win Marie's Book?  

Just leave a comment here on this blog post that is it!!  The drawing will remain open until May 2.

Best of luck!

One more thing... Don't forget to stop back tomorrow for the Blogger's BOM!

The giveaway is now closed, thank you for entering!



Until Next Time...

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177 comments:

My Life In Quilts said...

I hope being first doesn't jinx my chances because this book sounds delightful. Thank you for hosting the giveaway!

Stephanie said...

I would love to read it. I remember my very first quilt class well. Not the super best experience but I was determined! Thanks to you and Marie for a terrific giveaway.

Pam said...

I'd love to get her new book! My library stopped carrying hers after the 3rd in the series, and I don't know why.

Carol J said...

Thank you for being a part of this giveaway! The book does sound like a good read, and has me thinking that maybe I should get into this series :-)

Michelle Chitty said...

Oh I have already read all the other books. I would love to read this one as well! Thanks Jackie for the chance to win Marie's next book!

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

I think we always need to take time to read, and while some of the world is converting to Nooks and such, I still prefer to hold a good, solid book in my hands and turn the pages. And 'real' books are easier to pass on to friends that way. Looking forward to this latest in the series!

Louise in Iowa said...

Thanks for hosting this giveaway. I've read the other books in Marie's series and have been looking forward to this one.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I would love to give her a try.
Karen

Stephanie Zito said...

The book looks wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

Elisabetta said...

I'd like so much to take a look at this book, maybe I could learn something cool ^_^
thank you so much for this giveaway

Elisabetta said...

I tweeted too ^_^

diegoagogo said...

Thank you for the introduction to a new to me writer! The book sounds wonderful.
I well remember my first quilt class - it's a wonder I ever went near needle, thread & fabric again!!
So glad I persisted.

Cheers
Lush
London, UK

lrdesignsquilting.com said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I have not read any of her books and would love to win this!

Cecilia said...

Im reading the second book now and am really enjoying it. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book.

magicthimblecreations said...

I would love to win the book. If I win it I will share it, after I read it with my quilt friends.

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

I just love Marie's books! Thanks for the opportunity to enter your wonderful giveaway.

Lise said...

sounds like a great read...thank you for this give a way...

Linda said...

Thank you for being a part of this giveaway! I have not seen any of her books around here and would love to win this!

Nedra said...

I love Marie's books and would love to win a copy!
In fact, the other day, right as I entered our local library, one of her books was featured front and center on the recommend table display.

Jeanne said...

Thank you for the opportunity.

Robyn said...

I'd love a chance to win. Thank you

Brenda said...

I would love to win!! I already wrote down the Author and title in case I do not win. Sounds like a must have read!

Josie McRazie said...

The book looks beautiful! Thank you for the chance to win!!

Anonymous said...

I've read them all so far so looking forward to this one!!!
Justine

Joyce Carter said...

I love to read but haven't read any of her books.This one sounds so interesting. Would love to win it. Thank you so much for the chance.

JMF said...

I love her books and have read them all! I would love to win.

sandyb said...

I would love this book! I need to get the other ones and read them. They all sound great.

Thank you for the chance to win this one.

I love your quilt and the puppy is so cute!

sandyb720 at gmail dot com

pasqueflower said...

Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

stichnRN said...

the book sounds great!! i always said i would have an "in" if i ever move with quilting and our corvette. both great groups of people.

Sharmond said...

I already want to read this book! Sounds wonderful!

micmac said...

I love her books and would be thrilled to win! I think her books cultivate community and relationships, and are a perfect choice for quilt shop reading groups.

~ Julie ~ said...

I haven't read any of Marie's books yet, but I love to read and this sounds interesting! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great giveaway!!! :)

Anya said...

Sounds great! Thanks for the chance, Jackie!

Amanda Echler said...

I've never read a book about quilting for fun. I just may have to buy her books even if I don't win ;)

Dirt Road Quilter said...

I'm excited to see the newest installment of this series! I have thoroughly enjoyed Marie's previous books - they are wonderful! Thank you for the opportunity to win this - I can't wait to read it!

LizA. said...

I haven't read any of her books yet. I will definitely be adding Marie to my list to try.

Deb C. said...

This sounds like a 'must read' book for everyone. I would love a chance to win a copy.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

One can always use another great book...thank you

Nancy said...

Thanks for the giveaway - I love books about quilting!

Joan and Kevin said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

cityquilter grace said...

i haven't read many of her books, but they all sound terrific! i'll take one!

Linda said...

HELLO! LOVE THE EARLY SPRING FLOWERS AND NEW GREEN GRASS ABOUT! THANK YOU FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1214@yahoo.com

Patty said...

It sounds like a good book. I'd love to read it.

MollyP said...

Mrs. Bostwick is new to me. I'm so glad to get an introduction. I love reading, so I'm surprised I haven't some across her books yet. Ties That Bind sounds lovely. Thanks!

quiltercaroline said...

I have not had the chance to read any of Maries books but would love to give one a try. Thank you

Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts said...

Interesting book, I'd love to win it! :-)

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I love a good read. This sounds like it would hit the spot.

Sew Nichole said...

What a great book! Thanks for the opportunity!

Maria Kievit said...

Love reading books about people and quilting. Two favourites!. Thanks for the giveaway.

Jennyroo said...

I'm a reader, would love to give this book a go!

Mary said...

You made a cute quilt for your daughter. Nothing like the quilts you make now. Thanks for a chance to win a copy of Marie's New Book.

Jean said...

I adore this book series! I've read every book so far.

Johanna said...

I missed her book signing for the last book that was released. It's a great series! I'm not much of a reader, but Marie's books are wonderful!

Karen M said...

The book sounds like a great read. Thanks for the chance to win.

Lindah said...

Sounds like an interesting story. I'll look forward to reading it.

Mary said...

I would love to win this book. I have the one that came out before this one and love it.
Thanks for a chance to win.

Rosa said...

I love read but I haven´t read any book of her and love the synopsis.Thanks for the chance

Chatty Kathy said...

Didn't realize until I read further that I have read one of her books; I'd love to read another. Thanks for the opportunity.

Judy1522 said...

I love to read and Marie's book sounds like one I would really enjoy.

JoyceLM said...

I love her books. Thanks for the chance to win.

Lee said...

Thanks for the review and giveaway!

Kathy H said...

I would love to read Marie's newest book. Thanks for the chance.

The Village Queen said...

Just discovered her books and like them alot. Wish I lived in that town! Thanks for the chance!

Jean said...

I would love to win this book! Thanks for the chance to win!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Next to quilting, I love to read! This book sounds great! Thanks for the chance!

Paula TheQuilter said...

I, too, have read all the previous books and love them.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance at winning the book. I have read a few of The Cobblestone Court series and love them. sscarlett@stny.rr.com

Anonymous said...

Thank you for being a part of this blog and for the chance to win such a wonderful book. I enjoy reading when I am not quilting and I am sure I will find this book one to cherish forever.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Jennifer Gail said...

I'll give it a whirl:) Thanks

Patty said...

Has everyone had a rather interesting experience with their first quilt class ?

Delores said...

I've enjoyed Marie's previous books, and would love to read this one!!
Thanks for the chance.

tubakk said...

I love this sort of books. Happy to find your blog, and hope to win the book! Thanks!

Diane said...

I love the Cobble Court series ... I've got all of them & cant wait to read "Ties that Bind". Thanks for the chance!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win. The book sounds like a great read. Thanks for the offering.
Linda
ljdutcher@yahoo.com

Janet said...

Thanks for a chance to win the book.

Christine said...

I just adore Marie's novels. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

Texas JennyWren said...

The new novel sounds so fun!! I love to read. Thanks for giving me a chance to win this book.

Sandi said...

I'm looking forward to Marie's new book. I've enjoyed all of the Cobbled Quilt series so far.

Lyn said...

I am anxious to read the new book.
Thanks for the chance.

Jill said...

I love Marie's books and am anxious to read the lastest.

Diann said...

I'm a big reader and this book sounds good. Here's hoping!

charlotte said...

Sounds like a good book. I am always looking for more books to read and quilt themes are faves.

sandra said...

I love Marie's books and have been looking forward to this new one. Thanks for opportunity to win a copy.Wh

scottylover said...

I have the first two of these books to read and need to get started on them! Before I know it I will be WAY behind! :)

Thanks for the chance to win.
Sandy A

Lisa said...

I love to read so a new book is awesome! Thank you for having the giveaway.

Patty D from NC said...

Love her books. Tanks for chance to win.

Sallie said...

Cool! Thanks for the chance!

Bev C said...

Hello Jackie,

This book of Marie's sounds just perfect. Thank you for the opportunity to enter.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Gene Black said...

I haven't read any of Marie's books, but you certainly make them sound interesting. I would love to win this book.

Sharon said...

Would love to read a copy of her latest book they are all wonderful...

Granny Lyn said...

I LOVE Marie's books, so I'm so excited to get my hands on the new one!! love your blog, too,,,thanks for kicking off the hop!

Sewgirl said...

I would love to win a copy of Marie's latest book. I have enjoyed the first couple of books she did, and am anxious to see the continuing saga of the cobbled court series!

Karrie S said...

I just read her series of books in February and I LOVE THEM. I REALLY want a copy of this book and am so glad I get a bunch of chances to win :) Thanks for the giveaway.

Linda said...

I'm always up for a good read, and if it's about quilting, even better! Thanks for the chance to win.

Linda B. said...

I have not read any of her books but they sound wonderful! What an adorable puppy! Thank you for allowing me to play along.

CARMEN said...

Never never done a blog hop !!!! Looking forward to reading this book, even if I do not win IT , will it be Ava in kindle ?
Carmen

christine said...

This book sounds delightful, thank you for the opportunity to win a copy!

christine.mitchell13@yahoo.com

rag55 said...

The book does sound good!!! I love it when there is a series of books cuz you get to know and love the characters.

Nexxxus Ramblings said...

Oh my two loves combined, quilting and reading, count me in.

hueisei said...

I'd loved to win! Thanks!

Judy V said...

I can't wait to read Marie's newest book. Thanks for the give away.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

-thank for the chance to win.
Bente

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Obrigada por hospedagem e estou adorando entrar neste sorteio.Um grande abraço.

Sally said...

I'd love to try one of these books--looks good. I also need to check out the BOM, how much fun!

RihannsuCrafts said...

I also didn't have the best possible experience when attending my first ever quilt class. I'm glad I'm want put off and should I ever teach a class I have good pointers about what not to do.

Anonymous said...

I would like to win this book. It sounds like one I would like.

Thanks for the opportunity.

senstrings@yahoo.com

Susan

Laurel said...

yeah for a new marie bostwick book!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to read this book. The cover really intrigues me.
wlinda_ca@yahoo.com

Celine said...

Of course I'd love to win Marie's book. I have just added it to my wish list on amazon in case I am not the lucky one! Thanks for the chance to win.
Celine_Combet at yahoo.co.uk

Lora said...

I would love to win this book! I have Marie's books on my 'to read' list, but our library doesn't seem to carry them. Can't wait to check it out :)

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

the entire series is beautiful! and this new addition is lovely... Congrats Marie ! and TY for the generous giveaway opps ...

Wanda said...

This sounds like a great book.

Rosemary said...

I love Marie Bostwick's books and would love to read this one also. My mom and I both enjoy her books. Thanks for the chance to win it!!

Nancy in IN said...

I love Marie's books and get to meet her in Shelbyville, IN, at a book signing. How exciting.

Sandra said...

Have read all of Marie's books and would love to win this one.

Debbie said...

I have started a collection of Marie's books. I have one and need to win this one to call it a collection! Thanks, Jackie.

Jackie, can you please tell me how you set up your comments to be numbered?

LJRandolph said...

I enjoying reading novels with quilting as a cental theme. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book.

Cherry said...

I have enjoyed reading Marie's books and can't wait to read this new one! Thanks for the giveaway :-)

Christi said...

What better way to spend your time if you are actually quilting...reading about quilts!!
Thank you...

cjpike at indiana dot edu

upstateLisa said...

I haven't read any of Marie's books yet but would like to!

Linda said...

As a newly retired, newbie quilter, I spend most of my days reading or quilting. On days when my health issues preclude quilting, reading is my sanity. What a wonderful way to combine my two "spare time" loves!

Kathleen said...

I would love to read this book...thanks for the giveaway...

Kathryn said...

Marie's book always have interesting plots. Thanks for this giveaway. Kathie L in Allentown

Sue said...

Cool!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like such an interesting book. One of my loves...reading and quilting. Thank you
quigleyfran@sbcglobal.net

Becky said...

Absolutely love Marie's books! Thanks for the heads up about the free pattern!

brenda90159 said...

Thanks for the info on the book and chance to win a copy.

Sherri D said...

Thank you for being a part of this fabulous give-a-way! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Marie's series of books and can't wait till I get this newest one!

Sandi said...

Thank you for participating in the blog hop. I look forward to reading Marie's latest installment in this series.

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

Thanks for a chance to win Marie's book!

quiltmom said...

I have not read any of her books but will look forward to doing so- it looks like a good one. Thanks for the chance to win such a nice book.
Regards,
Anna

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I sounds brilliant and I love that pattern!

jmniffer said...

I just found Marie's books due to the blog hop. I can't wait to read them all!

Vesuviusmama said...

I have (and love!) all the other Cobbled Court Quilt books, so I can't wait to read this one!

MissesStitches said...

I've read Marie's other books and loved them. It would be great to win her latest book. Thanks for the opportunity.

Stitched With Prayer said...

I LOVE Marie's Cobbled court series. Thanks so much for a chance. Hugs...

Linda said...

Got to see if my local library has this book yet!!

Dee said...

Loving the errant puppy and the quilt they are sitting on. I would love to win this book. Thank you.

Elizabeth said...

Thank you for taking part and sharing your quilting life.

AlessandraLace said...

I cross my fingers, thank you for this chance. hugs

Loris said...

Here Blog Hopping and am so happy to learn of Marie's books. I read the first pages of one and love her already! Can't wait to read more. Thank you for hosting the giveaway.

Darlene B said...

I have read the first 4 books in the series and would love to win a copy of her 5th book! Thanks for the chance to win!

legato1958 said...

Thanks for the chance to win the book!

sue
legato1958@aol.com

Ariane said...

I love the baby quilt you shared at the Quilters gallery blog! Gorgeous!!! Those bunnies are so adorable. I wonder if that pattern is still available somewhere. Thanks for the chance to win this book!

Candace said...

What a cute quilt! I would love to spread the word about Marie's new book by reading it! I hope I win,I hope I WIN!

quiltgrammy said...

Sounds like a great book, I need to see if my library has this series. Thanks for the giveaway!!

Jay said...

This sounds like a series I could get into wholeheartedly. The only thing I love to do more than quilting is....reading, of course!

Rosemary said...

Thank you so much for this giveaway. I have to mention how much fun I am having with the BOM. I am using some funky KF prints I've had for awhile and like the look. However I loved the softer prints that were shown a couple of days ago. What a great BOM. I love the patterns ...

Kate Brown said...

I havent read any of her books yet but would love to. It sounds great!

Jeanne Gwin said...

Oh, I so hope I win, I haven't been out to get her book or online to order it. Maybe Karma was telling me to wait on you. thanks

Colleen said...

I really enjoyed your interview with Marie, and would love to win!

Marripatch said...

Wow I hadn't heard of this book series - thanks for the heads-up. Looks like I'll be looking to order it online

Jennilicous said...

Pretty pretty please let me win this! :) Thanks for the giveaway.

ytsmom said...

I love these books. Read the first 2, have the 3rd, but am behind. Winning would help catch me up. Also looking forward to Too Much Texas!!

Quilter in the Gap said...

I too have read all of her books and loved them. Thanks for the chance.

Sarah in Houston said...

CAN'T WAIT TO READ IT.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Sounds like a great book. I have not read any of Marie's books but can't wait to start. I love books that are written as a series.

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

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Cat said...

I can hardly wait to start this series. Thanks for the opportunity.

Kd Brown said...

Oh, good...another Marie Bostwick book is out. I love these books and can't wait to read the new one in the series. :)

hafza said...

Thanks for the chance to win:)I can't wait to read her book...

Sooli said...

Pick me, pick me! Thanks for the opportunity to win this lovely book!

dorothy said...

Would love to win, my first quilt class was for a baby quilt for my daughter, when I was a week away from having her.

KatheG said...

Thanks for the chance to win this book - just love the cover.

Luann said...

Hopping from blog to blog has really been fun - so many fun things to see and read. Thanks so much for being a part of the blog hop and giveaway.

Jill Rimes said...

I enjoy all of Marie's books!

Julie said...

I love all of Marie's books. I am hoping to win this latest on the blog tour :) Thanks for a wonderful giveaway.

Deb C. said...

Wow. thanks for the chance to win. I will go right over and listen to her podcast. Sounds great.

Shelly said...

I'm busy reading her first book, and it's really good. I'll be reading all of them, and winning this one would sure help!

syglad said...

Thank you for being a part of this giveaway! I have not seen any of her books around here and would love to win this!

BjoLiz said...

I am reading her first book, Fields of Gold, and am enjoying it. I did not realize that there was quilting in her early books, but was delighted to find that indeed there is! I have read the first in the Cobbled Court Series and really enjoyed it and look forward to reading them all!

bjoliz@yahoo.com

Carol said...

I've read the previous books in the series and I'm looking forward to this one.

Ullhärvan said...

I would love to win this book! I don't think it's easy to find in Sweden.

Wivi said...

The book looks wonderful! I would love a copy.

Violette Severin said...

I would love to read the book. The front cover design is beautiful and makes me interested in it.

Sandy said...

I would Love to Win Marie Bostwick's new Book, "Ties That Bind"...I plan to introduce it to my sewing and quilting groups too!

sbsudbury said...

I hope that 176 is the lucky number as I would love to read this book. I listed to the podcast and it sounded very interesting. Then I will have to catch up on the series. Thanks for the opportunity to win.
sharon.bourque@sympatico.ca

Nancy Sue said...

Looks like a great read!!!! Thank you for the synopsis and for participating in the blog hop!

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