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.

Thanks for visiting today!  


  1. I will have to get this book. My group at work makes quilts for Project Linus. Thnx for sharing.

  2. I like the beginnings of this quilt. Lovely colors for the season!

  3. Sounds like a good read... can't wait to find it!

  4. I love these books and would get taught up with them if she would slow down her writing. LOL

    Thanks for sharing. I will buy this for myself instead of candy...well maybe one Almond Joy!!

    blessings, jill

  5. It's good to hear about this book - I've read all the rest so I'm hoping to get this one soon! I like the start of your quilt too.

  6. I so enjoy her books -- it's fun to see that she includes very real snippets from life that most quilters are familiar with, too!! Glad to see a happy review on the latest offering!

    Your start is a good one -- love your fabric choices! :)

  7. Hi...How nice that you got review "The Giving Quilt"!! I love the blocks you've made.

    I'm on a waiting list at the local library and am trying to be patient for my turn!

    Have a great day and Happy Halloween!


  8. I have all her books and love them. I hadn't heard that there was a new one. Thanks for the heads up! Now to find it...

  9. What a lucky lady you are! I have enjoyed all of Jennifer's books. Thanks for sharing.

  10. I love her books. I feel like I know the quilters at Elm Creek.
    I am glad to know the new book is released.

  11. I've also read all Elm Creek quilts books and I love them. It's a pity they don't make an Spanish translation because it would be a great sucsses. You are lucky to have been chosen.


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