Wednesday Bee and a Big Giveaway

If you’re on Facebook, I hope you’ll consider joining the Quiltfiction Club, which is Quiltfiction’s closed Facebook group. We just got going last Friday, and already we have a lively and fun membership. In fact, I’m going to have to get a little more disciplined during my writing time about checking in to see whose posted since I last checked. Way too entertaining!

Since today is Wednesday, we had a Wednesday quilting bee–because, of course. Our girls in Milton Falls meet on Wednesdays and so do we. Eula was our host, chocolate cake was served, and a lot of wonderful quilts were shared.

Do I sound a little bit crazy? I suppose if you’re not listening to Friendship Album, 1933 on the Quiltfiction podcast , I sound absolutely nuts (you really should go listen!). Nonetheless, I love the idea of entering into the story this way. It’s like playing, isn’t it? There are people who go to Renaissance Faires, and there are Civil War re-enactors, so why not a Facebook group where we’re pretending to eat cake before we get out our needles and thread to make our quilts?

Okay, that does sound a little crazy, but I swear it’s tons of fun!

I want to take this opportunity to encourage you to sign up for the amazing Quiltfiction giveaway we’re launching on Monday, December 10th. I’m absolutely floored by the generosity of our sponsors–The Quilt Show has donated a free one-year membership, Quiltfolk is offering a subscription, Fat Quarter Shop is going to send one lucky winner a $25 giift certificate … and that’s not all! Each day something amazing is going to be given away–Bonnie Hunter’s new book! Patterns and fabric from the marvelous Christa Watson! HollyAnne from String and Story is offering not just patterns, but one of her terrific classes. Need a new rotary cutter? Olfa has what you’re looking for and you might just win it. Need fabric? We’ve got fabric–from Michael Miller, Paintbrush Studios and Island Batik. Aurifil (my favorite threadmaker!) is sending out a thread collection worth $140! Need fun notions? Look no further than the fun cutters from Sunflower Quilts. Of course, because this is a Quiltfiction giveaway, we’ll be doing a book bundle–how could we not?

We’ll be giving something away every day from December 10th-December 22nd, and you only have to enter once via the sign-up form to be entered into each day’s drawing. I hope you’ll sign up, and I hope you’ll come visit the Quiltfiction Club on Facebook. If you do, you’ll find a special surprise on Monday morning for club members only, and a really nice community every day of the week.

See you Friday with a brand new episode of Friendship Album, 1933. Big new awaits!

Comments

  1. I agree with Vicki Davis! I often feel I was born in the wrong time!!!! I LOVE your stories, Frances. Thank you! You are blessed , gifted, and very talented! ………Shelley in Colorado

  2. I’m enjoying the Facebook group immensely! I’m really going to have to make some cake now (not from a box ). And thank you for a wonderful giveaway!

  3. I look forward to each episode. I was born in farm country and grew up “making things” with my family, though not quilting. That I learned later as an adult in the “city”. I actually started a “bee” with some of my friends. We made quilts and stuffed animals as well as other crafty things for family, friends, and charity. Everyone brought a dish to share. Everyone helped each other. We all enjoyed catalog shopping and “field trips” to Sears, J.J. Newberry’s, JCPenny’s or whoever was having a fabric sale back in the 1970’s! Listening to your novel takes me back!

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