Monday, August 22, 2011

5 Fat Quarters...giveaway! It's a Mystery to Me...

This Monday's Mystery...is for
YOU to help me find some
BOOKS.  Books? Yep, books....
Quilt books, but, not the instructional kind.

In the past several years there has grown to
be quite a "garden" of fictional stories that include
making quilts as a major part of the story.  I decided to
Google to see just how many books there might be.
I was surprised...no, more like AMAZED!
Before you scroll down further...just take a guess at
how many you think I found on Amazon.com



On Amazon the number is.....
omgosh... 596!!
Many of the books listed are children's books.  But,
nonetheless, even subtracting the children's books,
there are a TON of fictional books.  If you follow the link
below...you might just be surprised too!


Are you here to try to WIN?...
Win... 5 Fat Quarters?...in your color choice(s)

May...be.....baby? 
K... here's watcha gaudda do...

Leave a comment (just one)
saying that...

You are a follower
and
What fictional  quilt book(s)
is (are) your favorite(s)





**The MM Giveaway ends 
Saturday Aug 27th at Midnight**

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Last Week's Mystery Monday is

Linda V.
from
Redlands, California!!






63 comments:

Leah said...

Wow, I didn't know there were that many quilt fiction books. I have only read one: A time to Love (Quilts of Lancaster county by Barbara Cameron. I will have to check out that Amazon list and find me some good reading. Thanks!

My Life In Quilts said...

Hi,I'm a follower, and I've read the "Elm Creek" series and the "A Someday Quilt" mystery series and loved both!
I haven't read any other series but love to read books about my favorite subjects too! I love any of the knitting books too.
Thanks for the give away!

yorkie mom said...

I Love Sandra Dallas "Prayers for Sale" Wonderful book and author!

Sarah Craig said...

Of course I'm a follower..... but I have to admit, I've never read a quilt novel! Maybe it's time to give one a try.....

Cynthia said...

"The Quilt" by T. Davis Bunn. I'm a follower as well. Thanks for the giveyaway!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I am a follower, and can you believe that I've never read a fictional book with a Quilting theme?? I recently picked up several Elm Creek books at a yard sale, so they are the first on my list :-)

Linda V said...

First of all THANK YOU! I am last week's winner! I am so excited and grateful! Thank you! Thank you!!

Now regarding this week, I am a follower and really do enjoy your website. I have never read a fictional quilting book either. Now that I know there are so many of them, I surely will have to find one to read, since I love quiltiing!

Thanks again!
Linda V
homesweetquiltinghome.blogspot.com
L

Tonya said...

I have read most of the Elm Creek novels and all of the Benni Harper mystery novels (by Earlene Fowler). Although I can relate to almost every thing Benni Harper my favorite are the Elm Creek. There are some others on that list that I want to try though. I have never seen them before. Thank you!

gill said...

I'm a follower and I didn't even know there were quilting novels!

Char said...

Thanks for the link. I really need a new book to read.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm a follower. This was easy I've read "Grow Old With Me" and loved it!

Sis-O said...

Thank You for the chance to win. I read "The Quilt" by Gary Paulsen. Wonderfully good short story. I was kind of surprised (in a good way)by the story. I am a follower.

Yumm yumz by patticakes said...

My favorite would probably be "The Little Giant of Aberdeen County." It is a truly well-written gothic, macabre tale involving revenge, redemption, folk medicine, and magic. The main character will alternately break your heart and inspire you and "the quilt" plays a surprising and intriguing role in the plot.
Read it today!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

I love the Benni Harper mystery series by Earlene Fowler. Each book is named for a quilt block. So fun! Thanks for the chance on your great giveaway!

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

I never realized there ere so many quilt themed books available. I like to read a variety of books. I do not like horror or love stories though. I recently bought a Kindle and I have been trying out a variety of new to me books. I read a couple crafting mystery books which were a nice relaxing read.

Deborah in Atlanta said...

I'm a fairly new quilter, and guess I've been out in La-La Land, because I didn't know these books even existed. Guess I need to get my head out of the sand.

Amy said...

Hi Linda!

I don't think I've read any quilt books, but that will soon change :)

Some of those books on the amazon list look like gems.

I'm a follower, who is so thankful for another exciting giveaway

Benta At SLIKstitches said...

I'm a follower, and my face is "the patchwork cat" which is a childrens book

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

I love books! I guess the Elm Creek series is my favorite, followed closed by Earline Fowlers books. Thanks for the fun! You know I'm a happy follower! :-)

Deb said...

I am also a Sandra Dallas. She has great writing skills, which keeps me turning the page. She has a way of weaving the quilting theme in a subtle way.

Deb

Irina said...

Hi, I'm a follower and sorry to say that I've never rad a fiction quilt book... too busy quilting!

James-Linda said...

T.DAVIS BUNN'S "THE QUILT" IS GOOD+THE ONLY BOOK ON QUILTS I'VE READ. HAPPILY FOLLOWING YOU! THANKS SO FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I listen to tape books, but never a 'quilt' one. I did go see - "The Quilt" by T. Davis Bunn - done as a play and the local quild had the school displayed with quilts.

kc said...

Well, I'm a follower (that sounds kinda kinky, eh?) but I didn't know there were so many fictional quilting books!! And I've never read a one of 'em - BUT...I have been enjoying the Quilting is Murder series...if'n that counts! Thanks for sponsoring so many great giveaways!

Julie said...

I'm a follower and my favorite quilting novels are the Jennifer Chiaverini Elm Creek ones. It's a great series!

Stitchin' time said...

I'm a follower and to date the only books I've read on quilting have been non-fiction. Some ladies on the Craft forum I frequent have read many of the Elm Creek series but I like to have a few choices and found this
http://www.lansing.lib.il.us/webfiles/RA_bibs/quilting.pdf
I'm yet to scour the local library and secondhand book store for these as I haven't had time to read lately. I'm thinking the Earlene Fowler series sounds good.
Cheers,
Robyn

Patty said...

I am a follower, and a book reader. I don't have any favorites, but I have read a lot of them. Now I have a few more to read.

jrsaumweber said...

My all time fav. quilt book is called "The Quiltmaker's Gift" by Jeff Brumbeau and Gail de Marcken. It's a heartwarming story and the artwork is beautiful. There is a quilt block on every page and the inside of the book jacket is a pic. with over 200 quilt patterns hidden in it. It's really amazing.
Yes indeed, I'm a follower.

Janet said...

I honestly have never read a fictional quilt book. Not that I wouldn't like to I just have never seen any. Except for The Quiltmaker's Gift. A children's book but a lovely story. I am a follower.

Kira said...

I've only read "The Aloha Quilt: An Elm Creek Quilts Novel." I didn't care much for the storyline, but it was wonderful to read about the origin and use of pineapple quilting.

Christine M said...

My favourite fictional quilt books are Jennifer Chiaverini's Elm Creek Quilts. I've read them all and love them. I'm a follower too.

Pat V. said...

I love the "Someday Quilts" series. Just fun to read. And I am a follower...

Vickie said...

Thanks for the link! I love to read and especially about things I love!
Elm Creek Quilts are the only fictional quilt books I have read mostly because I hadn't looked for any others! I'd say they are my favorite for now! But I am going to the library today! Thanks again!

Vickie said...

ps...I am a follower!

annmarie said...

I am your follower & my favorite quilty fiction author is Marie Bostwick. Her Cobbleed Court series is great: A Single Thread, A Thread of Truth, A Thread So Thin, & Threading the Needle.

Marsha said...

My favorite of all time is " How To Make an American Quilt" by Whitney Otto. It was also a movie with Winona Ryder made in 1995. I still watch that movie.

I'm a follower.

Sallie said...

I like Marie Bostwick's books and the Elm Creek Quilts series. Thanks for posting this so we all can get recommendations!

Becky said...

I love reading especially books involving quilters. One of the series I love is by Emilie Richards. The first in the seris is The Wedding Ring. Thanks so much! I am a follower:)

jmniffer said...

I had no idea there were so many fictional quilt related books. I have read many of the "Elm Creek" books and enjoyed them. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

Snoodles said...

I'm waiting for my new book to arrive... Lover's Knot by Clare ODonahue. If you like reading, you might like our new book/quilting club! You can check it out at http://quiltersbooksandbindings.blogspot.com/
We're going to have some fun!

quiltzyx said...

Yep, I'm a follower!
And I'm a reader, usually with 2 books going at once - one at home & one at work. :^)
My favorite quilt book is The Quiltmaker's Gift
not only for the story, but for the beautiful illustrations. :D

Marcia W. said...

I'm a follower. Book suggestion:
Threading the Needle by Marie Bostwick

MulticoloredPieces said...

Just dropped by to enjoy your blog and your humor! I'm not interested in winning anything--I live too far away, but I look forward to following you.
best, nadia

rebecca said...

I am a follower and I have added Grow Old with Me to my reading list. Who knew there were so many?

Nancy D. said...

I'm a follower. I've not read any quilt novels. I'll have to give them a go.

Beth said...

My favorite quilt book series is the Benni Harper series by Earlene Fowler. By now, the characters feel like friends and family, and I'm always glad for another visit.

I'm one of your followers. Thanks for the giveaway.

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

Stray Stitches said...

I've read most of the Earlene Fowler books and all of the Elm Creek series. Thanks for another fun question for a Monday. I'm always looking for books that involve either quilting or some kind of needlework.

Janine said...

Hi, Thanks for visiting my blog. I've come over to follow you.

I don't know if this suggestion counts but it's a beautiful book and the quilt is very central - so worth a look :)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mother-Earth-Her-Children-Quilted/dp/1933308184

Mom C said...

My children have been reading the Elm Creek series but I haven't read any of the quilting books. I generally listen to books on my IPOD when I'm traveling but lately I've had passengers and talked most of the journey away instead.

Mini MNM's said...

A Time To Love (Quilts of Lancaster County) and I am a new follower!

Kathy said...

I am a follower. My favorite fictional book is Go Dog Go! Simple, I know, but it still brings back memories of my brother reading it to me in silly voices. Now I read it to my four-year-old son in silly voices too. Thanks for the giveaway! Have a great weekend.

Hilachas said...

I am now a follower of your blog and I'm here to say that I enjoy the "Elm Creek" series of fictional books. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

Pam said...

Hello, I am a follower. The only quilt books I read were the Elm Creek series of books

robin said...

I'm a follower. I've not read any quilt fiction as of yet! Thanks for the giveaway chance. :)

Michelle said...

Im a follower. I have not read any of the books yet, didnt even know about them. Im looking forward to going to the library tomorrow to see if I can find one. Thanks for the chance to win.

Heartsdesire said...

I'm already a follower and I love the "Persian Pickle Club" by Sandra Dallas.

Melody said...

I'm a follower who has never read a quilt themed novel either. But this great post and all your readers ideas will get me started. I do love trying to spot quilts on TV shows and movies. True Blood has some great ones.

Vesuviusmama said...

I am a follower and an avid collector and reader of quilt fiction. I have a link on the sidebar of my blog with what I have so far. My latest acquisition is a mystery called Dark Road Home by Karen Harper, which I enjoyed.

quiltma said...

I think Jennifer Chiaverinni's Elm Creek are my favorite

annmarie said...

I already left a comment but came back to read other's sugesstions. Thanks for the great question leading to all the great posts. I need to add that The Goodbye Quilt by Susan Wiggs is excellent. I also just finished The Lover's Knot by Clare O'Donohue & liked it - she has 3 more in that series. And anyone who hasn't read the Bennie harper series by Earlene Fowler is missing out. There are 15 in that series now - the first is Fool's Puzzle & it is fun to read them in order. You can see the complete list here: http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/F_Authors/Fowler_Earlene.html

Brenda said...

I'm a follower. However, I've never read any quilt novels!! I guess I'm too busy quilting to have time to read. Ha! I love to hand quilt, so each quilt is a work of many, many hours of work - pleasant, much-loved work. Will pick from the list of books in the comments, and turn to some reading for the future. Thanks - and I hope I win!

MoeWest said...

I've read the Elm Creek Quilters series, but I had no idea there were so many other. I'm taking notes here. Thanks for the giveaway.

Mary C said...

Elm Creek series are my favorite. Thanks for the opportunity to win!