Between Heaven and Texas Blog Hop

Someone just slap me…I have been perpetually behind for weeks now.  I should’ve posted this two days ago but I completely forgot.  I was invited by Michele over at the Quilting Gallery to participate in a fabulous Blog Hop to celebrate Marie Bostwick’s newest novel, Between Heaven and Texas.  There will be twelve super talented designers sharing 12″ star blocks.

Make sure to check out each blog for the tutorials and a chance to win a copy of the book.  There’s also a bonus giveaway if youcomplete the quilt top using the designer’s blocks and upload a photo to our Flickr group by September 1, 2013.  You’ll be entered to win an audio version of Marie’s new book. This version is due to be released sometime in September.

Here’s a look at the schedule:
Monday, April 29 – Marie’s Block
Tuesday, April 30 – Michele – Quilting Gallery
Wednesday, May 1 – Bonnie – Quiltville
Thursday, May 2 – Pat – Pat Sloan
Thursday, May 2 – Kim – Persimon Dreams
Friday, May 3 – Melissa – Happy Quilting
Saturday, May 4 – Jo – Jo’s Country Junction
Sunday, May 5 – Wendy – Ivory Spring
Monday, May 6 – Victoria – Bumble Beans Inc.
Tuesday, May 7 – Vicki – Quilting Lodge
Wednesday, May 8 – Melissa/Jake – Generation Q Magazine
Thursday, May 9 – Jennifer – Sew Hooked
Friday, May 10 – Jackie – Canton Village Quilt Works

You can also head over the main page of the Between Heaven and Texas Blog Hop and check out all the blocks.  Make sure you join the  Flickr group!  You can find Marie on her website, Facebook and Twitter.

Between Heaven and Texas

In this luminous prequel to her beloved Cobbled Court Quilts series, New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick takes readers into the heart of a small Texas town and the soul of a woman who discovers her destiny there…

Welcome to Too Much–where the women are strong-willed and the men are handsome yet shiftless. Ever since Mary Dell Templeton and her twin sister Lydia Dale were children, their Aunt Velvet has warned them away from local boys. But it’s well known that the females in Mary Dell’s family have two traits in common–superior sewing skills and a fatal weakness for men.

While Lydia Dale grows up petite and pretty, Mary Dell just keeps growing. Tall, smart, and sassy, she is determined to one day turn her love of sewing into a business. Meanwhile, she’ll settle for raising babies with her new husband, Donny. But that dream proves elusive too, until finally, Mary Dell gets the son she always wanted–a child as different as he is wonderful. And as Mary Dell is forced to reconsider what truly matters in her family and her marriage, she begins to piece together a life that, like the colorful quilts she creates, will prove vibrant, rich, and absolutely unforgettable. . .

“This book is wrapped around my heart with all the love, warmth, and beauty of a favorite family quilt. I can’t stop thinking about it! I’m in love with Mary Dell Templeton, and I’m in love with Too Much, Texas.”  – Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times Bestselling author

“Brilliant . . . the characters thunder with life right off the page and into your heart in this quintessential story of family, forgiveness, and nobility. I just adored every single page!” — Dorthea Benton Frank, New York Times Bestselling author of “Porch Lights”

“A book that brims with laughter and laser-sharp insight.” —  Kristan Higgins, New York Times Bestselling author

Marie Bostwick

Marie Bostwick is the New York Times Bestselling author of eleven books, including the popular Cobbled Court Quilt series of novel.  She lives in Connecticut with Brad, her husband of thirty-one years. When not writing or volunteering for her church, she enjoys quilting, gardening, reading, watching movies, spending time with her friends and family, and especially playing with her grandsons. Marie travels extensively, speaking at libraries, bookstores, quilt guilds, and at quilt shows. She has been a featured speaker at the Paducah Quilt Festival and the Houston International Quilt Festival. In 2013, she will be the keynote speaker at Quilt Nebraska.

There’s also a wonderful opportunity to help out an awesome charity with this blog hop. Make an extra star block and donate it the The Linus Connection.

Jennifer from Sewhooked has been an active volunteer for The Linus Connection for over 10 years. She’s made and donated approximately 300 quilts to The Linus Connection since 2002, many of them made from orphan blocks donated by quilters from around the world.

The Linus Connection is a 501(c)(3) organization based in Austin, Texas whose mission is to make and deliver handmade security blankets for children in crisis situations in the Central Texas area. The blankets go to children in hospital emergency rooms, in crisis centers, in foster care, battered women’s shelters, to any child who is in need of a little extra security in their lives.

Contact Jennifer for mailing information at sewhooked@gmail.com or visit The Linus Connection blog to find out other ways you can help. http://thelinusconnection.org/

This is going to be a super fun blog hop!  I hope you will come back on the 7th to see my block.  I’ve been working on it today.

PS…Dad is home now and went for a cast today.  He has a long road ahead but hopefully he’ll recover quickly and be good as new.  Thanks so much for all the prayers and well wishes!  It’s appreciated more than you know.

6 thoughts on “Between Heaven and Texas Blog Hop

  1. I really enjoy the Cobbled Court Quilts series, by Marie Bostwick I found her books via a free book that was donated to our quilt guild. Thanks for the note about it.

  2. Oh Thank you Vicki for letting me know about these blocks. It sure helps with my quilt learning. Happy your Dad is better. I can understand. My husband and I are in our mid 60’s and more serious things can happen. It is hard getting older and harder on our children who worry about us.

  3. I had preordered my copy quite some time ago. I just got word it will be delivered tomorrow…woo hoo. I met Marie at a quilt show a couple years ago, she was so very sweet.

    I am glad to hear about your dad. Hope you are starting to relax a bit!!

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