Monday, October 29, 2012

Jennifer Chiaverini's The Giving Quilt Book Review

A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by Dutton Publishing asking if I would like to read and review an advanced copy of Jennifer Chiaverini's newest book, The Giving Quilt that will be available in bookstores tomorrow, October 30, 2012.  And of course, I jumped at the chance.  The book highlights Project Linus which is a charity that I've made blankets for the past several years so I couldn't wait to read it.

 

In The Giving Quilt you will revisit Elm Creek quilters that are familiar and also meet new quilters.  The group has come together for a special winter session of quilt camp the week after Thanksgiving to sew for "Quiltsgiving" where they spend the week sewing quilts to donate to Project Linus.  On the first night of quilt camp at the candlelight ceremony they are asked the question, "Why do you give?"

As several of the quilters become friends through taking Gretchen's Giving Quilt class, you will read their individual stories and the experiences that have brought them to Elm Creek.  These quilters inspire each other and give back to their fellow campers and remind us why it is truly better to give than to receive.

Here is my start of the Giving Quilt that Gretchen taught in her class in the book.  The block is called Resolution Square, and the measurements for the block are given in the book.



Jennifer Chiaverini is a New York Times bestselling author, and I am sure that if you are a quilter and a reader, you are already familiar with her Elm Creek Quilt novels.  Her book goes on sale tomorrow, and this story is well worth reading.

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