Sunday, February 19, 2012

Give-Away Week!

Are you a fan of Jennifer Chiaverini's Elm Creek Quilting Novels?  This week her newest novel, Sonoma Rose, is being released.  I am hosting a give-away of this novel.  In order to be entered to win, add a comment about your favourite Jennifer Chiaverini novel (and make sure your email is on your comment or in your blog so I can find you).  Tell me about why your choice is your favourite, how many you have read, your favourite character and how reading these novels has inspired your quilting life.  The draw will be made on Saturday, February 25th.

Here's a brief intro on Sonoma Rose.

From New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini, a powerful and dramatic Prohibition-era story that follows the fortunes of Rosa Diaz Barclay, a woman who plunges into the unknown for the safety of her children and the love of a good but flawed man.
As the nation grapples with the strictures of Prohibition, Rosa Barclay lives on a Southern California rye farm with her volatile husband, John, who has lately found another source of income far outside the federal purview.

Mother to eight children, Rosa mourns the loss of four who succumbed to the mysterious wasting disease that is now afflicting young Ana and Miguel. Two daughters born of another father are in perfect health. When an act of violence shatters Rosa’s resolve to maintain her increasingly dangerous existence, she flees with the children and her precious heirloom quilts to the mesa where she last saw her beloved mother alive.

About Jennifer Chiaverini

JENNIFER CHIAVERINI is the author of the New York Times bestselling Elm Creek Quilt series, as well as five collections of quilt projects inspired by the novels.  A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Chicago, she lives with her husband and sons in Madison, Wisconsin.
Connect with Jennifer at her website, Elm Creek Quilts Online.



  1. Hi Mavis! What a great giveaway this is -- I do love the Elm Creek Quilts novels. I think my favorite is the very first one ... I read it not long after I started my first quilting project and I could identify with Sarah very much. I also really enjoy the slips back into time and history that Jennifer includes in so many of the novels. I've read all but the latest. Great stories and if I'm not physically quilting, I like to be *reading* about quilting!! By the way - I really like the name of your blog -- good choice! :)

  2. Get idea, Mavis, I have the most of the series and I think the latest one Union Quilters is enjoyable as it gives quite a history and determination of the women. Unfortunately, when I start reading I don't get much quilting done, but I am ready for a new book. Cher

  3. Wow - hard to choose my favourite Elm Creek novel. They have all been great and so much fun to follow the characters as they grow. I think I will nominate the first one - Quilter's Apprentice as my favourite. I am currently working on the blocks in Sylvia's Bridal sampler - have 100 blocks complete - 40 more to go. You can check out the progress at and TAG - Elm Creek.

    Thanks for having the giveaway.

  4. i think i have liked the quilt retreat at the home the best. i loved hearing about the rooms and how they all got along and all the things they did at the retreat. i have read most of the books, but i think i missed the last one. of course i like sarah and how she has expanded her quilting and her life. as far as impacting my quilting.................JUST TO IT.

  5. Thank you for the giveaway. My favourite is the first, it's what got me started reading the series. I haven't read them all, I'm trying to read in the correct order. I enjoy reading the books because it keeps me thinking about quilting when I'm not sewing! Sarah is my favourite. I like her character and it's one of my favourite names!

  6. Sounds like this novel is quite interesting! I can't say that I have a favourite as I have never read any of them - I have heard mention of them, but that's about it. Good luck to all in the giveaway!

  7. Wow! I would love to win this book. I have read all of them in the Elm Creek Series but it has been several years ago. They are on my summer reading list. I just entered the list in my notes on my iphon so I will know what order to check them out in.