Tuesday, August 24, 2010

book giveaway

Yes, I know this is, in general, a quilting blog. But - what do you do with quilts? - Snuggle up in them. - And what's one of the best things to do when you're snuggled up in a quilt? Right - read a book!

I just read this true story about a family of women who have so much cancer in their family, genetically speaking, that it broke my heart. That being said - I loved the book, and couldn't put it down. Dealing with my own family members working through breast cancer treatments, on both sides of our family, this book was such a tender glimpse of how another family survived, and lived well throughout their challenges. I think you all should pick up a copy and read it for yourselves. Whether or not your family has been touched by cancer, we all know friends and neighbors who have. This book deserves a place on your bookshelf, and will keep you thinking for long after you put it down.

Penguin Books has generously offered to host my first giveaway! Two lucky people will get a copy of What We Have by Amy Boesky (of course while snuggled under a lovely quilt, and hopefully with a cup of hot chocolate as well).

And you get several chances to win (enter a separate comment for each one you do):

* Just leave a nice little comment on this post

* Follow my new blog (let me know that you did)

* Blog about this giveaway (send me a link)

* Post a Facebook entry about this giveaway

* Tweet too

Best of luck to you - Giveaway ends . . . Oh, let's go for September 7th so we have through Labor Day. Sorry, no international entries this time.

Thank you Penguin Books!


  1. I would love a chance to win this book. Thanks for the message.

  2. WOW you are one talented lady! And homeschooling too? How long have you done that? I wish you were closer to rub some of your talent off on me....or just maybe my kids! We need to keep in touch, we miss you guys! Someday I'll update my blog...keep in touch and sounds like an awesome book!

  3. Hello from Maryland, just came across your blog and LOVE the bike fabric baskets! Very creative. Looks like your kiddos are on their way to being advanced quilters too. Their blocks shown from their quilt along are awesome! Gotta love children and their no fear attitude! Thank you for offering this book. Sounds like one you read and pass on to other people....Now gotta hunt down that hot chocolate :)
    nsue21702 at gmail dot com

  4. I'm a follower and looking forward to hearing a sample of the banjo playing on the blog! Pleeeeese?
    nsue21702 at gmail dot com

  5. My little sister is going through chemo right now, so I think I'll check this book out regardless! :)

  6. I'm a follower. I love to look at your master pieces. I love to quilt too, so, it really makes my heart happy to see all of your wonder creations. I haven't made a quit for over two years. I started one for Savanah but (sniff) never finished. Boy it had cute fabric too. anyway. I agree there is nothing better than a homemade quilt made with love to keep you warm and a book. Keep up the great work Dawn! Your just as amazing and inspiring as you were when we lived by each other. I'm glad I can keep in touch with you through this blog.

  7. Just found your blog and love your stack and whack quilt in the later posts.

    I'm always up for a recommended good read.