Friday, May 10, 2013

Between Heaven and Texas Blog Hop Tour... Giveaway and Star Tutorial

Hello Everyone,

Today is my day to introduce to you, my good friend, Marie Bostwick's newest book...
Between Heaven and Texas.

But along with that there are some other goodies too.  With each stop on the tour you will receive a new block to make.  The one below is mine.  


I call it Top of the Rainbow. 

 Note the similarities in the colors to the quilt on the cover of Marie's book!!

You can download the PDF for the star here.

Now onto the book...


Marie's book is just fabulous!  And this is not a biased statement.  I have read all her books from the Cobbled Court Quilt Series as well as this book too.  This book is sort of a prequel to the Cobbled Court Quilt Series.  The main character is Mary Dell, who was featured in her previous books. 

You will come to love and know Mary Dell so much more intimately in the book.  Learning more of her background and where she comes from just endears her more to you.  That said... I am keeping my mouth shut on the rest of the book.  I want you to read it for yourself... you will love it!!


Don't forget to visit all the other blogs for your chance to enter a book and also to grab some wonderful FREE star tutorials.


Oh... so one more thing.  I have been friends with Marie for quite some time.  I think I first met her in 2007 in the local quilt shop that was open at the time in my town.  Marie lives very close to me, so I do have the opportunity to see her.  

But each time she has a new book come out, I either go to her house or she comes to mine and I interview her on my podcast.  This book was no different.  You can hear her on my podcast...


You can listen on your computer by clicking here.  Or if you prefer you can download it from iTunes and listen on your iPod or other MP3 device, by clicking here.

Here are all the stops on the blog hop.

Monday, April 29 – Marie Bostwick
Tuesday, April 30 – Michele – Quilting Gallery
Wednesday, May 1 – Bonnie – Quiltville
Thursday, May 2 – Pat – Pat Sloan
Thursday, May 2 – Kim – Persimon Dreams
Friday, May 3 – Melissa – Happy Quilting
Saturday, May 4 – Jo – Jo’s Country Junction
Sunday, May 5 – Wendy – Ivory Spring
Monday, May 6 – Victoria – Bumble Beans Inc.
Tuesday, May 7 – Vicki – Quilting Lodge Blog
Wednesday, May 8 – Melissa/Jake – Generation Q Magazine
Thursday, May 9 – Jennifer – Sew Hooked
Friday, May 10 – Jackie – Canton Village Quilt Works

You can download the PDF tutorial for my block by clicking here.
or Find all the stars here with direct links to each Blog Hop post.

Want to help out a great cause while enjoying the great free patterns from Marie’s Blog Tour? Make an extra star block and donate it the The Linus Connection! Any and all 12″ star blocks are welcome!
Jennifer from SewHooked has been an active volunteer for The Linus Connection for over 10 years. To date, she has made and donated approximately 300 quilts and blankets since 2002, many of them made from orphan blocks donated by quilters from around the world from generous quilters like you!
The Linus Connection is a 501(c)(3) organization based in Austin, Texas whose mission is to make and deliver handmade security blankets for children in crisis situations in the Central Texas area. The blankets go to children in hospital emergency rooms, in crisis centers, in foster care, battered women’s shelters, to any child who is in need of a little extra security in their lives.
Contact Jennifer for mailing information at sewhooked@gmail.com or visit The Linus Connection blog to find out other ways you can help!



Now it's time for a giveaway.  One lucky reader will win a copy of Marie's book.  Just leave a comment on this blog post and tell me your favorite book.  The giveaway will be open until May 12th at 11:59 PM CST.  Good Luck! 

Don't forget...There's also a bonus giveaway if you complete the quilt top using the designer’s blocks and upload a photo to our Flickr group by September 1, 2013.  You’ll be entered to win an audio version of Marie’s new book. This version is due to be released sometime in September.

Best of luck to everyone!!

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64 comments:

OhioLori said...

My favorite book will always be "Anne of Green Gables". I love alot of books, but this is my "Bestest" fave! :)

Loooove your block! Colors & fabrics are super! Thanks too, for the Tutorial.

Debbie said...

Love the fabrics that you used in your block, Jackie! One of my favorite books has always been Gone with the Wind. It's been a while since I read it, but back then, starting with the first time in my teens, I read it three times! I have Marie's first Cobble Court book. I guess I gotta get the rest of them!

CathyK said...

One of my favorite books is To Kill a Mockingbird. Thank you for the chance!

Frances said...

Nice fabric choice in your block. One of my favorite books is Mitch Albom's Tuesday's with Morrie.

Lisa Marie said...

One of my recent favorites is "In a Sunburned Country" by Bill Bryson. Very entertaining!

Sandi1100 said...

Love your block! I don't have a favorite book but do love reading. I have read all of the Cobblestone Court books and look forward to reading this one. Thanks for the chance to win.

Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts said...

One of my favourites is "The Curious Incident of the Dog at Nighttime", it always reminds me that there are other points of view than mine.
Thansk for the chance!

Emma's Daughter said...

My all-time favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird.

Mystica said...

One of my favourite books is Without Reservations by Alice Steinbach.

Anya said...

Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver. Thanks for the chance!

stitchinRN said...

Right now I am reading "These is my words" by Nancy Turner. It seems the book I am reading is my favorite, I love to read these historical novels- especially with quilting themes.

Penny Barnes said...

I just finished reading A Single Thread (Cobblestone Quilts) and it was so good.

Debbie Rogowski said...

Just finished reading The Help, great great book. Next on my list? Between Heaven and Texas :)

scottylover said...

Hard to say which is my favorite. It usually is the one I am reading at the time! :)

I do love Charlotte's Web. Haven't read it lately, so I guess I should dust it off and read it again

Sandy A
PS..love your block!

Nona said...

Love your star block, so colorful. My favorite book is The Girl of the Limberlost, a real oldie.

Vicki H said...

Love your block. I haven't read it in a long time, but I like The Diary of Anne Frank.

JoyceLM said...

My favorite is China Court by Rumer Godden. Love your block. Thanks for sharing & thanks for the chance to win.

Susie said...

I still love David Copperfield. I think I read it once a decade! The most recent book I read was John Paul Jones by Evan Thomas. I make time each week to read.

Anonymous said...

Once of my favorite books is, "To Kill a Mockingbird."

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Sandy said...

I love to read so picking a “favorite" is very hard. My granddaughter and I are going to read Heidi together and then try to go to the Heidi festival the end of June. I love Debby Macomber books and just recently discovered Marie's books which have become new favorites!

Marjorie Nath said...

I don't have a favorite but anything by Anne McCaffrey, Katherine Kurtz or Brain Herbert Will always be read at least once a year.

Sherry said...

I really don't have a favorite book. I have read all of Marie's book except for this new one. I like James Patterson and Nora Roberts to name just 2 more.

Margaret said...

I just finished reading a David Balducci book called Divine Justice and am now going to go shopping for more of his book, He is a great mystery writer

Savannagal said...

Plants of the Chicago Region (Indiana Natural Science) by Swink and Wilhelm is one of my favorite books.

Donna W said...

I would have to say that I really don't have a favorite book, but I love mysteries. Any kind and usually by anybody.

Erica said...

One of my favorite books would have to be The Help. :)

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Gone with the Wind and Good Earth

Sallie said...

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Karen said...

One of my favorites is The Notebook.

Catskill Quilter said...

The Grapes of Wrath is my favorite -- years and years after first reading it!

Kathie said...

East of Eden by John Steinbeck is one of my favorites.

Jillsknit said...

Several on this blog hop have asked for favorite book. That's impossible I love books of all types and just can't pick one. I've enjoyed the Cobblecourt series and am looking forward to this latest book.

Barbara Pricola said...

My all time favorite book is a toss up between Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier and Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. And I really like your star block!

teachpany said...

I love lots of books. I've read the first 2 Cobbled Courts books, and they were wonderful. I'm looking forward to reading this one.

Tami C said...

The Giving Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini was the best book that I have read in a very long time! I was so encouranged by it that I read the rest of the Elm Creek Quilter series one right after the other. I'm looking forward to reading Marie Bostwick's Cobbled Court Quilts series and would love to win Between Heaven and Texas. Thanks for the chance to win!

Darlene B said...

Lynn Austin's books are my favorite...she has a great Civil War series that was wonderful. Also have loved every one of Marie's books - can't wait to read the latest one!

Pat V. said...

My favorite book is The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Very atmospheric!

AJ (The Quilting Pot Podcast) said...

One of my favorite books is "The Other Side of Midnight" by Sidney Sheldon

Lou said...

I am loving the Yada Yada series right now:) I am also a fan of Elm Creek Series;)

mabear said...

I really like your block. I love the bright colors. My favorite books are the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon.

Becky said...

One of my favorite books is Winter Solstice by Rosamund Pilcher. Have a great weekend, Jackie!

Ellee said...

I don't have a favorite book as I seldom read fiction; however, my favorite book as a child was Charlotte's Web which I have read in more recent years to my children and granddaughter. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Deb said...

i like Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers.

wendy said...

I have read so many, I can't really choose one that is my favorite. I just love to read! Your star block is great! Am trying to choose the fabrics I want to use in it. Thanks for a chance.

Jeanne in Ohio said...

My favorite book is anything by Diana Gabaldon, especially the Outlander series. Nice block!

Gabriele said...

I like to read anything by Maeve Binchy. Currently reading between heaven and Texas. Great book!

Cecilia said...

Pretty block! My favorite book is Pride & Prejudice. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of Marie's book.

O'Quilts said...

I have not read any of these books and would love to try. My favorite book is the Poisonwood Bible.

Mini MNM's said...

Picking a favorite book is like picking a favorite child. I can't do it! I like romance, books about Amish, quilts, a little mystery, and some magic. And of course I love the Bible too!

Anonymous said...

Anything and about everything by Madeline L'Engle. I can always go back to her when I need a 'chat with a good friend'

And I love to make star blocks :)
Cherie

corinne said...

The Left Behind book series are my favorite.

barbara woods said...

I have read for 65 years read a lot thanks for the chance

Karrie Smith said...

Marie's books are some of my favorites, for real. I don't have A favorite, but favoriteS. I also love Jodi Picoult, and her newest The Storyteller really stuck out to me, compared to her newest books in awhile. Thanks for the chance to win!

Trish said...

At the moment, my favorite book is Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I have to admit though, that the next book I read will probably be my new favorite. I'm fickle like that! :)

Maureen Clare said...

My favourite books are Gone with the Wind, Jane of Lantern Hill and The Shop on Blossom Street, by Debbie Macomber. This last book concerns the friendships formed via a knitting club which I likened to friendships made within a quilting or sewing group. Hope I'm lucky.
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Lee Ann said...

I read daily as my downtime to bedtime. Sandra Brown, James Patterson, top the list I will read anything they write. I love this block!! I am going to talk my friend into making them with me.

Beth said...

It's impossible to narrow it down to a single book, but I do love the series by Louise Penny. Give yourself a gift and begin with "Still Life" .

Rebeckah Austin said...

I need to check this book out! I love the Laura Ingles Wilder books, Farmer Boy is my favorite!

Debra Reinert said...

Love the colors in your block.
Do not have a favorite book, though I do like to read. The last several books I read were by Karen Kingsbury

Kate said...

My favourite book is usually whatever I am reading, right now.

Judy MacLeod said...

My all time favourite book has to be Anna Sewall's Black Beauty. I've owned several copies and always love opening it.

Judy1522 said...

Right now I am reading the Cedar Cove series of books by Debbie Macomber and they are my current favorite.

Jody said...

Whatever book I'm reading is my favorite!

Dreamingof03 - Heather said...

That is actually tough to answer. My favs have been the lily bard, harper Cornelly, sookie stackhouse series by charlaine Harris, the harry potter series, and chronicles of Maria. I guess i like book series the best because they last longer. :)

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