Friday, November 6, 2015

Book Review and Giveaway


I've been extremely sick after returning from Bolivia, (update: finally went to the Dr and have a bulging eardrum and sinus issues, probably complicated by air travel)  but thought this would be the perfect time to review this book, since it is all about quilters giving.
251 pillowcase dresses were personally delivered by me and that exemplifies all that is generous with quilters. If you want to read more uplifting stories of generous quilters and what we are doing all over the world you will want to read this book! You can purchase it HERE.

From the introduction:
What do quilters look like? A grandma in a rocking chair, with a thimble on her finger? Elderly ladies perched around a quilting frame, stitching and chatting?
Although some people still fit these traditional images, many others go far beyond. Today’s quilters, young and old, lead busy lives. They have jobs outside the home in addition to family responsibilities. Somehow, during the kids’ soccer practice, at a lunch break, or late at night, they find time to add a few stitches to their newest creation.
Amazingly, they also find time to give away those creations once they’re finished.

This book presents quilters who do just that. The people featured here represent countless others, all of whom donate their skills to the benefit of humankind. Some do so with scrappy utility quilts, and some with dazzling works of art. Some make small-scale quilts; others go grand. Some do their quilting while the public looks on, and others remain anonymous. 

If you would like to win my copy please leave a comment. If you are a no-reply commenter you will not be eligible unless you leave your email address. Be forewarned, my copy went to Bolivia and back and was exposed to an open water bottle.... it isn't in super bad shape, but certainly not in new shape.  I'll draw a name next Wednesday!

Have a good weekend.


40 comments:

  1. I am sorry you have been so sick. Take care of yourself my friend .

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  2. Hope you feel better soon, Lori.

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  3. Travel is hard on a body. I try to do as much charity quilting as I do quilting for myself, so I'd love to read this book and share it with my quilt guild. Thanks.

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  4. I'm sorry you've been sick. You may have picked up a bug that we don't have here in US. You may need an antifungal type drug from Dr. We lived in Egypt for a few years and never got used to the local flora, Flagyl was always kept in med. cabinet. Hope you feel better soon.

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    1. I finally saw the Dr yesterday to make sure it wasn't a "Bolivian' strain of something. I was re-assured it probably was not.

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  5. Get well soon!!
    Loved seeing pictures from your trip and the girls in their dresses! I'm hoping to have more time to do charity work now that my husband has retired and we have more time.

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  6. So sorry you are sick, and praying for recovery, and that you get your rest and eat all that healthy food you show us. Thank you for all the beautiful pics of Bolivia. I forwarded the link to some of my friends. Always good to read inspiring stories, as it helps to keep me going.

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  7. Hope you are on the mend. It's no fun to be sick. Thanks for a chance in the book give away. Frog2quilt@gmail.com.

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  8. Hope you feel well soon. The book sounds interesting and I would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  9. Those dresses were so cute on the girls! I would like to be entered in the drawing.
    Hope you feel better soon! Louise

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  10. I'm sorry you are struggling to get well. I hope it's not long now. This looks like a very interesting book - thanks for the chance!

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  11. Glad to hear you got to the dr and have a diagnosis. Hopefully each day you will feel better and will be back to stitching in no time. It must have been so uplifting to pass out the dresses. Love the pictures.

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  12. Sorry you are unwell! Hope you will be feeling better soon!! I enjoyed your pictures of the pillowcase dresses and Bolivia and even saw one I had made. Very uplifting!

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  13. The book sounds awesome. I am so sorry you had such a hard time with your health. Hope you are on the mend.

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  14. Looks like a good book! I think you need to just take it easy for a while. You have been on the go for quite a while!!!

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  15. The l would love to read this book.

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  16. How was Bolivia? Did you get sick there? I hope you recuperate soon. I would love to read the book

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  17. Thanks for the chance! Looks like a neat book!

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  18. It sounds like an interesting book. I really admire you and others who dedicate so much time to these sorts of efforts. I'm a 'charity starts at home' sort of person at least for the time being.:) Hope you're getting up to speed soon!

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  19. Get well soon Lori, I think of you every time I go in my sewing room as "our" medallion quilt hangs on the wall there.
    Thankyou for this giveaway, this book sounds fabulous.

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  20. I love this kind of book. Reading about what others do is always a good reminder that I could be doing more. Hope you are feeling better.

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  21. Hoping you feel better soon Lori. It's miserable to feel miserable.

    I'd love to win this book to read about what we quilters donate to all. Thx.

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  22. Thank you for the chance to win this book. Hope you feel better soon.
    maureeneh52@hotmail.com

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  23. Hope you are on the mend and feeling better. All the stresses of travel can sure wear the body down.

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  24. Hoping you are soon back to your old self! Thanks for the chance to win the book, but if I don't win, I will buy it!! Looks like a good read!!

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  25. So sorry to hear that you're not feeling well! Hope you are on the mend soon!

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  26. Feel your pain, Lori. Hope the infection is gone soon.

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  27. Knowing the book went to Bolivia with you would make it special! Hope you are feeling better soon! I really enjoy your blog.

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    1. Would you please email me? You are a no-reply commenter and I'd like to chat with you. Thanks, Lori

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  28. Sounds like an inspiring book to read. Thanks for sharing it. Take care, my friend. Rest, relax, and heal!

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  29. I am so sorry that you have been so sick. How very miserable. And to have had to travel with feeling so bad is not a good experience.

    I am not familiar with the book you just read. Sounds interesting. I have been doing more reading this past year than I have in quite some time.

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  30. I hope you feel better soon! sarah@forrussia.org

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  31. HOPE you mend real fast! It was a wonderful thing that you just did.

    It would grand if I won the book!

    THANKS for your generosity!

    scubavicki@yahoo.com

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  32. Hope you are on the mend. Loved seeing all your dresses. This is a book I would love to read and be inspired by!

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  33. Hope you are on the mend. Loved seeing all your dresses. This is a book I would love to read and be inspired by!

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  34. Hope you are better! mumbird3atgmaildotcom

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  35. Oh, I would delight to win. Praying you are well, SOON. Thank you for the chance.

    Lucy (in IN)

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  36. hope you are feeling better Lori!

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  37. Hope you are better,take care off yourself! The book sounds like a goodread, so I take a chance. Martine

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  38. Hi, this books seems so inspiring! I think quilting is a language to express emotions!
    I would love to read it

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